Do you ever notice that cult classics from the past seem to be popping up in our fast paced entertainment world more and more?
Ahh I’m glad you asked. Well, it’s because the entertainment industry currently produces awful music and movies that are all directed toward one demographic: pre-teen to teen girls. Seriously, I can’t even watch any voter award shows anymore without seeing “Twilight” winning something or breathtakingly awkward Kristen Stewart accept an award for highly sought after “Teen Choice Best On-Screen Kiss”. Have you seen this?
This isn’t what the post is about but I just had to rant about the awkwardness that is Kristen Stewart somewhere.
Anyway, as I was saying, the entertainment industry, in terms of quality, is tanking. When you are re-releasing movies like “Titanic” in 3D, “Scarface”, “The Color Purple”, etc, I’d say we’ve tapped all resources for movie ideas and concepts. Combine that with Twilight, The Hunger Games, formerly Harry Potter making up most of the box office blockbusters, what’s a non pubescent-13 year old to go watch?
Music isn’t much better either. All the music today sounds the same! There’s so differentiation anymore. There will never be another ‘Beatles’ or ‘Rolling Stones’ or ‘Aerosmith’ because if these type of bands were regenerated today, the content they created wouldn’t be the classic tunes we know and love. Why? Well, really, rock and roll is dead. Yeah, there’s Nickelback and Linkin Park but that’s like comparing French and French-Canadian languages. Sure they sound sorta similar, but one is real and one is a joke. Sorry Quebec, France laughs at you. :O
These bands wouldn’t survive in today’s entertainment market because everything today seems to be made for the 13 year old girl in heat. The music doesn’t need to be good anymore. Just as long as the ‘man’child performing it looks super duper cute with a face anybody could become ‘excited’ for and tweets how much he loves his fans (when each one of the followers is so up their own ass in delusion that each tweet is a direct message to them) = top of the charts. Sex appeal is half the battle. In the past, for the most part, it was something you earned, not a requirement for the job. Wasn’t like anyone was beating down Steven Tyler’s door before he became Steven Tyler, the lead singer in Aerosmith. He got to where he is today because of his sheer talent to sing and perform, not because of his ability to make the panties of North America wet.
Alright the rant is concluido, I can finally get on to the point of the post!!
Now this is what I wanted to show you. I was listening to the “Howard Stern Show” on SiriusXM the other day, and they had Maroon 5 on. In reality, they had lead singer Adam Levine on the show and his bandmates happened to be in the same room to chime in every 5-10 minutes. Promoting their new album “Overexposed”, Levine and Co. talked about the makings of the album, sex, drugs, sex and everything in between. It’s the Howard Stern Show! When it came to performing on the show, they didn’t actually perform one of their own songs on the now available album. They performed “Yesterday”, a Beatles classic because Howard requested it. And Levine killed it. It was so good! And I wanted to show all 12 of you readers how great it was. Unfortunately, the interview/performance cannot be currently found, so… I’ll give you the next best thing.
Below is a performance by Levine and his Maroon 5 friends on “The Voice” in which he performed “Yesterday” by “The Beatles”. I think the “Howard Stern Show” performance was better, but this one is still pretty great.
To sum up: Kristen Stewart is cringeworthy, movies and music officially sucks, sex appeal keeps up the cash flow, and Quebec is as annoying as ever.
Bonjour and Enjoy!