I had an epiphany this morning. Gospel Music has become less enjoyable because everything has to be perfect now. Every vocal, every instrument line, every outfit, every overdub, the crowd response, even your praise has to look a certain way before SOME people perceive you as anointed. Every song has to have a drum loop to sound professional and it is a catastrophe to have a song over 5 minutes these days. Wow times have changed. I can remember the imperfections in Gospel Music, in the past, that made hits. Those songs that were just good because the melodic line spiritually synchronized with the message made your soul jump for joy. Not really complaining because I like what I hear today but the idea that somehow this is "BETTER QUALITY MUSIC" is absolutely wrong.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Over and over again I see Indie artists supporting "A" list artists and they celebrate them for their accomplishments and purchase tickets to see them but willingly and intentionally overlook, downplay and sometime demean the artists who live, sing, work and fellowship in their own area. It's a sickness supported by the distorted idea the the "Big Name Artists" are somehow more worthy, gifted and better than your local colleagues who may or may not have big contracts, marketing and promotion teams. It's very sad and incurable.