Music used to be alive and well, prospering even. After enjoying decades of progression of sound, style, savagery, the last 7-10 years have been quite a disappointment. Unfortunately, it has become an evil I have learned to live with. I have my CD collection (that’s right, fuck IPods) and I am damn proud of it.
Music is not created anymore, all that are created are flash-in-the-pan media sensations the 8-14 year old girl demographic can have blossoming sexual fantasies about. Oh yeah, and the teenage gyrating girls have the target dempgraphic of 8-65 year old men too. Basically, those with musical taste are fucked.
It is no longer about talent, but marketability. Can you sing and dance? Marvelous, but if you don’t have a GQ or Victoria’s Secret face, there is no future for you. Go have some surgery with the assholes on Rodeo Drive, then maybe we can talk.
Whatever happened to giving people like Janis Joplin, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, etc a chance? They were all ugly motherfuckers, but who cared? The ability and passion they showed through their music overshadowed any arbitrary physical negatives. Their music inspired, and continues to inspire people. These are timeless artists; those whose melodies and lyrics could transcend generations and still be relevant to your grandchildren. Let’s see how, “Hit me baby, one more time”, “Dirrrrrrrrrrrrty”, and “Tearin’ up my heart” survive the next 20 years. Oh wait, you already forgot about those songs and those people? That’s right, they are all shadows of their former non-talented multi million dollar selves.
Take a look at the most recent highest selling albums. I haven’t, but if I have learned anything from TV and USA Today, they are as follows.
1. High School Musical
2. High School Musical 2
3. High School Musical 3
4. Hannah Montana
5. Solja Boi
Who the fuck are these people? Useless euthanasia canidates for all I care.
My hatred for contemporary music has been brooding for a long time. There has not been any new music I have enjoyed in quite some time. Whatever my disdain is for these Johnny and Jenny come latelies, what I saw today was pre-meditated musical murder. This, “artist” had to plan, rehearse, and ultimately feel good enough to carry out the act. According to law, this clearly establishes criminal intent, which is punishable by death. If America had any balls (which it does not) this person would be put to death.
Who am I talking about? Fergie, of course. Viewer discretion is advised, suggested, and encouraged because I doubt you readers can be held accountable for your actions.
Jesus, how off-key do you have to be to get gonged and have a comically oversized hook wrapped around your neck, dragging you off stage in shame. Apparently, at least 3 octaves.
I’ll give it to Fergie however. She, or her prop manager (most likely her prop manager) is incredibly clever. Fashioning a gun on the microphone stand, and having Fergie point and shoot at the audience is a brilliant allegory for the vocal assault upon the audiences’ ears. Furthermore, if it wasn’t bad enough to have Fergie perform at whatever Bizzaro World venue this was, the promoters had that drunken retarded dwarf Danny DeVito introduce her.
I can just imagine the pre-concert meeting with all the executives.
“Hey, you know what would make this show great? If we cash in on the waning popularity of a dancer with no singing talent from an Uncle Tom rap group.”
*yeahs can be heard all around as all the yes men jiggle their turkey necks*
“Snap! You know what would be better? Let’s have her bastardize an incredible Paul McCartney song with her cottage cheese thighs laboriously tucked into leather pants gyrating around a stage full of pyrotechnics and over-the-hill backup dancers.”
“Oh yeah, and let’s get Danny DeVito to sing her praises and introduce her.”
“Secretary, draft two blank checks for these untalented non savage assholes.”