Sunday, December 03, 2006
Listen to a great interview with David Crosby (Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young). Interview conducted recently on the Public radio program 'On Point'. (Link below).
The discussion centers around Crosby's career, his latest work, war, and the relationship between music and politics.
They don't make em like this anymore. What happened to the concept of consciousness in music? What happened to musicians who stood for something?
Today, musicians are much more concerned about record deals, and making sure their music is as dumbed down and non-political as possible so that it can get played on MTV. (Empty V tends to ban anything that carries a political or social message).
I think about Crosby doing his thing in the 60's and 70's and then I think about the musicians out there today. It's depressing. We have gone from musicians like Dave Crosby, Curtis Mayfield, & Marvin Gaye, (regardless of genre) to Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Snoop Dog and the gangster rap culture. Music in general has definitely fallen a mighty long way....
Listen to Interview Here. (choose audio option at top of page).
Posted by Brian E. at 3:03 AM