Yes, I’m a music snob. If you’ve followed for a while you probably already know that, I’ve mentioned it in a couple of my music video posts.
For those of you that haven’t been following long, or are forgetful like me, I played in several bands during my high school and college years. I even seriously considered moving to Seattle to go to school for Audio Engineering, they have some fantastic schools and the music scene there is incredible.
Being a musician, even if I don’t play much anymore, I’m very picky of “popular” music. Really picky, to the point where I can’t listen to the radio (doesn’t help that there are only a couple stations here and they’re terrible).
The problem is, most music getting played on the radio these days is all done on computers. It’s crap. I’m talking pop mostly, they’re the biggest offenders and get played the most. They slap a computerized drum track down, throw on some synthesizers, (maybe) have one or two real musicians for things like violin, and have someone sing over it all. It’s not real music. That would be like equating a photoshop expert to a painter, maybe his photoshop skills are art, maybe not, but they’re definitely two different things. Continue reading