Happy May!

Great way to celebrate for a geek. With a fantastic sci-fi Dust movie. Oceanus is very well made and highly recommended. It is a bit over 30 minutes long but well worth your time.

Freedom of Speech and Shitty Musicians

Not all music is great. Music is extremely subjective.

I listen to music because I think it is good. If I don’t like it, I don’t listen to it.

Movies and movie stars are the same. There are some that I always enjoy watching and some that I don’t. Hugh Grant comes to mind; his stuttering dialogue makes me want to stab myself in the hears. On the other hand, I watch anything Denzel Washington does because I like him.

There is a point to this post. The big Spotify problem with Joe Rogan and Neil Young.

I like Joe Rogan. I do not care for Neil Young’s music if that is what we’re calling it these days.

I find it hysterical for him to be worried about the sound quality of his (obvious to me) shitty music.

Apparently, Joni Mitchell has now done the same thing. Can’t wait to see how bad the listener numbers are for her shitty music. Again, this is my opinion. I am 54 so I’ve heard them, I just don’t care for them.

There is also something else to consider. Their fanbase isn’t growing. It is shrinking. It may surge after they die but I can’t imagine it surging that much. Nobody will care and life will go on.

Why all of the controversy? Well, Joe Rogan said some things they don’t agree with and I say, so. What.

I am probably saying this to people that don’t agree with me but there is a big difference. I simply don’t give a fuck. If I say something you don’t like, move on with your life. It is a choice. It is YOUR choice. You don’t have to read anything I do. The great thing about democracy and free speech is that we get to have differing opinions.

I may think your ideas are shit. I may think your music is shit. I am allowed to say it. That is exactly how free speech works.

I may agree with Joe Rogan or I may not. I am not such a shallow person that I would feel the need to alter my business arrangement with Spotify because someone on the platform said something I don’t agree with. That is behavior I would expect out of five year old that is playing with a toy that I want to play with.

Is Neil Young a baby? I think he is. I think he is an old whiney little bitch who has been told his whole life that his music is great. Sorry. Old fucker. You music is shit. Pull it from everywhere if you want to. I won’t be listening to your shit music anyway.

Additionally, I don’t listen to news channels because everyone has a bias and I never feel like I am just getting the news (like this) but this type of treatment of people with differing opinions is getting way out of hand.

If you don’t like or agree with something, don’t fucking watch it. We’ve become a nation of little pussies. I am ashamed.

Just so you know that I am not the only one who thinks that Neil Young and Joni Mitchell’s music is crap, here are a couple of blurbs from a RollingStone article on the subject.

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Additionally, I always find this old Vice story brings me a little joy every time I read it.

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