Today was one of those Sundays when I just didn’t feel like doing anything at all. So I plonked myself in front of the TV and watched brainless shows for a while. As it happened, this braindead activity lead to a thought provoking moment. I was watching a music channel and they were playing videos of heavy metal from the 80’s G’n’R, Bon Jovi, etc. As I watched, I wondered; as a child of the 80’s I grew up with a leaning toward the heavy metal bands of the time and remembered that this was devil music, the stuff you’d hide from your folks unless you really wanted to rebel against something. Listening to it this morning I wondered why my folks and other’s thought that this music was that bad? Maybe we have become so desensitised by modern viewing and listening that it no longer seems avant-garde; perhaps there are too many other things, far worse, that neutralise our viewpoint. Paul Watson wrote something similar a while back regarding dance music and our generation but I wonder, in the same vane, will the nursing homes of our latter years be playing the rock anthems that signified rebellion and devil worshipping, or so we were told?
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