Originally Posted by grking
There is no use arguing. The youth of today has never developed the listening skills to appreciate music, or true talent.
Music these days is not generally viewed as an art form, but simply as either background music or entertainment, hence the death of the (concept) album and the rise of the single that can be digested in roughly 2.5 minutes.
What a totally bone-headed thing to say, and offensive too. Maybe you want to make some generalisations about "blacks" too? Or some other group you can put a big label on and shit all over?
, is that no one who truly appreciates music would ever
say what you just said. So to me, you simultaneously removed any credibility you have as a critic as well.
Lots of "the youth" appreciate music and lots of todays music is fantastic, and yes "an art form."
I am old enough to remember sitting in the audience watching Pink Floyd perform "Dark Side of the Moon" (their second best album IMO), LIVE. But I still like music, so you know what? I listened to some other
stuff in between then and now. Music evolves. I rarely listen to anything older than 2000 these days, even though I have owned and enjoyed music from almost every decade.
To have some old goat who still listens to Dinosaur Rock
and hasn't opened his eyes since the 1970's go on about how "today's youth has no musical appreciation" is just laughable.
In case you didn't hear, the 1980's had some pretty brilliant music also, and while the 90's was perhaps not as interesting, there are hundreds of very, very, interesting groups out today that put most of the 70's to shame. There is good music in every era from "Benny Goodman" to "Bitter:Sweet" and from "Sha-Na-Na" to "Starfucker."
Open your eyes and ears and stop letting the past
be your only guide to life.