“Music These Days…”

“You kids get offa my lawn.”

Call me Ms Crankypants (yes, okay, that’s enough now), but I’m a bit over all the supercilious complaints about how ‘music these days is all crap’.

I get it – you love the music you grew up with. We’ve all got old favourites that we’ve been listening to for centuries. I get that, I really do.

But I swear, the next person who bleats that music was so much better when they were young, I’m gonna step right through your screen and slap your petulant face, laws of physics and logic be damned.

Because all this ‘the problem with kids and their music’ whining? You sound exactly like your parents and grandparents passing judgement on your music, with their mouths pursed like a cat’s arse and their opinions firmly wedged in their own youth. And did you respect them? Bollocks you did – you thought they were old farts.

I know it’s hard for you to accept, but music keeps moving. There’ll be some creative songwriters, and some lazy ones who just write pap. There’ll be some music you’ll like. There’ll be some you won’t. There’ll even be some so great that you’ll want to play it over and over, the way you did when you were a teenager (and yes, I’ve found a few of these, over the years).

But the great music won’t just turn up at your door – you have to listen to new stuff, and give it time. It’s worth it, I promise.

Or you could just ignore the new music and keep trying to pretend you’re still a teenager.

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