Thoughts On The AMA’s

I feel like music in America on the pop culture side is more of a machine than ever before. I mean look what they are doing to Carrie Underwood. I don’t even like country music but she was surrounded by dancers doing some weird fusion between hip hop and line dancing. She is currently fully controlled by the machine. I feel bad for her, she probably can’t even control it. She didn’t even look that excited at the end of her performance. To me her face said, this is just what I have to do.

Unfortunately in the American music industry, the music and the craft is not the focus, it is the incredible over production and pyrotechnics that is the focus. Take J Lo’s performance. Anybody could have done that, she is just a face and a celebrity that executives can stick in the machine and make money.

The over sexualization and sensuality is so unoriginal and uncreative aside from what it is doing to us in terms of the erosion of morals and modesty in our nation. It’s incredibly non artistic and non creative. Its just white noise filler for uncreative producers who obviously have no original thoughts.

I appreciate artists who are actually talented and creative. I like production when it’s original and creative and not just some pyrotechnics and scantily clad women and flashing lights.

We need an overhaul of mainstream American music and I doubt it will ever come. The silver lining here is that the stage has never been set better for the church to be the most creative place on the planet.

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2 thoughts on “Thoughts On The AMA’s

  1. I agree Ross! The fact that a song with “boom boom pow” or whatever the heck the lingo is, is a hit is rather obnoxious and not creative at all, heck it’s not even English. Pop culture is like plastic surgery, it just masks what is lacking and attempts to make it attractive on the surface. Key word, attempts.

  2. I haven’t actively listened to the radio for quite some time. Very sad indeed. I love pop music as an art form.

    There’s a lack of focus in pop music. The machine has created that. They care more about numbers and dollars not music or the creative art. They care more about holding onto power than nurturing new artists. They know shock value and sex sells, so they throw it up to grab quick bucks, but how much of it will last? I don’t think it was always this way, but it’s been going this way for quite some time now.

    That said, I found David Crowder’s thoughts on pop music interesting if you haven’t read it in this interview: http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/interviews/DavidCrowder2009.asp

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