HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE... OVER THE AGE OF 30
My friend Vanessa was interviewing me last night for a school assignment and one of the things she asked me about was music journalism.
That's always a weird topic for me to cover because I've never really considered myself an orthodox music journalist (and i'm sure that nobody who has ever read any of my writings has either). One thing I felt strongly about was this:
Most music journalists have no clue whatsoever what kids like. They're 35 year old men writing for other 35 year old men who think they're actually writing to 21 year old college kids.
The idea that My Chemical Romance is this generation's Nirvana is ridiculous to them. It's probably ridiculous to most of the people who read this blog, but to the average 16 year old kid, Nirvana is irrelevant in comparison to My Chem.
Don't believe me? Go to myspace. The 3rd most search topic is My Chemical Romance. Myspace is the place where teenagers are hanging out and spending all their time, trying to meet other people like themselves. It's where many people live their life.
I find it incredibly hard to imagine that the average 35 year old rock journo can relate to MCR. But you know, it's not for them to understand or relate to. It's for them to accept, and until they do, they will be absolutely irrelevant to anyone who matters.
I'd like to end this post with bidding farewell to the thousands of readers I've just lost as a result of this posting. BYE BYE.