Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by buckeyegator, Mar 6, 2018.
Before I saw your post, this was also the first that came to my mind.
George was writing better songs IMO by the time of Abbey Road than Paul or John were, at least at that time. I so wish they had put "All Things Must Pass" on that album. It would have been their perfect swan song in retrospect, but Paul was determined to get "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" on there because it had already missed getting on the White Album and got shelved with the Get Back/Let It Be project.
Speaking of the Beatles, I've always wished the shopkeepers and the cops would have better understood the moment that day on the Apple rooftop and let them keep playing until they were ready to quit. That was their absolute last public performance and the first in three years. They were filming for Get Back and they might have stayed up there all day.
I think that there's a "Magic Bus" cosmic opposite orbiting the Earth like a comet.
It strikes whenever it gets close, and abducts our musical geniuses!
There goes the Bopper, Richie Valens, etc. Next pass, and it's Jim Morrison , Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix. Almost late for the bus was Jerry Garcia.
On the next orbit, John Lennon, later, George Harrison. Elvis, Jim Croce, Dickie Betts, Duane Allmann, and so, All the guys fron Lynyrd Skynyrd added heartily to the bus.
Music starts to change, and the bus swings around to pick up Kurt Cobain. Oh, Michael, you moon walk is SO much easier up here, AND, THIS bus is the REAL NEVERLAND!
As the decades pass, the bus has been returning to make their pickups, Ol Blue-Eyes, Dino.
Now, this bus still comes in like a comet, but now are picking up the "Older Pros" like David Bowie, Prince, and more who were so influential with their sounds.
As the 'Macic Bus" crazy clone leaves once again, and it's said that if you look with binoculars, one can see Keith Moon Wildly Driving the bus, and over a couple of loudspeakers, singing together:
"The Wheels On The Bus Go Roung And Round, Round And Round...."
August 9, 1995
I am no expert but I think most blame the 1996 Telecommunications Act, which passed largely with bipartisan support and was of course signed into law by President Clinton.
Sorry, don't mean to make this political, and maybe Reagan laid the groundwork for it, but the homogenization of modern radio can be laid at the feet of both parties.
Of course, kids nowadays get their music from the internet, they probably don't listen to the radio at all.
Not sure if I qualify as a kid anymore, but I've lived in St Pete over 5 years and have no idea what the local stations are, save for ESPN radio.
You're probably referring to the death of Jerry Garcia, but in light of my comment above about the internet, it's also the day that Netscape issued it's IPO, ushering in the dot com boom.
Me too, but I generally just listen to my old CDs (ripped to MP3 of course) or podcasts now. One thing radio was good for was introducing people to new music - when you're stuck in the car with only a handful of genres to choose from, you have to listen to whatever they broadcast.
Unless you're really into music (I'm not) new music probably doesn't spread as much as it used to. On the other hand, people who are really into music have access to tons of artists they wouldn't have had under the old model.
Also, I'd like to nominate three more days:
(1) the day autotune was invented;
(2) the day MTV started broadcasting; and
(3) the day MTV stopped playing music videos.
The original use of auto tune was not that bad, they were just using it for the robot effect ie Computer Love
Not arguing with you Gil. Just saying it started with Reagan.
President Reagan, and Congress, deregulated American corporations in the 1980's. This included FCC rules and regulations limiting corporate ownership and control of American media outlets; radio, television and newspapers.
over 90% of America's radio stations, t v stations and newspapers are now controlled by six corporations.
6 Mega-Corporations Control 90% of the American TV and Radio Media Stations | Humans Are Free
Six Corporations Own 90% of News Media - Truth!
These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America
Who owns America's Radio Stations | AirTalents.com
Concentration of media ownership - Wikipedia
RIP César Mendoza
October 2, 2017. TP. I'm still broken up over this. My hard times in Gainesville were a little less hard because of Tom Petty. In the last five months I discovered brilliant tunes in his library that I never heard before-or forgot.