Greetings music lovers and readers and possible lovers of my blog,
Over the course of the last few months I’ve taken the time to let you know what music you should be listening to. Cleary, my vast, superior musical knowledge needed an outlet and you needed another time waste in your day to avoid doing some menial form of drudgery.
So, today, I’ve decided to tell you what music you should NOT be listening to. The impetus for this blog can unwittingly, and will be, attributed to a friend of mine whose name I will absolutely and unabashedly use. Drum roll please………Tommy Blake ,formerly of DeSoto TX, now living in Ohio, thank you for your face book post yesterday recalling some of the ghastly music of the 80’s. Actually his post might have used an adjective that was more offensive than “ghastly” but I am not here to judge him or his intolerant ways. However, I am pretty sure it started with a G.
Anyway, the gist of his post was that while there was some good music to come from the 80’s there was also some really lame music and bands that scarred all of us 80’s children. As mentioned in previous posts, I completed my public school tour of duty in 1989 and was an ardent music fan from way back. I am not without sin when it comes to the music of my youth and I’m not looking for absolution for my errant ways.
This got me to thinking how each decade of music seems to scorch the musical earth at some point and the early period of the next decade is where some of the great music comes from. All decades have lame artists and bands. Those that have some meteoric rise never seem to last more than an album or two and once we have some distance, we realize how bad the music really was. The artists and bands that have had longevity are the ones that have persevered and not tried to ride the wave of the latest musical craze. They have stayed true to their art and what inspires them.
I realize that everyone has their own musical taste and that certain things are appealing to certain people. So, if you have ever listened to the artists mentioned in this blog, I feel your pain(trying to be empathetic) because I too listened to some (very few), not all of the artists mentioned. However, if you still listen to them, you need to never, ever read my blog again and for the love of all that is right in this world, stop reproducing.
So, with all of that out of the way, here is a list of artists you should NOT be listening to!
|This is by no means a complete list!|
|Great music awaits!|