This guy's article doesn't attack Geoff's points by any means. It's completely missing every point Geoff made.
|The short version is this; bands aren't courageous anymore / everything is homogenized / music is too safe / when I was your age I walked uphill to firehall shows in the snow with holes in my 'Chucks.|
That looks like a pretty good way to sum it up, but I don't think Geoff ever came off like a dick like that last line would indicate.
|Firstly, he shared all this via Headbangers Blog, a blog that is hosted by MTV, which is thusly owned by Viacom. I'm all for "reaching the masses," but perhaps helping Viacom earn more ad revenue isn't the answer. Much in the same way that bands hosting their music and official sites on MySpace only makes News Corp. richer (they earn ad dollars for every fan you send to your site. Think about it.)|
Maybe Geoff should have just written it on geoffrickly.com and got no attention at all. Thursday isn't a popular band. They struggle to sell out venues even in New Jersey and New York. No one cares about good music anymore unless it's pop-oriented in some way.
|Second, Geoff why wasn't "blogging" about this when his band Thursday appeared on MTV, or when his albums were sold at BestBuy? No doubt his hard work and dedication to his music got him where he is today, but corporate giants helped, too.|
No one is born with experience. Geoff and Thursday learned a lot from their experience, a term defined as the process or fact of personally observing, encountering, or undergoing something
. This is written in response to that experience.
|Expecting music to change a generation is like expecting dogs to talk.|
No, music never made any difference in a generation. Not in the 1960s by any means or early in the 1900s where it was so instrumental in integrating white cultures with colored cultures. Or in the 1980s when hip-hop empowered impoverished urban minorities. No, music doesn't do shit.