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from PR Newswire.
G.Love has adapted the classic tune with an upbeat rhythm and edgier, contemporary lyrics that lay out the 'chillosophy' of taking downtime on your own terms
Originally posted by Godzilla1985
That's a good question. They are betraying, the purpose. Which was to break out of conformity and social rules. Which has been Rock N' Roll's beginning. From the very birth of Rock N' Roll to guys with long hair.
Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
So go read a book. go hang out in a coffee house or a diner or a pool hall. Meet some humans that don't fart tinsel whenever a microphone is shoved in thier face.
Originally posted by phantompatriot
green day sold out by making a comeback and giving into to todays style and changing theres to sell records. bands like tool and NIN didnt sell out
Selling out is a common slang phrase. Broadly speaking, it refers to the compromising of one's integrity in exchange for money or other personal gain. It is commonly associated with attempts to increase mass appeal or acceptability to mainstream society. A person who does this is labelled a sellout.
It should be noted that many people see nothing wrong with tailoring a product to the tastes of its audience, or with taking practical and financial considerations into account when making art. And, in regard to theater shows, musicals, etc, a "sell out" show is simply a show so successful that all tickets are sold out, and is considered a big compliment. Selling out may be then gaining success at the cost of credibility.
Originally posted by tonedef
My question is this:
Is it selling out if your whole goal when becoming an artist is to be rich and famous and after you show some popularity you're offered a ginourmous amount of cash to say "hey I drink Nozz-A-La!". Or are you selling out if you pimp for a product (or person/organization) you actually like/believe in?
"If you work in the music business and you make money, you're a sell out" - South Park
Originally posted by Amorymeltzer
Yes and no. If you're an artist to be rich and famous, then a. you're probably not worthwhile, b. you can't sell out because you've got nothing, no "soul," and c. go away.