Originally posted by solarjetman
As a musician myself, I agree wholeheartedly and actually am starting to believe there is an underlying ploy that's far more sinister than meets the
eye. I feel that it is extremely lazy (or a cop out) for society to dismiss music as simply entertainment... ...one can't help but notice the
correlation between topics of pop music and everything thats corrupt in western society.
Ever since I've found myself in a position to be exposed to pop culture (read: married), I've noticed this as well. Like watching some kid show;
some pop star shows up and the audience cheers, so I'm like "Ok, apparently we're supposed to know who this person is." So I Google her to find
her NC-17 music video and sexual lyrics, and I'm like "What is she doing on a show that's aimed at kids???"
Now we have 12 year olds experimenting with sex in public school bathrooms. It's really not that hard to see how we got here, and it's not that hard
to figure out where we're going, either. There's a reason that I say we're halfway to a Brave New World.16 year olds getting pregnant is not as
shocking as it used to be, is it? Now we have reality shows about it. Because it's a cycle of shock/desensitization/acceptance. Give it another 15-20
years, we won't be too shocked at the 12 year olds anymore, either, because we'll be too busy being shocked at what 8 year olds will be doing.
But no one else seems to notice. No one ever notices. They just care about the beat. That almighty beat. Seriously, that's what people say if I point
out the lyrics.
Them: "Oh, I just listen to the beat, I hardly even notice the words."
Me: "So... you didn't notice that he literally just said 'tonight I'm f***ing you'?"
I volunteered for a pop radio station one time because they were doing a thing for child abuse awareness. Hey, I can put my musical differences aside
for a good cause. But this song by Katy Perry comes on, which is obviously about sex, and specifically says "I wanna be a victim, ready for
abduction, kiss me kiss me," etc. I'm like... Really? Nobody else finds this to be in bad taste considering the theme that we're dealing with?