@mitZinereader, If you tweet or tumble, you’ve stumbleupon-ed the “Who Is Arcade Fire??!!?” meme.
On Sunday night, Twitter imploded with the cries of mass culture misery: “The Grammys have something against famous people.” Arcade Fire stole Album of the Year from the “recovered” and deserving Eminem. Don’t forget about Katy Perry, who’s worked her fingers to the bone negotiating an OPI nail polish collection. How could she not win? And that Lady Antebellum song always plays in my dentist’s office on Q97.5. Come on, judges. This ain’t fair.
We’re in FIMS. We know that everything that is unfair is fair game on the Interwebz. Hashtags and YouTube parodies abound, the Montreal indie rock group has become both a meme and a movement within a mere week. It’s now a “you’re either with us or against us” attitude. Continue reading →
Kanye West makes himself very easy to hate. Whether it’s stealing the stage from Taylor Swift (he was right), or simply ranting in an acceptance speech about his greatness, he has definitely secured his spot as the industry’s biggest “douchebag”. In the past decade, West has released extremely innovative and daring albums, which have often been overlooked by the same people who felt bad for “innocent” Taylor Swift. Sure, it wasn’t the most respectful thing to do, but what we are trying to say is, get over it. Dismissing West as an artist identifies that the line between artistry and personal lives has been blurred beyond recovery. In the case of his latest album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”, credit needs to be given where credit’s due. Continue reading →