Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Music = Brainwashing

I'm sick to death of hearing from the unwashed masses about the music they like. I know, I know, we all hear everyday about how Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga is terrible, mindless dribble, it's not exactly a new complaint. What really bugs me is when you try to debate these ridiculous tastes, the people who consume this tripe cannot come up with a valid reason why they like it, other than "they just do."

Granted, these sycophants are the same people who adequately describe that "they like to have fun" on their personal profiles (STOP THE PRESSES! YOU LIKE TO HAVE FUN? YOU'RE SUCH A UNIQUE AND INTERESTING INDIVIDUAL! HAVE MY BABIES!), but it still infuriates me that these idiots cannot even take a rational approach toward something they consume almost constantly.

In the age of Ipods, music downloads and radio stations that will literally play the same six songs on repeat for twelve hours (ask anybody who has had to put up with it in a workplace; I have Vietnam flashback-level PTSD symptoms every time I hear Katy Perry), people are consuming music more than ever. People won't leave their houses without headphones in their ears, hell, people can't even drive short distances without music playing on their overpriced stereo sound systems. So why not even take five minutes to question why you like the music that you listen to for what seems like 90% of your waking lives?

I cannot believe it doesn't bother you that the only reason you're even aware of this music is because a bunch of rich people take some poor sap with decent marketability (that's the keyword here; not talent. Not to say certain mainstream artists aren't talented, but that's just the icing on the cake most times), produced a bunch of shitty beats they think kids will like (often recycled, made in minutes using cheap studio software), dub vocals over them (love songs usually written by middle-aged guys paying a mortgage that are EMPLOYED to write catchy shit to tug at your heart strings) that are auto-tuned to hide any real vocals (shit might as well have bee sung by a computer) and then parade these so-called "artists" around by more marketing executives as their albums become "chart-toppers" (ie. they force record stores to buy massive quantities at low prices to artificially jack up their chart positions, hence why hears later, you'll still find Miley Cyrus albums in the dollar bin at your local K-Mart.) You tards buy their shit up, not even because you're particularly musical aficionados half the time, it's because you like the way they look/dress/act! People seriously buy this shit up?

Now don't get me wrong, there have been artists in the past that have gained legitimate followings for being talented recording artists and have "made it big" from there, but it's such a small blip on the radar that it's not even worth mentioning. Even still, I'm not saying you have to be a music geek to like music, just be honest about your poor tastes.

Man up, and admit you like Katy Perry because some rich guys who poured a lot of money into making her famous told you to. That's all I ask. Shitty pop music doesn't particularly bother me, there'll be bad forms of mainstream art from here until the end of time, I just want to see a little bit of honesty from the mindless consumers.

In the meanwhile, if you know any great bands/singers that don't have rich people pimping them out and you think myself or anybody reading this blog should hear about them, leave a comment and drum them up some support. FSM only knows, we need some more grassroots music support.

11 comments:

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  3. pop(ular) music becomes popular by repetition. I guess most of us have examples of songs that we didnt like at first but after many times we heard it around we started singing along and enjoying it.

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  4. I can't stand the majority of music on the radio, but I found myself bored of trying to shove my opinion down people's throats.

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  5. I try to keep my personal tastes to myself, but I feel like I could still rationalise my tastes at the very least.

    I don't think it hurts to make recommendations, though

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  6. Well said, nice blog mate! Keep up the good work and look forward to more posts

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  7. Hmm.. interesting post! Although, I don't listen to music that often.

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  8. Just out of curiosity, what kind of music do you listen to?
    Following and supporting, mate! :)

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  9. This is great! Loved reading it, thanks for updating

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