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Sun, Aug. 15th, 2004 11:41 pm
Generations

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krikketgirl
krikketgirl
Kat
Mon, Aug. 16th, 2004 04:50 am (UTC)

Interesting.

I think the thing I find most disheartening about music in general is that, at this point in time, it has become something that is not done privately, for one's own enjoyment. It, like sports and art, has become something that one pays to hear another do, and not something that one would voluntarily participate in. Those who would like to do it must have lessons, and if one hasn't had lessons, then anything they produce as music is looked down upon.

As for the generational thing; yes, there is a lot of rebellion. However, I think that the rebellion tends to come from two places: 1) a disjoint with God and a resultant feeling that something is missing, without any idea of where to go to fill it, and 2) the excesses of the previous generation. For example, the 1920's were scandalous and shocking to many, especially with the newfound sexuality and urbanity of its youth. But if you look at what had gone before, with a complete silence on matters of sexuality and growing up and "all that jazz," you can see that the 20s were just a boomerang. The 30s reversed the trend a little because people were too busy just trying to find work and make a living...then the 40s came and with them, world war...after the upheaval related to war, people craved a feeling of being settled, and so came the 50s, with rigid social roles; the next generation rebelled against the stuffy rigidity and boomeranged the other way.

It would be better to be able to take a reasoned look and say, "This worked, this didn't," and hang onto the good. Unfortunately, I don't see that happening any time soon on a grand scale.


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