I don't know why any country feels the need for water boarding or any other kind of painful torture. It seems to me that a repeated playing of Taylor's Swift's "Shake it Off" would make anyone confess to anything. I heard it for the first time at Einstein's today and thought it was never going to end. Why is this strident, repetitive mediocre song successful? Has American really lost any taste it had in popular music. We used to have superb vocalists and, in the background, skilled musicians and talented backup singers, all delivering memorable songs written by professional-and often famous—lyricists and composers. Now we have artificial-sounding voices, mostly female, singing a single strident lyric over and over and over and over and over with pseudo-instrumentals and an insistent beat. And to make it worse—if that's possible—every one of these average singers thinks they are brilliant songwriters, which explains the myriad of unrhyming, ungrammatical crap that pours out of loudspeakers in every mall, restaurant, store and doctor's office.
I am a retired copywriter. For 40 years I wrote for major agencies and developed some campaigns you would know. Like most writers, I love to give my opinion, and since I am so familiar with advertising this is the area I chose to comment on.
Actually I'm not that cranky. I am as fond
of as many things as I detest. But since most people only hear what one doesn't like, I might as well go with cranky.For my other blog idleideasfactory I am putting out there things I have written and ideas for books, screenplays, stage plays, and even products that I will not have time in life to follow through on. If
anyone can profit from them, be my guest.