A Rant for The Ages – “Sorry I’m Not Sorry…”

I absolutely hate that there are styles of music that are considered “mainstream”. For example, listen to the majority of songs on pop music stations, I can bet my life’s savings that 7/10 or 8/10 songs there will be some sort of electronic sound or some part with auto-tune. I’m no hipster, but I hate it when ‘artists’ such as Ke$ha and Lady Gaga are on the radio and making millions of dollars when there are more talented groups out there. There are bands/artists out there that have more talent in their little toe nail than in some popular artists’ entire bodies. That comment may seem like a bash on Ke$ha and Gaga, but it’s not an attack at them, it’s at the music industry today. To me, Lady Gaga is a genius; she doesn’t have much talent when it comes to singing, and I personally don’t know if she writes her own songs, BUT she is a marketing genius. She knows how to go out there and get her name permanently lodged in your brain. Basically all I’m saying is that the music industry / audience would recognize or at least give a chance to some of those groups out there that have the talent and/or are creating/recreating their genre. And that is all, there is my rant. Please feel free to reply and share your opinion here. To see what I’m talking about by terrible music being what is tearing up the radio waves and winning all the awards, click this video of Ke$ha live.

– jkinzbach

 

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MTV Video Awards: Nominees & Predictions!

In recent sight of the release of the nominees for the MTV VMAs I decided it may stir up some conversation to perhaps present my own opinions on who should win, as well as who I think will win. Feel free to put some of your own insight in the comment box and let me know what you think about these nominees. Tell me what you think by picking your winners here. ENJOY.

Most Nominations:

  1. Katy Perry9 nominations
  2. Adele8 nominations
  3. Kanye West6 nominations
  4. Bruno Mars5 nominations

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Best Art Direction Nominees

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30 Seconds to Mars Live Acoustic Set

Thank you MTV! Although you are no longer the MTV of old, that being Music Television, you sure do it right when it comes to things for music on the internet! Here is one of the best acoustic live shows I have ever seen (live or on the web). Jared Leto’s voice sounds better than ever, and with the help of the Vitamin String Quartet, and even the crowd, these performances are absolutely beautiful. With the addition of the string instruments as the main background music, these songs are given extra support when it comes to hitting you in an emotional sense. This unique acoustic set features their hit songs such as, “Kings and Queens”, “Closer To The Edge”, and even a couple of cover songs including, “Where The Streets Have No Name”, by U2. Since WordPress doesn’t support the embed codes given by MTV, I regret to say that I cannot post the videos here on H&H for y’all, but I will provide y’all with a link [below].

MTV Unplugged – 30 Seconds to Mars

Paramore Fight Their “Monsters” With New Video

Credit to thatsLoud blog, click for their article:

When I heard that Paramore finally came out with a music video for this song,  I couldn’t wait to see it. Their past struggles and the eventual departure of Josh and Zac Farro, is clearly noticed as the backdrop of the story behind the song. Thus, making the anticipation for the music video even higher.

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