It is with a heavy heart that i write this. You see i have just returned home from a brief car journey, wherein i heard the same song played at the same time on 3 different radio stations, i also head the same add 4 times across 2 stations, and to cap it all off the only song i could find worth listening to was, 'My Heart Will Go On' by that pain in the arse Titanic woman.
I have had it with the main stream media. I am sick of turning on the radio every morning and hearing amateur talent being braodcast alongside amateur music. If i hear Michelle Laurie say "ya know whad i mean" one more time i will hunt her down and gag her, (she is acctually related to my girlfriends mum, so don't think i couldn't find her!)
Problem is its not only the dj's who are pissing me off, its the music. If you were to go down to Nova or B105 and look in their music vault you will probably find about 5 cd's, 2 of Britney Spears, 2 of Random Shit Hop, oh sorry i mean Hip Hop and 1 cd of Celine Dion. Why is there such fear in the media, fear of the original, fear of the new. I probably have more interesting music in my record colletion (you know records, they are those round flat black things your grandma used to listen to) than all the Radio stations in Brisbane put together.
Some of the best songs i have ever heard are ones i had to search through the bargain bin to find.
Its the same with television. Take a look at any sitcom coming out of hollywood today and you'll swear they were all written by the same person. Even England is guilty of this, with shows such as Little Britain. Sure it was funny the first time round, but I am left wondering after 3 series of what is basically the same joke, why is it still on air. Oh look someone is trying to book a holiday, will the computer say no.......oh yes it did, oh wow how do they come up with these gags.
I do have a point so please bare with me. If i am to go on and become an animator, i am almost certainly at some point going to endevour to create my own show. But being a bit wierd and crazy, it will most likely be something unlike most of the modern trash you see on tellie today. But if originality is frowned upon, all this leaves me with is becoming yet another studio drone churning out desktop animations of semi naked, big breasted women (no offence Ian).
So do i struggle on and create something new, or do i become yet another in-betweener. I think this saying sums it up. Its better to have loved and to have lost, than to have listened to an album by Olivia Newton-John.