Have you noticed that no matter where you go these days, they are playing music at you?
It’s on the horrible commercials that I am fortunate enough to be able to skip. You go out for lunch and it’s blaring in your ear. It’s in the elevator, the lobby, the restroom. I HATE IT!
Now they just finished installing a music system in the office that I spend 8 hours a day in. At least I have access to the volume knob. What a colossal waste of money! It costs $100s of dollars a month to subscribe to a music service in an office building when a radio costs nothing. I should probably invest in these musak companies. They really have the public brainwashed into thinking they need such an overpriced service.
My ears need rest. It’s like some kind of electronic harassment that nobody cares about except me. If I want to hear music then I will listen to some good music. Don’t force me to listen to your crappy shit. As a musician, I know how to appreciate music and I know what sucks. Your music sucks.
As we get older, and new music comes along, it is inevitable that it will be weird and horrible. It happened to our parents and it will happen to us. It IS happening to us. Today’s pop music is…. Well… Indescribable. I can best put it as unintelligent, corporate, computer generated, soulless, repetitive and annoying. I’m beginning to think they do it on purpose just to piss people off. I guess that was the point of Rock & Roll in the first place back in the early days. To be rebellious for the sake of rebelliousness.
I think Homer said it best.
I just want quiet. Is that really too much to ask? Make the world a better place and keep your music to yourself.