Ok, here is another one of my vents. Ever since I was a kid, I loved to dance. I never had the desire to go to concerts or keep track of which band played which song. I remember being younger and the conversation would come up about who sings what. I would say ‘Oh, I never heard of that band’ and people would look at me with a puzzled look saying ‘Every time their songs are playing at a bar, you are nagging us to dance’. Well, in my mind, in was a catchy tune that was fun to dance to. I honestly couldn’t care less who sang in.
Also, I was a teenager when music videos started to explode. I NEVER saw the point in sitting in front of a TV to watch a music video. When I did watch with friends, we were always dancing at the same time. Unless I was in a place where I could get up and dance, I had no use for music ie no radio, walkmans (as they called it in my day) nor music videos.
Well, as I drive in my car, I listen to the radio. And there are songs that I like that come up often. So I decided to get with the times and look the songs up on youtube so I could listen to them ‘on demand’. And I am DISGUSTED. There is so much trashy things in those videos it now makes me feel guilty for liking the beat of the song. If I was to really think about it, it should not be a big surprise considering the lyrics of the song. But I never really pay attention to that half as much as I pay attention to the melody.
It just saddens me to think that someone who is talented enough to make a nice melody would have to resort to using sex to promote their song.
So that begs the question, ‘is there such a thing as a sinful melody?’ Or is it simply society that has turned good into bad?. For example, I have read that it is good for a baby to be exposed to classical music when their mom is pregnant. However, Bethoven tends to stress them out. So I am just curious.