So it’s been a bit since I’ve done something here.
I’m not really sure why my content has kind of stopped. For that, I apologize. I really want to be updating this regularly and that sort of stopped after a while but I need to pick it back up again.
See, here’s the thing. As the title indicates, my lack of writing has not been for lack of content to write about. I mean the music industry is still moving, I’m still living my life; I’ve got plenty to write about. I just don’t want to give most of it my attention.
See, what’s cool to write about at this present moment, is all trendy and shallow. I could write about the VMAs and about the chaos that was but I don’t want to give it any promo because I disagree with it. I could write about how the generation of female Disney stars that were big when I was a pre-teen/teenager are now releasing their nearly nude album covers and dissect the oversexualization of young women in the music industry; but I know me. That would become a rant, I would be angry, and it would simply be filling the internet with negativity.
This doesn’t mean that things cannot be challenged. Yes, these things need to be talked about and they should be challenged. Yet, sometimes I wonder how much more power are we giving these acts by talking about them. As the old adage goes “There’s No Such Thing As Bad Press”. Well sure this may be the case, but that doesn’t mean we should talk about it. If you don’t like something, don’t give it attention. Many times, in order to say we don’t like something, we acknowledge it in order to dismiss it. There are somethings in the world that don’t need that acknowledgement because it almost legitimizes it. I’m not interested in doing that here.
Because I want this space to be based on critical thinking not hating for hate’s sake. When talking about various aspects of music or the music industry, I want the perspective to be analyzing it critically and considering the societal and cultural impacts of said topic. Critical analysis does not mean that it’s mean or harsh but instead focuses on looking at something objectively before forming an opinion. Yes, some of my cultural and personal understandings do influence the way I look at things yet I desire to focus on something as a whole and not turn it into a rant. There are things that are worth getting angry but many times anger in these situations will not help to solve or change the issue. It’s what you do with that anger that can make the difference.
Anyway, that’s about all I can say today.
Peace & Harmonies