Wow, FW, that's quite a list. I agree that music today is weak and lame. I like country music, not really any of it going on today. I found it very ironic when Ashton Kutcher was blamed for making fun of country music by wearing a Nudie type suit to an awards show, hello? Is anyone awake folks? Today's country is shoddy pop. Today's rock will NEVER be labeled classic rock. Today's rap, well, just sucks. You can be a pop singer if you're pretty and/or a teenage boy. Personal image should never ever be a deciding factor in music, hell, singing well isn't a per-requisite for a great band/singer (Hello there Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty). Let me hear someone that has a cool sound OUTSIDE of a recording studio.
Now, this is music friends and neighbors. Complete with little screw-ups and quick tunings of a guitar. This man makes a guitar talk, to me anyways. I wish I was a piano player that could also make sweet love to a guitar like him.
If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.