I had a little idea.
I have all this expensive broadcasting stuff lying around, and it seems just a waste to record myself waffling, when I can write just as easily.
One of my great loves in life is music. I tend to listen to classical stuff these days, but occasionally I’ll listen to a bit of pop.
But here I am going to sound my age – pop these days is rubbish [in the main]. Singers seem to be chosen for their ‘sex appeal’ rather than their talent. I am tired of blokes pointing to, or actually clutching their crotch. I’m tired of bimbos who prance around dressed as pre-pubescent schoolgirls or who wear next to nothing at all. They all sound the same anyway.
In the 60s and 70s, pop music went through a huge transition. To be successful, you had to have talent vocally and musically. You had to be able to compose good lyrics and harmonies. It didn’t matter a damn what you looked like. You had to be able to play an instrument, as there was no fancy electronics to get you out of a hole.
One of my arguments that this was the heyday of popular music is that so many of the songs are being re-released by modern ‘artists’.
So, back to my idea. I thought I would do a brief sample of music from the 60s and 70s for two reasons. One is to bring back some memories for those of us old enough to remember those days, and the other is to show the younger generations what real pop music should be.
Each sample will be quite short as for one thing I don’t want people screaming about copyright, and the other is that Ron or Dick will start screaming about how much space I’m taking up on the website. Sound files tend to be big!
What do you think?