Aug 18, 2023
We lost something incredibly valuable with the advent of certain modern technologies, including downloadable content, and I’m not taking one of my trips down memory lane or getting nostalgic. You know what the chief advantage brick and mortar establishments had over our current, oversaturated market of everything?
Now you may not have liked every record in the record store, but… there was an arduous process and path that every record took to get on the shelves.
My point? There was a detailed system of checks and balances along the way that ensured a modicum of quality.
In 2023, some dipshit in his mom’s basement can fart into a microphone and 20 minutes later his odoriferous ear-raping bullshit is on Spotify, itunes, and every other streaming platform.
In 2023, you have to sift through a pool of rubbish to MAYBE find a gem.
In 2023, “convenience” is decidedly inconvenient as we consume an increasingly large amount of nonsense in pursuit of anything that resembles quality. That’s a magnificent disservice and if you’re not careful in prioritizing your time, then you will end up down time-wasting rabbit holes of endless garbage. And I’m not just talking about music. I’m talking about EVERYTHING.
In 2023, if you want to learn to deadlift, eat properly, fix your car, or just be entertained… any moron with an iPhone and not a qualification in sight can wax intellectual about whatever the fuck they want… and they DO.
In a time of modern “conveniences,” we need to be more careful than ever to be discerning; to limit our screen time; to try like fucking hell to consume quality; to be VERY careful where we acquire our knowledge…
This is especially true if you have children. They’re watching you. They’re either learning to be judgemental and smart about the quality and quantity of what they consume, or they’re learning to mindlessly scroll and consume everything, stuffing their brains with buckets of bullshit.
It’s your choice what you fill your eyes, ears, and brains with. Bullshit breeds bullshit. Greatness inspires greatness.