Posted: Oct 25, 2012 1:31 pm
I got one more post in me and then I'm done...I've only been harping on about ths particular subject on here for like 15 years now, only difference is that I keep getting better at explaining it.
To some people the blues is just the blues, it's a genre, might as well be Son House, W.C. Handy, Bukka White, or Stevie Ray Vaughn....it doesn't matter....I've never been that sort of a music fan, I fucking hate W.C. Handy and SRV...they took what was personal music that reflected the trials and tribulations of the poor and downtrodden, and made the songs paletable for a wider mainstream pop audience...that doesn't catch my fancy, it's less of a personal statement, it's watered down, it's homogenized. It's not as specific or unique.
This isn't just a problem in music culture, in the medical community there is this shifting away from specialists to a more generalized medical training. Instead of having someone who has dedicated their entire career to operating on the shoulder and are very good at operating on shoulders, they are pushing them to be more "well rounded" and wholistic, sort of like 'medical minstrels'....someone who can do a little bit of everything, but not one thing all that well, knows a little bit about everything but not much of anything in particular....part of it is that hospitals have to pay specialists so much more...and that specialised training is harder to come by and fascilitate....
Or it's like a fucking new american made car with all these bullshit bells and whistles, like a cup holder within a cup holder, so it can accomodate a Starbucks cup or an even bigger Big Gulp cup, just useless features, but at the end of the day the car still runs like shit.
This shit is all considered technological advancements, but it's realy just basterdizing and devaluing very important tools, skills, knowledge...
Rap rock was great, rap fans can wave hand signs to it and rock fans can bang their heads to it...what a gold mine that was. Pop music is all about cross over potential and all this shit....I don't like it.
The nice thing about Ty is that he does a good job of sounding like his specific influences, he doesn't just sound like some gimmicky crap, you know Led Zeppelin (who I like) or Carpenters (who I also like) and name drop obscure punk bands for street cred....and he seems like a fairly prolific song writer...you have to give him credit, at least his fans, the nubes, can probbably go back and listen to old records and identify with the sound to an extent.