Welcome to the first edition of “Listen To The Hype And Forget The Facts”, a blog about buying the hype and forgetting the facts.
I am not a professional journalist or anything but I think I can do this. I’m a very busy person, but I will make time for this blog.
My first post is going to be about upbeat electronic music. Upbeat electronic music is great, it makes me want to dance, and when I dance it makes me feel good.
Upbeat electronic music has been around since the 80s, but only recently has it really started to get some mainstream attention. That’s because all the cool kids are listening to it now. If you’re not listening to upbeat electronic music then you’re not cool, and that’s just a fact!
This blog is about how to buy the hype and forget the facts. It’s about the stories we tell ourselves about the things we want, and what happens when we can’t have those things. So many of the articles I read these days are about how to do things that are impossible. They’re full of inspirational stories, motivational quotes, and “tips” for doing whatever it is that we’re not quite capable of doing.
If you’re like me, you’ll find yourself reading these stories and thinking “I wish I could do that”. But here’s the thing: you won’t do it. You won’t do it because you’re not like them. You’re nothing like them, no matter how hard you try or how much you read or who you follow on Twitter.
I’m sure you’ve heard this before: a lot of people have written about this before. It’s not a new idea, but it’s still important. This blog will help you understand why that is.
The second major problem with relying on hype is that it completely ignores the facts. We live in a world where the facts are constantly changing. By ignoring the facts, you’re bound to be making a terrible decision.
The hype around Kanye West’s Yeezus was so overwhelming that many people forgot to listen to the music itself. Instead, they bought into an idea – an idea that Kanye had come back from his hiatus and was ready to make some quality music.
This is not what happened.
Yeezus was a complete disaster by any objective measure. Sure, it sold over 500,000 copies in its first week and spawned two number one singles, but if you look at its sales after those first three months, you realize that it was not successful at all. This is why record labels need to stop focusing so much on hype and start focusing more on quality control.
The blog is a personal account of the author’s buying decisions and how they turn out. The author uses the blog to justify his bad decisions, so he can continue to make them.
The author buys into the hype of a product or service, without thinking about how he will use it or if he needs it. He then uses the blog to justify his purchase, creating a story that distracts from the fact that he made a bad decision. By writing about his decision, he can convince himself that he thought it through and made an informed decision.
His topics are almost always technology related, and focus on medium-cost items. The author may have a job in technology or just be a hobbyist. He is likely to be male and in his late twenties or early thirties.
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
It is a maxim founded on the universal experience of mankind that no nation is to be trusted farther than it is bound by its interest.
In truth the great rule of conduct in respect to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
The music industry is not what it used to be, but the biggest players still get much of their income from selling songs to fans. So how do they do it?
One way is to sell music directly to fans. This has been going on for a while, but recently the amount of money made this way has increased dramatically. The other way is to sell music through third parties like Apple, Google and Spotify. These services pay the artists a small amount per song downloaded.
The problem with this is that some people don’t want to buy songs directly. They don’t want to pay $1.29 per song or even $0.99 per month for Spotify Premium, so they find ways around these payment systems and download songs illegally.
Most of these illegal downloaders are teenagers and young adults who don’t have a lot of disposable income yet, so they resort to illegal means to get their music. They feel that the artists are being greedy by charging so much for their music when it can be had for free online.
But this isn’t true! It’s actually quite difficult for artists to make money from their music anymore because there are so many ways for people to get it for free.
Electronic music is a broad range of contemporary musical genres and styles that are primarily created using electromechanical means, and is generally considered to be largely an “artificial” form of music which uses electronic musical instruments or electronic processing (such as a synthesizer) in its production. Electronic instruments include the theremin, the ondes martenot, the synthesizer, the electronic drum, the electronic guitar, and the digital sampler (which digitally samples pre-existing sounds).
Electronic music began in the 19th century with inventors such as Thaddeus Cahill’s telharmonium and Lee de Forest’s triode valve (vacuum tube) amplifier. From the 1920s to 1940s, electronic instruments including vacuum tubes were used by experimental composers such as Joseph Schillinger to compose music with mathematical precision. Electronic music was also created for military training during World War II using early analog computers like ENIAC.
In 1951, Italian composer Luigi Russolo theorized on an “art of noises”, anticipating developments in musique concrete and electroacoustic music in a series of manifestos. In 1956, American composer Milton Babbitt wrote his essay Who Cares If You Listen? in which he described new art music that doesn’t