There is so much pop junk, sell outs on the music scene. You turn on the radio and it’s the same music on nearly every station, unless you hit up some country, although country lacks in presenting all the true raw talent as well.
Some style of music I won’t lie, I don’t love. You know what still makes me listen to certain songs or artists that may not be totally my style? Their art. Music is art. Not all artists draw landscapes, or people, or animals. They find their style. There is beauty in style. For that reason I listen to all styles of music. I seek out expression true to the person expressing.
So I bit of a story. I personally am not a fan of Beyonce’s. I never really got her music or liked the sound of it. Many songs actually make me cringe. I will do this though. I will compliment her VMA performance. A friend actually told me that I should watch her performance. I went ahead and did. I thought it was powerful. You know why? She did something. She performed…but not just for the audience, there was something deep felt that that she really was expressing. In that I find power. The power of expression. I’m still not a Beyonce fan, will never purchase her music or go to a concert she puts out. I will though recognize that her VMA performance was more than I thought of her music.
I want to do this because I don’t just want to bash the pop junk. The stuff everyone thinks is music. Then I’m just as ignorant…or something like that. And this is still just my opinion. Some may say you suck she rocks and some may suck you rock…until you began thinking she doesn’t suck. Judgement judgement judgement. I want to provide me. I want to provide awareness for incredible artists that exist that are not part of “the trend” but deliver waaayyyy beyond. And I want to be real to my identity. Not yours, nor his, or hers.
I get the world we live in is competitive, you do what you gotta do to put food on the table, stand out, be more. But when as humans we sell out a choose to be a clone of a machine, so much value is lost. If we do not choose to recognize those giving, sharing real value, they will go lost and all that will be left will auto tuned shit and deep underground shit which the majority of people will never hear.
So let’s explore and recognize good, even if it only happens once.