If you still haven’t downloaded this app. for your itunes or phone, you are missing out. It automatically lists all the shows bands/artists you have on itunes are playing in your area and is seriously the most useful thing ever. Each show listed includes a link to buy tix and it also includes when bands have new cds coming out.
I didn’t know any better. I not only ate up the music that media pushed on me, I almost choked on it. There are a lot of things I heralded that I now look back on and cringe, but the truth is, it gave me character and in a sense, I now I praise those mistakes for being the driving cause that steered me away from later deviations on that original horrendous music. I made those mistakes and corrected them on my own because I didn’t have an iTunes “Genius” suggesting other, better bands and infinitely expanding my realm of cultural consciousness. But NOW PEOPLE DO, so what is their excuse? Why are so many people buying only what is played on the radio when they now have the internet and access to unlimited resources of discovery? What is it that drives you to assemble in masses and sing along to lyrics about “shots” when you are easily five years under the legal drinking limit? Why are you buying shirts that say “Fuck Bitches, Get Money” when most of you have never: a) fucked or b) gotten money? Why have you stopped doing embarrassing things like singing along to your favorite bands in front of a MIRROR and started doing it in front of a camera streaming to YouTube? The permanence of the internet is what made learning from mistakes and moving on now impossible. Please think about this: you cannot simply cringe at the thought years later. You can also go back and watch it, along with everyone else IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. Oh, and when the fuck did the new hairstyle become a deep swoop that crosses your entire forehead and makes 16 year-old boys look like 80 year-old balding men. You look like an asshole. Stop it. You’re embarrassing your father. - Keith Buckley
This article/commentary is honestly so spot on and a great read. IMO, Keith is one of the smartest people in the music industry today, as well as a hell of a frontman, and this just made me like him even more.