Why is the Music so Bad these Days! Is it a Lack of Talented Artists? I think so. I know so actually. But even more than the lack of talented artists, is the lack of good taste by a large segment of the general public, namely those 30 years of age and under. They have such terrible taste in music and accept and like such "Garbage" as Hip-Hop and House Music. So the talentless musicians of the day continue to make Garbage, Noise, it's not music, as was exhibited at the Grammy's which i watched in a state of mortification. One terrible song after the other. That "LADY GAGA" is Horrible. She couldn't Shine Madonna's Shoes.! There was a little bit of good music here and there, but it was few and far between. Not like in my day, with such great artists as The Beatles, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Madonna, The Rolling Stones and On-and-On.
Thank Goodness there are a few good artists here and there, like Lenny Kravitz who some have compared to one great artists of the 70's Sly from Sly and The Family Stone. A band I loved when I was a young boy.
I listen to all my great music of the past, as there is hardly anything worth listening to these days. And it's not a generational thing, for along with loving my music of the day with such artists as the Doors, Stevie Wonder, Simon & Garfunkle, The Stones, I also grew up loving the music of my parents and older generations. As a young boy I Loved my moms music in Tony Bennett, Sinatra, Elvis, Nat King Cole. Good Music is Good Music. The reason I don't like the music of today is that, plain and simple, "Most of it is Crap." Garbage! Capito?
When they make good music, I like it, as is the case with Lenny Kravitz whose song Fly Away is one of the most Rockingest Songs ever made. Bravo Lenny. In a day with so much Mediocre crap, and even worse, you are there making Music, "Real Music." Can you teach some of your contemporaries? I will not call then peers, as they are not on the same level as you. Will this World ever see Good Music ever again? Or are we assigned to just listening to the Music of the past, like: Classical, Big Bands, Jazz, Rock & Roll, Sinatra, The Beatles, Motown, Philly Sound, Bob Dylan, etc., etc..
Daniel Bellino Zwicke