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Thread: Won't Somebody Please Think of the Children?

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    Default Won't Somebody Please Think of the Children?

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...inking-fitness

    I've scanned this article while at work so I've not ascertained to what extent it's a load of cobblers, but it interests me to consider if this phenomenon (if such a phenomenon exists) has had an effect on 'pop' music, which should really be produced by and consumed by the yoof.

    Yesterday I saw David Drake (the rap journalist) deriding the notion that a certain rapper was the voice of a new generation, and implying that this was just a PR tactic. Whether or not he was OTM here is besides the point; what interested me was the realisation that I don't have any idea what the youth of today ARE into.

    It strikes me that this forum is mostly made up of people (and mostly men) in their thirties. What I'm angling for is a PR campaign to lure the young to Dissensus, thereby reviving our ailing discussions and increasing inability to finger a pulse.

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    Young kids aren't joining message boards though.

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    crowleys still a young whippersnapper i thought

    so from the article, we are deducing that:

    jogging = poor inspiration for music
    drinking = good inspiration for music

    kids are more into vloggers now than music right? actually i think they are into the things we think they are: taylor swift videos, drake, kanye, vine videos, snapchat, the hunger games/j-law, etc. no real surprises tbh.

    one thing im always surprised by is when i read reviews of gigs by artists i never heard of but they are playing at biggish venues, all under the radar, more or less. all cos of the internet.
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    Are they even listening to music? My 'young' friends are almost 30 now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    what interested me was the realisation that I don't have any idea what the youth of today ARE into.

    It strikes me that this forum is mostly made up of people (and mostly men) in their thirties. What I'm angling for is a PR campaign to lure the young to Dissensus, thereby reviving our ailing discussions and increasing inability to finger a pulse.
    I'm twenty. There's nothing I know of that people my age are listening to which is somehow elusive to dissensians. Young Thug and Future are the two biggest artists amongst people I know in the last couple of years.

    As for the voice of a generation, look no further:


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    in the future, songs will only be six seconds long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    Are they even listening to music? My 'young' friends are almost 30 now
    well someone is still going clubbing, so prob yes.

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    Banging tune mate buzzing after hearing that

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubberdingyrapids View Post
    well someone is still going clubbing, so prob yes.
    Don't think that really follows

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    guardian journalists love pouring the misery on thick in any case

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    Don't think that really follows
    are clubs full of 50 quid dance-dads?

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    I just meant very few people at clubs are there 'for the music man'

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    maybe

    cant help wondering if thats something someone older than the youth of today would say though, 'ah kids today, theyre not really into music like our generation was'. then again, i think theres less in most modern music to really make someone that passionate about music, beyond there being some banging beats or a nice tune. though that might just be my age talking again.

    prob some truth to it though.

    maybe sadmanbarty can tell us. although, as he is young, he prob doesnt know about anything. j/k.

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    Obviously the problem with this thread is that we won't get any evidence to proceed on, but surely the internet has changed the way young people consume music even more than it's changed how us old farts consume it?

    I think I was actually prompted to think about all this first by luka saying that kids don't create music scenes as much now cos they've got constant access to all their friends, wherever they are, not to mention an endless stream of entertainment. Maybe he didn't say that but I wouldn't be surprised if some of the impetus for creating art HAS been taken away by 24 hour rolling cat memes.

    Re: the jogging thing, I perceive a link between gym culture and all this new wave of house/urban music. Maybe that's just cos that's what they play in gyms? Mind you, there were plenty of gym rats at my school while me and the other weirdos spent our time smoking weed, skateboarding, etc...

    Spuriouser and spuriouser

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    Thing is in the olden days I could turn on the radio and find out what was happening but that's no longer possible.

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