Monday, February 14, 2011

Judging The Whole Of Something By The Mainstream

I see this a lot in certain things like music and professional wrestling.  People will judge it as a whole based on the mainstream.  When it comes to music they say: "Music nowadays sucks."  That subjects music as a whole to being terrible.  If they looked outside of the mainstream box when it comes to music, then they would know that there is good music out there.  I don't subject music as a whole to this standard that the mainstream projects.  Sure there are a lot of terrible artists and songs in mainstream music, but there are also a lot of good artists and songs in the mainstream.

If you took time to look outside the mainstream or look to find the good music in the mainstream, then you would find some great underground, indie, and or mainstream artists.  But oh no, that would take too much time and effort to look for artists who are not mainstream or that still very good yet mainstream.  As well, just because you are more mainstream doesn't you are just mainstream.  Look at Arcade Fire for instance, they are still an indie rock band, but they are very popular have broken into the mainstream.  Some people might think that being indie as well as mainstream is an oxymoron, but that is not the case.  Again, Arcade Fire have proven that theory wrong.

Arcade Fire performing on the 2011 Grammy Awards have further proven that they can still be indie while performing on a mainstream awards show.  Part of being indie is not just the style of music they play, but being indie is also about being signed to an independent record label.

When it comes to professional wrestling, people say: "Wrestling is shitty."  That is also subjective because indy wrestling is great.  The mainstream product of wrestling is not as good as it has been in the past.  But don't stereotype all of wrestling as being shitty because the WWE and TNA project itself that way.  There is a lot of good wrestling out there if you take the time to look for it.  You have the Internet, so use it to your advantage.

I find that a lot of people are just too stubborn to look outside the box.  That's why I continually say this when it comes to music and professional wrestling.  If you are going to judge something, you need to choose the right words or actually have an idea of what you are talking about because it would make you look like you know what you are talking about.  As I said, you have the Internet, so use to it your advantage would be a smart thing to do.  Go figure...  After all, you use it to bitch and complain about how bad mainstream music and mainstream professional wrestling are.  Do it see the good rather than the negative.

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