I didn't watch the American Music Awards last night. I didn't have to because I knew they'd be awful. They always have been. I've hated that awards show since Dick Clark conceived of it and it aired in January evey year.
Handing out awards based on sales is bound to present crap. The masses are asses. When I hear an argument as to why a certain band should be in the Rock Hall and they bring up sales as a point, I laugh.
To see numerous oldsters on social media grousing about the AMAs made me laugh as well. Griping about today's top 40 makes you look like a curmudgeon.
You can make all the comparisons you want as to how much better top 40 was when you were a kid but, guess what? Every generation feels the same. Music has a way of affecting you deeply in your youth. It becomes part of your DNA. That's why I still love Donny Osmond and The Archies. Wait. There was crap back then too? Crap that we embraced. Does this sound familiar?
I'm not saying all of the music on the top 40 is crap at all. In fact, I enjoy much of it. I'll certainly take the pop top 40 over the country music top 40. Now that, my friends, is some bad music.
Oh, and one last thing. Screw you Taylor Swift. That speech in which you took a dig at Spotify and streaming services shows you to be a money grabber. Back in the days you pine for the fans were the ones being screwed. We'd have to shell out $15 for a CD without hearing much of it at all. And often times we'd be disappointed and stuck with it. The tables have turned and now the fans get to hear it and if they really like it they may even buy a $20+ vinyl copy of it. Maybe your album is that good. I don't know because I can't hear it so I'm not buying it. Same goes for you too Lucinda.