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I never thought about age discrimination
until a few years ago.
I was too young and cool.
Now that Iím beginning to grow up,
itís starting to honk me off.
Even back when we had our major label hits
we had to dress like teenagers
if we wanted to get any crossover airplay.
The entertainment industry is even lovelier now.
Our music is better than ever,
but the weenie clothes donít work for me anymore.
I wonder how Iíd look with my cap on backwards
and wearing plumberís crack pants?
Maybe with a corrective body stocking?
Our advanced society caters to immature tastes
because itís a bigger market.
One complaint I have about the sacred Free Market System:
It isn't based on producing better products anymore.
Success goes to those who can make more money
by giving the consumer less
and charging more.
The bottom line in todayís music business is this:
If we can sell millions of recordings
of a guy talking trash with a cheesy drum machine,
who needs good musicians?
Iím not saying we should bring back all the old music
and outlaw the new,
but there should be a little consideration
for people over the mental age of twelve.
What happens to art, music, literature,
TV, radio, freedom,
and all good things,
when an ignorant majority rules?
Big Greed Incorporated jumps on the bandwagon.
Copyright © October 11, 2005 by Jack Blanchard. All rights reserved.