Hasn’t singing changed. What happened to dulcet and melodious tones? Now it is screeching and unintelligible language. When did the change occur? When did quality singing take a back seat?
It’s not just singing that has changed, I have a hard job understanding people speaking on television, when they speak I have to switch on the subtitles. It’s as though they have a train to catch and if they don’t hurry with their spiel they’ll miss it. Even youngsters go at a rate of knots now.
It’s not just me, either. I thought perhaps my brain had slowed and couldn’t keep up but I’ve been told by much younger friends that they have the same problems.
Perhaps there’s a race in time … if there is then there’s no hope for me.
I have noticed, though, that some TV channels are better than others. Our main BBC (British Broadcasting Company) seems clearer than others in that people speak a tad slower and with less gabbling. Other stations allow prattling in a way that is difficult to understand, consequently I miss a lot of the programme. Because of this I have resorted to using subtitles which, of course, means I miss some of the action. On reflection, perhaps that’s a good thing.
Normally I don’t watch what I call rubbish which younger generations swoon or rave over. Recently, because there was a person I knew competing in a singing contest I decided to watch it. However, that meant having to put up with all the shrieking and screaming not only from contestants but the whole audience. I gave up when I felt the headache coming on.
Like I said at the start of this post …. whatever happened to dulcet and melodious tones.