My mom went to a Catholic school as a chid (even though she wasn’t Catholic at the time but that’s a story for another day). Their priest, Old Monsignor Pierce said that Elvis Presley was evil and ordered the children to go home and smash all of their Elvis records. I can only pray that some old priest will demand the same for Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen and Nicki Minaj. Where’s Monsignor Pierce when you need him?
I know I’m being a little over-dramatic, but every single time I have to listen to this shit when the kid gets in the car with her girlfriends I want to throw myself out of the vehicle — while it’s moving. I swear the radio plays the same 12 songs.
It’s my opinion that most of the music of today has no substance. In 20, 30 or even 40 years from now I can guarantee that you won’t hear much of it anywhere. I can’t see how it will have staying power. Not like the great music of the past. (Although I have to admit I have a bit of a crush on Justin Timberlake and Usher but there is an exception to every rule.)
While I’m at it, I have to make a comment about Nicki Manaj. I cannot understand how someone whose speaking voice sounds like 2 tons of cotton swabs were shoved up her nose can have a good singing voice. I’m not really an “American Idol” groupie anymore, but if it’s the only thing on, I may watch it for a few minutes. All I want to do is jump through the TV screen with a box of tissues. Surely she’s got snot up there from 1994.
And the names? Chiddy Bang. I wonder what his favorite movie is. Flo-Rida. Let me guess. He’s from Miami. LMFOA. I guess when people stop using text speak, this band will become obsolete as well?
I remember when the kid was into The Jonas Brothers a few years ago. DH and I set up 3 computers so we could get her concert tickets for her birthday. We were one of the lucky ones. 6 months later, if you so much as mentioned the name Jonas, she would gag. And I never hear them on the radio. Ever. Where’d they go? Into the graveyard of has-beens. Pretty soon we’ll see them appear on a cheesy reality TV show with Cindy from The Brady Bunch.
I’ll tell you what is good music. Anything by Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles and Joe Cocker. And that’s just to name a few. I could be here all night naming them all. It’s a tough choice…Led Zeppelin or Miley Cyrus? Miley! Yeah right, when the Levee Breaks.