- September 28, 2009
I love how savage you are. Never change.it's called "having no taste".
Like literally. They only like the most plain, baseborn music and hate anything less. It's Citelis to the third power. Reasoning with them is like trying to make a toddler eat their veggies.
Thank you Kai for pointing out the 27 club reference in the lyrics.
To be completely honest, although I know what it is about, I didn’t pay too much attention on it on my first listening, as perhaps I was more focused in the melody, rythm, structure and-or- style of the song.
I think they could sing about picking berries or the deepest poetical essay of the meaning of life and I’d have still paid more attention on the surface rather the substance, if any really. This is probably because of my, some would say, and I’d shamelessly admit, snobbish approach to actual rock genre. As I treated this entry as a plastic pop from the very beginning (it really didn’t take too long to recognise this wasn’t rock, let alone metal, as later it was confirmed by someone quoting the very self-definition from the band as a “violent” ? pop) I overlooked that bit, as I couldn’t care less of their lyrics.
I’m with you 100% when you admit looking different things from different genres, and I this is extensive to different artists in the same genre even, because we finally appreciate or judge a song on its own , individually. This gives us also freedom, and peace of mind when liking a song regardless, as we don’t really care about the so called “guilty pleasures”.
And I'm sorry for being a little sassy back to you. I know I can be full on sometimes when sharing opinions. I tell myself not to but I always end up writing a mini novel.
I haven't been looking elsewhere for opinions on the song. I just decided to give it another chance whilst focusing a bit better, paying closer attention to the lyrics. I listen to a shit tonne of dark stuff outside of the contest. I'm unphased. It's just for me the dodgy reference used in Dark Side doesn't nestle in well with its surroundings, and it lessons the positive message I'm being told is there.
But anyway, regardless of my feelings for Dark Side, I think it's probably the most solid song on offer from the six we've heard. Providing it's performed well live, it will have its audience both in and outside the ESC bubble. It could do very (perhaps extremely) well. Out of fairness, I still think that Aksel should win but I'm starting to get a feeling it won't happen, especially with 75% televoting *cough* which I wish you would have had last year.
can I ask what you're basing your assumption that either of these finnish artists are "upper middle class" on?bloody WORD @ ESCTurkey by giving OSKR and Aksel blisteringly low scores. The Salvaduncans of the Euroverse (you know the type: claims to be 'a sad boi'', thrive on your collective pity and guilt, but can sustain a musical career due to their upper middle class privilege, dilute music to mere 'emotions' as if it's an 'art' when in reality that's music in its most basic, unevolved form) must be D E S T R O Y E D.
can't wait for Monument to win esc and cast them all down :-)
Common sense? You can't make a living out of music like that. (in fact Salvador's entire bitterness towards ESC is grounded in the fact that he didn't find success on his own). It's commonly found among anyone who considers themselves 'a professional artist'. Be it a painter, author or composer, you can only make a living out of it if you very talented, or if you already have the social security to not worry about what others think.can I ask what you're basing your assumption that either of these finnish artists are "upper middle class" on?
And guilty pleasures are simply the worst concept. Shows you care what other people make of your listening habits. That's not how to enjoy music. Be free and feel no shame from whatever is making you vibe. I say this as someone who literally couldn't have afforded to have done guilty pleasures in the first place anyway. I'd have been made to die from shame at this point several times over.