It used to be you had to have talent to get recognized in the music business. Could you imagine Neil Young or Bob Dylan pimping themselves out to the lowest bidder and making sure their music did not offend anyone back in the day.
Hell, if Ol’ Neil said no I’m not going to write OHIO, just because 4 kids were killed on campus.
Give me a break. Not all music these days is “shite” But if it’s not human WTF.
Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, John Lennon and even people like Kurt Cobain. Heck, I hope they don’t have t.v. wherever they are . They will die all over again.
As a musician and music fan I don’t really follow any genre. Inspiration of course. The blues and great songwriters inspire me.
But inspired by Amercian Idol and radio playlists who make sure the commercials on the radio are more important than the music.
Give your head a shake!
JOHN EMMS is a veteran music journalist, radio show host and musician
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