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many bars, in the US at least, only carry domestic beers and there's also this attitude of blind patriotism over US made products that are decidedly shitty (see ford motorcars), and i think any music sounds good when you're blasted, which probably accounts for the popularity of most decidedly shallow but upbeat music. It was heard primarily in drinking establishments..
that he put a beer name on it doesn't explain why people need these "tasteless & bland" products.
Back to this, not really a simple or easy to answer question. It may change from person to person but with most mainstream (apparently a word we're not allowed to use anymore here. I can say 'societal norm' if that's easier to swallow..) music yeah it's made for the drinking establishments or other venues where people go to 'party'. It's the music that like some dude listens to when taking some bimbo to the beech for a 12pack of coors and forgettable background music that doesn't ruin the mood, for the most part.
So the argument is usually the same one implied by Kvlt 0 earlier, that the very pronounced dislike of popular music by people like me is a dislike of people partying and having fun..
But again this is all assuming that I don't get out or have fun, which is kind-of condescending. But the argument has definetely been polarized like that. So on one end, you have the overly-extroverted party animals and the other is overly-introverted shut-ins and most music is catering to one or the other without a lot of middle ground. The music these days is caters too heavily to one crowd or the other and has a side-effect of reinforcing the more negative aspects of each causing further polarization by pushing the introverts further in and the extroverts further out, in theory.
To be honest that's why I like industrial music, it was like the club music in many ways but without the corny and over-used love songs, songs about 'gettin high', songs about partying, etc. I like the same things, but I don't feel a need for it to be conveyed so clearly and obviously in the music that I'm listening to that makes me feel like an idiot and a sheep..
Omg you crack me up hellscion! Down with "political correctness" for the sake of it being politics and all that, right? If only that were the case. Actually, continuing to use a slur knowing full well it is a slur doesn't have anything to do with the point you were trying to make.
Also, casual oppression is the most easily digestible form of oppression isn't it?
DID I MENTION THIS WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE A SERIOUS TOPIC X3
so....i am sneaking......ever so stealthy.......i am a note...........
slipping ever so quietly into this thread.
The EDM scene is comparable to burning an x in your head,tying a rubber band around your fanny,dipping yourself in a vat full of dippty doo and yelling "im a bird im a plane im a choo choo train".! therefore balls on a heffa!:badger: