Many of you say System of a Down, and yet you listen to bands like greenday? I just don't get that. . .
Go from American Idiot, oops sorry, that's "new" greenday.
*clears throat*Some Old greenday, whatever that's supposed to mean, then straight to needles by SOAD? I just don't see that happenning.
Now I say you can like some SOAD, mostly their newer stuff. . . But I just don't see how many of you can be a true SOAD fan. . .
Sellouts, you say your band isn't one?
Bill Hicks, used a term "sucking Satan's", not gonna mention the rest. . . to describe musical acts who make bland music to maximise sales, or allow their music to be used in advertising.
Now, I have tried listning to your music, I can't stand it. . . It all sounds to much the same, aka. BLAND(recognize that from above?)
Here is something the music video for the song "Yall want a single" by Korn points out, bold is a part of the sellout meaning. . .
Britney Spears Last Video Cost $1,000,000.
This Korn Video Costs $150,000.
You Have Seen $48,000 Worth Of Video.
Will Any Music Channel Play This Video?
The Music "Industry" Releases 100 Songs Per Week.
Only 4 Songs Are Added To The Average Radio "Playlist" Each Week.
Hit Songs On TOP 40 Are Often REPEATED Over 100 Times A Week.
Is That All You Want To Hear?
I think not!
And yet you do. . .
Just the other day, I was watching MTV, the song Wake me up when september ends or whatever was playing. . . I switchted to MTV2 as soon as it was over. . . same song, was like "Whatever. . ." and watched it. After that was over, I turned to FUSE - guess what? The same song was on!
Now, how bout stop listning to your emo and punk rock bands, and listen to the other 96 songs not played on the radio. . . listen to other songs other then the top 40.
Btw, want something different? There is an AWSOME band called Tribal Machine. I have never heard anything like them before. Very unique. Check 'em out! http://www.myspace.com/tribalmachine
Now, let me get to my poser point. I think it is closely related.
You all listen to these "sell out" bands. Why? Because they're big, what's cool. You listen to them because the media tell you to, every one is listning to them.
Remember those 96 songs not added a week? Start listning to those. If you say you like slipknot, and the only songs you mention are Before I forget or Duality, one of those. . . I'm gonna call you a poser. Those are the songs that are "big". If you say you're an emo fan, greenday fan, one of those. . . those are the bands that are "big", so I'm gonna call you a poser too!
One thing I laugh at, the song American Idiot was HUGE. Everyone listened to it. Some started calling it a "poser" song. A few started listning to "old" greenday and calling new greenday sellouts and posers, then the MASSES moved towards old greenday, and did the same. Poserish? Huh, that's what I thought.
I do understand that some people aren't that big in the music. They will only listen to what's big, because well. . . it's on. That's fine. This is mostly aimed towards those who go "OMG OMG OMG OMG! MUSIC IS MA LIFE! <33MUSIC<33 @->---MUSIC@->---. am I cool now? OMG OLD GREENDAY IS THE BEST! I LOVE EMO! EMO EMO EMO!"
Yeah, half of the bullitens on myspace are pretty much that. . . Wow they get annoying.
Now, please don't take any of this personally, and flame me out. These are my personnal oppinnions.
Be yourself, explore the music genres. If I call you a poser, I'm just referrencing to all above.