Saturday, February 18, 2012

What I Wonder

I am an indie artist. I am a music artist. Neither of those terms should define the other - should they? Really?

The one thing that ticks me off - and most of you reading may not agree with me - is everyone knocking mainstream music, or even anything remotely mainstream. Anything that is well known is garbage in their eyes, and anything with a large audience is laughable. Anything simple is rubbish, and anything repetitive is trash.

How did we become like this?

Some even go as far as to love an artist or band, then come to dislike them as they gain a larger following. Usually these people will help promote the band, as 'fans', and get outraged that the band is so great, 'why are they not better recognized?' Yet as soon as they are, they're shit in the eyes of those 'fans'.

Again, how did we become like this?

How do we hate the simple? How do we hate the ordinary?

I'm a fan of both Vivaldi, Top40 pop music, Indie pop music, Rock & Metal music of all kinds, dubstep, and many other types of music.

I'm a musician - music is music to me.

Sometimes a song I like has what many consider 'inferior lyrics'. So what? Maybe I like it for the production value, the beat, or the instruments themselves. Do I need to give a reason why I like it?

And it comes down to that - do I need to give a reason? I honestly don't.

Everyone has an opinion of what they like, and what they think is good. But just because an opinion belongs to a person, doesn't mean they should force it on everyone else. 

Let's all just love music and stop being so uptight - k? 

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