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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Why I Don't Listen To Modern Music

Promoters, agents and lurk merchants might persuade the public that these sidelevered wonderboys have talent, but the whole art is to keep an essentially repetitive and monotonous noise from becoming boring. It's doubtful how long they can keep it up - Anthony Barker on Bill Haley and the Comets (later to become The Jodimars, below)

They have the tail end of Rage on at the moment. Just had this girl called Lily Allen, in big dangly earrings, a big red dress, and sneakers on.



She's quite the thing, apparently. If you listen to modern music. Then again, 50 years again, everybody was listening to this:



Never heard of them? Neither have I. It just goes to show you, sic transit gloria mundi. But then again, all glory is fleeting - or something. Kids, you stay away from those reefers, or you could end up like The Jodimars here: the trash-heap of history!

10 comments:

nailpolishblues said...

Or you could be the Jarvis Cocker of your generation - ignored by the majority, swooned over and adored by a humble minority who will still be singing your praises in fifty years. The adoration continues, as does the advertising. Soon I will demand a cut...oh yeah.


Of course most music is utter trash and remembrance is entirely subjective. For example, I was talking to a colleague the other day about what I listened to on my ipod. Blah, blah, oh and recently I've had a bit of a run on Jimi Hendrix. "Who's that?" she asked. "I've never heard of him."

TimT said...

Never heard of Jimi? That makes me feel more comfortable with my own abysmal level of ignorance regarding current music. At least I know who Hendrix is ...

nailpolishblues said...

Do you listen to music at all?

TimT said...

Yes - but a lot of my CD collection is in Newcastle. I'm left with the few I've gathered here in Melbourne, which basically means I put my Vaughan Williams CD collection and 'The Spazzys' CD on permanent high rotation.

nailpolishblues said...

Your mother must be nicer than mine. Mine has made sure that I now have almost everything I've ever owned now living with me [the cat I still don't get to keep, they like her].

TimT said...

I think I outwitted her by moving to Melbourne. Shifting things from Raymond Terrace to Newcastle or Sydney is one thing, but shifting them from RT to Melbourne is another thing altogether.

nailpolishblues said...

That's no distance at all. My mum's about 2000-2500kms away (north, do your own calculations) she manages fine. Including, I might add, a rather old, decently sized, and quite heavy mirror.

TimT said...

What, did she make your father drive all the way across Australia to get that to you? What on earth did she bribe him wit...

Oh.

nailpolishblues said...

No, although he nearly did that once when I was really sick and they thought I needed rescuing.

And she bribes him with cigarettes and alcohol seeing as how you can't bribe someone with what they're already getting :p

Mark said...

Never heard of Jimi Hendrix. Did you slap her around a little with yer iPod???

;o)>

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