What happened to music? From gangster rap to heavy metal, real country and when rock stars actually rocked. Nowadays parents take their kids to concerts. A concert used to be about getting away from your parents and partying like there was no tomorrow. Today’s “musicians” buy their lyrics, and are part of the establishment. There was a time, when they trashed hotel rooms and embarrassed the Queen. Instead today, they are knighted by that same Queen and they play the local election. When Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney all line up behind the same politician, I wonder, where have all the rebels gone? Merle Haggard was a true rebel, he wrote his own music and he wrote about what he experienced. Willie Nelson used to be one of the Highwaymen, he was flanked by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson. Now Willie is hanging out with the MAN, Cash is dead and so is Jennings.
Remember when your parents told you to turn down your music? Remember when they began to put parental warnings on labels, yet you still tried to sneak them into the house? Comedy has gone so far to the left, yet it was always tilted left. Music however, was always the outcast, always the rebel. Music has become so mainstream now, and they all “sing” about the same stuff. There are no rebels left in music or comedy, they all toe the line of the left now.
Music used to be what fueled our energy, now it plays in the elevator or in your local doctor’s office. None of the “artists” today are original or starving anymore. Everyone from Aerosmith to Led Zeppelin, U2 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, their all in it for the money now, no more art, no more music. The next time you find yourself singing along to “Sweet Home Alabama” just realize, it was a record setting song before it was another Reese Witherspoon flop of a movie.
The music of today is more akin to the brainwashing stunts of the infamous Ozzy Osbourne Bloodbath in Paradise backwards hidden message, than actual talent. Gyrating hips, gold and riches, is anyone out there literally not doing the same thing? The only way to be cool now, is to refute pop music, since it is all pop music now, there are no more genres, only the democratic party.
Elvis used his celebrity to become deputized by Nixon, neither cared for the other, they only used the other for their own gain. Now celebrities lecture us on who we should vote for while they throw lavish parties for them. Music is no longer music when its about money and power.