Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Monday, February 09, 2015

Crappy politics—crappy news media and now a really crappy pop culture

I'm glad I didn't actually watch the Grammys. Ever since the turn of the century all we have in the way of pop culture is absolute garbage. Much of that comes from letting game shows decide who the important singers and celebrities are. SAM SMITH???!!! (and he stole from Tom Petty). REALLY!!! After all the great rock music of the 1980s and 1990s this is what we are left with?! He sounds a lot like Pharrell Williams. What ever happened to guys singing that sounded like actual guys? And what about having thought provoking lyrics or something innovative?
Most of this music reminds me of the bubble gum we heard in the '60s and '70s. It had little or no depth to it. It was pure mindless entertainment. And there is SIR (English Royal suck-up) Paul McCartney. He was the light weight of the Beatles. He makes good music but his lyrics suck. It's really said that one of the remaining members of the great band the Beatles suck as bad as he does. Who left the elevator door opened?
In a world run by pathetic and corrupted political hacks who have recreated this nation's politics and culture in its own image and likeness, it doesn't surprise me that our pop music culture is going through arrested development.
So maybe the majority of US citizens like this crap culture thrusted upon us by a mind numbing news media that never has anything of substance to say. We have Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback who is living proof it doesn't take intelligence or any kind of real success to win an election.
Lousy politics, lousy news media and now lousy pop music culture. It all seems to go together. I guess I'll get out my old albums from the last century to hear something worth listening to.
Actually I'm sure there are a few good music acts in this country--they are not getting ANY air play.


One telling piece of information was the news that people were tweeting "Who is Beck." REALLY...WHO IS BECK!? Obviously there are a lot of young people who know little or nothing about some of our great music in our past.

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