“I don’t like movies. The only times I ever watch a TV screen is when Soccer is on.”— Says a random guy in my American Cinema summer class. What the fuck is he doing there? I already didn’t like whoever said loved action movies and comedies, but that idiot beats them all. I bet half of my class expected we’d spend the whole summer watching movies.
Fuck you all, fuck you I don’t care anymore Go to Hell
There. These are the lyrics of this song from the latest Blackfield album Welcome to my DNA. Lately, I’ve seen many people complain about the lyrical qualities of this specific text Aviv wrote; which disappoints me, really. Must lyrics always be complex and poetic to spread a message? Let me put it this way: What if Aviv wanted to put into text a caricature of the average teenager’s state of mind? Well, there you go, it’s right there. A kid, who doesn’t give a shit about anything, tells everybody to go fuck themselves. This is what the song makes me think of and I think it is quite accurate; so, in that way, the lyrics are great; they’re exactly what they’re meant to be.
Perhaps the lyrics are directed to some people’s bad critics as well: You don’t like my work? Well, fuck you; I don’t care.
I’m pretty sure that if the song had no specific concept behind it, Steven Wilson wouldn’t have accepted those lyrics anyway; so why can’t Blackfield fans try and reflect on the intentions of the artists before skipping to conclusions and think that they were just out of good ideas?
"vashyron replied to your quote: Paul McCartney survived being one of the most...
I agree with Nick Kent, but I hardly think McCartney’s angry at today’s “star system”. Heck, I don’t think the man can be angry at all. He seems like the type of man that’s cool with everything as long as it ain’t discriminatory or violent."
Actually, it's not Nick Kent who said that, it's Elvis Costello. Nick Kent is the guy who was interviewing him and from whose book of selected writings on rock music I was reading when I found the quote. It's not that Paul was angry, it's that Elvis Costello himself was angry. Let me show you the sentences preceding the said quote:
"Working with Paul McCartney is a big thrill for me too. It's funny -- you take an opinion poll on Paul McCartney and you'll find that almost all music critics dislike him and almost all music fans think he's great. I mean, compared tho [i]who[/i] (just to show you that part was in Italics, I know it won't actually work lol) is Paul McCartney not any good? Compared to the Inspirational fuckin' Carpets? I don't go in for all this "knocking" him. He's who he wants to be. [Rest of the quote]".
Keep in mind Costello said that 20 years ago :)
Oh, right. Sorry about that. The funny thing about what Costello said, too, is that The Beatles are actually one of the very first “mass-media” super stars and, technically, they became famous thanks to the exact same machine that made Madonna famous, just a couple years earlier… THE huge difference between The Beatles and the other pop “artists” is that The Beatles actually were talented and tried to innovate. Every single one of their songs have something different from the others, should it be in their music or the lyrics… and they actually had things to say, as opposed to all the other pre-fabricated fake “artists”.
Ever noticed how the medias make it seem like women’s qualities can only be aesthetic? I mean, there are famous pretty men dating pretty women, and famous ugly asses dating pretty women, but is there any famous ugly woman dating pretty men? And this phenomenon also (or especially) applies to fictive stories. It seems like, from their very childhood, kids are bred to believe that women have to be pretty to actually exist, while men can be as ugly as hell but it doesn’t matter since it’s what’s inside that’s important. Just look at Beauty & the Beast, the very definition of what I’m talking about right now; the pretty princess falls in love with a fuckin lion-man and doesn’t care about how monstrous he is… and that’s a story that’s been told and retold over and over again. But have we ever seen this situation backwards? I don’t remember seeing anything like that… Furthermore, look at video games; huge-ass monkey-men that are the incarnation of virility and violence are always hanging around plastic women, or what the all-mighty Hollywood vision defines as “the perfect woman”: Huge breasts that defy gravity on the slimmest bodies possible, not to mention how (usually) the girls get in trouble and the men save them, which is another problem… Oh, and comedies. Stupid “teen” comedies about high-school or college idiots that really want to get the prettiest girls in school, and all manage to end up with them no matter how fuckin dumb and ugly they are. What kind of message does that give?
Seriously, this is messed up. Women have been fighting for equality since the dawn of time and in modern societies, where they believe they have it, they’re actually still reduced to eye-candies and sexual toys for men everywhere in the medias. No wonder so many girls have problems with their self-esteem, and so many of them spend thousands and thousands of dollars on make-up, plastic surgeries, clothes that barely hide any skin… so… is that “freedom”? Is that “Equality between genders”?
(PS: Isn’t it ironic that I post this right after posting Deftones - Around the Fur's cover art? Well, you know… not only do I like Deftones for their music and not for their looks, I don't really mind partial nudity when it's used to support a specific message, when it looks natural and when it's not plastic & erotic… and the picture on Around the Fur doesn’t bring up any eroticism in my mind o_O)
haha my mistake, I even said to myself to specify which one it was before I made the post but I guess I forgot. I actually loved the Gamecube one, great concept but I always wished I had another person to play with.. I even had 3 Gameboy Advances and those cables haha. ah well.. sweet boss fights too
Yeah, man. FF: Crystal Chronicles was pretty good but needing GBAs and cables made it quite inaccessible. I feel your pain hahaha
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