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How Pop Music Has Changed Over The Years

These days, people still love pop music as much as they did when I was younger, yet I do not share their enthusiasm. The main problem I have is the fact that people are trying way too hard to look different and their musical ability is not the focal point.

In case you have no idea what they mean, look at Madonna and Michael Jackson. They were some of the hottest things happening at the time and they actually had skills. If you deleted his leather jackets and her corsets, you will still have music that everyone would have loved. Their talent was the foundation of their careers and the clothing just added a little something extra.

When I hear a lot of the pop music these days, I have trouble trying to determine what it is that makes it so appealing. While there are a few songs I like, most of them are forgettable. This is sad considering the fact that music is supposed to have such a huge impact on lives. Now it is all about who has on the tightest outfit, who is the wildest out there and who is able to sing the same repetitive line for a few minutes while managing to appeal to others.

When I was young, pop stars often created songs that brought awareness to social issues. Examples of this kind of soong include, “Heal the World,” “Man in the Mirror.” and “We Are the World.” I have not come across a song like that in quite some time. Everything is all about having fun now, like all of the serios issues have been swept underneath the rug.

I understand that pop singers have to do what they can to appeal to the masses, but that is ridiculous. With all that is going on in the world, they can use their fame to make a difference. I guess money is more important than sending a useful message. It is not like they will make a huge dent in their millions if they actually wrote songs that had a serious impact on others.

While I am not about to toss out all my pop albums and only listen to other genres, my love for the music is not what it used to be. I wish that today’s artists did a little work and tried to be as awesome as the singers of yesteryear.

The Freedom of The Weekend

The weekend is a special time when we take a physical and mental break of the pressures and inept circumstances of life in general. Beginning on Friday night, the weekend is a pressure valve where we can let off steam from the previous weeks forced situations that we all endure.

When the weekend comes it’s time to let loose and make plans for some fun, or perhaps catching up on all of that yard work is in the plans. When you have free time, you can literally do what you want to do, even to the point of doing nothing.

The weekend is when all of your favorite sports programs are running whether it’s football, college or professional, baseball or basketball, depending on the season.

If sports are not your thing, then perhaps its time for a short trip to visit friends or relatives, or even take the family to a park for a picnic or a hike.

Without time on the weekends for people to have time to relax and just kick back, we would find ourselves in a terrible state. Just think if you spent seven days a week working how miserable you would become.

Friday nights are great for going out, perhaps to dinner, then a movie, or maybe just take the family and hang out at a miniature golf establishment. Go-Karts are loads of fun as are trips to the local pizza parlor.

Take a warm Saturday, and head for the nearest water park, but don’t forget the sun tan lotion. A spent wading, splashing, sliding down the many slides and just relaxing will do wonders for the attitude of everyone, and all will sleep well Saturday night.

Sundays are for church, picnics, taking in a movie, and just relaxing. Sunday afternoon is for getting the expanded family together at Grandma’s house and enjoying her traditional Sunday afternoon home cooked meal.

Perhaps a Sunday afternoon road trip is in order, maybe to visit a nearby town and learn more about areas that you normally don’t frequent. Visits to museums, country venues, and a general overall discovery trip is lots of fun.

Weekends are and American tradition where we leave the worries of work behind and reconnect with family and friends. We should never take for granted those with whom we are close to, as we can get too busy sometimes and those relationships can suffer.

Weekends – make the most of them and get refreshed. You’ll be better suited to handles all the problems and issues that you know will come up during the week.