Monday, March 2, 2009 Music Of Today: Are You Kidding Me?
Whoa, Are You Kidding Me?
Driving home from coaching my son’s basketball game on Friday night, I was going for the classic rock station and my son was going for the sounds of today. I always try and explain how the songs that we listened to in the 70’s and 80’s are timeless and as good today as they were then. Crosby, Stills,Nash and Young, The Doors, Rolling Stones, Beatles and hundreds more. I then go into how despicable some of the music is today, and I try and think if my parents had the same things to say back then. When I listen to the lyrics of these songs and the messages that they send I don’t think so.
Then it always happens that a song comes on the radio that is so over the top that I believe the answer to my question is that there is no way that parents could have objected then the way that we do now. My son had won the battle of the bands, and we listened to some rap that shows the absolute decline that our society is in. I only heard the words which were unbelievable enough, but I offer you the video as well. A word to the wise. Do you know where your children are and what they are doing? Listen closely: