tubaman at tubatoast.com
Wed Dec 7 10:10:19 PST 2005
How far will it go? It is already there!
I have been at KFJC for over 22 years now and a lot of the "music"
we play (not on the OKOM part of my show) has to have new words to
describe it - Throat-core, NoN-music, Sludge-rock, No-wave, Shoe-
gazing, are just a few of the many terms we hear. You can read many
of our station library reviews at http://spidey.kfjc.org/ and see
(not that it is all "bad" - there actually is a lot of very
interesting stuff going on out there, just not what 99.999999% of the
people on this list would consider OKOM.)
On Dec 7, 2005, at 9:37 AM, Larry Walton Entertainment - St. Louis
> In the last 100 years we have gone from definate form to no form.
> Instrumental sounds to sounds of rhythm only. Complicated chordal
> structure to three chords to one chord, to no chords at all. Actual
> words that you could understand to lyrics that you can't repeat in
> polite company that is if you can understand them without being
> bilingual in Eubonics. I'm sure that everyone can come up with
> more examples of this slide.
> I have a problem calling Rap music because it has almost none of
> the requirements of any sort of defination of music that I know.
> How they justify calling them Rap "singers" or calling Rap "music"
> or people who perform it "musicians" is simply beyond me.
> The real question is what is next? How far can the deterioration
> go? Will everyone retreat into C&W which is the only form that
> seems to be reasonably stable at present? Will the 5-10% of people
> who like jazz decline in numbers further?
> It seems that the whole society in many ways is deteriorating to
> the lowest common denominator and those who have standards of
> conduct are becoming fewer. Music is only the symptom.
> Larry Walton
> St. Louis
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