Buzz Off, Rihanna, Flo Rida, and Ke$ha! Here's Why I Hate Music!

If I sang this column onstage, you would make a shitty phone video of it

"We saw in the election how Bruce Springsteen is still the guiding saint of working-class white people. But if he recorded a song right now, there's not a radio format that would play it. There are no stations that play new, straight-ahead, old-fashioned rock songs. The Nirvana-style music supplanted old-school rock some time ago."

And now back to my own vengeful complaints: Curry in a Hurry is actually not always that fast. No, wait. That's for the next "Why I Hate Food" column. All this bad music has me woefully confused. Let me stop-stop-stop-stop.

Read more Michael Musto at La Dolce Musto

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Cassidy
Cassidy

I hate that shit so much I don't even bother tuning in.

Y'all should try NPR's "Sound Check" for some real music....

elpflasa
elpflasa

Now get off my lawn you damn kids!

bwaybill
bwaybill

That comment might make sense except the Judeo-Christian-value entertainment is the most offensive of all.

Stevart
Stevart

You're human Musto.  For months you have been registering your dissatisfaction with many aspects of our society.  You are growing bored the same way the thief got board in that episode of the Twilight Zone who went to hell and at first thought he was in heaven as EVERYTHING went his way until he, like you, got so bored he asked to go to the "other" place.  So I'll say it again.  As the "conservative" Judeo-Christian values you love to flaunt are replaced by secularism you will continue to see a downward spiral in the arts AND culture, and if you think you're unhappy now just wait.  "HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!" Laughed Burl Ives, the "devil".  'You ARE in the other place."

blissbaby
blissbaby

Ageist comments. The article even talks about how ageism hurts music because artists over 40 can barely get on the charts,

FLaKeyBS
FLaKeyBS

@mikeymusto Age helps, worked thru rock in 60s & 70s, always back to jazz, classical and, god forbid, instrumental electronic chill. Bzzz.

yaeltime
yaeltime

@andy_oconnor look you can beat this. he is everyone's gay grandpa.

yaeltime
yaeltime

@andy_oconnor hahahahaha

PhilipSherburne
PhilipSherburne

@maura I think it might get better if you read it in Seinfeld voice ("I mean, airplane food? Really?") but I'm not about to try.

jrichmanesq
jrichmanesq

@maura i think the last para implies a wink-and-nod? maybe? or maybe he's just post-sincerity, post-sarcasm and post-coherence

maura
maura

@tomewing it is, and its general-audience pitch means that it'll get a lot more play than anything written by informed people

yaeltime
yaeltime

@maura oh christ this is not a readable thing

bethesda
bethesda

Kesha and Rihanna are in a league of their own when it comes to annoyance level.

 
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