The closest thing I can think of to any sort of alt-rock hero right now would probably be Beck. He's never afraid to re-invent his sound and puts out many good records. But he's not David Bowie, let alone Kurt Cobain or Layne Staley or Joey Ramone or Joe Strummer or Johnny Rotten or Morrissey or Bob Dylan or Bono or anyone who made a big musical/political difference.
And... if someone *DID* want to be the next Kurt they would have to do it..... wait for it..... on the INTERNET.... for FREE..... to bi-pass the labels and the radio and simply ust expose themselves in the NOW because things move so FAST now. They would have to tour and tour and tour and tour and sell their tickets really really cheap. They would have to fight and fight and fight and never get anything out of it except the joy of making something HAPPEN and making people CONNECT to an idea again. But people need to eat, so it isn't going to happen.
The best thing we have now is each other. The best thing we have now is the ability to blog. The best thing we have now is the power of the WORD. So sing with your keyboards, and sing loud.
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