At the risk of delving (further?) into 'Grumpy Old Men' territory, I want to have a bitch about pop music. Now, I'm not usually one of those tedious people who thinks all music released after their own teenage years is crap, but I do have a beef with a lot of modern pop music, and I believe that there are still very good pop tracks released - it's not aimed at me, etc etc, but it's not too offensive.
But I do have a beef with a certain kind of pop, and it mainly centres on this kind of Black Eyed Peas type songs. You know, the kind of ones that are so utterly repetitious, banal and dumb that they basically sound like a children's nursery rhyme. The kind of song that is catchy, but so devoid of any charm that once you've heard it you never want to hear it again.
Add to that the mass-media's fixation on blaring out the most obnoxious kind of pop at every. available. opportunity - in shops, on ads, on hold music - even in frickin' car parks.... It is utterly inescapable and hard to tune out. Whatever happened to a bit of silence?
I have mild insomnia and often get unwanted bits of music stuck in my head when I'm trying to get to sleep - it drives me up the bloody wall. It's got to the point now where I will actively avoid listening to the radio or any kind of mainstream media for fear of getting some drivel lodged in my head.