July 31, 2009 Leave a comment
I have sat down with many of my friends and we all seem to agree on the fact that music, books and movies tend to not live up to the definition of ‘art’ and ‘creative works.’ Perhaps people are lowering their standards. As we have performers like Lady Gaga, Lil’Wayne, Chris Brown, Eminem hitting our radios. Along with Beyonce and TI and T.Pain (I used to think they were the same person), we hear their songs on repeat as each radio station shares the same playlist. We know their songs whether we like it or not. Now with the King of Pop having passed away recently his past music career was one that no one has topped or is even trying to top. Our standards have dropped as we take in crappy lyrics and loop beats. These musicians rarely play instruments, rarely write their own lyrics and their music videos are just junk. There is not a backing behind them as performers. Their lyrics are not only trashy but they are also filling the ears of our young people who are our future. And I’m not even in my thirties yet, so don’t assume I’m some ‘mature’ adult pissed MJ and Bryan Adams aren’t popping around the stages.
Now we have rap. Which is now mocked as it has nothing that it had in the past. It’s poetry. Telling the stories of difficult lives. But the rap we hear on the radio is nothing like that it’s rhyming titty with shitty. Let’s qutoe L’il Wayne ” You know them hoes love Weezy/ Sticky, pimp small, long hair, big dick/Weezy bring to y’all /Don’t y’all lip quit/Put your lips on this dick /Call my hoes to get salami, ’cause they brush the balls/Let Weezy bust they jaws.” What?
And hmm lets try Lady Gaga ‘He cried, “Mother! What’d you do to me?”/I said, “Mother mother mother’s for babies Call me kitty.” ‘ Huh…
Now what about movies? It seems that directors, writers and actors do not have to work as hard to peoples attention. Toss in some R rated sex scenes (some ‘dick and kitty according to Gaga and Wayne’) a good chunk of violence, a few close ups on a bullet in the head, some cool explosions and a car race and they’ve just got their 30 million from all the ticket sales.
After seeing Transformers Revenge of the Fallen I am sure that that has happened. Television and Movies were better in the past. But as time goes by all of those good Tv shows and movies disappear. It’s just a bunch of Junk. I can’t even find a comedy that doesn’t have a pale butt and two men kissing. Somehow that is humor and even after it’s been done over and over again. People ask why no other movie has beat Titanic, and that’s because they aren’t work half as hard. And yes, having a relationship and romance with some good explosions yes they’re entertaining. But why isn’t their a good plot? You know the layouts of writing? Where’d all that go?
Television. Reality tv seems to be what everyone wants to see. I’m sick of it, it’s all over the place. Good tv has vanished. I remember good television and all the shows I remember were booted off the air and the slots were filled with ‘I survived a Japanese Game Show’ and ‘Gossip Girl.’ Have you seen the Oscars? What is all that crap winning awards? I’m confused. And in the theatre I”m bored. I’m exhausted. And yet inspired to get in their and make some good television shows, and fantastic movies that deserve to be a runner up to Titanic. I’m redoing all of the superhero movies as the comic book world has some fantastic writers. But those darn writers who pick up the pen to write a script butcher it to death. And what the heck is wrong with Stan Lee? I’d never let them touch my master pieces. But I’m forgetting, MONEY! It’s all about the MONEY when it comes down to it. Although I like money, my art is more valuable than anything. I’d never give it up. So move over people…New Spiderman, and Tomb Raider (yuck, what happened) Superman…(how do yous crew up superman) Xmen, even Wolverine (crap again)! All redone. And if they don’t grant me that honor. Some new superheros are on the way.
I”ll write about the crap in books next time