If there’s one thing people should know about me is that I have a music fetish. I feel that music plays such an emotional role in everyday life. A lot of that is just me. Not everyone visualizes time standing still and doves flying out of thin air into a chorus of fully choreographed dancers like I do every time I hear Euphoria by Delerium. That’s just who I am. And music means everything to me.
I think that’s why I like Glee so much. The show it stupid and hokey, but I love love love watching them burst into magical renditions of various musicians. It’s totally what my mind does every time I hear a song. It’s like I have an 8mm in my head of all of life’s moments and when I hear music, a long string of scenes plays like a really cool movie trailer. It is most definitely where I get the majority of my inspiration.
That being said, what the fuck happened? WHERE DID THE MUSIC GO?? How did we get where we are today. When I turn on the radio, I don’t hear music. I hear a bunch of teenagers that outgrew their Disney TV show singing songs that are digitally fine-tuned. Or people half-talking (for lack of a better term because I wouldn’t call it singing) while a catchy beat plays in the background. It’s all about who can out-fashion who and gain the most followers on twitter.
Where is all the raw talent? Solo Artists and bands like Boys II Men (who, technically you can say were a boy band, but God did they have amazing voices), the Cure, Depeche Mode, U2, Guns ‘n’ roses, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Goo Goo Dolls, Oasis, Fiona Apple, Paula Cole, The Cranberries, Sarah McLachlan, Edwin McCain, The Fugees, Alanis Morissette, Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers…. just to name a few.
Where did the days of turning MTV on and seeing actual music videos go? Did they stop making them with the invention of the iPod? Has it become MP3 or die? I remember when watching a new music video was just as exciting as a breakout movie. Special affects to the max. Maybe its just me, but now when I turn on MTV all I get are reruns of Jersey Shore or my Super Sweet 16.
There’s no passion. There’s no talent. It’s depressing. Maybe I’m over-exaggerating. It just doesn’t seem like music standards are near as high as they use to be. I blame it all in social networking. Honestly, I blame everything on social networking. And the internet. The internet is the devil.