“My Spidey sense is tingling! Anybody call for a web slinger?”
“And finally… age 18!”
At Globex we don’t believe in walls. Matter of fact, I didn’t even give you my coat!
As we all know there are a million and four different types of singing competitions out there. American Idol, The X-Factor, America’s Got Talent, The Voice, the list goes on and is guaranteed to grow. One trend that has really gotten under my skin is singers going on these shows and competing. Call me old fashioned, but I was under the impression that competitions were to give nobodies a chance to become “somebody”. Instead, these singers hit the stage and regardless of how good or bad their performance is, it is lauded as the most amazing thing anyones ever heard. They go in with a pre-existing fan base and it essentially gives them a leg-up on the competition, especially in the voting stage that these shows inevitably end up in. I just dont see the lure. You failed as a musician trying to make it with your own music so you’re going to go on television, sing (and more often than not, butcher) someone else’s song so you can have the opportunity to win a competition and have songs written FOR you. Maybe i’m too prideful and/or judgmental for someone who hasn’t accomplished a fraction of what these “musicians” have before getting on that stage, but it all just seems cheap. Like a child that is told “no” by their mother so they go ask dad instead.
Maybe i’m just bitter. Maybe I wish I was up on that stage. Maybe i’m just jealous that they got to meet Carson Daly. Who knows. One things for sure though - I sleep easier at night knowing that if my music career fails, I can always go on television and be given the chance to become a world famous karaoke singer, and isn’t that why we all got into music in the first place?
He’s like… some kind of non-giving up… school… guy
Johnny Cupcakes would like to officially announce the Taste Makers Ice Cream Truck Tour, and invite you all out to a good old fashioned ice cream social. The tour will kick off in NYC on Saturday, July 28th in Soho and hit San Francisco and Los Angeles on the following weekends.
The company I work for is doing an icecream truck pop up shop! Please reblog!