A heart, mind, and soul transplant is well in order. It is disgusting to see both the degeneration of ethics and interest in artistry, as well as the resignation to this degeneration going on with so many. So many hacks. For my birthday I’d like to book a show full of local bands I actually like and respect, and I’ve come to realize it will be very difficult to fill a bill with those parameters. I can’t believe we all grew up from the same “who gives a fuck what’s cool?” thought process, and now so many are just buying into it. Playing it safe. That fucking disgusts me. The look-before-you-leap mentality of so many just sickens me. Good job putting a stain on the concept of being influenced by blink. No one gives a shit about saying anything and everyone is knowingly selling generic depictions of life (and bastardizing the word/notion of “love”), completely devoid of personal investment or reflection, all for the sake of sales. Communication with other bands and kids is not based out of respect or interest, but just stepping stones to fame and rungs on a ladder. Songs themselves are rungs, and not the focus.
Congrats to those I’m indicting; now that the underground is commercialized, there is no place to hide.
Perhaps thats why capitalism works; so many are willing to transform themselves into cogs and automatons. And the worst are the people who agree with the fact that all this is bullshit but then at shows are all handshakes and small talk with the same culture that they claim to be the problem. This all has been said before but I felt it best to be put into writing so that it rattles around a bit. Looks like I had to be the asshole again. Oh well.