I think I can explain the current economic recession in lay man terms. But let me start from the beginning, because after all that is a very good place to start.
Music reflects current culture. Think back to the 60s and the jingles back then – the good old age of Aquarius, no silver spoons, and Sweet Home Alabama.
I have this theory that most new music that is played on the airwaves today is about PAARTYING. The Black Eyed Peas come out with a new jam about taking shots and mazeltoffing ones’ way through life every two weeks. Rap music is keeping bottoms up and taking tops off. Everyone is bumping and grinding and boozing.
And therein lies the problem, the youth of the nation are spending too much time posted up at bars, and not enough time studying under dim lights at the library. But even the dorks wedged between books and nawing on pencils are taking drugs. Oh yes adderall. A little speed does the body good to absorb school.
Maybe we would all be better off if we stopped focusing on having a good time, and got to work on getting the fryers heated up for freedom fries.
Now I know what you are thinking, there have always been fun music songs. What about “You make me wanna shout. Throw my hands up and shout.” That must be a party jingle. Notice: there is no mention of popping bottles in the club.
See, previous generations weren’t always hungover. So they got some work done.