Mop up the Pop: Piece I


It is only appropriate that you begin with the top of the class when referring to the slippery, surface shine and deep acts of pop originality.  Or at the very least, pleasingly close to pop purity.

This is Roy Orbison.  Plain and simply put, he is pop in the most original and true format.  It is not his tangibility that makes him so accessible.  Nor is it the obviously catchy drifts between feeling and feature.  It is in the sense, that he is what he is and that is truly beautiful.  He cannot be false to himself.  This is true music.  Truth in beauty, beauty in truth.  You cannot hide such things and naturally people gravitate towards it.  Perhaps this is where the appeal makes even more sense.  Most are  magnetically  drawn to things they can relate very closely to.  But, this is not Roy Orbison’s appeal.  It is in the sense of perhaps something lost.  Something, that cannot necessarily be regained, yet the music bridges that gap.  We become attracted to something that was forfeited and now has temporarily skimmed upon ourselves.  This is pop in its truest form. Innocence in its truest construct.



Much respect to your truth Roy Orbison.


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Author: mmartel

"If he's honest, he'll steal; if he's human, he'll murder; if he's faithful, he'll deceive. Being at a loss to resolve these questions, I am resolved to leave them without any resolution." I have so much to say to you that I am afraid I shall tell you nothing."

4 thoughts on “Mop up the Pop: Piece I”

  1. Today’s “pop” can’t hold a candle to the emotional power and purity of artists such as Roy Orbison. Today’s pop mostly celebrates innocence corrupted or perverted as well as degeneracy and death.

    1. Agreed. But, it was also just a different time in history.

      There are some pop artists who still hold a candle to true form today even and maybe tomorrow.

      But a time and place in pop like Roy Orbison, no. He was the prototype whom everyone copied in so many ways. Unsuccessful, unanimated, untruthful clones.

      1. Which popular artists of today would you say hold a candle to Roy?

  2. No, I was saying that there are some pop artists who hold a candle to true form…as in originality.

    NO ONE can ever hold a candle to Roy Orbison! 🙂 That man was perfection to me…or at least the closest I have encountered in the pop world. I believe that is the true sign of a musical genius(not technical ability). When no one can even come close to touching what you are. Its so beautiful.

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