Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Is Your Entertainment Better Off Now Than It Was Four Years Ago?


Are the music and movies of the 1960s and 1970s better than today’s music and movies? In other words, is your entertainment better off now than it was four years ago? I agree with Bob Seger, today’s music ain’t got the same soul (and I like that old school rock and roll, too.) But if I’m being honest, today’s sound doesn’t compare with yesterday’s sound. It’s simple as that. However, I can’t say the same about movies, because movies go beyond sounds and into visuals.

It is undeniable that visual effects play a large role in making a movie superior. Music is limited to only one sense and that’s hearing. Movies appeal to your sight and sound.

Autotune and audio engineering can’t make up for inferior vocals. To me, music is about the quality and the voice of Michael Jackson can’t be duplicated. You can try to clone him all you want, but there will never be another Michael Jackson.

While the music has digressed, movies have undoubtedly progressed; and that’s for several reasons. Today’s music videos are like mini-movies. Music draws on the ideas of the movie business. Hollywood is a place where dreams come true.

Who would have thought all these remakes were possible? TV shows that once existed, are here again. They’re repackaged and Netflix plays  a large role in making these products superior.
Sometimes, I can’t stand these Netflix Originals because there are so many of them. But I most admit most of them are damn good.

It is no fault of the artists, but the music can’t get any better. They don’t make stars like they used to. But, you’ll find the movies will keep getting better until there’s a technological explosion. What’s new in the entertainment industry? Do you believe there’s nothing new under the sun?

I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!

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