November 25, 2012

Whose Style? Gangnam Style!

Who’s style? GANGNAM STYLE?!?!?!

Well, it’s done! Another YouTube record broken. Actually, THE YOUTUBE RECORD HAS BEEN BROKEN.

Gangnam style made its splash on the internet just a few months ago when Park Sae-Jang, otherwise known as Psy, made created the instant YouTube hit sensation. Since then, the song has been featured in countless articles and blogs around the internet. For those who don’t know, Psy created this music video out of a political satire on a very wealthy city in Korea aptly named Gangnam.

Entire books have spanned on the pop sensation’s musical and vocal skills and we couldn’t be happier to see a star rise from a lower status without the assistance of preteen issues and extremely disappointing vocal patterns in their esophagus.

In fact, Psy hardly ever utilizes the use of auto tune or vocal assistant software in his songs.

The juicy part of this news is that in breaking a record for the most viewed song on YouTube, which you can learn about here, he’s also beat out Justin Bieber for the title at an astounding 800,000+ views. But its not like these two harbor any animosity towards each other over this feat-in fact their even talking about doing a collaboration with each other!!!

I wonder how that kills over for the rest of you? Personally, I don’t have a liking for either artist’s musical style but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I don’t give a listen as well as my respect to all styles.

Yes, even country.

But on that note, I feel that attention should be paid to the amount of respect that we show to artists such as Justin Bieber. The teenage pop sensation, which I’m starting to believe is a genre dominated by teenagers, just won an award for the Best Artist of 2012. In his addressing speech, he gave some very slick and classy words for his ‘haters’. I mean lets be honest: Hateful people are what make the most famous of us all!

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been the victim of the next “Who Saw Twilight” debate. The problem that lies with Twilight isn’t so much its portrayal of a contemporary vampire, but the series’ identification of gender between masculinity and feminism. Notice that I said masculine and feminism, and not male and female-because there’s no such thing as male versus female anymore.

Except with arguing. Women are far too stubborn for that title to not be in there favor.

My issue with Twilight lies personally in its depiction of Vampires versus Lycans. I call them Lycans because werewolves are for school girls. Vampires don’t glisten. They ash.

They ash.

But this isn’t about my preference of Twilight, its about the general identification of who watches/listens to what. Yes, I saw twilight.


Yes I did, but I didn’t like it.

And besides that fact, your listening to either artist-be it Psy or Justin Bieber, musical appreciation is an important factor today just as it was when humans first began beating pig skulls to large boulders to discover rhythm.

To each his own, I say.

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