Wednesday, 16 September 2009
I don't get why anyone cares about the VMAs or Kanye or any of this. It's Mtv, it's an award show for something they don't even show anymore.
Mtv since its creation has worked tirelessly to destroy music as an artistic medium. Having succeeded sometime in the late 90s, they then turned to making sure that everyone in the world hated American teenagers in a way that cannot truly be captured by words (try watching an entire episode of my super sweet sixteen without wanting to suicide bomb something ... you just can't do it). And now at an award show dedicated to giving awards to whichever record company coughed up the most payola to promote one of their stars' multimillion dollar music videos for a song created by a marketing team, that will never ever be seen because no one actually shows music videos anymore, some asshole went up on stage when he wasn't supposed to and everyone lost their shit.
How many people died today because they didn't have health care?
Kanye hasn't ever really said anything particularly poignant. He's a very talented producer, but either fame has caused him to go insane or that's the persona he's decided will sell the most records. Regardless, I wasn't interested in anything he had to say before and I'm not interested now.
I just don't understand why anyone cares.
Why does anyone care about what Kanye West did at the VMAs?