Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Opus 2013-100: The Music of Youth

I keep trying to figure out the music of the youngest generation.  I have never been attracted to hard rock in any of its forms, rap in any of its non-forms or the “bands” that the kids like.  How can they stand the noise and chaos?

I concede that we are all different and have different tastes.  I understand that some people like pickled pig’s feet, sushi and manudo.  I like broccoli and spinach. 

But how can anyone stand “music” that is little besides a jolting base and a giant sub-woofer?

I have been noticing something.  The kids who like this music also have a hard time carrying a tune themselves.  Have you tried to listen to a boy sing who is going through puberty?  It is painful.  They have a hard time talking without their voices changing.  Singing is more of a challenge.  So they like the music where they can screw up their face and scream out words that sound they they are in pain.  They are. 

So that is my current theory.  The music of youth is based on a total lack of ability on their part and being surrounded by adults who are fixated on their own adolescence.  These older people have drunk the kool-aid of the supremacy of youth culture.  They believe that children are wise and were told not to trust anyone over thirty.  Since they are now over thirty, they figure the kids must know better than them.

I don’t have to like it.  I can hope they grow out of it and I can understand.

homo unius libri

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