Doomed Future of Music


We are doomed musically. Save your old cassettes, CDs and the few memories that you have of old music because it is downhill from here. download

I am working for 20 marks on this topic: Is old music better than todays? Or better put does nostalgia of not paying bills, scheduled nap time, washed well-pressed clothes and family trips paid by parents, etc make us consider the music we used to listen to then more beautiful than the new.

My simple answer would have been: music of today many of the lyrics have no real depth to them anymore either. Lots of mainstream artists don’t even write their own. The music is repetitive, and the lyrics sometimes involve swearing or the typical thought that every song has to be about love. Many of the lyrics have no real depth to them anymore either. Lots of mainstream artists don’t even write their own, etc.

But that would not be worth 20 marks would it?

Music is one manifestation of the human’s incessant need to communicate with his fellows, it expresses the inner states of one individual to another or that of a group to another group. While it is being performed, performer and listener share in this expression of feelings. We usually attempt to define what we call music in terms of the way it is manifested in our own particular culture.

I have a musical friend who shocked me by saying that our generation does not have bass singers. Apparently, it is hard to find a man who can sing bass, the most he can do is the tenor.  He even goes ahead and says that the bass can be removed from the notes and no one will notice. The days spent listening to Il Divo seem more blissful.

Think about how a particular mood is enhanced when we add music. When we feel good the music can make it feel even better. When we feel bad, the music can help to pull us into another frame of mind. At times the wrong music can even make the mood worse, sadder, more morose. Sometimes the sound of it, particularly when it’s not what we want to hear, can drive us almost mad. In any case, we can all accept that it has a powerful effect on us at times.

We cannot speak about our change of music without our change of communication, if we agree that music is one way we communicate as humans, then something must have changed. Some say it is the change or the assimilation of different cultures. Today, we have forces that seem to be working toward a globalization of musical tastes. Iif we look across cultures and even looking within any one, there still exist a great diversity of forms, styles, and traditions of music. Change has always been a factor in culture, but today, with the increasing effectiveness of media and communication, the world is saturated with cultural information and it is rare to find human societies that are even relatively untouched by it. Change brought about by contact between groups is part of the process by which culture evolves, adapts and accommodates

I  am not a declinist. Neither are my friends. But very much nostalgic. Because nostalgic experiences rarely reoccur, we are motivated to savor them by prolonging the time we reminisce about them.

My conclusion to answer all this change of music will be tied to who were are as individuals. Music has not changed, our way of communication has changed, we as people have changed. We chose not to listen to the songs we used to listen to. We want to be trendy by ditching what we loved just to fit in. It won’t hurt to listen to Beyonce’s Survivor if you don’t like the new…..mmmmhhh…… what’s her latest song called? (Someone update me) it is still out there.

 

We are second-hand people. We have lived on what we have been told, either guided by our inclinations, our tendencies, or compelled to accept by circumstances and environment. We are the result of all kinds of influences, and there is nothing new in us, nothing that we have discovered for ourselves: nothing original, pristine, clear. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Remember, Jesus loves you no matter your situation. He truely does. Trust Him.

Jo-

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When will it be your turn?


Hello again world, we meet again.

Hope you guys have been well and behaved yourselves.

So much has happened, so little has changed. What I have learned is:  I prefer being condor to everything in this life and would prefer that being reciprocated. My love language is acts of service, I read the book 5 love languages by Gary Chapman, a friend of mine asked me what is my love language so I went and read and afterwards did the quiz.  So apparently, my love language is acts of service. So in the Love language proficiency levels, in acts of service I am a five, meaning a native speaker,  to quality time:a four meaning able  to use the language fluently and accurately on all levels pertinent to professional needs. And my least is level zero, and this language is physical touch; this means I have no practical speaking proficiency and No practical reading proficiency.Just means it’s my physical touch as a love language is like my knowledge of the Slovak language….No Idea!  So my question is what is your love language? Let me know.

So what does that have to do with the title of this post, one is that when my friend, Lydia, suggested the title and  two, it means we as humans have a tendency to want to be compliant, to be part of the group, to feel part of, to follow the flock. We follow trends, fashion, we simply follow the pack. Like birds in a flock or sheep in a pasture, we follow — sometimes at our own peril…….or to stardom.  So basically, what  I want to talk about is that we tend not to realize we need something until we see someone else with it and we tend to think what fits the other will fit me mentality.

If you are an avid follower of my post , I might have mentioned a friend of mine getting married to her over ten years boyfriend, my ‘it’ couple, so progress report is that they got married. The wedding was amazing!! And on another grand event in my life, my big brother, my one and only big brother got married. And what I noticed is that, at all wedding receptions, all single people were being asked ” when will  it be your turn?” “you are next!” Next is so and so..” some people even started looking at their girlfriends a little differently and savings increased. Do we see this trend? you attend a wedding to notice that marriage exists. We see a friend getting a haircut and we remember we need a haircut too. A friend braids their hair and ALAS! I have to do my hair.Or have you taken a friend shopping and you find yourself buying more than the friend you accompanied……It happens. You are not alone.

So why are people conformists,my  explanation is that our brains get confused between what it sees and what others tell us.Conformism means the tendency to adopt the attitudes, behavior, dress, etc, of the group to which one belongs. basically looking like this:    

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In my head it just means fitting in.Not that I am against fitting it but i am of the idea, let me start from here:

There are 12 million millionaires in the world, but only 2,325 billionaires.That’s an exclusive club, of which the likes of Warren Buffett, Jack Ma, and Oprah Winfrey are members. 

That is what gets me going,being the top few. The selected few. the cream, the cherry on top. There is this type of people who get up, go to work, come home, make dinner, watch their TV shows and then go to sleep to get ready for the next day.They’re such a hard worker and they live such a stressful life. Looking at all the great people that God used in the Bible they were not the one of the majority they were the selected few. Selected few in a sense that the has character that withstood time. David was  tall, strong, handsome.These are the sorts of things we first see when we look at someone too as they are easy to see. Some people might look for a handsome face, others for good grooming or good dress sense but while these things have some value in themselves, they are obviously not what God was looking for. God looks at the hearts, and David is called a man after God’s heart.

My point in all this, the road to destruction is wide. Mathew 7;13: “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.    

That is all I can say, God created each one of us for a reason and a purpose for a specif time. lets not try to imitate or copy paste what the other is doing and forget ourselves because in the end, we will give a report.

That is all my good people. Hope you are keeping your hair moisturized and healthy.

See you soon.

Get right with God 🙂

Josepha