thismakesmetearbend said:While appreciate that 1d is getting noticed more, MM is not my type of music at all. I do like MM, but TMH is WAY better to me
I like it, but I like their 2 other releases much better. Maybe it’s just the fact that the music snobs talk about how much more “”“”MATUREEEE”“”” this album is than their previous releases, and how their previous releases were terrible and “not reeeaalll music”.
Please, it may be more mature in the sense that the lyrics include sex (and cuss words in the title track) but I fail to see how lyrics like “and if he feels my traces in your hair, sorry love but I don’t really care” are mature in any other way.
I also don’t see how going in a more rock, folk, whatever the heck it’s called, route is seen as “mature”. Like, how can just switching (or almost switching) genres make you more “mature”? There’s such a thing as mature Pop music.
Sorry, went off on a rant there. Long story short: I agree with you. I don’t think 1D needs the respect of these kind of jerks though.
Seriously, these PR people get way too comfortable/cocky with their people’s popularity and don’t do ANYTHING to promote the albums/singles because they think that since it has a certain name on it, it’s automatically gonna do well.
Well, newsflash, that doesn’t work. If it doesn’t work for Britney Spears (people don’t even know she has a new album coming out soon) or Madonna (album-wise I mean. Tour-wise it obviously still works), it’s not gonna work for One Direction or anybody else.
A big/dedicated fanbase is something to hold onto for sure, but it’s not everything. You NEED the General Public on your side, you need them to know that X artist or band has a single or album coming out or else it’s gonna do poorly. And then your paychecks are gonna be bad.
So stop getting comfortable. Just because your people (clients??) are pulling awesome numbers… doesn’t mean they will forever.
If they WANT to write their own music, cool. But who cares if they don’t? That’s not their *job*.
Have you ever been in a band with talent?
Or do you have a load of money to pay writers for you?
Love this blog, but this is truly and utterly wrong.
What this post should say is:
The difference between talented vocalists and lazy vocalists is that talented vocalists write their own material.
Lol at it isn’t the vocalists job… If the vocalist of a band doesn’t write his/her own material, they are technically a cheerleader…not a musician.
Half your job as a vocalist is to write amazing material, the other half is expressing it in a way where the people listening to your material understand what you are trying to convey to the audience.
I have never been in a band at all, actually.
And please link me to where it is in the title “VOCAList”/”SINGER” that either of those words imply you HAVE TO write your own music.
According to the dictionary, the definition of a vocalist is: “a singer, typically one who regularly performs with a jazz or pop group.” I see nothing in that definition that says ANYTHING about songwriting.
Maybe someone doesn’t WANT to write amazing material. Maybe they want to, I don’t know, SING, and that’s why they got the job as a SINGER? And maybe they KNOW they’re not good at writing songs, but they’re good at singing.
I don’t understand why some people would honestly prefer terrible songs written by people who KNOW they stink at writing songs to songs that are written by professional songwriters that actually know what the heck they’re doing…
I may feel comfortable in my body, but I don’t think shaming people who don’t feel comfortable in their bodies is the way to go.
It’s not as simple as saying “love your body” to someone and magically expecting them to feel that way. It doesn’t work like that. Not everyone likes their body.
What I don’t like though, is how celebrities are held to this higher standard of “how can they POSSIBLY feel anything but confident in their body?” and not just celebrities either, but “obviously beautiful” people tumblr users see in real life, like at school or work, all the time.
I see posts all the time that are like “when an obviously beautiful person calls themselves ugly” and then a GIF of someone saying “shut it”. Then THAT SAME PERSON who reblogged that posts about feeling ugly in their skin and it’s just like… have you ever thought that maybe somebody feels the same way about you? That they feel like YOU’RE obviously beautiful?
I just grow tired of tumblr users who don’t feel comfortable in their bodies shaming celebrities or “obviously beautiful” people for not feeling comfortable in their own bodies.
And then when a celebrity or “obviously beautiful” person says they DO feel comfortable in their own bodies, what do those tumblr users say? “Well, if I looked like you, I’d feel gorgeous too.” No. Stop. If you looked like them, you don’t know what you’d feel. Because human beings see their own bodies DIFFERENTLY than other people’s bodies.
I’m sorry. I went off on a rant there (probably made more progress on this ask tonight than my own NaNoWriMo novel…).
Basically, to summarize: I don’t think it’s as simple as “we should be able to” because it’s just not easy for everyone to feel confident in their own bodies. And, for that very reason, I wish tumblr users would stop shaming celebrities or “obviously beautiful” people for not always feeling confident in their bodies.
Okay listen up Lorde.
I’m gonna need you to stop talking. You can keep singing, but stop talking.
Because if you’re getting your song played on Pop radios (which you are), you’re not allowed to act all music elitist and insult every single Pop star you can think of.
You’ve insulted Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and I’m sure more as well but those are the first ones I can think of.
Now, I’ve heard your song played on my local Pop radio stations many times now. Who else have I heard on there? That’s right. Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry.
I know you SAY you “didn’t come for money” but let’s be honest here. If you didn’t want any money for your work, you would be an underground demo artist or something. But you’re not. You’re on the mainstream POP radio stations. And that’s how lots of people actually found out about you. BECAUSE ROYALS IS PLAYING ON THE MAINSTREAM POP RADIO ALL THE TIME. And you know what you do by insulting every single mainstream Pop artist? Getting rid of your fanbase and your money.
You’re not better than Demi. Or Britney. Or any other mainstream Pop artist. So get the heck off your high horse and just STOP. TALKING.
My cousin and his girlfriend came to visit yesterday and when I got home from work (I still had my uniform on) she started talking about how “the McDonalds employees are so fat… and then look at the Burger King employees *motions to me*. I think you’ve gotten skinnier since the last time I saw you.”
Me: “Actually, that was because I had gotten a tumor in my brain so I couldn’t swallow anything and I had to go to the hospital… So it wasn’t a healthy way.”
And despite this, when they went to leave several minutes later, she said to me “well you do look good, even if it wasn’t for a healthy reason.”
I literally just responded with “okay”.
HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND I’M *NOT* COMFORTABLE WITH BEING COMPLIMENTED FOR BEING SKINNY? AND WHY ARE YOU PRAISING ME FOR LOSING WEIGHT WHEN IT. WAS. NOT. HEALTHY?
But I’m seriously really angry right now.
I don’t like being told that my way of relaxation, of expressing myself, of meeting new people with similar interests, of interacting with people I love, of getting my anger/happiness/sadness/whatever out, of having FUN… is a waste of time.
I am not wasting my time by being on here to relax, talk to people, express myself, and have FUN. Like, what’s such a big waste of time about that?
A waste of time is TELLING SOMEONE they’re wasting time b/c they’re having fun doing certain things.
Why is it that spending time having FUN on the computer is seen as wasting time and being lazy?
Fun is never a waste of time and I’m sick of being told it is and that I should be spending more time offline or something.
Guess what? I’m a college student now, as are most of the people who graduated with me. That means that they are who knows how far away from me, at various places in the globe. How the heck am I supposed to hang out with them when we may not even be in the same country any more?
man robin thicke over there feeling up random chicks without consent and writing songs about date rape and yall mad at macklemore for supporting gays
How many times does it have to be said?
We don’t hate Macklemore for supporting gays. We hate that HIS voice is more important on the topic than an actual gay person’s voice. We want the gsm community to actually have a voice when talking about stuff that affects *us* and not him.
Plus, you and I must be on a different website because everybody’s tearing Robin apart just as much, if not more.
You know, all these 5H fans complaining about them debuting on Radio Disney is reminding me A LOT of the 1D fan reaction when they were on iCarly. And my reaction now is the same as my reaction was then:
GIVE ME A BREAK.
Seriously guys, just because something is *mostly* directed at children DOESN’T mean it’ll ruin their career. Did iGo One Direction ruin 1D’s career? No. In fact, it made some people (like myself) start paying more attention to them. Did 1D opening for Big Time Rush ruin 1D’s career? No. In fact, most people left after they were done performing (which is sad for BTR :/).
So seriously, STOP thinking that just because 5H is on something that’s mostly marketed for kids it’s going to ruin their career. Because guess what? It ISN’T.