The New Music

My Generation
This week I decided I would try something different. Closing in on 60 years of age I listen to a lot of music from the 1960s and 1970s. On an Internet site I discovered some thing called creative Commons mix tapes. This is basically a forum where new artists can make their music available to the general public and get some necessary exposure. I don’t know how long it’s been since I last listened to any contemporary music. The last music that I seriously liked was Seattle grunge music from the nineties. My thinking must be that the music that I grew up on was so good that I don’t see any need to listen to modern music. However, I have kept asking myself, “I wonder what young people are listening to today?” This week I decided through the new Creative Commons mix tapes to listen to the sampling of contemporary music released by new artists. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that a lot of the new music is actually quite good. Of course, it would sound better if I was a young person listening to it. I listened to a song called Kickback by a band called Sick of Sarah. I actually liked the song and decided to listen to a few more new artists. I also listened to a duo called No Way Josie. They have released a cool song called Want It Back. The music that I sampled was very eclectic. Some of it was obviously dance music. Other genres included soft rock ballads, electronica, and what I would have to call industrial grunge. I am very pleased to see that through certain Internet sites young artists have a medium to expose their talent to the world.

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