Honestly, wow I would never expect that to have been a title of one of my blog posts. But as I’m sure most of us out there know, Tupac made a stunning appearance at Coachella. I didn’t quite know what to make of it at first except: HOLY SHIT.But honestly…the shock has worn off a little. And instead money-hungries have developed another new way for us to throw out dollars at something. Some may be informed that not only has Tupac been rumored to go on tour, but now Three Eye (of TLC) and the King himself are possibly taking up the limelight as well.This causes nothing but absolute horror to me. I hate using this blog to be a negative nancy, but I mean come on? Remember how everyone freaked out about Britney Spears lip syncing her music? Wasn’t that not too long ago? So why do people knowingly want to pay to watch a fake performance? What’s so different about seeing this shit on stage instead of on your television set at home? Many homes in America have amazing graphic displays, wonderful audio, even 3D sometimes, and thankfully, has no sweaty armpits in my face or that asshole 7 foot monster standing right in front of me.
All this is are people wanting to make money. OUR money. Now you can go see Justin Bieber AND Elvis? How the fuck much is that going to set me back?
All forms of mainstream entertainment, in my opinion, are having a violent death. How can no one see the strangulation of the industries? There pretty much are no such things as famous painters and sculptors anymore except for those who are actually in those fields. So our mainstream experiences with art is through music, television, movies, and education. Well throw education out the window since our schools are constantly facing more and more problems with keeping art programs running. So we have music, TV, and movies. TV…god all this reality crap? Movies…are you kidding me? Music…is that really music?!All of it is recycled, easy, mass-produced bull. The ingenuity of having a unique idea has suddenly lost its importance. And why? Because those who are shelling out the money to create all these forms of art don’t want to take bloody risks. Making a second Smurfs movie that was already based upon a cartoon my PARENTS watched as children is a safe bet. But independent films like Sexy Baby are rarely even discussed yet they provide more truth, thought, and insight than the Smurfs, another super hero movie, Snooki, Toddlers and Tiaras, American Idol, and Katy Perry combined. Tupac, Elvis, and Three Eye are all just more pawns being played out in the safe, mass-produced, take it like it is art game. I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of it. The last popular movie that I saw that made me think was Avatar. Which yes, caused controversy, made people think, and led to different opinions. THAT’S what art should be giving us. THAT IS EXACTLY WHY art is so FUCKING important. It makes us think beyond the box.
Holograms? They’re literally stuck in a fucking box. Vincent Van Gogh died a long time ago…so I go see his paintings in museums. John Lennon is one of my favorite musicians…so I listen to his music. These people who they are portraying are DEAD and most likely in a box in the fucking ground so can they please, just stay there?