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Are music's best days now behind us?

No....but there's room for improvement.
No....today's music is just different from what we old folks remember.
Yes.  The best songs have been written and the most innovative guitar solos played.
Yes. There's no $ to be made in the music biz.  Where's the incentive?
All of the above.

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2014, 09:57:23 am »
Happy Monday!!!

Its my opinion that we are indeed in a shallow time in popular music. But I cannot discount that at some point, there be will other 'fluorescent era's...its just a matter of time.

Will there be another group like The Ventures?.....never.

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2016, 11:33:19 am »
I watched Joe Walsh last night on cable on the Palladium channel of "Live from Darryl's Place."  Darryl of Hall & Oats.

There's an interim part of the show where the guest and host and band members sit around the dinner table. Joe Walsh made a great comment on todays music.

He said; "Beyonce just came out with a new song. She had 5 songwriters and 3 producers on the song which only had 8 words in it."

Joe is all for live music with its emotion and even mistakes.

Go Joe !

Rich Miller

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2016, 11:41:06 am »
Nice hearing from you Rich.   Hope all is well
with 'you guys' down there in Florida.   

That is a super show.   Would die to see THE
VENTURES appear.   

Joe Walsh said some nice things 'bout our heroes
in the past & evidentally is filled with lots of 'astute'
observations!

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2016, 06:13:11 pm »
These days with my eyesight not well, I test apps, you know?  Those programs you see on iPads and Android mobiles?  The latest one really became a real job.  The entire app is co-owned and sponsored by a popular act (been allot in the news lately).  Open the app, you see groups with very imaginative names with all the same instrumental track - Boom, Boom, Boom and lots of electronic base with guys/gals talking poetry in a monotone.  It's very hard on my ears, but I have to listen and fiddle with the controls to see if the app is working correctly.
I asked a relative of the younger generation about some of these 'artists'.  Sure, they know them and even know how to pronounce their strange names!  Do you like them or remember any of the actual music of their songs (I ask) - nope!  I'm afraid these groups will not be remembered for their music but for scandal and showmanship.
I think teenagers of today will grow up remembering and loving the music their parents and grandparents listened to, not some pop styles of today.

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2016, 08:26:23 pm »
Old Flogger---Yep! That's exactly what I've been doing.
After playing guitar for 5 decades and now finding near nil new discoveries that I truly enjoy...
my dissatisfaction with the current music situation has obliged me to compose more of my own tunes,
which at the very least helps keep my interest up.
But anyway, even from my very beginning interest in music, it was creativity is that hooked me on guitar.
My goal has always been to place into the repertoire(even if only my own) some original compositions.
More tunes, more choice.
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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2016, 06:29:59 pm »
Hi Jeff. Where can one hear some of your stuff?

On the original point.
The music industry isn't about making music. It's about making money.
There are still a lot of good musicians out there. Unfortunately, I do believe
that when it comes to music, we identify most with what we grew up with.

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2016, 09:06:26 am »
I find that by spending some time on YouTube, there is so much great music from the past that has been posted, it is easy to find stuff that you may never have heard and really enjoy it!

There's a lot of guitar instrumental music from our favourite era (mid '50's - mid '60's) for instance, that I still haven't heard, even though I have been listening to and playing a lot of that stuff for years- I heard a few online recently- tunes that I had never heard, or heard once years ago and forgot!

There's still a lot of Ventures and Shadows tracks that I've never heard, but many, if not all, of them can be found and enjoyed on YouTube...

It's great- you can still live in the past and not even have to think about new music from the 21st century- or waste your precious time trying to find something enjoyable! :)

And also...try listening to some really early guitar music (much of this is acoustic guitar music however) from the 1920's, '30's, '40's as well as later eras with which we are familiar...


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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2016, 10:37:42 am »
A well thought out reply with lots of good points!

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2016, 02:18:18 am »
Thank you!

As an example, as a Brit who has lived in Australia for many years, I had not seen the Laurence Welk US TV Show from the 1950's...but from reading articles in magazines and on-line and browsing on YouTube, I've been able to discover, see and hear the superb playing of Neil LeVang and Buddy Merrill- fantastic stuff and all those lovely old Fenders!  Great playing and sounds- even before the Shadows and The Ventures...!

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2016, 11:59:53 pm »
Hi Jeff. Where can one hear some of your stuff?

Hi Steve! Thanks so much for asking!

For right now, the best source to hear these tunes(some of my originals) is actually from the Ventures Fan Fest DVDs.
For example, at last year's show(2015) we Pickniks played several of them. Here are those titles:
"Nomad", "Breaking Point!", "Gear Jammin' ", "Red Headed Woodpecker", and "Second Wind".

Since then I've composed several more, and expect we will be showcasing them this year!
OK...here's a few of the new titles..."Switchback", "Mindsweeper", and..."Ventures In Space".  More to come? Maybe!
Also! Grant has a new original, last year we played his "Fiesta de San Marcos", this year we will feature his newest creation!
Grant just mentioned this to us last week; sorry...I don't yet know what the title is of that one!

Jeff G.


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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2016, 04:11:36 pm »
Someone should record these things onna fone or invest inna cheap digital recorder so you can post them.

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2016, 02:22:01 am »
Walt, I'm itchin' to get these recorded, and we have developed quite a backlog.
When John R. is feelin' a lot better, hopefully soon, we can get crackin'. (We record at his little studio)

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Re: New Poll--Are music's best days in the past?
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2016, 10:54:12 pm »
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