My problem isn't with the music. I'm actually happy Pharrell's taking a liking to that era, and I really do hope he continues to bring just a spark of talent from the past to the future. I like him as a producer; there's definitely a lot worse out there.
But I digress. My real problem is with the people hearing all this modern music, saying they enjoy the sound, and not taking a moment to look back at why it exists. This upsets me because there's no way Thicke's Blurred Lines is better than Marvin Gaye's Got to Give it Up, which just happens to be the song Pharrell sampled.
And let me just make it perfectly clear that I have nothing against Robin Thicke's single or Pharell's production. I don't think the song got ripped off, and I don't think any quarreling should be in play. That "modern" track is one very small step in a very positive direction.
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I'm just saying, you know, if you like that booty bouncing bass so much, why not take a look at actual 70's music? I know, I know, how could I say such a thing? That would be too simple. All that amazing music is already documented and finding the good stuff is just so easy. Most of us are so used to weeding through all the garbage on the radio that it's not even an idea to begin with.
Try it anyway. If Pharrell has it in him to listen to something old and make something out of it, maybe the rest of us can too. Worst case scenario you start saying groovy a lot more often. Sure beats YOLO though, doesn't it?