I'm so sick of pop music, well really pop culture in general. It's all about getting famous and rich now a days (as i'm sure you've all noticed.) I can't help but wonder, when oh when are things going to change? Myself, I'm a (wannabe) child of the late 60's and 70's. I love rockin out to the doors, beatles, hendrix, cream, the who, and especially LED ZEPPELIN on a warm summer day. I'm so sick of all the morons in there SUV's, dressed in their suit and tie, carrying their breifcase, talking on there cell phone, and drinking a latte, listening to the latest top 40 hit. Even the kids, and the chicks, are so into their rap and hip hop music, that they allways seem angry at people they meet, instead of friendly. Like their allways on the defensive looking for some weaker person to exploit. It's not about the music to them, it's about the money and the image. Me and my buddys will be rockin out, while they roll up their window and sneer.For the past few years I've just been dying for a change, will rock and roll ever return? But lately, i've been noticing a few interesting things happening. Driving through the city a few days ago we stopped at a crosswalk. we had the windows down and we're blaring the doors 'when the music's over'. these two cool party chicks crossed infront of us and started yelling to us and dancing to the music. they flashed us the peace sign and kept going. my friend turns to me and says "See dude theres ton of people out there just like us, and we're growing too, i'm ready for a change". Then yesterday we we're driving back to school and were listening to "American Pie" on the radio. we arrived before the song was over and wanted to hear the end, but both had some place to be so we turned off the car and headed back on campus. just then a car with all the windows drives by BLASTING 'american pie' on the same station we had jsut been listening to. The best part was, looking in the car we noticed it was a balck guy dressed in a 'hip-hop style' and he was absolutly JAMMIN out to the song. My friend turned to me with a smile and said "it's a sign man, the times are changing." What do you guys think? has anyone else been noticing this? My mind instantly went to vietnam. the vietnam era produced some of the most passionate, lively, and simply best music in history (in my opinon). Theres just a feel you get when you listen to the music, and you know the artist was into it, the chaos and turmoil just made for some great music. Now i'm noticing little by little, that this 'war on terror' becomes more and more like vietnam everyday, with no end in sight. People are getting fed up with things, and in turn getting sick of the music of today. perhaps we have another 70's on our hands? all the ingredients are there. and while i would like to see the war over today and there be peace, part of me can't help but feel the energy thats building up and get excited. Rock and roll, we're ready and willing, please return!