First up, this is not a depressive post.
I have a confession to make. I don’t care about music anymore. I probably stopped anything approaching obsessive fandom 10 years ago. I come here to remember what it was like, and can still muster an opinion- but it’s not real. I don’t care if I never hear my old favourites again.
But… I love music more than ever. I’m just incredibly non-partisan. I can & do enjoy almost anything I listen to. Without especially caring who or what it is.
I bet I’m not alone in this. Lots of posts here indicating a drift away from patterns formed in childhood, but nobody is talking about the reality. We’re the first generation to live into middle age with rock and roll. Nobody is letting us let go of the attachments, and embracing the new world of it not really mattering.
I prefer it this way. I think music is amazing, but not any particular kind or artist.