Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sex, Love, Rock and Roll!

Is sexual overtones in music influencing our kids?

Do your kids listen to music? Of course they do. With I-pods creeping up as the must have, downloads of songs at an all time high, and music videos being the stepping stone for kids to see their favorite artist in action. Does the music industry care to recognize the immoral affect that it has on a society as a whole? I think all they care about is their money, but who is caring about YOUR child? The artists? The media? YOU?

Have you taken a listenen to the songs your kids are enrapt in lately? Are you aware of the lyrics that are blaring in their ears at close range? Music has gone from the innocent hip-swaying tunes of the twist and shout bobbie-sock era and has leaped into the new generation as a gyration of moving body parts.

Lyrics are influencing, songs are hypnotizing, and videos are persuading our kids to act out in either violent ways or destructive ways, or provocative ways that they would not normally portray. They see supposed artist acting in a provocative manner and they want to emulate their behavior. Music permeates their being and by dressing like the artist, they are allowing themselves to be negatively exposed and influenced. Music can have an all encompassing positive affect or a dark abysmal negative affect.

Music is a doorway into a realm that we like to think is our own, but once we step through the always open door, we realize we’re not alone. Someone or something has entered with us ready to carry us to another dimension.

Music has been influential since the beginning of time. Angels in heaven have sung melodic tunes, Ancient Grecians have danced to the charms of the lyre, and drums have been a basis for Indian pow-wows, and the lists of musical influences goes on. Until this very given day, music has a way of influencing your soul.

Music is defined as: The art of arranging sounds in time so as to produce a continuous, unified, and evocative composition, as through melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. Vocal or instrumental sounds possessing a degree of melody, harmony, or rhythm.
1. A musical composition.
2. The written or printed score for such a composition.
3. Such scores considered as a group: We keep our music in a stack near the piano.
A musical accompaniment; A particular category or kind of music. An aesthetically pleasing or harmonious sound or combination of sounds: the music of the wind in the pines.

Though music has the potential to influence in the deepest chasm of your being, remember that music has the ability to have a negative effect as much as a positive effect. And when we allow our children to listen to derogatory music, wrought with sexual overtones, or the banging rhythm of hip-hop, the ingratitaing pounding of heavy metal, it will have a lasting effect on their psyche, personality and eventually their future.

So what effect are you striving for but also allowing into your home, A positive flow or a negative atrocity?

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