In all likelihood we’re not just seeing the death of the iPod Classic, but the death of the dedicated portable music player. Now it’s all phones and apps. Everything is a camera. The single-use device is gone—and with it, the very notion of cool that it once carried. The iPhone is about as subversive as a bag of potato chips, and music doesn’t define anyone anymore.”
On Death and iPods: A Requiem | WIRED (via thisistheverge) this is a really good point. “Music doesn’t define anyone anymore”- I read an article recently talking about the death of rock that went into detail about the path to become a mega rock band/or singer/songwriter with staying power is really dead essentially. Other than Nirvana there have been no bands in the past 20 years (maybe coldplay & U2 but still a stretch) that all generations could look to and at least respect (like the beatles, jimi hendrix, the rolling stones) for the music and its staying power over time.
Maybe I’m getting old. Getting ready to have a child of my own I just can’t think of one massive mainstream artist I think I’d tell my child to go check out some day. John Mayer definitely but that’s a personal preference, but after that I’m sending them back to listen to the Kinks and the Beatles.
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