Originally Posted by saarek
What a waste of time, any genuine fan would already own the god damn cd's, stupid shitty announcement!
This will probably come of as a personal "attack" on your post, but I don't mean it that way .... let me explain.
When I think of The Beatles I think of the type of music they made. We all know how successful and influential they were. We all know how they would "push the envelope' in their recording techniques .... the various instruments they would use, the chord structure ... the whole idea of a "concept album" that today we take for granted .... but what I remember the most, for the most part, is the constant theme of love, peace and happiness. From the "bed-in" in Toronto, to the many meaningful positive messages in their songs, they almost always championed peace and love.
Something in her smile she knows
That I don't need no other lover.
Something in her style that shows me
I don't want to leave her now
You know I believe and how.
Say the word and you'll be free
Say the word and be like me
Say the word I'm thinking of
Have you heard the word is love?
It's so fine, It's sunshine
It's the word, love
In the beginning I misunderstood
But now I've got it, the word is good
Fast forward to some top selling songs of today
Lil Wayne .... "Right Above It "
Now tell me how you love it
You know you at the top when only heavens right above it
Its Young Money, motherfucker
If you aint runnin wit it, run from it, motherfucker, all right
Now somebody show some money in this bitch
And I got my Bs with me like some honey in this bitch, ya dig?
I got my gun in my boo purse
And I dont bust back, because I shoot first
Obviously, this is just an example and I'm sure that if I looked hard enough I could find "positive message" songs today as well.
But it seems to me that today a large portion of the popular media glorifies anger, violence and a whole raft of negative messages, and this is being soaked up by the young consumers.
Case in point ... your post.
There were 3 possible replies you could have made to the Beatles story today:
One: You are not interested in them being on iTunes ... so no reply at all.
Two: still not interested so post a reply that says , essentially, not for me but if you like them, go for it.
Three: your post ... "What a waste of time, any genuine fan would already own the god damn cd's, stupid shitty announcement!"
It's interesting (and sad) to me, that out of two positive and one negative, and obviously angry, replies ... you would choose the negative.
My mother, bless her soul, always told me .... that if you can't say something nice ... don't say anything at all. I never realized, until after she was gone, just how important that philosophy was.
What's really sad to me is that you are probably in the majority, in this day and age ... truly a sad commentary on or society, as a whole.