Sunday, August 29, 2010
Give us the Monkeys!
As a musician its hard to take a stand against other forms of music or any one artist in particular, but one thing is for certain as we expand our own musical horizons and bring new cover material to mix in with our originals, we are drawn to the sounds of the past. Little Feat, Steely Dan, the Grateful Dead, Al Green, Otis Redding and the list goes on. Yes, sometimes we find current artists to cover like Ray Lamontagne or even Sheryl Crow, but on the whole it seems as though our favorite songs are from days gone by. Looking at the musical landscape today it is not hard to wonder why. With the record companies in shambles and holding on to anything that makes them money for dear life, its seems that all that is left is the Justin Biebers of the world. Although, the 60's and 70's had their version of teen rock, (Donnie Osmond, etc,)it somehow doesn't seem as forced as it does today. S0 give me the Monkees anyday over what is being shown to us today and called music.