Wednesday, March 02, 2011

More music mental meandering

When we look back and think the bands from decades past were so much better than today, does that not beg the question: Did people who were in their 30's and 40's twenty or thirty years ago, listening to the music of the day, think that the music from twenty or thirty years prior to that (so, forty to sixty years ago now) was so much better?

Is the period of what was better than now always a moving window that progresses as time goes on?


Will someday what passes for contemporary punk, metal, rock, etc., prove to seem pretty awesome (in two or three decades)?

(If you're in your teens or 20's now, please read this again in another decade or two.)


"Tomorrow, remember yesterday"
- "Nostalgia", The Chameleons (1985)

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely, because only young people really listen to music and find it meaningful. Therefore, whatever they listened to when they were young was "the best." I always wondered what the North Korean prison escapees, who were born and raised in prison, thought about music. They were never allowed to listen to music or even to sing. Their lives were music-less. I wonder how that affects the development of the human brain.


So, what do you think?