Monday, April 04, 2011

Not to Offend Anyone in Particular

I was just watching one of the popular morning shows and one segment featured a very pretty woman with a pleasant voice singing a song which was obviously of her own invention.  There was something in this song I just have to mention.  Recently I have noticed a lot of vocal music clearly composed by the singer which has no discernible tune whatsoever and rambling whiny lyrics.  The singers always seem very proud of these works and I wonder if it's the natural result of the reckless boosting of children's self-esteem.  At some point someone needed to say "try again", or "good try, see if you can do it better".  It's true:  I have turned into a curmudgeon.

1 comment:

Kay Dennison said...

Things like that grate on my last nerve. And I can attest to it. When I was student teaching in a local high school a couple decades ago I got hollered at for using red pen to mark errors because it was negative and might damage a precious little ego. Positive reinforcement for kids is fine and dandy but it still has its limits. And yeah, I cheerfully admit that I'm a curmudgeon and take pride in my work. LOL In fact, sometimes when I get business letters with misspellings and/or other errors, I tend to get out my red pen and send them back with a grade. ('there' when 'their' or 'they're' is needed puts me crazy!)

I'm glad to know I'm not alone and not surprised that you feel this way. We older Ohioans were brought up to have sense -- the rarest commodity on the market these days!