Do the Jonas Brothers count as real music? What about Miley Cyrus? In 20 years, what will be more embarrassing, admitting you listened to In-Sync or the Jonas Brothers? Will Miley Cyrus be this generation's Tiffany? Will she fall into the depths of obscurity only to be discovered 20 years later on an episode of "The Biggest Loser: Celebrity Edition"? Or, perhaps in a few years we will find her with her own reality show on E!. - Miley Cyrus (colon) I Want To Be Famous Again, PLEASE MAKE ME FAMOUS AGAIN!!!.
What is truly scary is that when you are old, you tend to listen to the music you listened to as a teenager. In fact, there is a great stand up bit by Nick Swardson, that predicts that as 80 year olds, my generation will be wondering around in our underwear, looking for our Dr. Dre CD's. (Warning: Clip has some language issues, most of which are beeped out effectively by Comedy Central.)
The strange thing is that it is not just preteens that are falling into the premade plastic, made for TV movie music trap. I hear a lot of 15-17 year old girls professing their love for this crap. If the Jonas Brothers count as a bonafide boy band, then I am also counting The Wiggles too. When I ask a teenage girl what kind of music she listens to, and she says The Jonas Brothers, I always ask her if she is a Wiggles fan too. After all, both shows are on The Disney Channel and both make wonderful tunes for the youth of our world. Both spend an extraordinary time perfecting their craft and music. Both make annoyingly catchy music. They are really one in the same.
What happened to kids with real taste? When I was a kid, I loved tangible music with real emotion: Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Weezer and Rage Against the Machine. Those bands have stood the test of time and have proven themselves great for any era. Are today's youth really going to feel the same way about Hannah Montana or Aaron Carter? And who is force feeding this crap to our youth? It's all an embarrassment. My rant has ended.