Modern Music

Taking History of Rock and Jazz, I have learned that there is lots of music that is timeless, music that has effected what music is today. Jazz brought about Pop, and Pop brought about Rock, which evolved into much of the music we listen to today. However, a lot of the stuff we hear on the radio now may not be around as long as these styles of the past were.

Today, you don’t need to make a good song to make money, you only need to make something catchy. Take Ke$ha for example.

"Oh look, he's using me as an example again."
I hate to say it, but I can't help but enjoy myself when listening to Ke$ha (even if most of it comes from making fun of her). Justin Bieber is extrmely popular as well- one of his videos on Youtube even holds the title of "most viewed ever" (but also one of the most disliked ones as well). However when his testicles drop he will drop out of the spotlight. Then he will end up having to cut his hair because the food service industry that he'll have to work in won't permit it.
Then there's the music of today that you can't even understand.
If you want to be remembered in any number of years from now, you would have to write a pretty extraordinary piece of music, and to be honest, I don't think many performers today are capable of doing that.
Not even this

3 Response to "Modern Music"

  1. Naj October 4, 2010 at 11:37 PM
    agreed. some song will almost last forever. a lot of them were even older than us but will still outlived us.
  2. BökChöd October 5, 2010 at 10:08 PM
    This HAS to be my favorite blog ever! not only do I not understand (i.e. HATE) all the tweeny bopperishness behind all of the Justeen Biebelievers, I'm an avid music fan and quite a performer myself... but... that piece... is ... umm.. well... an "exploration", shall we say. Great post. I'll definitely be keeping up with the brain spillage.
  3. BökChöd October 6, 2010 at 10:37 PM
    OK, so... I found a live performance on YouTube of the Death Waltz, and I also found the score. I have this program where you can scan in sheet music and make it into a finale or sibelius file for editing purposes, and It usually just takes about a minute or two for a 50 to 60 page score to be imported.

    Well, I tried importing just the 1st page page, and it ran for 8.5 hours before telling me it had about 35 more hours to go. I have it screenshotted. Then later, after about 22 hours of processing, it said I had 86 more hours to go. Haha... it wouldn't even let me cancel at that point, so... I had to do a force quit. I made sure to screenshot it before closing. Funny funny $#!+

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