That's really what it is. I wish I had more time to maybe open YouTube and click around and see what I'm missing. I know I'll never find jack shit to enjoy on terrestrial radio. By the time I get to work, put in God knows how many hours on any given day, get home, shove some food down my throat, maybe see the kids a few minutes, pick up the house, get my business handled, fuck, it's easier just to put on the album I've heard a billion times before. Laziness on my part? Maybe. I don't have the time I did at 15 to find things.
But that doesn't make it okay to sit and trash it. It would be different if I didn't wish to make any effort to find new things but rained on someone else's parade. I haven't heard a note of Billie Ellish's album, so I don't feel the need to jump online and talk it down.
You have to remember, there's just no satisfying these assholes. Like that "1998 Beatles album" thread I posted here yesterday. I'd bet if all four were still alive and recording music, they'd be sitting there whining that it doesn't sound like Revolver (but they'd still buy 5 copies).
These guys make me glad I'm not like them. If I ever turn out that way, please, just push me into on-coming traffic.
I’ll try anything. Tonight I asked Alexa to play H.E.R. to see what she was about. Snoozlefest. Hey I tried. On the way home it was ABC’s Beauty Stab. Yesterday at the gym it was The Art Of Noise. The other day it was Malcolm McLaren’s Duck Rock.
There is no excuse. With streaming, YouTube, etc there’s plenty of ways to listen. But when you’re stuck playing the same fucking Macca albums you’ll never learn.
No, I am legitimately hurt. I can't believe daved thinks I regularly spin Paul McCartney albums. I've been insulted a lot in my life. But I've never been accused of being a Macca listener. I'm now questioning all my life choices
I feel like I need to go buy three copies of Ringo's Roto Rooter or whatever that album is called.
"I must say though, artists like Kurt or Thelonious Monk who people think have something to say of the highest importance but are really just suicidal or insane sort of freak me out. Why? Well, everyone thought Monk was really "out there" but they followed his lead and jazz changed. Turns out he really was insane and was finally locked up. Does that mean that the jazzers were wrong to follow him? No, but still." - STeVE
Yeah, and for 17 to be coming up with stuff like this is pretty awesome. Say what you want about the "anyone with a laptop can make an album" mindset. If this were true, where are all the geniuses on SHTV with their brilliant albums?
C'mon. That's a classic Lon Von Eaton album! It's too good for the Grammy's.
If you’re judging modern music by what’s on the radio and what’s featured at the Grammys, then you’re doing it wrong. The majority of it sucks ass.
The thing is, those guys are all old enough to know that. The Grammy's have never been particularly interesting to more than the casual radio listener. Radio has been horrible for at least forty years. I guess it's just been forty years since these guys have figured out how to find new music that interests them. I know Spotify doesn't have any audiophile qualities (but I still think it sounds great with what I listen to, but I don't have the ears, Bucko), but it's only ten bucks a month and every week it will suggest things you might like. You don't have to do anything except listen to music and it's inevitable you'll hear something new you like. It's like someone holding your hand. I don't think it can be made easier.