Dear Music Industry,
You’ve been responsible for the death of so much of my favorite bands
that I feel obliged to write a letter in order to express and share my deepest thoughts
Thank you for hanging around for so along. Thank you for shoving over glorified crap down my throat. Thank you for teaching me your double-speak about what independent, real & cool actually mean. Thank you for caring only about the bottom line.Thank you for not taking chances. Thank you for your even shorter profit schemes. Thank you for not investing time or money in bands if the return doesn’t add up. Thank you for telling me who the next “Pink Floyd” are, so glad to hear it’s Radiohead. Thank you for A$AP Rocky’s success. Thank you for shoving me in a social and cultural bubble since I was 14,by raping everything god damn else around me. Thank you for yet another Grammys or Superbowl performance. Thank you for turning otherwise cool guys into dicks. Thank you for turning concerts into shows. Thank you for catering to people’s greed and laziness by providing a 360 cross-platform, which pays me 0000.1 cent per play. Thank you for making Bandcamp my only alternative. Thank you for the gas prices. Thank you for letting me play my weekend shows and feel like what I actually am for a couple of days. Thank you for the death of the unbelievably talented and prolific Oceansize.
Again, thank you for telling me that musicianship isn’t worth shit. Thank you for wasting my time.
Thank you for nothing.
I leave you with this, this song always reminds me that bands are people too. I tend to forget.
But This is NOT just another band. There may be some like it, but you’ll never hear this combination of feeling & musicianship ever again. Never. Sad, ain’t it? We killed it. Our indifference did. Support the things you love and make you feel, because they will disappear tomorrow.