Monday, February 12, 2007

Music Rant

                       Another Rant and Rave.

    Heard about the Grammy awards.  I am not going to mention the "artist" who did the song.  He was hailed a genius.  The song talks about how he was going to kill his boss today.

   I am 52 years old.  I can look back in certain times of my life and remember the music that was playing at that time.  My first job...."A horse with no name",  Meeting my husband...... "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face",  My children's childhood, "We don't Need No education, We don't need no thought control".  

    Tragic times in my life, I was abducted and raped when I was 18..... when I hear "Angie" I still want to crawl under the table and hide my head. 

    Music is important and it does influence you weather you want to believe it or not.  Every period of my life I have a song to tag it with.  That is why I think this type of music is harmful.  Not funny, not genius, not good......dangerous.   When I have music stuck in my head I don't want it to be I want to kill my Boss. 

    I am strong enough to ignore that, but some aren't.  Because of that you are responsible for what you write, what you put to some catchy lyrics.  You are responsible for any damage that is done.  Because seriously..... don't you agree....What song were you listening too the time your husband asked you to marry him.  What were you listening too when your parents died.  What were you listening to on 9-11?  You can't tell me it doesn't affect you. 

   Once again these are my opinions, my believes I have arrived at during my short 52 years of life.  I don't think we should be talking censoring, we should be talking moral responsibility.

11 comments:

lanurseprn said...

I absolutely agree with you!  I watched part of the grammy's and had to turn them off.  I just don't get it.  Where has all the talent gone?  Granted the Dixie Chicks are good....but good enough to hail FIVE grammy's??  
Maybe I am gettin' old?
Pam

jlocorriere05 said...

I agree, I'm 56yrs old and remember so many songs which fit different memories. Even though I feel like killing my boss at times I wouldn't want a song like that stuck in my head forever! Good songs with nice lyrics seem to be a thing of the past now. Jeannette xx  

inquestoftruth said...

Well said!!     And you don't want me to get started on the Dixie Dumbos while we are talking about the Grammy awards.    It's a scary thought what American is becoming.
~Meg
PS:  ((((((((((((Julie))))))))))))

jckfrstross said...

well i know one thing the dixie idiots whouldn't have won anything that big mouth singer needs to go to iraq or iran and let her spout off there
sorry for the rant have a good week

Deb

quiltsnroses said...

You are so right!  I just don't get it--how can all that bad stuff get awards, and I think "don't parents know what their kids are listening too" and then I see the parents listening to worse.  Don'tcha just know I enjoy walking with my husband and grandchildren through the neighborhood and hearing profanity blaring from someone's stereo while he is washing his car.  NOT!  

radar446 said...

I don't think one particular song is ever to blame for what is happening in the country.  I think it is a culmination of music, TV, video games, and movies that are slowly effecting how people interact.  Just one thing doesn't have that much influence over people, but when society is flooded by violence, death, and general mayhem, then morals start to relax.  We are raising an entire generation that has killed repeatedly in video games, and have seen death glorified in movies.  Violence towards women and authority is a common theme in many forms of music.  As a culture, we are getting numb to the fragility of life, emotions, and mental well being.  I don't see anything turning around any time soon, in fact I fear it will get much worse.  I deal with a larger number of kids that literally can't be controlled...by parents, teachers, or police.  I worry for the future of this world.

Greg

ukgal36 said...

Music definitely does have an effect on us.. i too can hear a certain song and be bought to tears immediately....i can also be made to smile or just have a great memory.. i don't like some of todays lyrics...and then when they get up to accept an award they like to thank god and their mamas..you kiss your mama with that mouth??
Lyn

rbrown6172 said...

i agree.  but it's not just the music....i'm shocked at the reality of some of the violent video games that people get so caught up in.  it's a mass desensitizing of our children and youth today.  it's scary.
gina

springangel235 said...

I must have missed that singer in your first paragraph...now you have me wondering who it is.  
I agree with all you said...well put....have a great day...hugs,
Joyce

rebuketheworld said...

I agree. We have this blank mirror that pops up when it comes to how violence and sex in movies and music impacts a society. But, we all agree that humor in movies and TV brings a better mood and makes us laugh. But, we all agree that romance in a movie can make us feel lonely when we are alone, happy when we are happy and even hopeful. But, we all agree that porn arouses us and scary movies make us want to sleep with the lights on. But, we all agree that counseling, theraphy, meditation, yoga and other relaxing choices, have an impact on us because our mind focuses on healing. The mirror blank pops up with sex and violence. Who knew, the mind could deselect one mediam and embrace the others,lol...my sarcasm obviously. ~Raven

cacklinrosie101 said...

There was a time, such music wouldn't have been played on the air let alone win a Grammy.  Music is a huge influence.  Great entry, Julie.  Chris