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HIYA. WHO’S GOING TO SLAM DUNK NORTH AND WHO WILL I SEE?
Basically I’m going to see Andrew McMahon play Konstantine and cry. I will see The Wonder Years tomorrow (hopefully) play ‘The Bastards, The Vultures, The Wolves’ and crowdsurf and go mad.
This all involves (some of) my favourite bands and (most of) my favourite people.
This brings up a different point as is respect for a piece of art concurrent with respecting the person that created it? I think in art, film and a lot of things they don’t intertwine but the line is blurred in music.
Also KWAM… here Tasha, I only know what that means because of you…
Chris Brown is probably a good one to bring up. Didn’t listen to him before and do think it’s questionable the amount of female love he still gets but I guess that’s not to do with his music. Same problem with Rihanna. Life choices problems that haven’t really bothered me musically.
I’m going to use examples pretty specific to the music I listen to here so just replace the band or artists names with bands or artists you like and their related controversy… anyway, I find it intriguing with peoples music listening process that it can change and be effected by the actions of the musicians that make the music they listen to and love.
I’ll use Lostprophets as an example because I saw Zoe mention them. I haven’t really listened to Lostprophets since the whole scandal about Ian Watkins came out. I have had that inner dialogue of can I even listen anymore? Does listening endorse what he did? That sort of thing. I think I can listen. I just don’t really listen to them anymore anyway but I’ve seen it first hand the backlash. That this sort of stuff does have big effects. In the cathouse, they can’t even play Lostprophets anymore. What used to provoke big singalongs in ‘Last Summer’, ‘Last Train Home’ and ‘Burn Burn’ can’t be played and get booed anytime I’ve seen them try and be played.
At the other end of the spectrum musically, Kanye West. I don’t need to tell you about Kanye West but does all the controversy surrounding him effect you listening to him. I know a lot of people that don’t care for Kanye and I know a lot of people that love him (I’m one of them) but his George Bush hates black people comment, interrupting Taylor Swift or his general antics with ego intertwined or whatever. It doesn’t effect me listening to Kanye. Sometimes it actually makes me want to listen to him because I know he’s going to have a new thing to write lyrically about and that’s pretty exciting. Kanye walked in to a sign (Youtube it, it’s funny) and it just made me laugh and want to listen.
Jonny Craig stole macbooks but is an incredible vocalist. I still love belting out ‘tailored sheets’ at the start of that Emarosa song like everyone else. Jonothan Cook sold fake rolexes. The first FTSK EP/Album are still solid and full of absolute singalongs.
I know these aren’t two comparable examples per se but I think they bring forward an interesting take on the whole issue. I do think the more sensitive nature of incidents such as Ian Watkins does have an effect on a listener. It’s more of an incident driven analysis. At the end of the day, ‘The Fake Sound of Progress’ and ‘Start Something’ are classics in the scene. I find it hard to ignore that.
I’m just interested in what changes that feeling people feel so strongly for and about to have it turn in to something of shame and regret.
Know that way you just go to like photos, then don’t because you already think they talk about you and are very aware of it. WEIRD