(FOMO = Fear of Missing Out)
I think I’m gettin old. And this may be just another symptom of that.
But in High School, I prided myself in knowing about the ‘underground’ music scene…The Depeche Modes, Erasures, Smashing Pumpkins…I played the video games and watched the movies and geeked out over the computers.
And they were all things I could wrap my head around.
With the commoditization of talent, anyone with a phone can make an album, film a movie, throw a podcast on Youtube.
It’s not that there’s an artist out there that makes music I like…it’s that there are MORE ARTISTS MAKING MUSIC I LIKE than I can ever hope to discover.
There’s more software development, more things in more hobbies by more people and it’s only accelerating.
It seems like a LOT of the people from the 80’s are passing away, but I think that’s just because that was the first period of time the population of the world could be exposed to a relatively small number of shared experiences. Could it be the Princes and David Bowies and White Albums will be the high water mark because there’s too much now for any part of it to get as popular?
Or am I just feeling old and out of touch?