Rock and Roll….
Watching Metal Evolution on VH1Classic this morning and wondering, what the hell has happened to music? The “Evolution” has brought us to an absolute creative wasteland in Popular music.
The issues that brought us to this point are really wide ranging. From corporate control to the defunding/de-emphasizing of music in schools. Any way you look at it, we are in an era that will be looked upon historically as essentially a creative wasteland. It really is a sad state of our cultural affairs.
It’s funny to me that the genre showing the most creativity these days is the one that formerly was in the same, tightly controlled state as Pop finds itself in right now…..and that genre is Country!
It’s really fun to see how young the people are that attend Country music concerts….so much energy and so many artists willing to take risks. I suppose Country really is “The New Pop”!