Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Tensegrity, Feb 16, 2012.
Maybe Tomas Forsberg sang like a pan... I'm just sayin'...
I can't believe this wasn't in the news! I keep hearing about black metal in the news every day! Just now i was watching Oprah and the entire Dimmu Borgir band was there.. and just yesterday Slipknot was preforming at Conan! And i just feel horrible about the Dream Theater up skirt photo's on TMZ!!
It's called Pop music for a reason
Pop used to mean "popular". Now it means mindless droning sheep being beaten into submission by overexposure to mediocrity.
I'd carve that into my arms and post it on some goth message boards
Yea, if you weren't too busy trolling IM lounges
This is how life is...Whitney's genre was more popular than Tomas'. An equivalent to Beethoven could die today and society would hardly notice. Why? The popularity of classical music today is miniscule compared to "pop" and rap music.
I don't have anything against Tomas (I had never heard of the guy before I read this thread to be totally honest), but the reality is that hardly anyone who dies will be remembered beyond a very small group of people. We can't all be a Churchill, Hitler, US President, Ghandi, etc...
Just hate this kind of comparisons, they don't make any sense. I'm not a Whitney Houston fan or anything but i think she worked hard for her career and yes she was more in the public eye than a metal singer but that makes sense because metal music isn't mainstream.
Maybe the reason it doesn't make sense is because you are totally missing the point. It's not "what is popular" but "what people are open to". Most people find it easier to listen to something that is familiar instead of something mind-altering, intellectually stimulating and vocabulary expanding. Couple that with markets being over-saturated with the same regurgitated crap and you have the product of pop music. The product, not the phenomenon.
I think what you're saying is true to an extent, but for those willing to look at new things, some or even many (depending on what they are being introduced to) will not embrace it. I think Tomas' type of music fits into that category. For others, a large acceptance of something new creates a "viral" sensation, such as Twitter or Facebook, which then becomes as well known or popular as say, Whitney Houston...
The bottom line is that everyone is different with tastes and just because one doesn't like Tomas' music doesn't make him/her wrong and just because one does embrace Tomas' music doesn't make him/her right or superior in any way. I think you'd agree with that.
When it comes to music, its all about money anyway. The money is where the masses are, for better or worse. That's where the popularity will be too.
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