3/26/2009

Cults and their Onslaught

We know of all kinds of Cuults and deenominations AND other forms of Fanaticisms.. Religious fanatics,moralists,political cults and fanatics,and da da da da das and yayayayayas! but then there are also the rock and roll fanatics, religious rock music fans and death metal/ heavy metal/ soft metal/neo metal/contemporary metal and also gold metal-oh yes..these are the genres-and people who listen to music of such genres and understand them are so very..hm,.COOL(im sure theres a metal slang for the word 'cool', but lemme just stick to the language i can comprehend best.) So! these are people who are respected and looked up to when it comes to music in all its credibility. Aaand, this doesnt end there.. like all people belonging to cults that take their ideologies and preferences too far- it must be imposed on every Jane-Doe! These higher strata of music listeners shall presume it their birthright to spew every profanity there is, on others who dont think their sense of self need be derived from a music genre. I mean, will you take a minute to estimate what kind of person will want to derive their sense of self from something as distinct to them as 'music'.. musicians apart.. But tell me, hows it that a twenty- something , be so friggin identified with John Lennon whose era they did not even belong to! What kind of realism are you talking about! It amuses me, really- How can anybody be so vain to live in their head so conveniently their entire lives, and have the conviction to impose such similar off the wall theories and tastes on someone else? Or tag a person uncool just because they dont share your ideas about music and wish to take music lightly-as a form of entertainment(pop music fans buck up!)! I see this as a form of delicate violence -- Nourishing your sense of self from an ideology, holding on to it forever(since apparently it looks like you havent figured out who you are! what would u be without the doors' number that you use as a "aww, my favorite quotee" or using Morrison's views about himself as "your" own view about yourself!!(Check! Whose a wanna be here really? It don’t matter who the heck you’re trying to ape-you want to be someone you’re not-that’s that-even if that’s Mick Jagger,hell yeah! You are a frigging wannabe!).. actually there is a word for all this. its called 'bi-polar disorder'.. Its where your foundation and knowledge of who you are is so weak, and rootless that you derive it from an external source that is,well,sadly, as fickle as your friggin 'about me' definitions. And honey, did you ever notice any blonde or boy band reacting to your "Such sad losers!" comment...eess, its probably beeecause they knew they'd have the last laugh! har har. Oh, sure! Varun Gandhi is a rock fan! lets have him for PM!

4 comments:

Indian Mayhem said...

When a blog post becomes sizable please consider splitting it into paragraphs or make the font size bigger.

Limit the number of posts to be displayed on the main page or remove all those annoying widgets. It takes forever to fully load your blog even on a decent broadband connection. Knowing how to put widgets on a blog page wont make you a rocket scientist.

Coming to the topic, you've chosen wrong genre for attacking. Emo should have been in the place of Metal.

John Lennon and Mick Jagger are not even remotely related to Heavy Metal.

There are equal number of fanbois/haters for all major music genres. You're just happened to be a metal hater. So your's is just yet-another frustration in the music world.

Before writing another uninformed post about Heavy Metal go thru this for satan's sake: http://www.hessian.org/metal/music/

A.Bushan said...

aww. new ideas for mee blog! ( :
i mentioned rock n roll fanatics too not just metal heads.. metal doesnt need that kind of special mention..dont worry ( :
are you a rocket scientist? if u are,keep away..cos this page is for uninhibited losers.
i had no intentions of attack or bloody violence..
And hey, im glad you waited till my blog fully loaded..ah,i can feel zhee love and patience and everything.. ( : "i're" definitely not a metal fan,its evident..
bye now.

GP said...

@ Indian Mayhem

1) You cannot change font size in Blogger unless you alter the template CSS file which is an overkill for common users. The font size of this blog matches perfectly with the minimalistic template the author have chosen. Get your eyes checked.

2) None of the widgets here is annoying. And something must be wrong with your broadband connection. It takes less than 10 seconds on my not-so high speed connection to fully load this blog. And who's trying to be a rocket scientist here? You have no idea what you're talkin about.

3) Emo? Why Emo? Because you too are a frustrated fanboi?

4) Remotely?! The earliest metal bands Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple were heavily influenced by The Beatles. Now I doubt you're an ardent metal fan.

5) Thats what the blogs are for, right? To express the feelings. You cannot question it.

6) What that link you've put to do with this article?

GP said...

@ AB

If you had bashed only Metal fanatics i wudn't have commented but as you mentioned rock n' roll I had to chime in ;)

Rock n' roll is a very broad term. It covers from the earliest rock bands of early 20th century to 80's popular heavy metal bands like Metallica to 90's highly successful grunge acts like Nirvana. Even the most successful rock band of all times U2 falls under rock n' roll.

I'm yet to see a Bryan Adams fan or a Radiohead fan or a U2 fan bashing Madonna or Justin Timberlake by that "Bi-Polar disorder" you've mentioned. Well, what i'm trying to say is most part of the rock n roll has always been mainstream and enjoyed high success. In the mainstream music scene all artists and genres have been equally accepted by the fans, IMHO.

On the other hand, metal/heavy metal for the most part is not Mainstream but Extreme/Underground. Metal fans are an aggressive minority group. Infact, no metal artist tried to reach the audience. Unlike mainstream bands their focus has never been money. They have constantly been attacking christianity, socialism and everything that democracy stands for. Iron Maiden's and Metallica's success was just a fluke.

That being said, I admire heavy metal for what it is and metalheads for what they are. Diversity is the order of the universe. The music we have today wouldn't be so exciting if every song was poppish and was only about beauty, goodness, love and relationships. Everything has a place. Yin and Yang.