Re: My rant on today's pop music
In my band, we play (and I sing lead on) Cream's Sunshine of Your Love. When we play out at restaurants where younger kids can see us, they recognize the song despite it being from 1967, because it was on one of the Guitar Hero video games.
Can you imagine one of the current horrid pop songs being on a video game 43 years from now, and their kids/grandkids recognizing it? It certainly wouldn't be Guitar Hero or Rock Band, since there is no guitar or rock going on in most of these songs.
My teenage daughters and their friends also recognize a lot of the music from the 1970's and 1980's, because those songs are used over and over again in TV commercials and movie soundtracks. Whenever I hear them singing along, my natural tendency is to ask them how they know that song, and then they give me that look like "duh"....
"Through many dangers, toils and snares..." - Amazing Grace, third verse