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Monday, January 29, 2018

America losing interest in SJW "entertainment"

Apparently pedos, minstrels, and whores are of less interest than they used to be:
The CBS telecast is down a steep 21 percent from 2017 in early numbers, potentially spelling an all-time low. Sunday's Bruno Mars-loving Grammy Awards took a steep ratings spill by the first-available metrics. The show, which ran a bloated three-and-a-half hours, was off an unfortunate 21 percent from 2017 in early numbers. Overnight returns from Nielsen Media give it a 12.7 rating among households — marking its biggest drop since the 2013, the year after the show swelled following the death of Whitney Houston.
I know it's common for the old to bitch about the music of the young. But the thing is, there are plenty of young people putting out really good music today. They're just not doing it through the converged corporate pop channel anymore.

Three-quarters of my car music is old. The other quarter is downloaded from Youtube. But this sort of thing will never be on the Grammies, because it isn't SKWAK-Q featuring Jay-Z lip-syncing to synchronized pelvic thrusts by an unattractive woman with oversized buttocks and an expression that says "something smells really bad in here."

Frankly, I'm astonished that anyone watches them anymore.

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Blogger dvdivx January 29, 2018 11:34 AM  

It has to do with the fact that the Grammies have gone black and therefore less relevant. Only ones who will watch on the future are white cucks and blacks. Other minorities have no interest.

Blogger CJ January 29, 2018 11:35 AM  

The show, which ran a bloated three-and-a-half hours ...

Interesting how that parallels so many other (cough, NFL, cough) productions.

Blogger S1AL January 29, 2018 11:36 AM  

Is there a problem with the mobile version, or did all of the threads just lose dozens of comments?

Anonymous WobblyBob January 29, 2018 11:39 AM  

This is support for Chris Anderson's thesis in his book "The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More" -- the corporate machine has been fractured. The majority of consumers run around dodging the monolithic "taste makers," since they are able to choose what they want to hear via the magic of the internet.
It's indie all the way down, baby...

Blogger Cubby8126 January 29, 2018 11:39 AM  

Leo is an absolute beast. The more i listen the more i hate the radio

Blogger Antony January 29, 2018 11:41 AM  

Whilst talking about SJW converged films etc - is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that many Hollywood films feature a black male who never really says very much and stays silent - this is presented as someone who is cool and "deep and meaningful", and therefore attractive, despite the fact that in real life, someone who does not say very much may not have anything to say due to either not being very thoughtful, and/or low IQ ?

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim January 29, 2018 11:41 AM  

Two ex-students of mine (twin brothers, both in their mid 20s) are in an up and coming band and they play the most twangy campy country music you can imagine, and their peers love it. Song aren't dead, they're merely adapting and subverting the monolithic channels of the past. More power to them. There's some really great music out there, and the obscure gems are easier to find than ever.
The people who did view this Parade of Depravity are likely liberals looking for a pep rally to help them stop crying. They were playing it in a local Restaurant, flanked by college basketball, and no one in the restaurant seemed to give one minuscule damn.
Pop Culture is becoming so separated from anything "Popular" that's more like a dying star and less an indication of where society is.
There's a Zeitgeist forming, with the "Alt-Culture" and figureheads like VD and Molyneux/Peterson/Warski etc. Perhaps a second-enlightenment or Truth Renaissance. By all accounts, it is indeed, a wonderful time to be alive.

Blogger Lazarus January 29, 2018 11:42 AM  

Silver lining?

Males dominated, and Joy Villa wore and anti-abortion dress.

Anonymous Looking Glass January 29, 2018 11:43 AM  

@3 S1AL

It looks like the blog reverted back by 2 hours when Vox made this post.

My only complaint about the video linked is that the jam session after the main music video is actually better. It needs a singer and some lyrics.

We're still a few years off before the complete breakdown in the Radio/Pop Music hegemony, but it's already getting noticeable that the entire music scene is rapidly segmenting itself while also we're seeing a massive boom in musicianship. (It doesn't hurt that "pop" is almost now just some drum machine work and saying stupid things. When the Destabilization happens, it'll be rapid.)

Blogger Nate January 29, 2018 11:47 AM  

We need more Leo and Hannah collaborations.

Anonymous I'm Not a Fascist. But My Sons Are. January 29, 2018 11:47 AM  

Thank you, God, for Internet radio.

Blogger Nate January 29, 2018 11:50 AM  

also... there is an absolute explosion of amazing music in the underground country world that you will never hear on the radio. Turnpike Troubadours... Sturgil Simpson (who happens to be a secret CIA assassin), Whitey Morgan... its unreal how good these guys are.

But you'll never hear it. because Florida Georgia Line.

Blogger Kallmunz January 29, 2018 11:53 AM  

It's a joy to see their power dropping. I still love following link: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/showdowns/chart/?view=daily&id=roguevforce.htm

Anonymous #5454 January 29, 2018 11:56 AM  

The Chinese are putting the brakes on any more rap culture coming to China, referring to it as "Low Taste" content.

Anonymous WinstonWebb January 29, 2018 11:58 AM  

...because Florida Georgia Line.

Every genre has their Nickleback.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd January 29, 2018 11:59 AM  

This is true. Driveby Truckers also, though they were getting big a few years ago.
FGL is amazingly bad. Surely it is a giant inside joke like with Joachim Phoenix.
Aldean is not quite as bad imho, but he descends to similar depths on several songs.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd January 29, 2018 12:00 PM  

The dindus have already started whining about it being racist. Good luck getting the Han to give a damn.

Anonymous Anonymous January 29, 2018 12:05 PM  

It is astonishing that we allow ourselves to be lectured to and hectored at by such music illiterates.

Considering that a small group of Irish can make such a beautiful song compared to Black Booty-beats shows who is truly creative versus who is depraved and base.

https://youtu.be/qN3FIPzSfko

Yeah. Black people taught White people Rock and Roll, yet our own folk music played by commoners features more liveliness and uses more musical spectrum than anything ever produced in Africa.

Blogger Were-Puppy January 29, 2018 12:07 PM  

Nice - another good find

Anonymous Jeff January 29, 2018 12:09 PM  

Yes, we used to complain about "the music of the young" back in our day, but at least it was still mainly white music.

Blogger Were-Puppy January 29, 2018 12:09 PM  

Wow now I love them with the stuff after the song. They remind me of old school Tourniquet !

Blogger James Dixon January 29, 2018 12:11 PM  

> But you'll never hear it. because Florida Georgia Line.

The worst thing is, every time I'm traveling and tune in a modern country station, I hear stuff that makes FGL sound positively good.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab January 29, 2018 12:13 PM  

I guess I'm a dinosaur. But my daughter likes the underground country. I woke up to Tuesday's Gone so at least there's hope for some of my grandchildren.

Anonymous Looking Glass January 29, 2018 12:13 PM  

@15 WinstonWebb

I've found myself, on more than one occasion, actually defending Nickleback for being competent with the 2 songs they have. They're actually professional musicians that didn't just pander to the fastest buck they could make. They just have a range that got hit after 1 album.

Encounter FGL one of these days. It's sad when Nickleback is no longer an insult, but a high-water mark that almost no one operating in popular music can attain. That, and Nickleback is Canadian, and they got their revenge with Beber.

Blogger Zapp Brannigan January 29, 2018 12:14 PM  

Related to this topic, can anyone find the viewership numbers on Star Trek: Discovery? I haven't heard much of anything about the show in a while, which leads me to believe that it's not doing very well since SJWs would love to tout a successfully converged show. All I could find were the online reviews (which are sobering if you're a CBS/Paramount exec):

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5171438/reviews
Metacritic: http://www.metacritic.com/tv/star-trek-discovery/user-reviews

It opened to 9.6 MM viewers, but I cannot find any updated numbers four months into the run of the series (keep in mind, the first episodes were free). There's no way that a SJ-themed show running on a fledgling streaming service that requires a monthly fee is still pulling that kind of audience.

It boggles the mind that businesses with a fiduciary responsibility to their stockholders continue to pour money into projects that have proven time and again to be poor investments. Such are the (stupid) costs of convergence.

Anonymous Original H January 29, 2018 12:15 PM  

Check out the Annie Moses Band. Blessed to have them helping my kids become better performers and giving them an opportunity to perform their original work at Carnegie Hall last week.

Anonymous a deplorable rubberducky January 29, 2018 12:17 PM  

I watched only a small bit of the Grammys, but what I saw was a disheartening display of symbols and traditions sent to war with their true meaning.

In the other thread I discussed the White Rose and the Odalisque, about how they chose the white rose to signify #MeToo, but really there's a darker and absolutely contrary current under that and it relates to luxury female pleasure slaves of the rich and powerful.

More obviously, there was the woman, Camila Cabello, who introduced U2 with the notion that America was built by Dreamers and for Dreamers. So the symbolism of the American Dream was shanghaied and put to work for foreigners. And she even quoted in full that poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty. That's fast becoming one of the most hated poems ever because of its constant and continual misuse and the way they turn it against America.

But to top it all off, there was Bono. Now this guy has got some praise even here at Vox Popoli because as rock stars go he's been a sort of good Christian. The U2 album _October_, with its hit track _Gloria_, come to mind as some of the better pro-Christian music ever coming out of a major rock act. And all that goodwill was undone by Bono last night. U2 performed via live remote from the base of the Statue of Liberty, and at the end of their song Bono took a megaphone and shouted out his own version of the very Beattitudes, as if he were some kind of new Christ. "Blessed are the Dreamers" kind of thing.

It was all extremely perverse and sickening. People were very wise not to watch this macabre theater.

Blogger DonReynolds January 29, 2018 12:20 PM  

People who live in foreign countries but watch American television by satellite say that the USA is half populated by Negroes, because that is what they see on tv.

After 8 years of Obama and his play friends, and Ferguson, and Baltimore, and Trayvon, and Eric Holder, and various other black female liars....it seems many Americans have a sad case of Negro Fatigue and just do not want to see any more of them. So the NFL protests went nowhere and the Grammys went nowhere, because they are both a sure guarantee of plenty.

It isn't the music. Every generation has plenty of music. (My grandmother was particularly fond of Hawaiian music....yeah, Don Ho.) It seems race relations are as bad as I have ever seen in my lifetime..just when they think they are winning.

Blogger APL January 29, 2018 12:21 PM  

"But this sort of thing "

That thing was a lot of fun.

Blogger Ransom Smith January 29, 2018 12:27 PM  

But you'll never hear it. because Florida Georgia Line.
And my wife wonders why I hate "country " music .
It's because of stupid twang pop like that .

Blogger bob kek mando January 29, 2018 12:27 PM  

VD
But this sort of thing


meh. that's substandard for Leo.

if you're going to go with covers, Puddles Pity Party is surprisingly good.

Anonymous JI January 29, 2018 12:28 PM  

Good point about young folks making great music, Vox. I'm an early X-er who is addicted to listening to music via youtube, and I find top-notch new music. I seldom hear any of it when channel surfing the car radio. As with video games, comics, movies, sci-fi books, ..., the commercial channels for music are just going to become irrelevant.

Blogger VFM #7634 January 29, 2018 12:38 PM  

"minstrels"... I see what you did there.

Anonymous Anonymous January 29, 2018 12:41 PM  

The worst thing is, every time I'm traveling and tune in a modern country station, I hear stuff that makes FGL sound positively good.

Modern commercial Country comes in two flavors:

1. Twang-pop with lyrics that revel in rural life cliches as imagined by English majors at Vanderbilt.

2. Saccharine-weepy ballads in the vocal style of that 90s Tim McGraw song "Don't Take The Girl."

Anonymous I'm Not a Fascist. But My Sons Are. January 29, 2018 12:46 PM  

The Civil Wars achieved quite a bit of 'popular' Country success. Which is surprising since they were quite good.

Barton Hollow, for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExAM8D7cfbI

Blogger James Dixon January 29, 2018 12:50 PM  

> It's because of stupid twang pop like that .

Exactly. Country? That's not country. This is country.

Blogger Chris Ritchie January 29, 2018 12:51 PM  

https://youtu.be/qN3FIPzSfko

Southern by birth, Scottish-German heritage. I've never heard anything like this. Well, maybe that wild party on the Titanic movie and that time Harrison Ford went into an Irish bar in Patriot Games. Sheesh. I need to get out more! That was great. Thanks for sharing.

Blogger James Dixon January 29, 2018 12:55 PM  

> Modern commercial Country comes in two flavors:

1. Twang-pop with lyrics that revel in rural life cliches as imagined by English majors at Vanderbilt.

2. Saccharine-weepy ballads in the vocal style of that 90s Tim McGraw song "Don't Take The Girl."

And both can be good if done properly. "Outskirts of Heaven" is an OK version of the former. "The Good Stuff" the latter. Neither are great, but both are passable.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 29, 2018 1:01 PM  

As I said, earlier in the week, somehow even the pop music on the radio is listenable again. TGE is making America great again!

I'm not a fan of metal, I find the tropes of the genre are annoying, but that was so much better a rendition than the original, it's amazing.

But it's still old guy music. Sorry.

Anonymous Ryan G January 29, 2018 1:05 PM  

It's funny. My Dad _constantly_ laments the lack of quality programming on television and yet he still refuses to "cut the cord". It took three years before I finally got him to start watching streaming video services and, even then, he still feels the need to watch something "on the old boob tube" (even though its a 72" flat screen tv). This mostly seems to consist of watching American Pickers and Pawn Stars reruns.

Assuming my father is in any way representative of Boomers, I suspect that cable TV is going to follow their generation into the grave. There is nothing I can think of that traditional cable television provides that is not also online or via some streaming service. This also has a collateral benefit for people with non-SJW/non-liberal views: it much harder to push The Narrative when there aren't centralized points to distribute it from.

Blogger Nate January 29, 2018 1:14 PM  

"meh. that's substandard for Leo."

Hannah in a tank top. Your argument is invalid.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener January 29, 2018 1:14 PM  

(((SJWs))) did this.

I agree that there's lots of good new music, but the last time I remember hearing any of it on the radio was when Disturbed released their "Sound of Silence" cover. It's as if the radio stations have accepted that they're dying and are just waiting around impatiently to take that last breath.

With the exception of WRR, the local classical station. They are thriving and constantly playing new & exciting pieces as well as remastered recordings of performances that sound impossibly good for their age.

Blogger James Dixon January 29, 2018 1:17 PM  

> But it's still old guy music. Sorry.

And? Do I really need to note that Vox is pushing 50?

Anonymous Avalanche January 29, 2018 1:21 PM  

@6 "someone who does not say very much may not have anything to say due to either not being very thoughtful, and/or low IQ ?"

More Narrative work: if people are taught to expect / believe in 'gravitas' from a silent fool, then confirmation bias will slide out into: "that black cow chewing its cud isn't a cow, it's someone with brilliant answers (that it's not sharing?), so we should always think well of them."

It's just an extension of the Noble Negro presentation. (I love the repeated concept, here and elsewhere, about: 'have you EVER met a negro as smart as the (pretend) ones shown on TV?' Except that the MPAI ACTUALLY buy it! Isn't that Sailer's point?)

Presentation (rhetoric) is all! (For most folks.)

Blogger Al January 29, 2018 1:24 PM  

Why do we assume honesty in the reporting of ratings? Don't SJWs and their allies control ratings measurement? The real decline is likely far more than 21%.

Blogger Resident Moron™ January 29, 2018 1:24 PM  

The problem, Snidely, is there’s very little musical about modern mainstream music. It’s message music, where the ethnicity and gender and accent and just plain mental illness of the performer vastly overshadows intelligent (or even merely intelligible) lyrics, melody, harmony, rhythm, subtlety, or simple cleverness wrt riffs and beats.

It’s all posing and posturing without much musical ability to back it up. So if you’re not 15 or stupid there’s nothing in it for you once you’re over the posing and posturing.

The musical equivalent of message fiction: trite, dumb, and boring.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener January 29, 2018 1:28 PM  

@45 Probably right, and the exodus is just getting started.

Blogger S1AL January 29, 2018 1:29 PM  

There's plenty of talent in modern, mainstream country. It's just not in the catchy, poppy branch. And radio hits are radio hits for a reason, which is not the depth of the songs.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants January 29, 2018 1:32 PM  

Joy Villa is a spawn of Satan, AKA, a tool of Scientology, that's being used to try to hook naive right-wingers into their cult. She should be avoided at all costs, just as those frauds, Red Pill Black, Blair White, and Laura Loomer.
These people are not honest people, they are hustlers, trying to hitch a ride on the MAGA train & make money off of suckers.

Blogger Billy January 29, 2018 1:35 PM  

I watched a few minutes with my daughter last night and it was boring. The high note for me was watching Rihanna. She is beautiful, I guess I never paid much attention before.

Blogger Resident Moron™ January 29, 2018 1:35 PM  

@S1AL

Like modern SciFi “hits” - they’re manufactured by big 5 marketing dollars, not by popular acclaim.

Modern music “hits” are manufactured exactly the same way.

To be fair there’s always been an element of this in both industries, but previously “what will make is a buck” was the overriding criterion, whereas now it’s “what makes us look virtuous to perverts pedos and professors”

Oy.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants January 29, 2018 1:35 PM  

I assume you are being sarcastic, since black people did not teach white people Rock and Roll. Rock and Roll is a synthesis of many types of music rolled together, and black music has a part, but that is all.

Anonymous johnc January 29, 2018 1:39 PM  

The only reason I even knew there was an awards show is because Boomer Cuck Degenerate Drudge has his usual wall-to-wall coverage.

Blogger Cataline Sergius January 29, 2018 1:40 PM  

Mercedes Carrera reminded me that AVN awards were also held this weekend.

I was going to be doing a "can you tell which is which" on the red carpet photos for my blog.

Sadly there is no point. There is clearly an obvious difference between the two.

You can see the AVN logo on the backdrop of all of their red carpet pictures.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants January 29, 2018 1:41 PM  

My kids, (late 20s), have no idea what's currently popular/who any of these people on the Grammys even are, besides people like Miley Cyrus or Elton John or U2. They go to underground festivals & clubs to listen to retro 70s stuff.

Blogger Billy January 29, 2018 1:41 PM  

(((Boomer chuck degenerate Drudge)))

Anonymous BBGKB January 29, 2018 1:42 PM  

it isn't SKWAK-Q featuring Jay-Z lip-syncing to synchronized pelvic thrusts by an unattractive woman with oversized


TRUMP should tell Jayzee to come forward with #METOO.

Jayzee stabbed the record exec who signed his paychecks while he was a millionaire, if not TNB the reason was Jayzee didn't want to CASTING COUCH again. Mel Gibson was likely the last entertainer to not be compromised.

Hollywood films feature a black male who never really says very much and stays silent - this is presented as someone who is cool and "deep and meaningful"

Morgan Freeman is the only black actor that can do 5 words per camera cut. THEY make blacks look smarter than white actors by doing 3 words per camera cut with editing. Once you see it you can't unsee.

can anyone find the viewership numbers on Star Trek: Discovery? I

I haven't seen it since the first episode & a couple of clips of the ginger-shitskin gay couple.

OT: are triple parentheses permissible again?

Blogger pdwalker January 29, 2018 1:42 PM  

My teenage daughters were telling me yesterday how much they were enjoying all the good music from the 50’s - stuff my mother listened to!

Blogger Amy January 29, 2018 1:44 PM  

A few years ago, Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country was an outpost for country that was good. At least IMO. It wasn’t played mainstream, the artists weren’t popular, the themes were gritty yet romantic without slipping into myth.

Now it’s gone commercial, like any other good thing. I don’t hear Pat Green much anymore and I rather liked him.

I remarked to my husband that every country song sounds like every country song...which sounds like every pop song, which sounds like...and so forth. He says I’m wrong, but really music is so cookie cutter.

Leo is a breath of fresh air. I know there is more going on but I’m just not in that scene anymore. In the 90s, it seemed that grunge came to save us from glam rock. Rap/rock hybrids like Anthrax-Public Enemy we’re going to Show Us The Way. Hip-hop has nothing to offer paying, attentive audiences.

PA has said, and I agree from my own observation and experience, that rock, any real music, lights us up. EDM has more to offer than whomever Bruno Mars is. I’d probably know his songs but I wouldn’t know it was him singing. Background noise is not music.

If art reflects culture, then we see what our culture is: the very bland and low-brow thing American culture was always taught to me to be. Nothing worth preserving, in the face of the Noble Savage cultures of other peoples, or the high European graces we can only imitate.

I reject both lessons.

Anonymous Anonymous January 29, 2018 1:45 PM  

Correct. That is sarcasm mocking the Negro nature to take credit for inventions and ideas for they largely have very little responsibility.

Blogger Desdichado January 29, 2018 1:48 PM  

Zeroh Tollrants wrote:I assume you are being sarcastic, since black people did not teach white people Rock and Roll. Rock and Roll is a synthesis of many types of music rolled together, and black music has a part, but that is all.
Probably not sarcastic. There's a prevailing narrative that is hard for a lot of people to let go of that suggests that only black people are cool and white people are boring stiffs and squares. The corollary to this is that anything cool has to have been invented and then culturally appropriated from black people. Nobody can suggest that maybe white people are actually fairly creative, if their cultural tradition of arts and music is any guide, and they are able to synchretize all kinds of influences and make them better.

But rock and roll is primarily descended from white people folk music anyway, with some jazz hybridization.

Anonymous Casey January 29, 2018 1:52 PM  

I'm waiting for Don Ross to get a Grammy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OYyIJUTKEI

Blogger Billy January 29, 2018 1:52 PM  

White folks invented rap in the 5th century https://infogalactic.com/info/Flyting

Anonymous VFM0265 January 29, 2018 1:53 PM  

ar10308 that is incorrect. Blacks did NOT teach Whites Rock...lol

And JAZZ (for better of worse) is a creation of the Irish. Please research.

Anonymous I'm Not a Fascist. But My Sons Are. January 29, 2018 1:54 PM  

I'll just put this right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQMCfqFr4XA

White people steal everything.

Anonymous VFM0265 January 29, 2018 1:55 PM  

Ok just saw your reply to zero....glad you were being sarcastic! Hahahaha

Anonymous Avalanche January 29, 2018 2:11 PM  

@46 "It's all posing and posturing without much musical ability to back it up."

One more intended 'consequence' of filling schools with self-esteem and diversity training and NOT forcing kids to play instruments or sing in choirs... Take out the cultural trappings (for lack of money or to avoid making foreigners uncomfortable) and the culture goes away!

How FEW kids today actually want to do the work required to become an actual musician -- not someone who can mess about on a computer, but actually PLAY an instrument? How few parents force them to?

Blogger seeingsights January 29, 2018 2:12 PM  

The Grammys parallel the Hugo Awards. In both, left-liberals give each other awards but they alienate consumers.

Anonymous Iacobus January 29, 2018 2:14 PM  

It's hilarious to think of what's celebrated as great music today. There is great music out there, it's just that the suit and tie guys at the big labels don't think so. So you're assaulted with the likes of the pablum the RIAA endorses. No thanks. I'll find what I like. (Everything from Early Music to Renaissance to Baroque to Combichrist.) :)

Anonymous Steve Canyon January 29, 2018 2:14 PM  

+1 on Whitey Morgan. I saw him live as an opening act and really enjoyed it. I used to really hate country music because it wasn't really "country", just pop sung with a twang. But Whitey had an old-time honky tonk sound that I thought had been lost to the sands of time.

One thing about Leo, Whitey, and others, they enjoy what they're doing. They live for the music and have fun while doing it. Seems like everyone on those insipid awards shows is too busy flaunting wealth or trying to change the world to be concerned with the quality of their product.

And that's the thing too. People listen to music because (for the most part) they enjoy listening to enjoyable things done by people who love their craft. When you turn it into some sanctimonious political right-think lecture, people will tune it out. Just about any artistic endeavor fits that paradigm.

Anonymous Avalanche January 29, 2018 2:17 PM  

@58 Anyone here like Michael Buble? That's (old) lovely creative WHITE music (granted, not all -- but a lot. Or is that just too boomer for words?)

Anonymous patrick kelly January 29, 2018 2:17 PM  

I watched a documentary last night about the history of "Rock Radio".

Those old hippies really think they wuz' profound cultural philosopher kangs and stuff.

One old geezer went on and on about how it was his art to string songs together to broadcast deep political messages to change peoples minds, and then his hip listeners would call in with requests that helped amplify the signal to the people and spread the message.

And then the pot or acid wore off, I guess.

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim January 29, 2018 2:20 PM  

Nate wrote:also... there is an absolute explosion of amazing music in the underground country world that you will never hear on the radio. Turnpike Troubadours... Sturgil Simpson (who happens to be a secret CIA assassin), Whitey Morgan... its unreal how good these guys are.

But you'll never hear it. because Florida Georgia Line.


No, Sturgill Simpson is a complete Moron. He should move to L.A. and become a pool boy.
https://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/watch-sturgill-simpson-busk-take-questions-outside-cmas-w511372

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim January 29, 2018 2:22 PM  

"Gay people should have the right to be happy and live their life any way they want to and get married if they want to without fear of getting drug down the road behind a pickup truck. Black people are probably tired of getting shot in the streets and being enslaved by the industrial prison complex. Hegemony and fascism is alive and well in Nashville, Tennessee. Thank you very much."
Sturgill Simpson, Resident Cuck

Blogger Jack Amok January 29, 2018 2:24 PM  

Rock n Roll grew out of Jazz/Blues, and Jazz/Blues was a creation of the Cotton Port Shanty Mart.

Back in the days of sailing ships, cargo got moved by hand and you needed a bunch of men hauling on a line in unison to do it. So you had shanties (or Chanties), songs the men sang to work in rhythm with each other. Work Shanties and Sea Shanties, every culture had their own and they were by design catchy and hijacked the pre-motor cortex to make people want to move.

A ship would pull into the dock somewhere along the Gulf Coast, or the SE seaboard (the cotton ports) or a Caribbean island, and while the crew did their work, they sang whatever shanties their culture sang and the dockworkers (many of them slaves) listened. Then the dockworkers did their work and sang their shanties and the crew listened. Each picked up bits from the other, then the ship sailed to the next port, where the crew sang their slightly altered shanties, carrying the musical DNA onward. Meanwhile, another ship pulled into the first port and the crew there heard the slightly altered shanties of the slaves working there.

So Jazz/Blues evolved over the entire seaboard, a composite of music intended to make people move. There were West African rhythms in there from the slaves working the docs, but also a lot of Irish and Welch folk music (they made up a big proportion of the ship's crews), along with French, Spanish and Italian.

New Orleans was the biggest port, and eventually everything made it's way there. In the late 19th Century, a bunch of Black kids didn't want to work on the docks like their dads, and they wanted to get paid to play music. The only music they could get paid to play was at dances. They'd grown up listening to their dads sign work shanties, which were perfect for dances, so they started playing them on the astonishing array of musical instruments available in a city like NO, and then it spread up the Mississippi.

Somewhere up the river, this Proto-Blues met up with it's long-lost Appalachian cousin.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella January 29, 2018 2:27 PM  

My kids play their downloaded songs on their commute to school and back, a few hours each day. I have no idea who the artists are. It's a mix of rap, hip-hop, seventies disco, sailor chanties, electronica, metal. I'll put classical on. Outside of the occasional BeeGees song- a kid heard it on a video game youtube channel- I have never heard any of this on the radio, or in stores, or on elevators. It's all really, really good!

Some of the artists are at festivals, or clubs in questionable parts of town, or coffee/smoke shops. I'll drive them to concerts and drop them off. I have literally no idea who the bands are, even if they tell me. But it's really good, especially mixed up the way they do.

Husband tours youtube for bands. They are from all over the world. I showed him the heavy metal Frozen anthem. It's in the rotation, alongside European metal and rock bands.

I'm listening to K-pop on my own.

None of this in current American recording stars.

Oh, wait, daughter listens to Broadway and Taylor Swift, and some rap. Again, not on the radio, ever.

It's like radio is this separate world, unrelated to what anyone I know is listening to.

Blogger Bobiojimbo January 29, 2018 2:28 PM  

Lol! Thanks for sharing that video, Vox. Leo's mischievous expression when his friends knocked was hilarious and we'll timed. I don't think I've seen any other band have as much fun in a video since Queen.

Vox, have you heard of Pogo? He remixes mostly Disney films. Upular is one of my favorites.

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim January 29, 2018 2:33 PM  

Music and Culture can be a beautiful thing... (Impromptu Irish song in Airport) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_XvKcLxj6I

Blogger Resident Moron™ January 29, 2018 2:34 PM  

I'm Not a Fascist. But My Sons Are. wrote:I'll just put this right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQMCfqFr4XA

White people steal everything.


White people steal everything that works.

#FTFY.

Anonymous GodEmperorMemes January 29, 2018 2:37 PM  

My daughter, age 4, likes Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold and Bon Jovi. Hates what she calls "robot music" (dindus using autotune).

Blogger Mr.MantraMan January 29, 2018 2:38 PM  

GE wins again

Anonymous VFM0265 January 29, 2018 2:40 PM  

Here's an awesome new band of young men, for all of us who appreciate 70's style Rock. Singer sounds like a mix of Robert Plant, early Geddy Lee w a lil' Axl Rose thrown in: check it out, Ilk!

Mix - Greta Van Fleet - From The Fires (2017, full album):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jdy_8A4pWk&list=RD6Jdy_8A4pWk

Anonymous BBGKB January 29, 2018 5:52 PM  

Gay people should have the right to be happy and live their life any way they want to and get married if they want to without

feminists ruined marriage so bad gays were better off with contract law & limited powers of attorney instead of divorce court.

Blogger Rashadjin January 29, 2018 6:33 PM  

@82 VFM0265 - Yep, that's rock like they use to make it.

Christian Metal Ballads have been getting damn good lately too.

Golgotha ~W.A.S.P. (2015)
Yahweh ~Stryper (2015)

Was even thinking of emailing the first to Vox in case he hadn't stumbled across it for some reason, although the second is pro'lly more his cup o' tea with metal.

Blogger tz January 29, 2018 7:06 PM  

The trophy still looks like a Grammophone.
I can only think of Song of Reproduction
No, it isn't pornophonic. It is about technology.

Blogger Nate January 29, 2018 7:32 PM  

"No, Sturgill Simpson is a complete Moron. He should move to L.A. and become a pool boy."

what kind of answers would you expect the dude to give? the man is a double secret CIA assassin dude.

Blogger Duke Norfolk January 29, 2018 8:03 PM  

Original H wrote:Check out the Annie Moses Band.

Great stuff! But white people have no culture, dontchaknow.

Anonymous Pale male January 29, 2018 8:40 PM  

Resident Moron™ wrote:White people steal everything that works.
Beethoven wrote that 80 years before Scott Joplin.  Whites invented ragtime.

@26 Oooh, nice.

@85 Thanks to rooming with a Brit for a while, I knew exactly what that link was going to be.  I have the box set.

Blogger RobertDWood January 29, 2018 8:54 PM  

Good link thank you

Blogger RobertDWood January 29, 2018 9:01 PM  

DFW area hat tip, wrr is a gem.

Anonymous map January 29, 2018 9:39 PM  

GodEmperorMemes wrote:Avenge

Avenged Sevenfold lyrics are a little too racy for a 4 year old.

Anonymous Marvin Boggs January 29, 2018 10:09 PM  

@45: I'm not certain that it's that easy for them to rig ratings. The less accurate the ratings, the less effective the advertising. If the advertising is ineffective, the advertisers go away (either they spend their advertising dollars elsewhere or they go tango uniform).

Doesn't mean it won't happen, but it won't last long.

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim January 30, 2018 12:50 PM  

Good point. Can we assign him to a covert mission in Burma?

Blogger Akulkis January 31, 2018 1:26 PM  

The RIAA should be prosecuted under RICO. Courtney Love was right that they are the biggest music pirates in the country.

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