We talk about then and now, it always goes to “us dinosaurs”, then it goes into some babble about there is tons of music today, more than ever. However, I call bullshit on all of that. Let’s just center on the extraordinary talents of Gerry Goffin and Carole King. In particular, Carole King. Writing her first hit at the age of 17. Imagine that. Going on to dominate, with the other Brill Building writers, the entire scope of music in their era. To the point of the Beatles covering her songs, and McCartney saying he only wishes he was as good a writer as her. Then she does something no other writer has ever done, launched an artist career, and set records with Tapestry, just a brilliant piece of work that sold untold millions. Go look at her body of work, astonishing. I defy you to prove that level of talent exists today. Diluted and too far removed from the masters.