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Old 04-08-2006, 05:17 PM   #16
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who said what he said was "daring"?
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who said what he said was "daring"?
probably Thom Yorke, after he made himself a smug sandwich.
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who said what he said was "daring"?
No one said it was anything, so I had to infer something from all the praise in this thread. What is it then that makes this comment special?
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The music industry is an easy target. There are entire albums dedicated to bashing it. There's nothing particularly daring or insightful about calling it fucked. It's like calling politicians corrupt.
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No one said it was anything, so I had to infer something from all the praise in this thread. What is it then that makes this comment special?
i said it was "good stuff". fuck sakes.

if you guys wanna act like knobs, then fine. i'll ask this - is he wrong? do you honestly think he's wrong?

of course not.

it's not news, it's not important, it's stating the obvious.
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it's not news, it's not important, it's stating the obvious.
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Do I think he's wrong? Sort of. Lacking integrity in many cases, maybe. But "fucking retards" isn't the term that comes to mind when I think of people who market a product for a living. If anyone else said it I doubt there'd be a thread on it.
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Forget it, arguing on the internet is dumb.
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^no it's not...as long as you don't actually get upset about it.
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Do I think he's wrong? Sort of. Lacking integrity in many cases, maybe. But "fucking retards" isn't the term that comes to mind when I think of people who market a product for a living. If anyone else said it I doubt there'd be a thread on it.
Funny, it's exactly the kind of term that comes to my mind. We live in a world where the majority of the record-buying public (the teen market) will only pay attention to music if there's a bare ass shaking to it on television, if the guys and gals who play it look hawt on MTV , and if it goes down easy on the ears - nothing they have to think too much about, in other words. To have these executives cranking the mainstream machine while their wallets get thicker and the real artists get poorer...yeah, "fucking retards" does come to mind. There was a time when bands didn't have to be good looking or fit nicely into a popular radio genre to get a record deal. The only thing that mattered was the music. The music doesn't matter anymore, and that's very unfortunate.
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He's only pointing out a very accurate fact of the artistically decrepit mainstream music business.
You're face is 'decrepit'.

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But "fucking retards" isn't the term that comes to mind when I think of people who market a product for a living.
I'd think of something far more repugnant.

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All I'm saying is "conniving bastards" is a better fit.

(not very repugnant I know. )
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This reminds me of a Lewis Black bit...he starts off talking about the 2000 Superbowl Halftime show(the one with Aerosmith, NSync, etc), and then goes on a tangent...

"It(the halftime show) was brought to you by MTV, because when I think music, oh yeah, I think MTV - the people who, during my lifetime, have done everything they can to destroy music. *loud audience applause* Well then I'll contine for those of you who DIDN'T applaud, just to prove my point! MTV is not music. Music is a wonderful thing. It's like a drug, really. It's played and it goes in our ear, and we get a vision. MTV is a video. And that goes where? In your EYE. This is an EYE *points to his eye*, EAR *points to his ear*. There's a BIG FUCK DIFFERENCE. AND, if you get a vision in your head after you listen to some music, and you go home and turn on MTV, and the video they show is the vision you had.....kill yourself. You're better off coming back as a lobster."

In another bit he also gave us this analogy:

"MTV is to music as KFC is to chicken."
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Ah the contradictions of life, seeing this thread on the same forum where there were threads 10 pages long congratulating U2 on winning five Grammys a few months ago.
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