I've been thinking a lot about visual and auditory input and how it affects the behaviors of people. Music in particular is a focus of mine at the moment. This goes way back as I enjoy the power of music tremendously. 440 Hz vs 432 Hz is interesting.
It's interesting to me because music conveys so much power in our society the world over. A common language. Words themselves mean nothing in the overall context of the sounds created. A simple melody by itself creates stimulus/inhibitors all by themselves. Sure, I can relate to the lyrics of a song, but, if the melody or rhythm doesn't move me it means nothing. At least to me. I'm seeing a diminishment in the quality of music (maybe because I'm getting old and think the younger generations music sounds like a dog with laryngitis). It used to be a musician had to be proficient within themselves to play any kind of instrument. Rock offered virtuoso types of players. I think this caused a more positive result because it influenced 15 million guitar players to practice, practice, practice. Giving them more of a desire to learn and critically think about how to put a song together in creative ways.
Rap, on the other hand, seems to be more about the me, me, me. Lyrics, rhymes, and limericks offering negative stimulus to the young. The beats are lower in frequency creating a deeper hypnotism within the dancers. Originating from the crotch, so to speak, and staying there. Rising no higher.
Today, using computers, anyone can create beats and sounds, mix them together using the basic song structures without knowing any theory or putting in the practice necessary to master an instrument. That's just in a pop culture sort of sense. Surface garbage that keeps us from looking deeper into ourselves and others.
Then there is the music in movies and TV. For the most part it's classical in its approach. Causing all kinds of emotional value to enhance the visuals on the screen. Star Wars would be a shitty movie without the genius of John Williams.....
Tavistock legends from Laurel Canyon are interesting! Echoes of the past traveling forward. Is the path being created good for us all?
It's getting stranger and stranger........