Wise Wednesday - 18


  1. I don't think the record industry has discovered that people stopped liking music. The industry is just out to discover new ways to profit off music people like.

  2. Well, I'm just quoting a thought I find provocative - doesn't mean I agree with it.

    But I think what Mr Burnett is getting at is that for a lot of people, music is a lifestyle accessory as opposed to a pleasure.

    There's no shortage of people who'll wear clothes they don't like and find uncomfortable...if it's fashionable. And there's certainly no shortage of people who'll do the same for music.

    More than that, there's musicians whose image is far more interesting than their music - and they're aware of it and don't seem to have any qualms about it. Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Colton Ford, the more theatrical death metal bands, even at times Madonna.

    (Captcha: Stall. Hmm - stall as in delay or stall as in market table? And which is more appropriate.)

  3. Bieber Fever! I bet you caught it too! Just kidding!

    Luv Lady Gaga! And I was hooked on 3 of her songs before I even saw who she was. And then I saw her music videos and was totally surprised because she didn't look like the same music industry production model they crank out by the dozen. She's not pretty, but damn is she fascinating and intriguing!

    I think I really like how innovative her song lyrics are and I luv the beats--very danceable and fun. The last time I was this excited about an artist was when Missy Misdemeanor (with Timbaland) made her debut. They were using unusual sounds like babies cooing in their music, and it worked perfectly! Made the songs awesome! Luv innovation and creativity in music!

    You don't see a lot of great music videos anymore--not iconic ones like Wicked Game, Annie Lennox's Why, or some of Madonna's ones, Smack my Bitch Up, Losing my Religion, or even the Blind Melon video with the little Bee Girl. I like it when music videos become art pieces! Or even just fun, memorable ones. Nowadays, most music videos are boring, with the very rare exception of some very few creative ones.

  4. Enjoy your break, sabbatical, woteva, dear Kapo.