The difference between Elvis and now is morality. Yeah, he couldn't hold hold still when he sang, but he had a lot more moral fiber than, say, Sinatra, even after he got screwed up on drugs and fame. That was the difference. Fame screws all those people up, some more than others, but now they SEEK the fame so they can be screwed up morally, ethically and spiritually. I think that's the difference.
You know what music I miss? The "beautiful music" we used to get on WEZF out of Vermont. It played in our house all the time. Mostly instrumental stuff, what some would term elevator music, but not quite. It was relaxing. You can't find it anymore. There used to be AM stations at night I could get that played "American Standards", Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Doris Day, etc. Good stuff, all gone now.
I'll take the music of the 40's, 50's and early 60's, both pop and country, any day. Thrown in The Carpenters, a little Marshall Tucker and I'd be happy.
This post was edited by Bret4207 at 04:03:57 01/14/14.