As much as I love and defend the Athens music scene I must admit I’m easily bored by a chunk of it. It’s disgusting how much attention is squandered on the half-wit, careerist bullshit so many local bands are pumping out.
Also, it’s really time for the old, chummy “hey, it might not be my thing but some of you might like it” and “this band really has something for everyone” type of “writing” to be wiped from the Earth. Seriously? This one band has something for everyone? Did you write that in your sleep or just crib it from your copy of Everything I Need To Know About Music Criticism I Learned In Kindergarten?
The Internet may have leveled the playing field but that doesn’t mean everyone should try to join the team.
I wonder which bands you’re talking about?!
I bet I know
I’m bored with much of it too right now. Though I finally started giving The Futurebirds a listen and am happy there’s something new(ish) I like here.
That band had one song back over Christmastime that caught my ear briefly but I went back to their site to listen again and all they have is this boring, blah music on there now.