Monday, January 25, 2010

Listening to Music







As a simple man.. Simple things make me happy... One of the best feelings is sitting with a friend, lover, wife, whoever that special person is in your life and listening to a CD for the very first time together....new music unheard to your ears...I feel a lot of people don't just sit down and "listen" to music anymore... I remember when Outkast was dropping new albums me & my crew would all go to Tower Records buy a tape & CD.. Rush home and we would all just sit on the floor and LISTEN to the words of every single song... We would study the production, the lyrics, and the cover art..it was worth the purchase... After the album was over we would sit around and talk about what we all just listened too....it seems like today's music has lost it's way...a leak of soul & truth...now you have to fast foward through songs.... There are some songs you can hear clearly was targeted for the radio & masses...it feels the "business" side of music has taken over the "artist" side of the music industry... I just miss how we would LISTEN to the songs... And feel the words of the lyric...I guess I will roll a blunt up...lay on the floor with my wife and listen to some old music and flashback to when musicians had the courage to be rebels and go against the grind... Creating timless music and not looking for just "radio" play.

I did that artwork about 9 years ago it was inspired by hip-hop and the way it use to make me feel... To be honest I have lose my love for "rap" music.... I wish balance was on the radio & on tv... We are FEEDING music to our children that leak a HUMAN soul... A lot of today's music is "fast food" music... Takes no time to create, and weak lyrics are hidden over beats that will make the women dance... A nice "hustle".... Music suppose to feed your soul and move your emotions... What type of food are you feeding yourself?

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5 comments:

Corsette said...

I feel the same way. I can't seem to click with today's music anymore. I find myself reaching over & over for my older albums. Classic music is classic because it lasts & can still hold you in its embrace.

Sole~Bound said...

as I read this Im listening to India Arie.."I am ready for love".. and realize the things I am ready for have always been within my reach, I just wasnt ready for them, due to fear.. her song just hit me last week.. working alone in my office listening TRULY to what she was saying to me.. making me realize that like she said "they say watch what you ask for cause you might receive... but if you ask me tomorrow I'll say the same thing...I am ready"... Im feeding myself the opportunity to allow myself to finally receive and HAVE all I have always been ready for, but to scared to pursue.. simple thinking only becomes simple when you're ready to finally hear your own thoughts with clarity, and this is what music does for ME. It helps me hear my thouhgts better while I listen to the words they express to me, and open up their thoughts thru their lyrics.
~S~

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EeshBeesh said...

This was an awesome read!! I agree with you 100%, I feel the same way about music now days. I was on amazon earlier ordering lots of old music from when music made you think about real stuff. The music now days does just what you said, "make you shake ur butt"...I do admit, I am guilty lol But as long as labels keep signing these types of artists and people continue to buy and support it, that's all we will have to listen to. You should start a record label for REAL artists!! They are still out here...just a thought :-) Thanks again for getting my mind going...

KasualWhispers said...

Totally agree.. Not sure if we will ever get back to real music on front street. The underground hip hop artist who take their time to feel music and make love to the paper with words, need to come to the forefront. But kids now days won't listen... They are too busy Listening to the beats, and screamin' O Let's Do It... andi don't even sound like they sayin it...lol