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Re: Us vs Casual Music listeners
Date: April 15, 2024 07:20AM

We’re all getting old buddy. Lol.

My kids, the youngest being 18 now, are basically the same way. One, I think we had less to engage us (i.e. the internet, smart phones, endless TV Channels, streaming, social media, etc.). Two, and this kind of goes hand in hand with number one, we did not have the ability to simply log on to YouTube or Spotify or Apple Music or whatever and listen to almost any album we wanted. As we have discussed numerous times here we had to go and seek out an album, spend hard earned money based largely on one or two hits we had heard on the radio, articles we read in magazines, word of mouth and the cover art, thus we were more invested in the music we consumed.

Also the attention span is severely lacking in the newer generations. Letters through the post became too slow and we got email. Email became too slow and we got instant messenger. IM was too slow and we text messages, etc. We live in an age of instant gratification and people become bored too quickly. That is why we rarely see slow burner films, at least any that do well. Remember Jaws? We didn’t see the shark until what, halfway, three quarters through the film? Now it is balls to the wall action without letting up for five minutes for fear of the audience getting bored. Young folks (and honestly not just young folks but most of the general public) just don’t have the attention span or patience to sit through an entire album and digest it the way a great album needs to be digested. Every song is not going to be a radio hit and if it is not they are just not interested.

Generalizing of course as there are obviously some exceptions to the rule, but in general folks these days couldn’t give a rats ass about an album, they just want that instant gratification of a “hit” song. They don’t care about the artist or the history because there is no real investment to the music. It is simply a catchy song they can dance or bob their head along to and it’s on the the next one.

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