NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- A trio of articles got me thinking about music more than I normally do. And my baseline is quite high.
I Have Seen The Next Bruce Springsteen and Her Name is Taylor Swift (Me, TheStreet, Aug. 21, 2013)
The Incredible and Sad Tale of the VMAs (Carlton Wilkinson, TheStreet, Aug. 30, 2013)
Millennials Hate Bruce Springsteen (EJ Dickson, Salon, Aug. 30, 2013)EJ Dickson's article addresses a question that has tormented me for the last 10 years and likely always will: Why Do Millennials Hate Bruce Springsteen? While I partially agree with Dickson's assessment of why (see her story at the link), she doesn't address, or even ask, an interesting, related question. This question ultimately butts up against the first two articles published at TheStreet. Why do millennials hate Bruce Springsteen when so many millennial musicians -- from singer/songwriters to straight ahead rockers -- not only idolize, adore and look to The Boss for inspiration, but appear on stage with him and cover his songs? Seems to me that if the millennials making today's most popular and/or critically acclaimed music consider Bruce relevant and credible, the masses would naturally follow. Because, make no mistake, it's a badass list of artists -- and older or younger acts who considerable numbers of millennials might like -- that express extreme affection for Springsteen.