History SeriousBusiness / Music

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.
18th Nov '16 1:42:47 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 satanists.

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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.
18th Nov '16 10:27:03 AM Tenebrae3
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** One example being the band Watain which, in a subgenre that takes SeriousBusiness to absurd heights, are in a whole league of their own, essentially saying that they have no patience for dealing with people who think music should be fun.



* The black metal band Watain is, in a subgenre that takes SeriousBusiness to absurd heights, in a whole league of their own, essentially saying that they have no patience for dealing with people who think music should be fun.
18th Nov '16 10:10:51 AM 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 satanists.

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* The heavy metal subgenre of {{Black metal}} 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 satanists.
18th Nov '16 10:06:22 AM 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 they have seen "real evil" or something like that.

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* The heavy metal subgenre of black metal {{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 they have seen "real evil" or something like that.the band members themselves are evil people and/or satanists.
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