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Yates Phillips Writing 1320 April 23 2001 All Money All the Time In Richard Brookhisers article All Junk All the Time Brookhiser explores elements of rock music which will never change because as he states it is so easy to do well enough Brookhiser 607 He claims that popular culture rock music or pop is inferior to the musical stylings of classical jazz and show tunes Contrary to these superior forms of music rock music requires no talent it uses repetitive lyrics to play to listeners with inferior intellect and above all there is easy money to be made Brookhisers viewpoint may appear haughty or altruistic but in reality his statement is fact This type of satirical commentary has existed for generations and will for many more His claim that drumming is easy and can be faked mirrors Voltairian commentary of long past He argues that the guitar is not a refined instrument and in support offers that this instrument does not require years of training and is not used as curriculum in university musical studies Unrefined instruments beget unrefined music which begets unrefined dancing This idea elicits sighs of relief from men around the world After all who has time to take dance lessons Rock lovers can do well enough by gyrating in place bumping and grinding Come dance its easy Perhaps Transcontinental Records CEO Lou Pearlman accentuates the most egregious offense of the pop music industry According to Jim Slotek of the Toronto Sun Pearlman is in short the guy who created The Backstreet Boys and Nsync in a blimp hanger in Orlando Fla and watched his bright ideas generate more than 2 billion in sales Slotek 1 Since his creation of the two most profitable cookie cutter boybands Pearlmans boyband factory has in concert with ABC begun work on the next big thing to hit screaming teenyboppers everywhere O-Town This most recent project is one of the most impure
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