Capturing the Hearts & Minds

in the US alone
a million songs
industrially produced
released each year
more than one can listen to
in a lifetime

to be heard in the media
they must adhere
to certain criteria
mechanically performable
product interchangeable
homophonic & indistinguishable
one from the other

sugar-coated mental floss
not too many chords
no tempo changes
no rhythmic suspense
no sonic demands

aiming to convert
the immature infantilism and idolatry
of trusting child-like intellects
into zombie consumers

like any other business enterprise
50 years of same old same old
creates enormous wealth for some
ask yourself this question:
"when did I last hear anything original ?"




Poetry by Wumbulu
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Written on 2019-06-08 at 07:09

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Once in a while on the radio, all the time if you go looking for it.
2019-06-09


Marie Cadavieco The PoetBay support member heart!
So true. Even the young can see it, but their consumerism-washed brains still keep making the talentless machines super-rich through churning out more and more of the same.
This really struck a chord!
2019-06-08