How many of you still listen to radio regularly? I mean, an actual radio, okay? Not online radio. I used to have a radio so big it couldn’t fit on my desk. I blast the music up, and my mother gets amazingly angrier at me than usual when I was a teenager.
I was browsing around some sites looking for plastic storage boxes on HTTP://plasticstorageboxeswithlids.net/ when I also happened to stumble upon a website that sells vintage-looking radios. That’s when I realized how completely off the grid I have been when it comes to today’s music and music devices.
Sure, I have an iPad and a music player that works well with my Bluetooth speakers, but that’s all I know about music nowadays, except if I have the time to read a review here. When I think about how my childhood was like, I remember a lot about the old guys who used to sing really melodic songs, you know? It’s definitely not the kind we hear these days. All the pop and rock songs get to my nerves, at times.
The other day, I was playing some really solid songs on my speakers, and my niece asked me who it was. I was just playing an old song of Boyz II Men for crying out loud. How come they don’t know about them? Then, I realized that just a month ago, there was a news on social media about how some kids asked who Paul McCartney was, and why was he able to do a duet with Kanye West.
So yes, I got that the music industry changed a lot, but I still don’t understand why our taste in music has to suffer as well. I know there are really good artistic musicians out there, but gone are the days I truly cherished before. Maybe that’s the reason why I don’t listen to radio as much (except when I don’t have anything to listen to in my old car).
Music has certainly evolved, and I accept that. What I cannot accept, however, is that more and more people are becoming ignorant of the things that truly made music great. Emotions, lyrics, melodies—these are the things that I always look for when it comes to listening to good music. How come I only find about three to five songs in a year that can capture my ears and my heart?