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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Streetalk: Did the music of this decade suck?

Anela: Just putting some bullshit together to make money. It's the same thing over and over except it's being remixed. Music died in the late '80s. The new wave, chessy metal bands came out. Rap became all about bitches and hoes. In the 1930s, you had Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton.  All kings of the Delta blues. Music with meaning and soul to it. Folk, old country started coming together, combining with blues, created rock 'n' roll. Changed the whole meaning of music. Now it's just shit. This decade destroyed music. They need all these electronics just to make them sound good.

Brent: Popular music sucks, but the underground [has] flourished because the big labels have left it alone. It's gotten a lot better, and I'm an older cat, too. There's less corporate influence than there was in the '90s. The grunge thing hit and the labels signed up anybody before they got a chance to bloom. Now not everybody sounds the same because there's not somebody trying to steer them. Atlanta is a good example. So many good bands and so many varieties. The music has gone back to the musicians and not the record label people.

Santa: Maybe I haven't been hip enough to know what's new out there, but I don't recall anything that's really hit me holiday-wise that is unique this decade. I still dig a lot of this decade's entertainers, but I can't recall what they did for Christmas. I personally go for the older tunes from the '30s and '40s. Oh gosh, Louie Armstrong's "Zat You, Santa Claus?" They had wonderful and whimsical lyrics. They were unique musically. They didn't have the high-tech amplifiers, so they made things well musically. Just amazing how joyous the music was with what the performers had to withstand.

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