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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by OldDog52, Nov 10, 2018.
narcissism as genre.
I hate to say it but my first thought was this “sad boy” or “sadboi” thing sounded like something you’d hear from the friends of a perpetrator of school violence. “He was very into the sad boy scene”.
Let's hope not, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't have the same thought.
It goes way back. Way, way back, to the "nabob of sob". Poor old Johnny Ray...
No, that wire is not from a prehistoric IEM, but close. He suffered from profound hearing loss(not a good thing for a singer, eh?)and had to use the crude hearing aid technology of the time. Funny bit of trivia: for a while in the Smiths, Morrissey would wear an old clunky National Health issue hearing aid on stage as sort of a visual tribute to him.
That would be Jagger's milieu.
Sting? Sorry, but Sting also wrote some very happy and hopeful songs as well. Hell, their first hit was about trying to get a prostitute to change her life. That's pretty hopeful, isn't it?
Yeah, well Nick was actually clinically depressed, and if you've known anyone with that condition, it's literally no laughing matter. He still produced plenty of non-depressive tunes, however wistful. Remember Meriwether Lewis? He was half of that fabulous folk duo Lewis and Clark, who also found time to help answer Thomas Jefferson's question of "What the hell did I just buy?" Their crew suffered the most unimaginable deprivations and hardships; it's one of the most incredible, yet overlooked, sagas in American history. He suffered terrible bouts of depression throughout the whole ordeal, but returned to a hero's welcome when it was all over. Yet three years later, after some financial setbacks, he was dead from probable suicide. So, concerning Drake, it's one thing to be seriously afflicted, yet turn to artistic expression for some kind of solace. On the other hand, for some little twit to mope around to get attention, that's an entirely different story, worthy of scorn. I have always sensed the slightest, infinitesimal trace of tongue-in-cheek in The Cure and Morrissey's pity party, maybe it's a British thing.
What can a sad boy do, when it costs 20 large or whatever it is to get one of these:
What ever happened to Surf City?
Hmm, angst maybe, certainly anger and scorn, but Peter’s an intense individual, a scorched earth Scorpio. Dramatic, brooding perhaps, but certainly no mope. I helped put on a rare solo show of his in the US 40 years ago, and spent a little social time with him(we all went out to see “Star Wars”). I always wished he’d fronted King Crimson at some point, that would have taken it up a notch, but at least there’s that track on Fripp’s “Exposure”.
Come to think of it, wasn’t Greg Lake a bit of a sad boy on King Crimson’s “Epitaph”?
Granted, those were Sinfield’s lyrics, but still(no pun intended)...he’s very convincing that there’s no way out.
I'll take any opportunity that presents itself to put PH & VDGG into the ears of anyone who might find it interesting.
PH fronting King Crimson would be the he ultimate KC line-up.
In general, depressed and/or oppressed is hip. How ridiculous.
To expand on my earlier post, this is an example of what the cheesy vaporwave led to, a genre some call "synthwave" or "cyberpunk" or whatever. It's all a jumble now. Anyway, say what you will about the various subcultures, the so-called "Sadbois" or whatever, but some of this music is really good electronica. I never had any inclination to paint my face and dress like a vampire but I still dig goth and post-punk music, too.
“nobody loves me except my mother, and she could be jivin’ me too”
Nothing new under the sun in that department.
My favorite maudlin, weepy Johnny Ray song.