At left is a snap shot of musician John Mayer mixing his upcoming album from the other side of the country via Nicecast. He let everyone know via his widely read Twitter account last night. Go WATCH! We are definitely living in the future folks. But what about the past? As the end of the 2000's is quickly approaching, what will define this decade of the future? Many are left to wonder:
"It’s barely occurred to me that we’re less than three months away from putting a bow on the 2000s and for the most part, despite the novelty of being the first decade of “THE FUTURE” it was seemingly, at first glance, a fairly generic decade." [Via]
"The 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s all feel like distinctive decades. They each have a very definable sense of style, history, and relevance. Maybe I am just not far removed enough yet, but I have no strong discernible sense of those same qualities for the 90s or this almost past decade of the 2000s.
The decade has been dominated by several wide-ranging topics, including international trade energy supplies, the explosion in telecommunications, the ecological crisis, a widespread economic failure in the last quarter of the decade, further integration and dependence on technology, concerns with international terrorism war, and an escalation of the social issues of the 1990s. and a growing concern over and
Wikipedia’s description seems so generic, almost as if it could have defined the less-cultural significances of any of the last few decades. The Internet as we know it began in the late 90s and really became a huge part of our lives in this last decade. I suppose that could be one of the defining characteristics, but what about our culture from a non-technological standpoint.
The mainstream music of the past decade was fairly forgettable. Indie rock is just alternative music repackaged for hipsters, hipsters are just the descendants of the beat generation passed on to grunge in the 90s. Hip Hop pretty much disappeared after the early 90s and was taken over by Rap, which along with bubblegum pop dominated the last decade. Nothing new, musically, really came out of this last decade.
How do you define the 2000s from a cultural standpoint? What stands out for you? What was significant and what did we create that will be remembered 20 years from now?"
Go weigh in HERE.