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Discuss. I, at last, think I have started a good thread.
Thread could be improved by you telling us what *you* would say to said person.
but with hindsight was pretty great. that between 2002-2006 with the advent of broadband there was a golden age of musical discovery, of both new music and hidden gems. Id tell them that music undeniably peaked somewhere between 2005-06. Id say after that things fragmented and now there are lots of interesting little things going on but seem slightly underdeveloped, less ambitious or meaningful than those giants of '05 either that or I turned thirty
*links to Onion Pitchfork article*
Remember when you fell off, and things were horrible, everybody listening to nu-metal and piss-poor grunge? Well, you can relax. Things got better!
Any time before June and I'd let them hear OK Computer ; )
Topic derailed, bring on the hate!
BACK ONCE AGAIN WITH THE RENEGADE MASTER
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
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and work form there
demonstrating the internet superhighway.
if not used them to DOWNLOADE MUSICS O NOES
so it wasn't so much the downloading binge culture you get today
Music in general's not significantly different.
but grime is the only completely new music form I can think of that wasn't about in some form or other in 1997.
Basically identical. Even rummaging below the surface I can't think of anything aside from the rise of Grime / Dubstep which would seem completely alien. The major difference is how easy it is to find new music, obtain obscure music and make music.
Put it this way, imagine the difference between someone being in a 15 year coma between 1950-1965 compared to 1997-2012. Not a lot has changed during the latter.
65-80 would be an even bigger difference
apart from Shakin' Stevens of course
I think we can't as easily appreciate how much things have changed in the last 15 years, as we can previous decades.
If the poor comatose bugger woke up and saw colour TV he'd have a fit.
Sounds like a tiny, teeny bit of a good idea for a film.
that it would be worth this person listening to, though.
try to remember other humans exist and are different from you
and then stand band when they hear the stuff with Skrillex.
Follow it up with some Sigur Ros.
like Pavement, Godspeed and Pulp split up :(
But now they're all back together again! :)
and they're never coming back so just go back to sleep.
remember how you used to pay anything up to £15 for a CD, well now you can legally have access to listen to nearly as much music as you like for £9.99 a month (...and it's even all out there illegally for free within just a matter of seconds too).
about Chris Evans and Shed Seven.
because they were very close to releasing something just before the accident... oh..."
But TFI Friday is still on, right?
No, Chris Evans married Billie Piper and is now a Radio 2 DJ
...sit them down by a fire and tell them all about Nu-Metal.
it got old
now we mostly just collect pogs
in pog form!
and say, "EVERYTHING SOUNDS LIKE THIS NOW."
"THIS WAS A NUMBER ONE HIT SINGLE FOR FOUR YEARS."
"IT'S BY MADONNA."
"YES SHE'S STILL ALIVE."
"SEE YOU LATER, I'VE GOT TO GO TO WORK IN THE HOVERBOARD FACTORY."
All while wearing an entirely silver onesie and sunglasses.
That would have to be rectified quickly.
When I'd tell him people nowadays have still heard of Maureen from Driving School
Downloading, illegal downloading, the iPod...
no wait i got confused, this is a hypothetical coma victim not time traveller... carry on.
There's often a cut off point, a certain age where people don't buy any new music, although whether it's to do with getting too old for certain bands or feeling disillusioned at current stuff being released I don't know.
'Hey, remember those records you loved in the last few years from PJ Harvey, Radiohead, Bjork, The Manics, Ghostface, REM and DJ Shadow? Yeah, well that. Still'.
1. Kids listen to shite like Lady Gaga, Beyonce & Ed Sheeran.
2. Be sure to check out Nils Frahms, Max Richter, Ulrich Schnauss & Epic45.
3. Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Bow Wow Wow, Adam & The Ants - they're all still around!
4. Throw away those freebie earplugs that you get with an iPod. What do you mean 'What's an iPod?', well - it's a small black box, like a Walkman, which allows you to connect to the internet. The internet? You don't know what the internet is?? Well the internet allows you to stream music and video from the cloud. You've never heard of the cloud??!!??
Seeing as you've never heard of the internet, the cloud or an iPod, erase from your memory everything I've mentioned about Lady Gaga, Beyonce or Ed Sheeran.
Remember - Epic45, Radiohead & Tune-Yards are good. Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Ed Sheeran are bad...
it started going mainstream around 1995.
Even I haven't heard of this!
i'd say, "this is a good thing because it means we have access to a far wider variety of music than ever, from the past to the present. sometimes it is overwhelming, because it means that you can get lost, for instance, chasing up a hitherto-unknown musique-concrete jazz band from the 1960s. but it is also good, because it means that you can listen to anything you like whenever you like and it's also easier than ever to discover new artists."
but i'd also say: "some people will tell you that dubstep is A COMPLETELY ALIEN GENRE and that nothing like it HAS EVER BEEN HEARD BEFORE. they are wrong on both counts, and they are also misguided. misguided assholes."
someone who's been in a coma for fifteen years has a lot more pressing knowledge needs than musical names and styles.
And their life is music
The beat of the drum in their heart?
and that they're as well going back into that coma, cos shit isn't going to be that good ever again.
Music in every conceivable style is now available with almost the ease (and less than the cost) of turning on a tap. And if you're interested in making music yourself, it's now possible to run the equivalent of millions of $$ of studio technology for a few hundred $$ on a basic laptop.
Knock yourself out.
Stop asking me about music. You've been in a coma for 15 years. You're going to need intensive physiotherapy. Oh, and most of your family and/or friends are dead.
... Except now she wears gloves all the time and she has a face like a 'V for Vendetta' mask. But, she still has a fanny like a kicked over trifle... I assume.