posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 05:24 AM
Greetings Everyone, I am a long time reader and first time poster, I felt like replying to this thread because I am quite a reasonably talented
instrumentalist myself, and I am only 21, having been learning music since I was 7, and at this youthful age I have grown up with the Music that
Echtelion is refering to.
That being said, all of my friends who are not what I would refer to as highly intelligent listen to popular genres of music and top 40 alternative
loud head banging rubbish. These are my friends that did not do well at school, did the assignment on Animal Farm and thought that it was actually
about Piggies and Cows, and have not read anything other than tv guide since grade 12, needless to say, they are members of the sheeple. Then my other
half of friends who are all reasonably intelligent and socially aware (and worried) listen to all kinds of music with real instruments, and
interesting flowing melodic lines etc.
I believe that the conspirators who own the music and media industries, (as well as the banks) play repetetive brainless music repeatedly in the top
hit charts because they can control the way people think through this. I also believe that listening to more creative music makes you a more creative
and therefore open minded person, which is not what they want. Whilst flooding my generation with mindless lyrics about guns and substance abuse and
how its cool to sleep around with random partners makes teenagers emulate these behaviours, these music video's also promote the idea amongst the
youth that ITS COOL TO BE UNINTELLIGENT.
Look at our musical stars, 95% of them don't even write their own music. They perform hits which are written for them by their musical label, lots
with highly disturbing undertones, they sing whatever they are told to because that what makes them a star.
If the mainstream media started getting interested in real musical genius again, people like James Morrison or Wynton Marsalis or heck even good old
Pavarotti, people with true outstanding virtuoso ability would have a platform to not only put their musical artwork but also to voice their opinions
to a wider audience. This is exactly my point, people like this, probably wouldn't say what the elite want them to. Instead, we are fed gristle and
told that it is a 5 star meal.
In my opinion, mainstream music is a travesty against what it is supposed to be, music, should be treated as an artform, and hey, I don't wanna
listen to Britney rapping about how cool the new Volkswagon is, (but I'll make an exception and watch her video on mute.)
In this day and age of excess media hype, when every terrible "boy band" or bubble-gum chewing teenage girl in hotpants is billed as a "creative
genius," the word starts to lose its meaning.
I am truly scared of my own generation, even if the New World Order doesn't arise, we are a generation with a large lack of social understanding and
an excess of immaturity, what kind of world will we create?