I waffled about what I was going to share on Music Monday and waffled some more until Monday moved into Tuesday Tune and then into . . . what . . . Wailing Wednesday? But I’m just not sure that I want to call a really fine song wailing . . . unless it’s actually by the Wailin’ Jennys or the Wailers so we’re just going to call this Music Share.
The waffling I was doing was over whether I should put up a Neil Young song because there seemed to be an awfully big uproar of “Who?” when he gave the ultimatum to Spotify. Now this post isn’t about where you fall on that issue. I have my own opinions. I’m sure you have yours. My realization, however, with the whole “Who?” thing is that it’s a group of people who were attempting to indicate that a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy winning musician was no longer RELEVANT so who cares what he thinks?
Now the first time I came across a comment indicating that a musician with a huge reputation was no longer RELEVANT was in 2015 when a commenter said that Sir Paul McCartney wasn’t RELEVANT any longer in conjunction to FourFiveSeconds that he co-wrote and performed with Kanye West and Rihanna. As far as I know, musicians (as well as pretty much any living person) do not come with a Best By date on them. Older people still contribute to society. Artists create art. Writers, books. Poets, poetry. Musicians, music. Undervaluing seems to say more about the eye in any particular beholder than the source of their commentary.
My other observation is that the majority of individuals who believe themselves to be judges of other people’s relevancy probably haven’t contributed much if anything in their own right and should concentrate on perhaps doing that instead of judging people who have offered so much to culture. And, I suspect as long as they attempt to undermine other’s relevancy, they are unlikely to have time to cultivate their own. Bam!
On to my selection today, which you will notice is not Neil Young, but a young singer/songwriter who is really a unique talent, Kacey Musgraves. Her song “Justified” has become an earworm of sorts for me lately as the radio and streaming have been playing it a lot, which is fine by me. I like the video too and hope that the video actually plays on this site. (Have you noticed how many no longer play on WP; it’s like I might as well just share a link instead of embedding!)
f I cry just a little and then laugh in the middle
If I hate you and I love you, and then I change my mind
If I need just a little more time to deal with the fact
That you shoulda treated me right
Then I’m more than just a little justifiedWriter(s): Ilsey Juber, Kacey Musgraves, Brandon Burton, Ian Fitchuk