Google+ Q Dot: Funny aint it?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Funny aint it?

Check out this quote. 


Funny how this quote from Sub Pop Records Founder Bruce Pavitt, given in the 1980s is somehow still very real and relevant today and is very alive in the urban music industry. 


As our teen-bongo, Space Age counter-culture becomes infiltrated by wimpoid TV “mop tops” in skinny ties and leather pants, it becomes apparent that the bland sameness of the pop suprastructure is with us once again... By supporting huge New Hollywood music corporations, you (yes, you) are not only allowing middle-aged capitalists to dictate what goes over the airwaves, but you are giving them the go-ahead to promote macho pig-fuck bands whose entire lifestyle revolves around cocaine, sexism, money and more money... The ’80s need new sounds, but just as importantly, they need new cultural heroes. Only by supporting new ideas by local artists, bands, and record labels can the U.S. expect any kind of dynamic social/cultural change in the 1980s. We need diverse, regionalized, localized approaches to all forms of art, music, and politics.


Had Bruce been writing this about rap music in 2012 is could read: (changes - the few - are in bold)


As our teen-bongo, Space Age counter-culture becomes infiltrated by wimpoid TV “gangstas” in skinny jeans, it becomes apparent that the bland sameness of the pop suprastructure is with us once again... By supporting huge New Hollywood music corporations, you (yes, you) are not only allowing middle-aged capitalists to dictate what goes over the airwaves, but you are giving them the go-ahead to promote macho pig-fuck rappers whose entire lifestyle revolves around cocaine, sexism, money and more money... The ’2010s need new sounds, but just as importantly, they need new cultural heroes. Only by supporting new ideas by local artists, bands, and record labels can the U.S. expect any kind of dynamic social/cultural change in the 2010s. We need diverse, regionalized, localized approaches to all forms of art, music, and politics.