Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Classic rock radio stations

I get so upset with commercial FM stations and the way they play the same songs. The only stations that play the other songs from an artist are the ones that are not on the corporate payroll. In the area where I live a company bought the majority of the stations and turned them into commercial music meat grinders. They play the “best country" and the "best new music" and the "best classic rock", over and over. They do not do this for the love of music but to maximize their profit. Only the independent stations play music for the enjoyment of it but sadly these stations are harder to find. I can sometimes get a whisper of these true music fans on my radio but it soon fades out as the commercial stations blast the airwaves.
The internet and satellite radio are the places to hear a variety of music that is reminiscent of days when FM radio was dominated by the DJ and not the paid voices that play what corporate tells them to.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The slow demise of the classic rockers.

It occurred to me how many of the classic rockers are getting on in age. The members of so many of the super bands of the 60's and 70's are over the age of 60 and 70. Within the next two decades many of them will be gone. We will be left with only their recordings to enjoy. I plan on trying to see as many of these icons on stage before they stop touring or pass on.
Will the future generations of musicians have the same influence as these aging rock gods?