The Decemberist appeared on Austin City Limits the other night. If their performance wasn't proof enough that R&R/Pop music has run it's course I don't know what is. Pop music has turned into a scene where any kid down the street with a guitar, who is barely able to find a pitch let alone keep time qualifies as an act, well you know it's over. Even the stage antics are painfully predictable. Maybe it's just me but "music" by it's very definition implies that you can do it in time and somewhat in pitch, and for elevation to anything out of the ordinary that you do it with some degree of talent. If R&R had started out with what is reguarded as talent today I should say that it would never had gotten off the ground. The distant in talent between the likes of Elvis, The Beatles or even Roy Orbison verses Decemberist is so great as to be unfathomable. As hard as it is to imagine the masses continue to eat it up. But then again maybe I'm just expecting to much to actually expect somebody to know how to do something at least fairlywell before climbing on a stage. Sorry to be such a critic, but if I can just turn one young person's head around and realize what junk they are being feed well I guess my time was well spent.