We’ve all heard of the reality shows, Australian Idol, American Idol, X-factor, etc, etc. Well just to clarify, I do not watch reality shows on a regular basis, I find them to be the worst of what the entertainment industry has to offer. But X-Factor happened to be on TV as my roommate and I were cleaning the house, even then the vacuum cleaner seemed to offer better entertainment, the way it sucks up all that dust and that irritating sound that it exudes is clearly untapped musical potential, makes me think I should enter it into the next X-factor.
I’m not saying all of them were horrid, but comeeeeeeee ooonnnn more boy groups, they used to be the butt of the joke in the 90’s! Yes these over-valued music companies fund these boy band cloning factories, its horrible, the most ludicrous thing I’ve ever seen on reality TV, ONE DIRECTION JUDGING THESE NEW “ARTISTS”, YES JUDGING. WHAT IN HOLY HELL HAS HAPPENED TO THE WORLD. This isn’t even the worst of it. I quote “One Direction the best boy band in the world”. Now there’s a perfectly normal English sentence.
Don’t even get me started on Kesha joining the freak show as a guest judge. I’ll let her music video explain(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP6XpLQM2Cs). I’m sure that’s the most Auto-tuned song in the existence of Auto-tune. So obviously she makes peoples ears bleed.
If these are the “musicians” that the younger generation are idolizing, then what is to come of the real elbow grease, hard at it, back breaking artists who are doing it tough by working their way up, but have real musical talent, are they expected to sell out as well?
I guess I’m just disappointed in the music industries tapping into this “teenybopper” demographic, getting them hooked while they’re young and having no real clue what real musical talent is.
Well I’m also fed up of the constant commercialised music on radio, turning the car into a nightclub, It gets to the point that I would rather listen to the advertisement, or even better spending money on a sound system to hook up my Ipod to the car.
Well here’s a toast to the assassination of music as we know it!
Yours the firmly horrified