pedrojunkie posted:buckshot posted:
Just further proving that Steve is completely out of touch. Yeah Steve. The generation with their faces buried in their phones are gonna save us all!
I find the above personification inaccurate and offensive. I feel the term carries a prejudice has become an easy way to dismiss the opinions and ideas of an entire generation that has a different world view.
my generation has a lot more access to information and facts than in the 60's-80's. So the job of the musician has shifted. We don't need CCR, Dylan, Springsteen, SVZ to get involved with politics because we are bombarded by it every single day from every angle. Especially with the accelerated news cycle, by the time Steve could write, produce and release something political, the message has already been beaten to death.
You can both disagree but make valid observations. The information access today compared to the 70s is mind blowing, but we never looked to musicians to inform us ever, I was there and can say that is an innaccurate exaguration based on access to 70s music in the present. Personfying the current generation as "faces buried in phones" is another exaguration; I think Buckshot just needed to express his frustration with the ongoing inability of people to work together. This has changed very slowly compared to the growth of technology, and it seems "being out of touch" has always been the status quo. That is my personal opinion and expression of my dissapointment, but we all go on and continue to try to get better. I think Steve has always done this, one of the reasons why he still has my respect. But he will always be Sugar Miami Steve Van Zandt to me!