The Ambitious Drifter

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Daily Prompt: Modern Pop Music Is Soooo Cool


Think about an object, an activity, or a cultural phenomenon you really don’t like. Now write a post (tongue in cheek or not — your call!) about why it’s the best thing ever.

Ah, I do soooo wish I was young again, now that pop music is so good. It was such a drought back then. All we had to look forward to was a new Jimi Hendrix single, or perhaps a new album by Led Zep.

There were boy bands then, but bah humbug!  Why would you want to listen to the Four Tops or the Temptations when there’s One Direction?  Back then they werent even boys…. just men…. with great strong voices. Bah, there wasnt even Autotune, you could hear each of the voices separately.

No sex back then either, not much glamour. The Supremes, Aretha, Dusty……. nothing as stirring as a randy twelve year old high on food colouring!  Blimey, the only tongue sticking out was owned by Gene Simmons.  Who really wanted to rock n’roll all night and party every day?  Not me when I was sixteen!

The songs were so amateurish in those days, thank god they’ve stopped people writing their own material.  Much better when it’s left to 50 year old professionals who know all about show business.  Dancers too, it’s great to see a boring solo singer surrounded by twenty dancers… they do it so well. Pity that Bob Dylan didnt liven up his act.


Enough already….   colour and movement , who needs musicians? 



7 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Modern Pop Music Is Soooo Cool

  1. Thanks for the laugh AND the reminder of why you aren’t going to find anything recent amongst my CDs (what?? you don’t download everything? Are you MAD?) …


  2. Love every bit of this and totally relate to it!


  3. Songs actually had melodies, back then, too. How uncool was that?