Sunday, January 31, 2010

Good Morning...

'ello all,

I am rolling out off bed into the world a little later then hoped, but I couldn't sleep last night. After I wrote my first post there were so many ideas, topics, things I wanted to say running through my head until around 3am. I want everyone to know this is an open forum. Feel free to chime in at anytime. I am not a critic, a publicist, or a teacher who has studied the subject I am just someone who bleeds music. And that might not mean anything to some people but it means a lot to me and since this is my blog I win ;)

So as I start may day off with my morning coffee and wheat english muffin with sugar free jam I wanted to hear some music. I figured to give the good 'ol music television a try. Imagine my disappointment when all that is available right now is Fantasia for Real or Americas Best Dance Crew. I could hold off for 30 minutes to see Roll Bounce on VH1 or Jersey Shore on MTV. Do not even get me started on Jersey Shore. Fuse comes in for the win since they are playing videos for their Grammy Countdown. Only 1/3 of our "music" channels are actually playing music. That is a huge reason why we are seeing a little piece of R&R falling away each and every day.

We wont let it! We wont be silent! Viva la Rock and Roll Revolucion!

Lets get acquainted

I am starting my first blog as a cry, a cry to society as a whole to understand that we have an endangered species. A slowly dying, beautiful, but at this time, weak light that seems to dim with each passing day. Friends, rock and roll is in a decline. With the listeners streaming, burning, you tubing, stealing and Pod-ripping we have contributed to the murder of an art form. With music stations turning away from what made them to the awful world of capitalism and reality TV. Do you know MTV had an entire day devoted to 16 and Pregnant?! I found myself disgusted to see that MUSIC TELEVISION played absolutely NO music during its prime time programing. Its a sad day.
My name is Ashley Jean. I am a lover of music. I love all music, however Rock and roll pumps through my veins and it seems to be the most under appreciated sector in the industry. If you haven't made it then society is making it very difficult to. There are so many artists who's music needs to be heard. There is another cultural movement sound checking in a basement somewhere. Or the next big thing is touring across the USA playing seedy venues because a record label wont put the money or time into allowing them to be played on your radio. Your ears will never hear them. We are standing in the face of the watered down, force-fed music that the industry can guarantee to make money off of or has already made money off of. That my friends, is all that will stream through your radio and play on TV.
Now please don't get my wrong because I love some of that watered down material, however, there is a diamond in the rough every now and again. The little engine that could that someone somewhere believed in and they catch on then finally Finally! the world can hear something different. This is the only thing that is keeping music as a whole intact.
This blog will be a place where I will be able to voice my thoughts on a dwindling art. I can wish on a star that someone somewhere will hear it. And if it reaches one person then I am happy. Because its the same with any cause, if just one person hears you then you have made some difference. I am not speaking as an intellectual or a music expert. All you will hear is one voice, one opinion but with one heart I will follow a cause. That cause is to educate and ask for help in order to save the music. So will you join the movement?