“the more mediocre your music is, the more accessible it is to a larger number of people in the U.S. That’s where the market is, you’re not selling to a bunch of jazz aesthetes in Europe, you’re selling to Americans, who really hate music, but love entertainment.” -Frank Zappa, 1969.
somewhat of a blanket statement, but also super true. I listen to KDUR all the time and have surrounded myself with musicians and other people that hold more than a remote interest in music. Then I travel, to large, urban areas with suburbs, and realize that a lot of people listen to junk. Can 6 billion American Idol viewers be wrong? YES THEY CAN.