Friday, 11 June 2010


Lovely enticing invite for you there, join in with the fun and games that make up
In the meantime, it's almost festival time again. I decided not to report from Middlesbrough Music Live this year because, to be honest, the line up was a bit pants. I didn't get up to much instead but was thinking that maybe the organisers need a kick up the arse and that they shouldn't just hire bands because so and so have said they are good. They need to get out there and find them. There's plenty of amazing bands out there that never get much attention just because they don't sign to a bigger label or whatever. And there is even more amazing bands who just aren't making it over here because of the close mindedness of the British public. Dizzee Rascal? He's crap. Grindie, Hip hop? What the hell is wrong with you? I practically got assaulted by a member of De La Soul at Evolution basically because I wasn't enjoying them. It wasn't even music. It was three black guys talking over crap drumbeats. Whenever I want to hear people talk over 'music', I go to the cinema, that's what it's there for!
Look at this album review from for Mando Diao lastest offering:

The Swedish outfit fail to fuel flames.
Much like Jet, it’s difficult to escape the unerring feeling that without a major label budget Mando Diao would be little more than a top rate pub band.
Then look at the sort of bands the NME calls 'good' nowadays; and suprisingly they all manage to sound the same! Major label budget? They are, douchebag, last time I checked they were under the wings of Universal Island. That's have they manage to release not only an album but a 'package'. If they got their heads unstuck from Dizzee Rascal, Enter Shakira and Bloc Party's arses then music wouldn't be the mess it is today. Basically, all I'm saying is, you don't have to sound like The Libertines or The Strokes (cough almost everyone cough)to be considered good. It's just a shame that it's only these bands getting any attention. Most people clearly hate the sound of something new.I used to be like it myself until a couple of years ago when I decided that nothing is about keeping other people happy, just as long as you are happy with the way you are. Nothing is more important than being yourself. Fuck this corporate shit.

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