Musical role

Music is a big part of my life. For motivation, comtemplation or just background noise, it’s never far away. I’m currently listening to some Zero 7 as I type.

Walk into a shop and get piped music, car radio’s blare as they drive past, a personal stereo annoys on the train. Has the role of music been diminished? Is it now just noise with no real meaning? Angsty rock will always have a place with teenagers, and whilst it seems a tad self indulgent now, it has a valid place in my collection. I can assign roles and emotions to my music, uplifting, energising, angry, rebellious. Is Protest Music Dead?