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Monday, February 1, 2010

HERE'S WHAT IS WRONG WITH MUSIC.


OK, It's no secret that the Grammys were never on the cutting edge and generally only honor the most commercial and safe music (yes, kids, Lady GAGA is pretty safe). That's fine, no big deal, that doesn't bug me.

What does bug me is that everyone cloaks their performance in shit that isn't even relevant to their music. Look, I love artists with strong images and even gimmicks. I love Kiss, DEVO, David Bowie, Daft Punk. Shit, I'm the guy with a band that wears Robot helmets. Though to me all the theatrics of these bands make sense, all part of a larger statement. It worked in harmony with their lyrics, sonics and life style.

So, please someone tell me what relevance there is to Pink swinging around upside down like she is in cirque du soleil or Green Day turning into a Broadway musical (I could just feel Joe Strummer turning over in his grave) or The Black Eyed Peas trying to represent some vision of the future. Nothing felt the least bit authentic. It all just seemed like a distraction.

I'm not going to pass judgement and tell you that you shouldn't listen to any of that music or claim that it is crap. I'm a firm believer in liking what you like and that's it. It's not a matter of something being popular or commercial, I love tons of commercial music, in fact most stuff that I do listen to would be considered pop.

I'm no elitist. I'm no hater. I just want to hear, see and feel something real.

5 comments:

  1. I agree. I do like Lady GaGa (I don't think she's amazing,I just think her music is fun at times.Sugary pop.Nothing more,nothing less). As for Green Day, I think they've really matured. American Idiot was the most "punk" they've ever been. They went against the pop punk grain. Nowadays though,eh.

    The Grammy's really are just a joke though.

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  2. I agree with you 100%. I'm always on the look out for new music, but I can't find any because everything is just so damn fake. Keep doing your thing and I'll keep listening.

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  3. U right.
    Something gonna change soon

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  4. weeell, I'm thinking every artist, band and whatever is doing his own thing. No matter if it's music, clothes, perfomances, photography...
    What I don't like about the grammys is, they compare the results: Who is the best singer, who sold the most CD's?? I think this is bullshit.
    Isn't it so: The artist have to be content with his own results and what he wanted to achieve? --> How many fans and humans did he make happy? How many he touches? How important is his art?
    It's nothing you can compare in my eyes. It's nothing you can honour it with any prices.

    Just do your thing ;)

    (And by the way: mistakes in my language can you kept :P))

    by the way: who is this woman in your last post??

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  5. The crazy thing about the Grammys is that sometime I think they are totally out of touh with the audience. The first year they had a metal category, I remember Lita Ford was presenting the award. Of all the nominees, I only remember Metallica and the eventual winner, Jethro Tull. I remember the look on Litas face when shehad to announce the winner. It was total disbelief.

    The audience for the category just and I don't know, it has just been weirs to me ever since.

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