Good Music. Bad Music. And Porn.

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Sadhvi

There’s always been bad music out there, like just about anything from Captain & Tenille, Barry Manilow, and I’m sorry to say, Tony Orlando and Dawn.  But there always was really, really good stuff to balance it.

I recently watched a clip of older folks listening to Eminem, the famous rapper (see below).

Then I happened to see a clip of Beyonce and her husband have sexual intercourse perform, and then I started to think about good music, bad music, and porn.  I just don’t get what is so great about all the porn involved in the music scene these days.

Take Miley Cyrus:  seeing her perform is like watching someone in a strip club.  I just read that on her latest tour, she does this little thing where she simulates fellatio on a man in a Bill Clinton costume.  It’s kind of like, it’s cool, it’s awesome, but really, it isn’t.
Then there’s that clip of Kanye West with Kim Kardashian doing the wild thing on a motorcycle.  I mean, I know they are rich and have a ton of fans, but is it really awesome to be such an exhibitionist?  I mean, do their fans really like to see them having sexual intercourse being intimate like that?

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TONI ORLANDO AND DAWN

The shock factor is what sells, and you know, looking back, Elvis “the pelvis” Pressley was not allowed to be filmed below the waist because his gyrations were too suggestive.  Then the Beatles were really shocking with their long hair.  Of course Madonna was definitely a performer who shocked us but made us want it more too, so I guess it’s all her fault.

I just went through my CD mixes and am listening to  “The Something Good Mix” right now, with songs like J.J. Cale’s, “Magnolia”, Eric Clapton’s “After Midnight”, The Talking Heads “Burning Down the House”, Leonard Cohen’s “Secret Life”, and that one that I love from Dire Straits, called “On Every Street”.

Now that I got my fix of good music, I’m good and I feel one with everything again.

Peace. Love. And Thank God I grew up with good music 🙂

 

About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

5 thoughts on “Good Music. Bad Music. And Porn.

  1. First off every generation has their “type” of music and as we age we love to hear it again. Brings back good/bad memories that you have all to yourself. I really can’t understand any of the rap songs words, but once in awhile I do hear a word that offends me. Each singer has to remember that they too get old and are responsible for their music or video. I do think people like Milley, Beyonce and etc will age also and will they want to show their body’s at age 62? So put on your favorite album and remember the good days when you were young!

  2. While I agree that Beyonce is probably doing it all for show – I still don’t like the message she is sending to young girls who may not think it’s all show but something she has to do if she wants to be heard.

  3. Eminem might be a great rapper, but you know, rapping is like disco, you either like it or you don’t. I just am not so into it, but I did like disco. But I also have noticed the amount of bad porn that we are made to look at…so sad. Or, is it just the way it is and we, like our parents before us, and theirs before them, it’s just different than our generation.

  4. My take: I think Eminem is brilliant; writing and rapping about a very troubled childhood; a hard life on the streets in Detroit. He would be an intense actor (was great in 8 Mile), like Sean Penn, if he chose to go that way. Miley Cyrus is completely talent-LESS. And I saw Beyonce do a interview, dressed very modestly, in which she said her show is a “show”, a burlesque & has nothing to do with her real life.

  5. Hey Sadhvi… Eminem? Miley? Yes, bad music AND bad porn…
    fortunately we grew up with some of the best music of the century.

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