I’m officially old, because I don’t “get” current music. Sure, I’ve heard of Kings of Leon and Death Cab for Cutie. I may have even heard some of their music when my daughter plays her iPod too loud. But then I saw Kesha on American Idol:
Who is Kesha anyway? Is she Lady Gaga for straight boys?
There’s one thing she is for sure: inconsistent. She has a song called “Dinosaur” where she complains about getting hit on by older men. But on her big hit “Tik Tok,” she sings:
And now the dudes are lining up cause they hear we got swagger,
But we kick ’em to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger.
Uh, Kesha? Mick Jagger is 66. And he wasn’t that good looking even when he was young.
There’s another thing I don’t get about current music. When I was a teenager in the 1970s, we didn’t listen to 40-year-old music. We didn’t rock out to Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, and Glenn Miller. So, why are kids today so into The Beatles? Does today’s music suck so badly that kids have to listen to music that’s older than their parents?
Judging from Kesha, it probably is.
Now, if you excuse me, I have to sprout some liver spots, put on some Bermuda shorts with black socks and sandals, and chase kids off of my lawn.