December 27, 2009

When do you think they'll stop playing those Led Zeppelin songs on the radio? Do you think when Paul McCartney's son's grandson's son's daughter dies we'll steal be hearing The Beatles in heavy rotation? Do you think the song's will outlive their author's bones? I just can't comprehend why anyone would want to listen to the same songs for decades and decades, day in and day out.

When's it gonna be enough? When is that DJ on Q104.3 going to say, "I think we heard enough of Mick Jagger for the rest of our lives"? When are we going to stop pretending that this music is worth listening to OVER and OVER and OVER to the point where it isn't even music anymore, it just becomes some sort of background noise? It just becomes some noise to fill the awkward silences, which are only awkward silences because we are too busy with distractions and shitty music. When everything calms the fuck down, and only two people are left with nothing to do but speak to each other, it's called "awkward silence". Whatever messages or ideas that were once tangible in these songs are now somewhat lost through the countless commercials and films that have warped and altered its intrinsic value.

Film is the same, but I think maybe worse. A lot of the kids around me explore new music but rarely do I find people that do the same for cinema. It really makes me sad when I think of all the life altering films I've seen and how so many people never have seen them, and moreover it seems most don't care. I saw Sherlock Holmes yesterday and I would have liked to write a witty review on it, but I simply could not find a comedic way to say how lackluster it was. It's becoming less and less funny to me how we value and praise some, while others don't get the recognition they deserve.

The harm in this lifeless cinema/music is not that it exists, but rather that to some it is all that exists.

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