* So what's a GEE-BEE you ask?
I'll give you a hint. They say things like "I don't listen to
new music. I don't need to. No one will ever be better than
(insert '60s or '70s act here.)" And things like "The only
valid music is what I liked when I was in my teens." Often
aggressive and belligerent, they present their argument as perceived wisdom" and dismiss you as revealing a deficiency, should you argue with them... (Wall Street Journal article below.)
But Jim can explain it better:
Quick disclaimer: I'm not being lazy by not authoring my own blog this time, but a recent article posted by WSJ music critic Jim Fusilli has nailed the guy in the orange pants, and in doing so, has validated why I launched Valslist (we help busy adults keep up with new music.) So I'm going to sit back and relax and ask you to read Jim's article below. And when you're done, I'm going to ask you to help me save the Gee-Bees, one song at a time. All you have to do is forward this blog post to all your friends who wear orange pants. If they check out the music on Valslist they might start to believe that there IS great new music out there, that there ARE talented emerging artists who sound like the vintage greats, and that actually LIKE some of it. We need to rescue the "stuck" and introduce them to the new artists who just want a chance to be heard. Gee-Bees need to lose the attitude and open up their minds to the new - just like they did back in the day.
Read Jim Fusilli's Article: Meet the Gee-Bees (the generationally biased)
If you're ready to believe, allow me to introduce you to a few great artists below.