I’ve been meaning to post about this but I guess I’ve been so mad about it, I forgot. Coachella is only selling 3 day passes this year. There are no one day tickets. So If I want to go to only Day 3 to see Pavement and Gorillaz, I have to pay $269 freaking dollars. That is insane. I really hope this new venture will fail miserably, but I know it won’t because concerts are no longer for actual music fans, they are for rich people who don’t even care what show they are going to. I have seen more evidence to this fact when I do actually make it out to a show and I see more and more people talking and not even paying attention to the set, getting completely drunk so they won’t even remember the show, and other ridiculous displays of non-cool show behavior. I am aware I probably sound like an old man ranting about this, but I really don’t care. Live Nation and the big promoters are ruining live music as we know it. I guess I’ll stick to the small local shows, but I really do miss the big concerts. Perhaps if the fans stop handing these crooks their money by the bushel they would be forced to change. One can dream.
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I seriously thought this was a Postal Service song the first time I heard it.
So apparently now everyone is an “electronic music fan” or something. Don’t believe me? Look at the iTunes charts and you’ll see that Owl City is selling like hot cakes. “So what, Manny? Shouldn’t you be happy that an electronic act is doing well?” you ask. I would be happy, if Owl City was any good. But good does not seem to sell albums. Catchy sells albums. Watered down versions of good bands sell albums. Some dude puts auto-tuned vocals to Garage Band quality tracks and suddenly he is a huge selling Electronic artist. Meanwhile few know who Ohm’s Law are and countless other electronic artists who can actually make a decent track are struggling just to pay the rent. This is what is wrong with music today. I honestly have no solution besides support your local artists, don’t buy into the hype. I mean, really, this dude sounds like Savage Garden but gussied up for a new decade. Also, he totally ripped off The Postal Service. Yeah, think about it.