Stupid Society

Written by Jay Lohner

At Christmas time, I found a CD set that I thought would be really good and was really looking forward to playing. It was songs from the 70's. Maybe you remember some of these, maybe not.

Anyway, these were some really good songs that I hadn't heard for a long time. Songs like "Don't Pull Your Love" or "Fallin' in Love" by Hamilton Joe Frank and Reynolds, or "Sooner or Later" and "Temptation Eyes" by the Grassroots.

You remember those songs don't you? Well, on the front of this package in big ole letters it says "ORIGINAL ARTISTS!" and I remember these songs and these people so I buy it! Well, in this society of "consumer beware", on the back in little bitty letters it says "All selections are new stereo recordings, except blah, blah, blah...." I couldn't believe it! These people had gone out and re-recorded their songs....their hit songs that you've heard dozens of times and know by heart......into imitations of their former greatness. One or two of the songs were the originals but the rest were redo's! AAAARGGGHHH!

I'm still not sure how I'm going to handle this, but I think a nasty letter condemning them for taking advantage of fond memories past, is in order, and that they are stepping over the line just a tad. I don't know... do you think that's strange? I keep thinking about how many other people they suckered in, and disappointed like me.

Then again maybe I'm taking this too seriously. I know when compared to global warming, or famine in Africa, or overpopulation, it doesn't really matter but, it's not right! If these people needed more money it should've said in big ole letters on the front.. "ORIGINAL ARTISTS >>> NEW RECORDINGS!" I'll betcha it would've cut their sales to nothing! But at least they could hold their heads high while going to bankruptcy court.

I'm sorry... I'm ranting on here, and I'm sure you have better things to do than read my opinions of our corrupt society.