How come rock stars aren't a threat to the american way of life anymore?

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Voyage, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Voyage

    Voyage Noam Sayin

    now its different "cultures" and gays, right? i can't keep up with this shit anymore.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqbq3Ze6Qas"]Rock & Roll - Bill Hicks - YouTube
     
  2. Kinky Ramona

    Kinky Ramona Back by popular demand!

    I don't know, I'd say by now everyone's just gotten bored of Marilyn Manson and Ozzy Osbourne can't even form a coherent sentence, let alone threaten the American way of life.
     
  3. Karen_J

    Karen_J Visitor

    Because the big banks on Wall Street already finished it off.

    Before that, big record companies killed real music, then American Idol pissed on the corpse.
     
  4. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    There haven't been "rock stars" since the 90s.
     
  5. Willy Blue

    Willy Blue Senior Member

    Well said and that f**ker Simon Cowell is still pissing over here in the UK. He is taking away freedom of choice and adversely influencing young children to listen to music that makes him money. Hes a toilet, rant over.
     
  6. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    MM and Ozzy are both living the American way of life to the fullest :p
     
  7. acuarela

    acuarela Member

    So true!

    I love Bill Hicks.
     
  8. eggsprog

    eggsprog anti gang marriage HipForums Supporter

    How is he taking away freedom of choice?
     
  9. Willy Blue

    Willy Blue Senior Member

    By dictating the type of music we listen to. To stand any chance at all you need to be within his boundaries of what he determines people should listen to. He is therefore changing the face of music to suit his requirements, indoctrinating and brain washing in effect so all you end up with are clones who have the songs they sing spoon fed to them.
     
  10. magic_rocks

    magic_rocks ٱللهِ ٱلرّ

    Because the CIA had moved on to rappers before the turn of the CE
     
  11. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    People are so stupid with certain things. Unless you're perhaps on a workplace where you aren't in control of the radio it is pretty easy to avoid any rubbish music. When you are aware the mainstream music industry is only serving the industry and not music lovers I'd say why get pissed of by people like Cowell. Because other people seem to support that industry in their ignorance I guess.. I see, well I just focus on the good stuff myself :p
     
  12. Willy Blue

    Willy Blue Senior Member

    Exactly that and sadly many of the people who watch his shows are young and impressionable.
     
  13. Karen_J

    Karen_J Visitor

    That seems to be the standard European point of view. :rolleyes:

    Those two have nothing in common with anybody I know. Southern California is not America.
     
  14. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Yes, that's young people. I was equally gullible at age 12 too. I think it's not the problem that they are easily influenced but that they are targeted by industries (and because of that slowly by the rest of society including parents) as if they were adults. They are not, they are gullible and will spend their money accordingly. They have become a big target market which entire industries depend upon.
     
  15. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    I'm not saying because a generalization is true that all your american friends indulge in the same way. You can deny all you want but the stereotype is not there for nothing. There is a big chance though that the average american would indulge in the same way if they got loaded with money. I'm also not saying that the average person in my country wouldn't do the same but as it happens the generalization about the american way of life stands as a rock.
     
  16. McFuddy

    McFuddy Visitor

    someones been watching too many american movies...
     
  17. Karen_J

    Karen_J Visitor

    It's there because the media puts it there. I only see it on TV and online, just like you do.

    Who knows, and who really cares? It's just a fantasy for 99+% of the world's population. The fact that southern California is within the borders of the country I live in means very little to me. It would take many hours to fly there in a jet.

    Reality is, most Americans don't live like rock stars, don't go to those places, and don't know any of those people. Just like you.
     
  18. odonII

    odonII O

    Come on...there is more than him on the panel, and after a certain point it's up to the public. There is also only one winner, with the top 2-3 having an ok chance of making it. Contrast that with the plethora of music that is made every year. Simon probably still wishes it was the 80s/90's - but it isn't.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/singles

    Olly is there, and ...er, mmmmm
     
  19. Willy Blue

    Willy Blue Senior Member

    Oh yes, of course, the likes of Louis Walsh who gave us West Life was it, always at the forefront of experimental and alternative muisc. A producer was he not!! and Amanda Holden, the musical genius that she is, just cannot remember what she has ever released and certainly never heard anything she has released, thank God !! Cowell is changing music by brain washing people with shows like Britains got talent and mainstreaming music and manipulating the market to suit his own ends. Still it proved last year that talent is at a low ebb in Britain, dancing dog won the competition did it not?
     
  20. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    I've heard many americans proclaim the same. It's not just the general european outlook at all. And as you can see it's also not just the media.

    orly.
     

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