Everything Popular is Wrong

Frank Zappa once said “Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read”.

The crux of this quote, when you dissect and digest it, leads to seemingly emasculating people around rock music. I disagree with the assertion, but I like the way the quote is formulated.

I yet to find anything more powerful than music that can bring people together and have them feel a social and converging connection.  Social connection is an essential aspect of happiness.

The problem, though, isn’t music. The problem is when musicians become popular. Popularity is boring. Popularity encourages no individuality or sense of self. It inspires no creativity and pushes followers to conform. Everything popular is wrong.

Stay unpopular and low key, Buster! The color of the key, to staying low-key,  is gray.


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