On 04/01/2011, Tom Fine wrote:
> Hi Dave:
> Sorry to disagree, but saying small-city club rocking means that a
> rock music business is "alive" is like saying just because a bunch of
> semi-literate loudmouths use free blog sites for no wages while
> newspapers die off means print journalism is "alive." There's a big
> difference between the big leagues and everything else. Using Bob O's
> analogy, the "farm system" died out and thus the big leagues
> eventually ran out of "players." It's happening in almost all aspects
> of Western culture, a sure sign of a rotted-out society collapsing
> upon itself. Sad to watch because it wasn't always this way in my
In the case of both rock and jazz, it is a case of the genre running
through its life cycle. Young people are not in general very interested
in those old styles now.
Nor do they listen much to waltzes and polkas.
Obviously there is a minority who do take an interest in older music,
just as there are some young listeners to classical music. These tend to
be those with a more serious interest in music as such.
Those who just want a good night out are going for DJs and the many
dance styles, rap, etc etc.
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