Reasoning with Madness
"This is a barbaric yawp, and it will be sounded over the roofs of the world."
Trent Reznor Blames Social Media for today's "Formulaic Vegan Restaurant Patron-Type Shit” Music in an epic brand new interview in Stereogum:
"What has crept in is that everyone’s a commentator now. The internet is giving voice to everybody thinking that someone gives a shit what they have to say and they have the right. I think, in general, that has created a toxic environment for artists and led to some very safe music. Artists are trying to make music to please the tastemakers that tell the sheep what to like. It’s a vicious cycle and I think it’s unhealthy. I don’t see any Princes emerging on the scene today. I see a lot of people making formulaic, made to please, vegan restaurant patron-type shit. And I think it creates an environment where people are too fuckin’ worried about what other people have to say. And people who have never made anything think it’s OK to talk shit about stuff they have no right to talk about. You got a Facebook account? Nobody gives a fuck. You haven’t achieved anything."
Who Am I?
I am Ahab.