Saturday, May 10, 2008

Idiocracy 1

This is the first of many blogs that comments on areas of our great American culture that, just like the main point in the movie of the same name, shows that we are actually beginning to digress in the process of evolution and becoming more and more, shall I say, less cerebral!

Okay, here is my rant today about recent news. Is it really possible that Maria Carey will actually have more number one songs than the Beatles!?!?!?! The Beatles made music that celebrated the universal truths that made us all human. Their music is timeless, amazing, thoughtful, and fun from generation to generation. Maria Carey on the other hand is cotton candy narcissism at best. My question is: Who actually listens to her? Who will be listening to her music 20, 30, 40 years from now? Is this the best we have to offer in mainstream culture that her music actually makes number 1 again and again? Where is the music that makes us think, that inspires us, that strengthens the bonds of humanity? The most recent song that had a profound impact on me was "If Everyone Cared" by Nickelback. WE NEED MORE MUSIC LIKE THAT! I am ready for a new U2 CD! I am tired of self-centered, narcissistic drivel. It is time for musicians with a brain and a heart to rise up and inspire the world!

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