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Old 01-15-2009, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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it struck me the other day when my girlfriend claimed that there is so much new music about today that without me, she wouldn't have a clue what she likes. It seems like a pretty passable quotation from a reasonably ill-informed girl, but it got me thinking - there is a LOT of new music about today, isn't there? it's ****ing mental

with the rise of myspace and all that business, everyone is picking up a guitar and becoming the next big thing. in fact, there aren't even any next big things these days. everyone knows that it's completely pointless getting too excited over a new band because they'll all release a good few demos up on myspace then release a **** album and then completely vanish.

it just seems like music has far excelled past the day where people could unite in the love of a band, the time where music completely influenced modern society and had the ability to change people. there's so much of it out there that rather than there being to embrace a particular movement with all of your friends beside you, the 'in it together' experience, all you have is one big musical jumble sale where everyone is taking a band each, enjoying them, and then disposing of them the next week.

walking arm in arm singing oasis song after oasis song, drinking to the stones, having a spliff with i wanna be adored banging on the background, in love with the stone roses so much that you feel like ian brown will come into the room and give you blowbacks any ****ing second.

music is growing beyond all expectations, it's impact is dying... what happens now?
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i'm sorry i thought we were on a music discussion site

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Old 01-15-2009, 05:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Music isn't about becoming the next big thing, and everyone worshipping todays biggest band.
It's as much as an artform as dancing, painting, and poetry.

Actually, poetry is a good thing to compare music to, as music is in itself, poetry with intruments.
Let's say your local misanthrope makes a poem, and he recites it at the local coffee joint. Some snap, some don't. Some connect with it, some are lost.
Some take it as a grandmother dying, some see it as a guy taking a dump in the street.
The poet doesn't care what kind of reaction he gets (although thats not to say that he doesn't appreciate a standing ovation), as the whole point of the poem was to express himself.
That following week, he practices and progresses in his artform and goes back in to recite at Milky's next week.

Music works the same way, it's a way to express your self and challenge your artistic abilities.

As for the music consumer, everyone liking the same band would be boring, as it would probably turn into one big fanboyism mush.
Instead, they find the occasional band thats makes their brow twitch. Thats not to say they should go on every forum on the web yelling how much they suck. Instead, they should consider that band a challenge, and find things they like about it, and discuss with friends. Find opinions, things you never noticed, lyrics you didn't get before, and talent you overlooked.

Thats what I think, anyway.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That Part Chimp album is still blowing me away and i'm listening to the MB comp and it's the most ecclectic insane thing i've heard in quite a while.

Music's lost it's impact? Pah!
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Music may have lost its ability to knock you on your ass for some, but I'm still very much like that, and it can be for something I love but haven't heard in ages or something I'm hearing for the very first time.
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it struck me the other day when my girlfriend claimed that there is so much new music about today that without me, she wouldn't have a clue what she likes. It seems like a pretty passable quotation from a reasonably ill-informed girl, but it got me thinking - there is a LOT of new music about today, isn't there? it's ****ing mental

with the rise of myspace and all that business, everyone is picking up a guitar and becoming the next big thing. in fact, there aren't even any next big things these days. everyone knows that it's completely pointless getting too excited over a new band because they'll all release a good few demos up on myspace then release a **** album and then completely vanish.

it just seems like music has far excelled past the day where people could unite in the love of a band, the time where music completely influenced modern society and had the ability to change people. there's so much of it out there that rather than there being to embrace a particular movement with all of your friends beside you, the 'in it together' experience, all you have is one big musical jumble sale where everyone is taking a band each, enjoying them, and then disposing of them the next week.

walking arm in arm singing oasis song after oasis song, drinking to the stones, having a spliff with i wanna be adored banging on the background, in love with the stone roses so much that you feel like ian brown will come into the room and give you blowbacks any ****ing second.

music is growing beyond all expectations, it's impact is dying... what happens now?
If you spend time and actually look for new and original music youll find theres actually more than ever in almost every genre. No its not as popular as before and not as accessible, but its most certainly there.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:33 AM   #10 (permalink)
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If you spend time and actually look for new and original music youll find theres actually more than ever in almost every genre. No its not as popular as before and not as accessible, but its most certainly there.
no i realise that there is brilliant music still coming out, and that there is lots more of it, but i'm just saying that there is so much **** hitting the wall that nothing is actually sticking
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