SUBCULTURE BEATROUTE DEC 2011

AHH THE INFORMATION AGE….

MAKING OBTUSE MORE OF A WAY OF LIFE THAN EVER!

ob·tuse – adj. 1. a. Lacking quickness of perception or intellect.

WELL I CERTAINLY GET AN EYEFUL READING ARTICLES ABOUT THE WORLD WE LIVE IN…. AMERICAN CONGRESS PASSED LEGISLATION DECLARING PIZZA AS A VEGETABLE…ANY DOUBT IN YOUR MIND NOW OF THE POWER OF LOBBYISTS / BRIBES / CROOKED POLITICIANS??

ITS A GOOD THING I DONT GARNER ENOUGH POLITICAL CLOUT TO JOIN THE SET OF BIG BUSINESS BACKED CLOWNSHOES THAT THE VOTING MAJORITY SHEEPLE ELECT TO POSITIONS OF POWER…COULD BE QUITE THE SPECTACLE AROUND THE TABLE!…. WOWZERS! WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD?…

THE SHEER AMOUNT OF DISPARAGING REMARKS ABOUT THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT BY JUDGMENTAL NAMECALLING HYPOCRITES THROWING STONES IN GLASS HOUSES IS MINDBOGGLING! THESE ARE THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WOULD BELIEVE PIZZA IS A VEGETABLE CAUSE THE POWERS THAT BE SAY SO…. OR THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WERE ONCE SOME CONVOLUTED VERSION OF ‘HIPPIE JUNKIES’ THEMSELVES….THE SAME PEOPLE WHO PAINT THE PROTESTERS WITH SOME NEGATIVE CLICHED BRUSH…

SOME PEOPLE GET IT….
THANK THE UNIVERSE FOR PEOPLE LIKE DAVID SUZUKI – KEITH OBLERMANN AND THE MUSICIANS THAT STAND AGAINST A TOTALLY BRAINWASHED BY PUPPETSTRING MEDIA TYPE OF SOCIETY….PEEPS THAT ACTUALLY UTILIZE THEIR BRAINS WITH A CONCEPT CALLED ‘CRITICAL THINKING’…
(critical thinking is commonly understood to involve commitment to the social and political practice of participatory democracy, willingness to imagine or remain open to considering alternative perspectives, willingness to integrate new or revised perspectives into our ways of thinking and acting)

OK ENOUGH ABOUT POLITICS….LETS TALK ABOUT THE MUSIC BIZ……. I READ AN INTERESTING BLOG ABOUT MUSICIANSHIP BEING A BREAK EVEN / BROKEASS ENDEAVOUR AND FROM MY EXPERIENCE WITNESSING HUNDREDS OF TOURING BANDS PLIGHTS I CONCUR….. THE D.I.Y. MUSICIANS ARE ACTUALLY IN BETTER SHAPE THAN THE ONES WITH CORPORATE CRED… THE SIGNED ONES HAVE SOLD THEIR SOULS TO THE TREADMILL OF ‘FUNDED’ MUSIC DEBT….

SUPPORTING TOURING MUSICIANS BY BUYING THEIR MERCH AND SEEING THEM LIVE IS THE ONLY WAY THEY SURVIVE OR HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO MAKE MUSIC MONIES….
I THINK THE MUSICIANS NEED TO JOIN THE PROTEST…THEY DONT GET VACATION PAY…UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS…WORKMANS COMP ETC…YET THEY HAVE TO PAY TAXES! …CURRENTLY THERE ARE FUNDRAISERS FOR GWAR’S GUITARISTS WIFE AND UNBORN CHILD…..R.I.P CORY SMOOT AND HOW ABOUT DEATH / TESTAMENT GUITARIST JAMES MURPHYS MEDICAL BILLS FOR A RELAPSED BRAIN TUMOR… AND THOSE GUYS ARE IN THE BIG LEAGUES!!

SO THE NEXT TIME YOURE LINED UP TO GET INTO A GIG BITCHING THAT IT’S A MEASLY 10 BUX GIVE YOUR HEAD A SHAKE…. IVE BEEN SAYING FOR YEARS TO THE COVERCHARGE BALKERS THAT IT BREAKS DOWN TO ABOUT 25 – 5O CENTS PER BAND MEMBER …. THINK OF ALL THE OTHER CORPORATE THINGS YOU SPEND 10 BUX ON WITHOUT BLINKING AN EYE….. LIKE A MCCORPORATE MEAL… A $TARBUCK$ …OR SOME DANCECLUB UMPH UMPH UMPH MU$AK UGH!

OTHER NOTABLE BIZARROWORLDISMS

BAD – THE CONTINUING TREND OF SCANTILLY CLAD GYRATING SONGSTRESSES BEING PEDALLED AS ROLE MODELS TO YOUNG GIRLS

MAYBE GOOD – THE RETURN OF SLAYING DRAGONS WITH SKYRIM AS OPPOSED TO THE WARMONGERING GUN GAMES DESIGNED TO BRAINWASH …WORLD PEACE ANYONE?!

GOOD – BLACK SABBATH REFORMS! GIMME SOME 70’S SIMPLICITY!

BAD – LOU REED / METALLICA VIDEO … OVER ACTED EMPHASIS ON HEAVY GUITAR AND DRUMMING PROWESS FOR A FAIRLY TAME MUSICAL NUMBER….RIDICULOUS…

IT SEEMS THE MU$IC AND MEDIA OVERLOAD NEVER DIES…. ASK YOURSELF IF IT’S CREATIVE OR CONGLOMERATE DRIVEN… ONLY THE PEOPLE CAN BRING ABOUT GRASSROOTS CHANGE BY YOUR VOTE WHETHER IT BE BY POLITICAL CRITICAL THINKING OR REALISTIC BASED CON$UMERISM. PERIOD.

STOP THE NUMBED AND DUMBED DOWN TRAIN!

MERRY CONSUMERMASS EVERYONE!

Author: wendythirteen

WRITER OF A COLUMN ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND MUSIC SCENE CALLED 'SUBCULTURE' APPEARED IN BEATROUTE B.C. FROM OCT 2011 - OCT 2016 NOW WRITING FOR ABSOLUTE UNDERGROUND FROM DEC 2016 ON ----> BOOKING LIVE HEAVY BANDS IN VANCOUVER B.C. CANADA NO BOLLOCKS EVENTS

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