Wednesday, June 3, 2009

This Just In: Old People Hate New Music

A great article on Crawdaddy written by James Greene, Jr. in response to Little Steven Van Zandt saying new music sucks: http://crawdaddy.wolfgangsvault.com/Article/This-Just-In-Old-People-Hate-New-Music.html.

I think the author makes some great points about wanting to see original music rather than bands playing cover tunes. I also think that there is always good new music around but you have to look for it. Good new music has rarely been played on mainstream radio except in those rare instances when something breaks through. (For those who wish to argue about rock radio in the early 70s, I would contend that most of those stations weren't mainstream yet. Once they went that way in the late 70s - early 80s, they were just as prone to suckitude as any pop station.)

In fact, with satellite radio, the ability to access every radio station in the world on the Interwebs, file sharing sites, band web sites and the fact that you can download any album that is for sale and be playing it within 5 minutes, we are living in a golden age for finding and listening to new music.

Tony Jordan