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Ok, it's time to change the pace here. I wanna gripe about a whole new topic, music. Why is it that I can flip on an oldies station and be able to tell exactly who the band was and what the song was called, but if you flip on any new station and the music is all starting to sound the same? I am by no mean and old man as I am only in my mid 30s but I was raised on all types of music. Classical, classic country, rock n' roll from the 50's to the present. You can search my Ipod or my cd, tape or vinyl collection and you'll find everything from the Beatles, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan (aaaallllooottt of SRV) to Beethoven,Steve Vai, the Doors, Merle Haggard, Metallica, AC/DC, Pantera, George Jones, and alot of local stuff, just to scratch the surface. But yet I flip to a station that plays the new "hot" music and it sounds like one song for hours upon hours with the occasional break up of the dj or commercial. Why can't people find their own style, their own sound. Music used to be about self expression, now it seems if you want to make anywhere you have to sound like somebody else. Nobody told Stevie Ray that he wasn't going to make if he didn't sound like Albert Collins or B.B. King. People want to use the same samples, same riffs and in some songs the alot of the same music and lyrics. It's getting old people, be yourself and do what you want to do. Life is about choices. Everybody is born with the choice to lead or to follow....I chose to lead and I will refuse to follow...because if you are always following, the scenery never changes.

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." Kurt Cobain