Friday, August 26, 2011

music is my religion

there's a hurricane coming.
everyone is freaking out. i hope it's not as dramatic as they're making it out to be...

i find music very therapeutic and song lyrics some of the greatest poetry i've come across. i'm extremely disheartened by the direction of what this new generation considers to be "good" music and they throw some sass at me when i try to break down their music wall. this doesn't mean you won't find me humming along to some new britney spears song (i'm sure i've professed my love for aaron carter' s songs on this blog numerous times, yes i believe in my heart they are wonderful simply for being so ridiculous).

here's a little piece i ran across that shares some of my sentiments:

They may have the same last name, but that's where the similarities end with Katy Perry and Linda Perry.

The 4 Non Blondes rocker is no fan of the "California Gurls" singer.

In an interview with music journalist Heath Daniels, Linda compared Katy's music to making "microwave popcorn."

"It's just different, it's different," Linda said. "You listen to the Adele record, and I'm not a huge fan of Adele, it's a solid record. A solid record, and it's selling. OK? so that means people are still buying records.

"It's the crap, like who wants a f---ing Katy Perry record? I'm sorry, you know? You're gonna get the two songs that are probably the hits that are good, but the rest of the album is gonna be crap.

"It's going to sound like s--t and who cares about buying that record?" Linda added. "So people download the single and then that's it."

Linda's position is interesting, considering that Katy just tied Michael Jackson with five No. 1 singles off the same album and the fact that Linda wrote songs for pop tarts like Britney Spears, Christina Aguelera and Pink.

In fact, she wrote nine out of the fifteen tracks on Pink's 2001 album "Missundaztood" and four tracks off of Aguilera's "Stripped."

Linda blames the quick-money mentality of music as "part of the reason the music business is in turmoil," even though she is responsible for hit-makers who helped inspire and make way for the likes of Katy.

It's not all claws from Linda, though.

"She's great for what she does. But she's not reinventing the wheel, she's not giving substance. She's just giving, you know, microwave popcorn for you to feast on right at this moment. You know, that's it.

"And that's what she wants to do obviously. She's not looking to change the world musically, she's not. So all the power to her and everybody that is like that."

a quote i found on tumblr awhile ago

"It’s fun, but I don’t think of it as music. It’s manufactured. I appreciate it as a pop culture phenomenon and some of the songs I like if I hear them in a shopping mall or something, but it doesn’t function as music for me. Music is something that communicates emotion and integrity in a really interesting, direct way, and when I listen to the pop music you’re describing, it’s hyper-produced corporate product. That isn’t really even a criticism, but I just think calling it music is a misnomer.” -Moby on Britney Spears

Here is one new artist gaining popular attention that gives me hope: Florence + The Machine
after her seeing her live at bonnaroo, i am still in awe/love with the depth and emotions of her songs. so excited for the new album coming out in a couple months.

i don't know, music is subjective so i might be arguing an endless point.

ugghhh on a side note, someone remind me never to eat cheese again when i'm not at home.

have fun in the hurricane people of the east coast!

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