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 The youth of today
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Fri 6 Dec 14:56

I know that it is not unusual for old fogeys to complain about the current music scene. It has probably been that way since the Middle Ages.

But I have just endured a taxi trip where the driver was casually switching through a succession of FM stations, staying on each one for about a minute until I eventually told him to switch the effing thing off - yup, I'm paying him, so it's my rules. Right?

What really got to me was the absolute junk that was being broadcast on every single station. It didn't seem to matter whether it was rap or indy pop or some repetitive jingle from a girly band, they all seem to find it necessary these days to project their voice through a talk-box; remember Peter Frampton using one on 'Show me the way" back in 1975?

It was a novelty then, but the way that it is being universally used today just makes listening to the current music scene highly irritating. I suspect the talk-box is being used to disguise voices that would otherwise be unrecordable.

Harrumph...so glad I got that off my chest. Thank you.

:)
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: Wotsit  
Date:   Fri 6 Dec 15:00

That's autotune I think, it's used because it makes bad singers sound like robots who can almost hold a tune

The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel the warmth.
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Fri 6 Dec 15:07

Can anyone else hear Dvorak's Symphony No.9?

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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Fri 6 Dec 15:38

Yesterday I realised I was old.

I'd heard of Billie Eilish but never heard her music. Came on Radio Scotland yesterday as one of the songs of 2019. I think it was called "puff guy". To me it was similar to the novelty singles you'd heard years ago. Stuff like Crazy Frog and Blue da ba dee. Sadly, this is considered serious music. I thought it was awful. I've become my dad. I feel no shame.
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Fri 6 Dec 16:10

The charts have nearly always been garbage. Always loved the 80s but some of the utter crap produced back then is astounding.

There are plenty great bands around just now that never really get on the charts because they are focused at a really particular group of people I'd say
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 6 Dec 16:12

Sounds like my Granddaughter was the taxi driver Ozpar :-) she does that all the time in my car Ma heids burlin by the time we get to where were going.... and if its a long journey she switches on her playlist from Amazon music Arrrrrrgh
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Fri 6 Dec 20:32

Yer all old farts!
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Sun 8 Dec 14:32

You should have just handed him a cassette to put on !
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Sun 8 Dec 14:38

OK boomers.
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 8 Dec 17:51

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Grant, Sun 8 Dec 14:38

OK boomers.


Possibly the most over used phrase right now. Appears.to have replaced people saying "snowflakes" and is almost always used incorrectly. Do be a "boomer" you need to be 55+ but it seems to get used against anyone over 25 (who would be Millennials believe it or not).
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 8 Dec 21:42

Boomer is also US Navy slang for a ballistic missile submarine.

This is what happens when you read too many Tom Clancy books !!!
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 9 Dec 00:13

That's those US folks though.

We call them indicators because they indicate where you're going. They call them blinkers because they go blink...
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: GG741  
Date:   Mon 9 Dec 01:43

OzPar - I feel your pain, and agree completely with your observations. In my case, it isn't so much that the 'music' is bad (it usually is), it is just so <expletive> repetitive.

I'm not sure of your actual taste in music, but we listen almost exclusively to PBS (106.7FM - also on digital, internet radio, etc.). As a community radio station, each 2 - 3 hour show has completely different content, from punk to northern soul to reggae to jazz to country, etc. And if you can't manage to listen when it is on live, you can stream it afterwards.

Our second choice is TripleR (102.7FM / digital/ internet), which is a little more contemporary but still mostly independent. Same deal, lots of different shows with plenty of variety.
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: kylebrown88  
Date:   Mon 9 Dec 13:52

Try listening to Radio 6 (DAB), I started giving it a shot about a year ago. I'm in my early 30's and was stuck listening to throwback 60/70/80/90 stuff for the past 10 years.

It pretty much throws everything at you. It's just gives you wee tasters of various new artists with a lot of obscure/ classic stuff from the past 40 years. They also seem to get a lot of decent interviews with interesting people.

I've come across several artist that i'd never heard off and dived into ther tunes on spoitify. Not going to lie, there is a lot a guff on there as well, but stick with it.

They have a good range of DJ's all playing stuff with bit of subsatance/ musicianship, I'm sure you will find one you like eventually. There are a lot of decent artists out there, you just have to listen harder they just arn't in the mainstream ... for now!

Guy Garvey's show on a Sunday is pretty decent.



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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: Playup_Pompey  
Date:   Mon 9 Dec 14:06

Mrs insists on radio 1. My tolerance levels for the crap they talk reduces each day. Normally talksport/Radio scotland for football when im in the car myself

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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Mon 9 Dec 14:17

The Billie Eilish single is called 'bad guy' - it's great :D
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Mon 9 Dec 14:45

Radio is for old fossils, albeit, I haven't bought or listened to a new album in about 3 years...
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 9 Dec 16:45

Quote :-
Topic Originator: Andrew283 like | nolike
Date: Mon 9 Dec 14:45

Radio is for old fossils, albeit, I haven't bought or listened to a new album in about 3 years...


I was brought up with the wireless Andrew283 long before anyone I knew had a vacuum tube tv
I still listen to football and boxing I also remember when I was a boy there was a ventriloquist and a juggler on the wireless
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 9 Dec 17:47

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Bandy, Mon 9 Dec 14:17

The Billie Eilish single is called 'bad guy' - it's great :D


Call that music? In my day etc.
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Tue 10 Dec 08:42

Not a patch on the old radio Luxembourg programmes with the "new invention " transistor radios.
With your earbuds on under the bedcovers listening to the latest music from afar, also the American Services networks, with the Transatlantic sounds.
Then of course came the "pirate radio " ships and music rocketed, with new sounds being punted on a daily basis.
The good old days before Simon Cowell!
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 10 Dec 09:13

Quote :-
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert like | nolike
Date: Tue 10 Dec 08:42

Not a patch on the old radio Luxembourg programmes with the "new invention " transistor radios.
With your earbuds on under the bedcovers listening to the latest music from afar, also the American Services networks, with the Transatlantic sounds.
Then of course came the "pirate radio " ships and music rocketed, with new sounds being punted on a daily basis.
The good old days before Simon Cowell!

Aye the good old Radio Luxembourg fading in and out and Horace Batchelor telling us how to win the pools
Then Radio Caroline
First Record to be played on Radio 1 by Tony Blackburn ....Flowers in the rain by the Move
I used to sit and tape the top 20 on a Sunday then take the tape recorder to the Kirk youth club and play them back to dance to .... Lilly the Pink seemed to get most folk boppin if I remember :-)
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Tue 10 Dec 09:23

Bet you can still spell Keynsham and wonder where the h*'ll it was?😎
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 10 Dec 09:31

Hehehe without Googling I'm sure Horace said Surrey ? Remember he used to spell out all the names as well :-)
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 Re: The youth of today
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Tue 10 Dec 13:57

I'm not sure 'Lily the Pink' was the most suitable choice for a kirk youth club!
The Scaffold put their own surreal lyrics to what was allegedly a bawdy Army song paying tribute to the attractions of the suggestively named Lily the Pink.
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