It's not that we're old; today's music really does suck.

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  1. TheMindful

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    I mean I get that. Wayne Krantz has made similar statements about not really listening to music besides making it, and I've been there myself on numerous stretches. But this last year or so has been chock full of new influence-sources than I've experienced in a good long while and I'm really enjoying that. I've cherry picked from various artists my entire life but I don't feel that doing so has caused me to ever sound like an imitator.
     
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    Justin Beiber is music the youth absorbed and wanted more of. Was Beiber a talent in the right place at the right time, or something designed by formula? In some ways you have to have a little of both to make ‘hits’. What you think talent or music is or isn’t is irrelevant. If you’re upset over this, I hear you, but it doesn’t matter. Beiber won over a newer generation, became a joke, might pass to obscurity, and it still doesn’t matter. Who’s next? The internet isn’t the problem, it’s more about an industry making money. This commodification started a long time ago, yet people are still surprised.

    Bottom line is one can’t go back to the 60s or 70s models (as if they were perfect!). One can’t get rid of the ‘internets’. All music, all media will increasingly be accessible. The upshot to accessibility is that since all good music will never die, and there will always be music heads and true musicians, one can always find something that sits well with the ears. It’s not perfect, the current system. Oh, and one might feel their chosen ‘best’ should rise to the ‘top’ of this food chain. This is not how it ever worked. We’d never agree what’s ‘best’ is obstacle one.
     
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    I dig this



    ring mod, Krantz might give it a listen, after all, "it's no fun not to like pop"



    I'm a classic country guy, but these two videos sure do capture the sound of what life is like now

    ymmv
     
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    That Krantz Carlock Lefevbre album is currently in my car. Great album, unbelievable musicians. Evidence of someone sustaining a successful, established music career well outside of the mainstream, and also pushing the artform of guitar/rock trios/music/improvisation.
     
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