These sentiments were pretty much the norm when Elvis hit the scene...Remember, all "pop" music is really "poop" music until proven otherwise; unfortunately, not too many of today's "artists" (which is not the term I'd use, but that kind of language isn't allowed here ) are bothering to prove otherwise.
Heck, why should they, not when hundreds of thousands of people are willing to shell out money for "music" from people whose sole talents are the ability to - or get someone else to - mangl... er, sorry, remix someone else's previously recorded songs and get recording contracts with publishers that are greedy enough to distribute this kind of crap? Oh, there is some good music coming from some of the newer artists, but too much of it truly is crap and that is very much the fault of younger listeners who are willingly paying for and listening to it. "Pop culture", go figure...
Arguable whether it is better, or worse...depends on what side of the bed I get out of I guess...there, how's that for an undecided answer?
Tidbit in the local paper today (The Austin American Statesman) said the parents of Rebecca Black pulled this video off Youtube after 160 million hits and a whole bunch of ridicule. Didn't know it was so popular that it would make the local paper. Good riddance!!!
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