Hey I'm new here.
Well hello all.
I joined this site hoping to find new bands to listen to. I'm pretty open-minded when it comes to music. There really isn't anything I won't listen to aside from Metallica. I realize that everyone else on the planet loves them, but I really don't care for anything they've ever made. But really, I'll listen to anything other than Metallica.
Country, techno, rock, grunge, industrial...I'm really not picky. :)
As for more about me...I'm 23 years old, about to be 24 and I'm from WV. I work full time and I happen to love my job. Live with a roommate. And..yeah I dunno what else to say really. Feel free to contact me if you'd like to know anything else.
Serial Under Achiever
Hello Sarchasmic, & welcome to Music Discussion.
I don't think there are too many Metallica lovers here, although I have a copy of their Black Album. Just curious, what is it that bothers you so much about them ??
IMV any band that releases such a humiliating movie as Some Kind of Monster deserves at least a little respect.
Hope you enjoy the site, & look forward to getting to know you...
Well, I dislike the whole following that they have. I don't feel like they've done anything to deserve it. They've made mediocre music...and didn't really do anything new. But even that I can deal with...there aren't many GREAT bands out there. But when you package that with the whole Lars/Napster thing, it really sours them for me. I understand that Lars is not all of Metallica. But he's one of the two members who everyone knows. And of all the bands in all the world to complain about people downloading music...the frontrunner of the whole thing was Metallica. Metallica....who is older than dirt and has sold tons and tons of crappy albums already. Metallica...who could retire now and spare us more albums full of mediocre music, and still have enough money to live way better than most people could ever dream. They're just needlessly greedy.
On the other hand, I understand some of the whole "piracy is bad" thing. Yes, I think people should get paid for their work. But how is downloading music any different than copying tapes and cd's? They didn't start going crazy about that.
Anyway. /rant. Sorry. I get all fired up about that.
Serial Under Achiever
Good rant, my friend...
I didn't even think of the Lars situation. I kind of sympathise with him though, how else is he supposed to hoover up every work of Western art without the necessary funds ??
By getting a real job. Like...Bill Gates.
Or like every other person in the world who decides that they want something. Put in some time doing manual labor...
OR...even by making some good music. I could accept that. :)
I really, really don't understand why so many people blindly follow the Metallica fad. What's really sad is....I can even understand why NSync had such a following. I like to keep an open mind, plus I was the right age. I listened to them. I even went to see them in concert. They know their target audience and they play to them. They sound good when they sing....and to be perfectly honest, they put on a hell of a show. There. I said it. And I don't feel bad for it either. They have the looks going for them, too. Even I can admit that Justin Timberlake is a pretty good looking guy...and I totally dig big, burly, hairy dudes. (I'm starting to sound like a closet NSync advocate or something...eep)
And another thing. Metallica. Is. Not. Metal.
Okay. I'm seriously going to stop ranting about this. I promise, everyone. I'm not all hatred and cynicism. I listen to Aqua and Toy-box. And Daft Punk. I just really get fired up about Metallica.
Serial Under Achiever
It's all good !!
Nothing wrong with a good rant...
Hi and welcome
I don't mind the rant but the Justin Timberlake worship is unacceptable - please desist.
.....wait - Aqua?
Please name some other bands you like - you're making me nervous.
Also where's WV?
Originally Posted by CMB1888
3 Doors Down, Three Days Grace, Evanescence, Nirvana, Poison, AC/DC, Jack Johnson, VNV Nation, Daft Punk, Marilyn Manson, Garbage, Seether, No Doubt, Reel Big Fish, The Offspring, Alkaline Trio, Rammstein....Really, I'm all over the place.
And. As much as my post might lead you to believe the contrary, I really do not worship Justin Timberlake. Just making a point. Kinda.
However, what's wrong with Aqua? Have you ever heard anything other than the one song everyone heard by them? If you have, and you still don't like them, then I commend you for at least having an open mind and trying it out after you heard that awful single. If you haven't, I suggest you try it with an open mind.
Whoa, tremendously odd mixture there. Grunge, Alternative, Hard Rock: astonishing diversity.
I've heard Doctor Jones as well - Don't defend them
Originally Posted by sarchasmic
(but at least you've impressed Iota)