Ah, the times they are a changin’ - or are they just coming back? If you grew up in the 60's and 70's and 80's and loved some of the greats - and missed them you get one of those rare gifts in life called a second chance. The tours in the past year and coming year of The Who, The Stones, The Police, Clapton, Genesis is music to my ears . The only thing that would make me happier is if Bruce Springsteen did a tour with his band again and sang "Glory Days" for me. Not that I didn’t love his acoustic performance tour- I did – I just want to rock with him before I am too old to care.
A second chance to see the greats of music that wrote lyrics and played music that will be a part of us forever. Maybe I am wrong or maybe I am just a rock music lover to the core- but I just can't see that happening with some of the music created in the past few years by rap or hip hop artists.
With all the debate over the fate and destiny of music its ironic that a die hard Police fan can't get tickets because they are sold out immediately. I was lucky to see the Who, the Stones, Bruce Springsteen and may have to travel to see Genesis- if I can get tickets . I'm old , by teenage standards, barely know how to use the camera on my cell phone, still look with awe at old record album covers and still love The Who as much today as I did when I was 17. And yes- I bought their latest CD. I buy CD’s at music stores, online occasionally and yes- at Starbucks. I have caught myself grabbing the odd Blues or Jazz CD with my coffee just because music and a good cup of coffee do “blend”…
I finally figured out how to use iTunes, but use it mostly for business Podcasts
So the times they are a changin’- but not so much that we have lost site of what is at the heart of the industry- great music with longevity whether its an undiscovered indie band that writes great lyrics that touch you or an old rocker that lives and rocks on!