Sunday, February 6, 2011

On Music and Getting Old

They don't make them like they used to.

Every generation says that.

And really it is true. Things change. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. But very few things are made exactly the same.

I was flipping through channels last night before bed and I stopped on VH1's repeat of Hip Hop Honors. It made me feel really old.

From about '93-'03 (so teenage years and early 20's) I liked pretty much all music, with the exception of country. Rap, R & B, alternative, rock, pop, pretty much any genre was agreeable to me as long as it was "good" music. It was like the music was geared to me. And retrospectively, from a marketing perspective, it probably was.

Around 5 years ago I started to get way more picky. I still like everything from the time period above, but new stuff that comes out I am much more selective over.

And Buddha on a Biscuit, I could not handle most of the Hip Hop honors program. I was amused but the fat guy lifting up his shirt, but not by his music. So I turned the channel to Saturday Night Live. I didn't like whoever was playing. My husband told me it was Lincoln Park. I used to not mind them in 2001 and now I can't stand to watch them do a 3 minute song. And don't get me started on all the autotune songs out there right now. Learn to sing people.

It seems I don't like any new music anymore.

So I will live in my '90's bubble and listen to my Dave Mathews, Barenaked Ladies, and Tori Amos albums.

MTV stopped caring about me about 7 years ago and now even VH1 is forsaking me.

It sucks to grow up. :P

1 comment:

  1. Haha, I often feel just about the same way.
    Also- I am sick of all the runs and turns, like singers can't find the note they're looking for so they decorate it until they settle on the one they were looking for.
    Totes fail.