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Why Are So Many People Saying Bad Music is Good?

July 5, 2015

WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE SAYING BAD MUSIC IS GOOD?

Music has really reached some new lows. Why are so many people saying it’s great when it isn’t? Why are so many people listening to generic formulaic music and claiming it’s innovative and new? Why doesn’t a single person in the music press stand up for good music, and against the bad that everyone else is praising so much?
Has corporate music jumped the shark?

Consider some of these points:
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This from SNL nasty critic character, Jebidiah Atkinson in talking about contemporary music and all the Grammy winners,
” (It’s a)… Spotify playlist of a 12 year old girl.”
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This is being passed around as Things that Will Disappear in our Lifetime e-mail.

MUSIC : … The music industry is dying a slow death not just because of illegal downloading. It’s the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it. Greed and corruption is the problem. The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing. Over 40% of the music purchased today is “catalogue items,” meaning traditional music that the public is familiar with — older, established artists. This is also true on the live concert circuit. To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further, check out the book, “Appetite For Self-Destruction” by Steve Knopper and video commentary, “Before the Music Dies.”
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This from Billboard, Feb 14, 2015 :

This is from an interview of Lucian Grange, Chairman/CEO/Universal Music Group. the #1 person on the, 100 most powerful people in the music business, yearly list.

He is quoted as saying,
‘The industry broke five new artists in 2014, and we broke four of them.” Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, and Sam Smith. ”
UMG owns three of 2014’s top five labels.

Why would the biggest music exec in the world be proud that 1. he only released 4 new artists in a year, and 2. that the industry only released 5 in a year.
That is a massive failure. Where is the rest of the world? I’ve found 200 greats that should break out – see the BIG LIST http://wp.me/p5S9X-36
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MUSIC is 80% 3 Companies: Warners/Universal/Sony (WUS)
For real vitality we need not 3 but thousands of competing record companies. Every time there has been a great variety of record companies, the music has improved, often to a point where there is a golden age of music.
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The FORMULA: electric guitars, bass, drums.

Some of us, including me, think that the music business is stuck in the same electric guitar, bass, and drums formula done better 60 years ago. Some of us think the real creativity is to break free of bands and go a different way from the 60 year old path that everyone else is on.
How can a musician fit a 60 year old formula and call it new?

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Music Down to Coke or Pepsi, Swift or Beyonce.

Here’s the dilemma for the music media – either talk about thousands of musicians and their great music, or just cover Beyonce and Swift over and over and find out what they wear, and where they go.
Music now is down to Coke or Pepsi, Swift or Beyonce.
https://musea.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/c/
Where is the media? Rolling Stone, Spin, NPR, anyone – anywhere???
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WHERE ARE THE HITS?

Compare the massive amount of hitmakers from 1955-1975 to the last 20 years.
https://musea.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/hit-song-challenge/

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POSTISM, WHERE A LITTLE REBELLION BRINGS VITALITY BACK TO MUSIC.

There is a music revolution going on called Postism music out of Dallas. Some of these musicians are changing music history with some possible world’s firsts; while the dance pop stars that are over hyped seem to be most interested in more publicity.

POSTISM is 3 things, a revolution against what rock/rap/country/pop have become, its back to early rock and roll’s simple honesty, directness, and passion with an emphasis on melody and great SONGS, and it’s a music that includes all types of music from every place in the world.
(and It’s part of the overall art and media revolution).

https://musea.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/post-bands-music-revolution-quick-summary/

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BIGGEST RADIO CONGLOMERATE ASKS FCC IF THEY CAN DO PAYOLA QUIETLY
(no wonder radio is so bad)

http://fair.org/blog/2015/03/17/clear-channel-tells-fcc-covert-commercials-would-be-user-friendly-and-satisfying/

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Six Country Hits Sound like the Same Song – Proof here.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/09/pop-country-song-mashup_n_6444456.html

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80’s Called, They want their Videos Back
Have you noticed how only a few mainstream musicians can afford the cost of videos?
Time to put the emphasis on the music not the visuals. Leave videos back in the 80’s when they were relevant. That opens music up to everyone, not just a few with deep corporate pockets. And when you stress the quality of music, you get new, vital, better music again, not a rehash of 30 years ago.

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SAYINGS AND POEMS ON ALL OF THIS.

https://musea.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/rock-n-roll-poems/

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ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Some think it should close it’s doors!  Who is left to add in the current group?
Has rock/rap/country/pop jumped the shark?
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signed,

Tom Hendricks
Box Office From my Back

Texas Video Showdown: Hunkasaurus versus Taylor Swift, Madonna, and Katy Perry

May 21, 2015

Hunkasaurus and his cheap bad video with his beat up standard guitar, and no giant set behind him but a blank wall, representing all the thousands of indy musicians, has challenged Taylor Swift, Madonna, Katy Perry, Bieber, etc., and their very expensive recent videos, to a video showdown.

Hunkasaurus  says his video is not as pretty or trendy or well produced, or as filled with famous people,, but that it is better music,  because it’s just music – one take, one guitar, one revolution. Compare this with the most recent cameo full, very expensive productions of Madonna,  Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift. Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar.

VOTE:  By going to the video below.  Thumbs up is a vote for Hunkasaurus.  Thumbs down is a vote for Swift, Madonna, and Perry.

Recent major production videos by Taylor Swift, Madonna, and Katy Perry, may be the videos that jump the shark for mainstream musicians.  Not because they are bad, They are ok, and a lot like most of all the other mainstream videos; but because each is such a big production that no other musician can match it.  Hey pop musicians, where do you go from this? You can’t do bigger than these 3. You can’t pack videos with more stars.  The only direction is back to basics.  That’s the Hunkasaurus message, combined with a little rebellion, excitement, and fun! https://musea.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/post-bands-music-revolution-quick-summary/ Photo 1

Rock and Roll Poems (reblog of big post)

March 30, 2015

https://musea.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/rock-n-roll-poems/

Lots of updates and add ons!

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Big List, 7 More Inductees to best Music on Net, List.

March 27, 2015

BIG LIST ADD ONS
(from intro to big list)
This, as far as I know, is the WORLD’S FIRST WORLDWIDE BEST NEW MUSIC LIST. Some entries are pure music, some are a fun mix of music and video, all IMO are VERY GREAT and better than what you hear as mainstream music. I think about 90% of these would make #1 Singles. Note these are from every continent and from all over the world. They includes EVERY type of music. I looked for good songs that had melody and rhythm. I also looked for a variety of styles and anything that showed originality. And finally I looked for things that are in some way magical – that enticed me to hear the music over and over.

Glad to announce the new inductees to the BIG LIST.
It’s the first, best music of the entire net and world, music list (and best, at least until someone does a 2nd one). See url that follows.

BIG MUSIC LIST (200 Song – First Worldwide Best Music List)
http://wp.me/p5S9X-36
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Great Elvis Performance Late in his Career, “Unchained Melody” Elvis Presley (yt)

Best Telephone Operator’s Party Song Film Production Number, from the 30’s, Hollywood Party, from the film. (yt).

Most soulful Jazz Voice and guitar performance , “Angel Eyes”, Ella Fitzgerald. (yt).

Best Pythian Temple Recording Studio Session (1958), “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”/ “True Love Ways”, Buddy Holly (yt).

Best Todd Rundgren Inspirational Song Recorded by Someone Else. “Love is The Answer”, England Dan and John Ford Coley (yt).

Best Female Percussionist on the Hits (bongos, congas, etc.), Bobbye Jean Hall Porter, From Motown on. Active 71-90. (wiki)

Sneakiest Theme Music, “Pink Panther Theme”, Henry Mancini. (yt).

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BIG MUSIC LIST (200 Song – First Worldwide Best Music List)

http://wp.me/p5S9X-36

The Outside the Box Sets – Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar

December 23, 2014
Dear Musea Readers,
 
Last Friday, the 19th, I went to Crystal Clear Studios, and helped Tim Wilson put together the first 37 of a planned 73 boxed sets:
Special silver tin of my 10 year music project; with 9 CD’s, 150 songs of voice and guitar, from Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar.
See picture:  The photo in the window of the tin, is one of 5 covers that come with the set. You choose!
Now you have two ways to hear the 10 year music project: Through the big OUTSIDE THE BOX set of 9 cd’s.
or on your favorite music streaming site (I-Tunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play, CD Baby,  my Hunkasaurus.com) or about 20 others.
More to come on the big box sets. If you would like one of the first of these ($19 + shipping and handling to US only) contact me.
 Photo 1Tom Hendricks
This is my youtube video about the tin sets:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCfsWF_3nE0&feature=youtu.be

 


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