reply to post by Klassified
I just get cheesed off with Miley and her sort, because what they do to destroy music as we know it (and love it) is effective on so many levels.
1)In allying themselves with vast media corperations from the very begining, they ensure that not one single note they ever attach thier names to has
any artistic value what so ever, because the entire premise behind thier every album and song is to make money, rather than to make something deep,
meaningful, powerful, or beautiful, which is the intent of any significant work of art.
2) Because the aim is to make vast amounts of money, the music produced via this method is entirely lacking in depth, because many people do not want
to have the depths of thier id, poked at and prodded by a master sonic manipulator. They want bubblegum and apple pie, and as little effort put in by
both the artist and the listener, as possible. Every artist that produces that level of total dross, is appeasing the stupidity and laziness of the
people who claim to enjoy the stuff. Of course, they dont really enjoy music of any sort, because if they did, they wouldnt be able to stand the
witless drivel on a Miley Cyrus CD. They just want to feel validated in thier total lack of personality. Whatever.
3) Having this sort of utter rubbish on the airwaves, means less air time for actual artists. Every time we hear the track you posted up on the Radio,
or on the television, that is time that could have been used to show case some folk bands, or a brilliant South American guitar duo, or a really
wonderful movement from a piece of classical music, or opera, or rock, or metal, or something truely unclassifiable, like Paul Simon's work with
Ladysmith Black Mambazo which was bloody AMAZING to listen to, but is hard to fit into a genre in my opinion. It also means that since there is less
airtime available, new artists will find it harder to get heard, because radio people are playing Miley Cyrus, rather than concentrating on people
with talent, charisma, soul, elbow grease, a studio work ethic which extends beyond being willing to show up occasionally and leave the hard work to
the fellow at the mixing desk.
I know of local bands, any one member of which have armpit hair with more skill and talent than Miss Cyrus has in her whole body. The only thing she
has that people want is a face which will sell the records she is producing.