(The following is an excerpt from a project I may or may not have abandoned. It is about love, stupidity and music. It may or may not ever appear anywhere else. It is not a challenge or an invitation for your advances, please don’t, I can’t love you back, my heart is black bitter and dead and I’d like you to please leave it that way, thank you, signed The Management.)
- 14th February
- 18th July
Okay, so, I take some issues with pretty much everything said here.
First of all, it’s bullshit nostalgia parasiting. It reeks of either “old person who doesn’t get what you kids are listening to get off my lawn” or “hipster desperate to prove they’re too good for this shit that’s popular.”
Secondly: Okay, let’s look at the Billboard Top 100 charts from, say, 1975, which seems like a good time for “real” artists, and 2005, right when that terrible shift towards “mediocrity” happened.
- 22nd April
- 19th April
- 18th April
- 16th April
Fall Out Boy has taken a lot of flack for calling their new album “Save Rock and Roll.” In fact, the title combined with the actual sound of the album pretty much seems designed to draw comments from angry internet denizens screaming (paraphrasing many an amateur album review here) “THIS SUCKS IT’S NOT SAVING ROCK AND ROLL IT’S NOT EVEN ROCK AND ROLL WHY CAN’T YOU GUYS BE GOOD AGAIN?!?!”
The beauty of the internet is in the sharing of opinions, after all.
But in case anyone missed the tongue-in-cheek quality of the title, no, Fall Out Boy is not here to save rock and roll. And the message of the album isn’t that rock and roll needs saved.
Instead, it sounds more like rock and roll saved Fall Out Boy.
- 16th April
- 15th April
- 13th April
That artist and/or group you like will, hopefully, mature musically, experiment with their sound and put out songs that don’t sound exactly like their very first single. Songs which you may not like. Deal with it.
And if they don’t mature, hey, I’m not going to judge your taste in music, but. Um. Why would you want to keep buying the same album 8 or 9 times?
Point being: it’s closed-minded to deny the theory of musical evolution, ya fucks.
- 12th April
You can’t touch music—it exists only at the moment it is being apprehended—and yet it can profoundly alter how we view the world and our place in it. Music can get us through difficult patches in our lives by changing not only how we feel about ourselves, but also how we feel about everything outside ourselves.David Byrne, How Music Works (via nicholasreed)