My friend Max the music lover recently raised many pertinent questions on music on his interesting post most importantly whether music is still music.
‘Is music still about music?’ http://wp.me/p7NaIB-4I
Changing times reflect the changing music. The heart knows what it wants and guess we tune in to certain frequencies that resonate with our being. But we also need to take into account our physiology and emotions playing a major role in our choice of what appeals, having said that I see music of today catering to quite a cross section of choices and customizing to varied segments in the genres . Speaking of which there are so many new genres today. Mainstream music too is divided and the success and hits are truly about reaching out and making an impact through clever marketing gimmicks of social media, mega bucks and the smart exposure through social branding and image building. Yes the world of music is getting more and more complicated indeed.
Song and Sense vs Noise and Nonsense
Are times gone when songs were composed and enjoyed as an art purely for the sake of evoking and revelling in a certain feeling. Such musicians now are a rarity and maybe far and few, subdued and marginalized as a minority. Perhaps many are clueless how to survive by adapting to fast changing times and tastes. It is truly getting more and more about fame and fortune and about selling gigs and minting money on the go. Majority of it is so much about daring innuendos in lyrics that leave nothing to imagination often senseless without any inspiring or impactful message. It is often all noise and nonsensical words without anyone getting a hang of what it truly attempts to convey. Perhaps this world is too busy running a rat race and has no time to appreciate the profound. Who knows,may be an app or two are already out there to help in doing so.
Role of Money vs the musician and his music.
Music is a creative endeavour that is born from a labour of love for the art and appreciation of the notes the beats the rhythm, tbe lyrics the melody etc all coming together in the synchrony. So every musician feels justified about his creativity as it is truly unique. Yet countless singers songwriters composers of all times often may have experiences of choosing between creating songs for the audience and songs from their heart as for oft it is a compromise to create or perform to cater to the masses. So it is truly a wonderful treat when the two come together in harmony.
In defense of the music and the musicians
Music can be elusive yet effusive
Explosive and yet an epitome of blissfulness.
You may choose to dance and flow it with it
And know how blessed are those
Who can create music to tune into
Yet you may not own it
You simply owe it your joy!!
Ever green Music : Bonding boundlessly
Speaking for an evolving world ….Sure these are changing times we are hearing more and more experimental sounds and the new generation is ready to break new grounds and shift perspectives. But the truth of the matter is some songs stay evergreen no matter the era or genre and all ages tune in to listen and enjoy it and bond in the name of music. Now thats what I call music .
Music is eternal and has no timeframe as we tune in we care to listen and enjoy the sounds in the space between the notes.
If you think likewise as well would you care to share one of your all time favourite songs that fill up your senses and makes for a great listening experience…
I have a huge list and here are a few that come to mind now…
Unforgetable by Nat king Cole
What a wonderful world! Louis Armstrong
Imagine John Lennon
Stand by me Ben King
Sounds of Silence Simon & Garfunkel
Blowing in the wind Bob Dylan
Hotel California Eagles
Heal the world MJ
Dance me to the end of love Leonard Cohen
Sway Micheal Bubble
My list will go on… how about u?
Care to share your favourite song?