Is there any new music?

The introduction of Pandora to my life has been a pretty major event. I am not normally a listening to music type guy. When I am in the car I am normally listening to a podcast, but at my desk when I am working music sometimes cuts down the distractions of the office. I used to just listen to epic soundtracks, but Pandora has opened up a whole new world to me.

Anyway, I have been listening to the “Today’s Hit Radio” station lately and it is essentially the first time I have listened to current pop music in 5 or 6 years. So coming back to pop music (at least what is played on Pandora) there are two major things that I notice:

1) Everything is auto-tuned. I mean seriously, does anyone sing without a computer anymore.

2) Every other song is samples something from the 80s. It works nicely because I can easily identify with the music, but still it seems sort of crazy to me that you find some much sampling from earlier stuff. I know that all music is derivative to a certain degree, but doesn’t anyone write music anymore?

OK, old guy rant is over now.

5 thoughts on “Is there any new music?

  • December 4, 2010 at 4:57 AM

    You're blasting Bruno Mars? He's one of the few people out there with any talent! "Grenade" may not be his best song, but it's wonderful poetry about the love (read "infatuation") that some people have for others (or with the risk of sounding too holy, the love God has for us). If you wanna talk about some crappy song writing, there's plenty more out there. Keep looking.
    btw, love your blog; been away a while, but came back recently; keep up the great work!

  • December 6, 2010 at 5:23 PM

    May be a great idea, but the lyrics are grade school poetry.

  • March 22, 2011 at 4:14 AM

    So, write a better song or quit griping :)

  • April 5, 2011 at 3:50 AM

    Guess you'd just rather complain. :)

  • April 5, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Of course I would rather just complain, that is what the internet is about.

    And if you need a song better than Bruno Mars my son created one this morning it is called "Daddy" and it goes a little like this.

    Daddy, daddy, daaaadddddy

    (and repeat that a few times, and suddenly you have a song better than I would jump on a grenade for you)


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