Music leads the way through the dark times...

GR logoI couldn’t help but comment that almost every part of our lives is a bit mess. The global economy is heading downhill, even though some believe that they are safe & secure in comparison to others. The quality of our lives is not as it used to be 10 or 20 or 30 years ago. Too much anxiety, concern, stress & fear both for today and tomorrow. As expected, music has been negatively affected too. Too much music nowadays, too many releases but one can hardly find a handful of albums that are worth both our time & money. Why’s that? What has happened and what’s next? Does the music decadency showcase the ethical one as well? What’s left for the younger generations that haven’t been destroyed? Are depression, desolation, despair, sadness and melancholy the only feelings one can actually feel in today’s world? Negativity has taken its toll on everyone.
 
Thank God, music is still there, it ain’t as strong and innovative as in the past, but it is still here to help us get through these tough times… and give us a helping hand when everything around us is dark, negative and adverse. There are bands & musicians still here (mostly independent & not very known), which still care for the artistic side of music… they still create music from the heart without any expediencies. These are bands and artists that need our support in every way, now more than ever. These genuine independent artists will show the way, once again, when the recycling music of our time is there no more.
 
It’s outrageous to listen to amazing albums that won’t ever get the chance to reach a wider audience just because the band/artist is not in a big label or they do not have a good PRist behind them to do the dirty job and so on. Hell no! That’s not the way! That’s the way to make music miserable, as the “big bosses” have made our lives over the years. The printed magazines (whatever is left out of them) do not care about the music itself but only for their profit. If there’s no profit, then they will stop dealing with music… and that’s obvious if you have a look at those magazines’ covers. Whoever pays the most has the biggest photo on the cover and gets praised too. But those bands/artists do not have the quality and the value of the “older bands”, so they cannot offer anything new to music nor can they take it a step further. All they do it copy/paste the “old ones” and care about their social media success more than music itself! Greedy bands/artists of a greedy and almost ruined music business… the motto is like: “bring me ‘Likes’, ‘Followers’ and ‘Comments’ and you’re almost famous… no matter if you do not sell that much”…
 
PS1: This is the editorial for both July & August… have a great Summer time everyone!
 
PS2: The young & sexy Lemon Chess is the Model Spotlight of this month. Do not forget to check out the lady on our Models page.
 
PS3: This month’s editorial is dedicated to the legendary bluesman B.B. King, who passed away a couple of weeks ago – thankfully having fully lived his days. We’re grateful for what he offered to our beloved music… May He Rest In Peace…