Music: Then and Now

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Music: Then and Now

Bogotá, Colombia –

Punk Then:

Minor Threat live

Raw and Un-cut and hits you like Colombian Blow

Punk Now:

Good Charlotte – Like It’s Her Birthday

Just straight Queer.

Pop music Then (female):

Mazzy Star – Fade Into You (1994)

Graceful, haunting, angelic, mysterious.

Pop music Now (female):

Kesha – Blah Blah Blah

Looks and sounds like a no-rhythm tranny. She has less steps than Puro Colombian blow.

Soul Music Then:

D’Angelo – Lady

Simply Perfection. Or as close as your going to get perfection since 1979.

Soul Music Now:

Taio Cruz – Dynamite

Not even sure what that is. Nice girls though.

Hip-Hop Then:

Mobb Deep “Survival of the Fittest”

Pure Street.

Hip-Hop Now:

Drake – Find Your Love

Drake – Over

Pure wack. There are nerdy, suburban white kids that can serve this guy.

This week’s sign that the apocalypse is coming.

In other news, here is a good interview with Matt Taibbi, the author of Griftopia (Click here for book review of Griftopia):

The stuff he said about Bernie Madoff is true. The only reason he went down is he was just a high-end (I use that term loosely) Ponzi-schemer. He didn’t spread his money around the right way and he ripped off the “wrong people”: rich people.

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The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

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6 Comments on "Music: Then and Now"

  1. The G Manifesto
    T. AKA Ricky Raw
    25/02/2011 at 11:09 am Permalink

    You know, I don’t mind suburban white kids and chicks thinking Drake is the best rapper ever, but there are black hip-hop fans and hood dudes old enough to remember the late 80s and early 90s who enthusiastically cosign this guy’s skills. I don’t get it.

  2. The G Manifesto
    The G Manifesto
    25/02/2011 at 11:14 am Permalink

    T. AKA Ricky Raw,

    Interesting point. I have discussed this a lot with people.

    In the 90’s everybody would have gone after Drake and destroyed him (Pac alone would have murdered this kid).

    Nowadays everyone want to be on his track.

    It’s all money these days. No soul and art.

    That’s progress for you.

    – MPM

  3. The G Manifesto
    26/02/2011 at 2:09 pm Permalink

    Really good post! I think you could do such a comparison with any rubric of arts and you would come to the same conclusion. Money and media are certainly screwing true art.

  4. The G Manifesto
    One Dope Mexican
    27/02/2011 at 9:10 am Permalink

    Word homie. No soul anymore. What these new cats fail to relize is the people who came before were trying to convey something. Music to them was a means to an out of a f’d up situation. They pored they’re soul into the music, money was secondary. Their were no publicists, no styists, nobody telling them how to act and what to say, they did and said what they felt. These new kids don’t even know their history. How many do you think know who Rick Rubin is or know a soul singer other than Marvin Gaye. I bet not many. It doesn’t matter what genre of music either it’s all the same. All about the almighty dollar. Great post G. Keep up the good work.

  5. The G Manifesto
    27/02/2011 at 2:29 pm Permalink

    I’m doing my very best to fix this ‘music’ situation.

    The funny thing is, I bet if musicians weren’t so focussed on chasing money and afraid of offending someone they’d be a lot more successful.

    It’s the same in every other area of life. Being authentic is the way to go.

  6. The G Manifesto
    28/02/2011 at 9:51 am Permalink

    Co-Sign NomadicNeill

    No one’s staying true to the soul (well, very very few are).

    Apart from the Drake syndrome, look at what’s going on in RnB/Soul with all this faux-euro-electric crap going on. And I do listen to future-oriented music, but this ‘new soul’ is just a pathetic knock-off.

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