History SeriousBusiness / Music

13th Jan '18 4:17:33 PM nombretomado
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* The idea is played for laughs in [[http://insightoutpost.com/articles/324/ this piece]], the chief conceit of which is that by the year 2110, there is an academic discipline devoted to the study of {{Kesha}}'s music.

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* The idea is played for laughs in [[http://insightoutpost.com/articles/324/ this piece]], the chief conceit of which is that by the year 2110, there is an academic discipline devoted to the study of {{Kesha}}'s Music/{{Kesha}}'s music.
24th Nov '17 9:39:06 AM nombretomado
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** This proves to the whole world what Music/JohnLennon was trying to point out with his "more popular than Jesus" quote. It wasn't meant to prop up the Beatles or be anti-religious or blasphemous, but to point out the Serrrrrrrious Importance the media and their fanbase were placing on the "four lads of Liverpool" and every move they made in the eyes of the public. [[ConspiracyTheory Very likely as a deliberate distraction from discussing the issues of the day]] and the {{Unwinnable}} war of the day. It also gives entertainment journalism its own facade of profundity.

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** This proves to the whole world what Music/JohnLennon was trying to point out with his "more popular than Jesus" quote. It wasn't meant to prop up the Beatles or be anti-religious or blasphemous, but to point out the Serrrrrrrious Importance the media and their fanbase were placing on the "four lads of Liverpool" and every move they made in the eyes of the public. [[ConspiracyTheory [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories Very likely as a deliberate distraction from discussing the issues of the day]] and the {{Unwinnable}} war of the day. It also gives entertainment journalism its own facade of profundity.
16th Jun '17 10:30:02 PM nombretomado
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** Really, anyone who is the face of pop music (especially pop music aimed for teenage girls) at any time will have that effect on people, depending on their tastes in music. It might be a combination of HypeBacklash, PeripheryDemographic and ItsPopularNowItSucks. Before Justin, it was Music/MileyCyrus and Music/TheJonasBrothers, and before that, Music/BritneySpears and Music/TheBackstreetBoys, and then before that was Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock...

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** Really, anyone who is the face of pop music (especially pop music aimed for teenage girls) at any time will have that effect on people, depending on their tastes in music. It might be a combination of HypeBacklash, PeripheryDemographic and ItsPopularNowItSucks. Before Justin, it was Music/MileyCyrus and Music/TheJonasBrothers, and before that, Music/BritneySpears and Music/TheBackstreetBoys, Music/BackstreetBoys, and then before that was Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock...
13th May '17 3:28:40 PM nombretomado
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* Music/MichaelJackson. Since many casual fans (at least in the U.S.) gave up on him from the child abuse allegations of 1993 onwards, those that remained were/are often [[CreatorWorship frighteningly fanatical]]. After he died on the cusp of a return to the concert stage, and perhaps in part because fans publicly went berserk over it, he became '''serious''' SeriousBusiness. Though he was better known as a tabloid freak show than a musician in his final fifteen years, all media treated his death like a big deal -- [[WorstNewsJudgmentEver bigger than protests in Iran]]. Tributes kept pouring in, people rushed to get tickets to his memorial service, {{MTV}} played music videos during prime hours [[Main/NetworkDecay for the first time in years]], his albums completely sold out, and the United States Senate had a moment of silence to commemorate his death...never in a lifetime has a person's death triggered such huge attention worldwide. Bigger than [[strike:Princess Diana]] [[strike:Pope John Paul II]] '''''EVERYONE'''''. And now we have websites like [[http://www.InnerMichael.com Inner Michael]] which continue to stump for Jackson being one of the greatest human beings of our time.

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* Music/MichaelJackson. Since many casual fans (at least in the U.S.) gave up on him from the child abuse allegations of 1993 onwards, those that remained were/are often [[CreatorWorship frighteningly fanatical]]. After he died on the cusp of a return to the concert stage, and perhaps in part because fans publicly went berserk over it, he became '''serious''' SeriousBusiness. Though he was better known as a tabloid freak show than a musician in his final fifteen years, all media treated his death like a big deal -- [[WorstNewsJudgmentEver bigger than protests in Iran]]. Tributes kept pouring in, people rushed to get tickets to his memorial service, {{MTV}} Creator/{{MTV}} played music videos during prime hours [[Main/NetworkDecay [[NetworkDecay for the first time in years]], his albums completely sold out, and the United States Senate had a moment of silence to commemorate his death...never in a lifetime has a person's death triggered such huge attention worldwide. Bigger than [[strike:Princess Diana]] [[strike:Pope John Paul II]] '''''EVERYONE'''''. And now we have websites like [[http://www.InnerMichael.com Inner Michael]] which continue to stump for Jackson being one of the greatest human beings of our time.
21st Feb '17 10:27:36 PM gewunomox
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* Even the simple act of listening to music can be taken too far. While having some good audio gear is a nice luxury, meeting hardcore audiophile standards of [[strike:spending]] throwing money at handcrafted DAC's, amps designed by Nikola Tesla, headphones blessed by the Pope, and encoding all music at 24bit/192kHz can bring listenng to those old [[TheKinks Kinks]] albums to new heights of paranoia. Oh, and the [[http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AKDL1-Dedicated-Link-Cable/dp/B000I1X6PM/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_3 $1000 cables.]] (The link is apparently a joke, but you get the idea.) Apparently they can save your life from dimensional rifts. These examples only apply to digital audio. Analogue audio enthusiasts (yes, the British spelling is required) can be even more unmeasurably discriminating. Just remember, man, it's all about the ''warmer'' sound. Parodied by Webcomic/{{xkcd}} [[http://xkcd.com/841 here]].

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* Even the simple act of listening to music can be taken too far. While having some good audio gear is a nice luxury, meeting hardcore audiophile standards of [[strike:spending]] throwing money at handcrafted DAC's, amps designed by Nikola Tesla, headphones blessed by the Pope, and encoding all music at 24bit/192kHz can bring listenng to those old [[TheKinks [[Music/TheKinks Kinks]] albums to new heights of paranoia. Oh, and the [[http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AKDL1-Dedicated-Link-Cable/dp/B000I1X6PM/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_3 $1000 cables.]] (The link is apparently a joke, but you get the idea.) Apparently they can save your life from dimensional rifts. These examples only apply to digital audio. Analogue audio enthusiasts (yes, the British spelling is required) can be even more unmeasurably discriminating. Just remember, man, it's all about the ''warmer'' sound. Parodied by Webcomic/{{xkcd}} [[http://xkcd.com/841 here]].
11th Feb '17 10:50:43 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Though a positive mention of a HairMetal band ''may'' somewhat get a pass from any or all of the following: the NostalgiaFilter (depending on the band), IfItsYouItsOkay (for a talented band that went through it as a phase, such as Music/MotleyCrue or Music/{{Loudness}}), because it's a parody or near-parody band (SteelPanther or TnT), or because there are some actual fans - whether of the niche fandom it still has or who are younger, new, and reevaluated a specific band as being "cool" ({{Music/WASP}} and {{Music/Cinderella}} are a couple of bands that happened to...)

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*** Though a positive mention of a HairMetal band ''may'' somewhat get a pass from any or all of the following: the NostalgiaFilter (depending on the band), IfItsYouItsOkay (for a talented band that went through it as a phase, such as Music/MotleyCrue or Music/{{Loudness}}), because it's a parody or near-parody band (SteelPanther (Music/SteelPanther or TnT), Music/TnT), or because there are some actual fans - whether of the niche fandom it still has or who are younger, new, and reevaluated a specific band as being "cool" ({{Music/WASP}} and {{Music/Cinderella}} are a couple of bands that happened to...)
31st Dec '16 7:05:27 PM nombretomado
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* EurovisionSongContest in Sweden. Each year, the Swedish State Television holds a six-episode national contest in six different cities (who struggle to host the event). It does not only crown Sweden's contestant, but also decides who is in, or out of, the Swedish music industry (which is the world's most successful second to the US and UK), and fills the tabloids and morning papers for six weeks. Viewer ratings are comparable to international sport events and Royal weddings. Not to mention the Eurovision Song Contest ''itself'', which is a quasi-national holiday in Sweden.

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* EurovisionSongContest Series/EurovisionSongContest in Sweden. Each year, the Swedish State Television holds a six-episode national contest in six different cities (who struggle to host the event). It does not only crown Sweden's contestant, but also decides who is in, or out of, the Swedish music industry (which is the world's most successful second to the US and UK), and fills the tabloids and morning papers for six weeks. Viewer ratings are comparable to international sport events and Royal weddings. Not to mention the Eurovision Song Contest ''itself'', which is a quasi-national holiday in Sweden.
18th Nov '16 7:57:55 PM Tenebrae3
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* Release of the "Public Enemy No. 1" video by Music/{{Megadeth}} (starring three chimps in a western setting) in November 2011 was followed by a flood of Facebook comments in the vibe of "Screw this! Chimps in a video? Metal is SERIOUS BUSINESS!"

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* Release of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLN1OB3_wG8 "Public Enemy No. 1" 1"]] video by Music/{{Megadeth}} (starring three chimps in a western setting) in November 2011 was followed by a flood of Facebook comments in the vibe of "Screw this! Chimps in a video? Metal is SERIOUS BUSINESS!"
18th Nov '16 7:53:37 PM Tenebrae3
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** The Music/{{Anthrax"" song Cupajoe got a similar backlash. Apparently [[ComicallyMissingThePoint people have forgotten that Anthrax was never a band to take metal too seriously]].

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** The Music/{{Anthrax"" {{Music/Anthrax}} song Cupajoe "Cupajoe" got a similar backlash. Apparently [[ComicallyMissingThePoint people have forgotten that Anthrax was never a band to take metal too seriously]].
18th Nov '16 7:47:22 PM Tenebrae3
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* The heavy metal subgenre of {{Black Metal}} is this as a whole. The fanbase is full of easily-mocked people who claim that bands are only worth listening to if the band members themselves are evil people and/or are genuine satanists.

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* The heavy metal subgenre of {{Black Metal}} is this as a whole. The A portion of the fanbase is full of easily-mocked people who claim even claims that bands are only worth listening to if the band members themselves are evil people and/or are genuine actual satanists.
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