This is my first rant, so I'm going to make it a good one.
On other sites I've read of this 'Skrillex' character. He seems popular, so I checked him out on youtube. Apparently what he creates is called
And what it heard disturbed me.
Basically all I heard was the sound of a dozen fax machines vomiting to the beat of a drum machine. I admit it was a catchy tune, if you enjoy
Is this a new thing? I thought it was bad enough for modern 'musicians' to sample ( plagiarize) older classics, while singing what can loosely be
described as lyrics.
But I sympathize with these modern day pop stars. It must be hard to press buttons on their laptop to insert drum loops and sound FX's, and let's not
forget the hard work of the voice modulators that make these pop stars voices coherent.
I thank God, Yoda, etc for these stellar musicians. I know the really talented bands practicing day in day out are rooting for all the Keshas and
Chris Browns, who's three days of hard work has really paid off. And what great role models they are as well.
I can't wait till these pop stars release acoustic versions of their greatest hits, of course they'll need to consult a dictionary to find out what
acoustic means before they can do it.
I pray that this music is not a part of the music curriculum taught in school. I might seem like a grizzled old burnout, but the truth is I'm 28, and
I play an archaic instrument known as a 'guitar'.
All joking aside, I hate what popular music has become. You don't need to know how to sing or play an instrument anymore, It turns out the Buggles
'video killed the radio star' was the most accurate prophecy ever predicted.
Am I right or am I jaded?
edit on 9-2-2013 by Thecakeisalie because: (no reason given)