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(Guardian)   Ke$ha single "Die Young" pulled from airplay across the US in the wake of Sandy Hook tragedy. See? There's always a silver lining   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 19
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2012-12-19 10:11:16 AM
3 votes:
"Pumped Up Kicks" came on the radio the other day...I found myself cringing a bit, and wondering who thought that was a good idea.
2012-12-19 03:03:16 PM
2 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2012-12-19 11:00:34 AM
2 votes:
WHO THE FARK LISTENS TO MUSIC ON THE RADIO?
2012-12-19 10:23:18 AM
2 votes:

JinxofSpades: "Pumped Up Kicks" came on the radio the other day...I found myself cringing a bit, and wondering who thought that was a good idea.



I don't think anyone actually listens to the words in that song.
2012-12-19 10:10:02 AM
2 votes:
Most talentless hack in all of the music industry.
2012-12-19 10:03:43 AM
2 votes:

FriarReb98: Song's been out for almost three months now, it got as high as #2 on the Hot 100 chart (not that anyone on Fark listens to most of that but still).  Token gesture is token.


This reminds me of after 9/11 when Clear Channel pulled damn near every artist who wasn't Lee Greenwood. It's dumb and it helps nobody except a few radio execs feel good about themselves.
2012-12-19 03:18:28 PM
1 votes:

JinxofSpades: "Pumped Up Kicks" came on the radio the other day...I found myself cringing a bit, and wondering who thought that was a good idea.


I've hated that POS since I caught some of the lyrics. Who thought .... indeed.
2012-12-19 02:53:59 PM
1 votes:

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: The Muthaship: YOLO is the new No FEAR. It's there to help the rest of us identify morons.

I think No Fear was the immediate followup to Members Only of the late 70's/early 80's. What was there in the 60's/early 70's that helped ID douchetards?



Flower Power?
2012-12-19 02:28:25 PM
1 votes:

The Muthaship: YOLO is the new No FEAR. It's there to help the rest of us identify morons.



Sounds like a valid theory.

CSB:
I preemptively wreck things for my teenagers by using high school culture against them. The other day I dropped YOLO in a conversation and they gave me the weirdest looks. After over-explaining it to my wife like a confused Grampa Simpson, I don't think it will be part of the kids' lives.

I do that with stupid rap/hip hop/urban culture, too. They see that if it sounds really bad coming from old farts like me, the rest of the world thinks it sounds really bad coming from kids.
2012-12-19 02:20:21 PM
1 votes:
YOLO is the new No FEAR. It's there to help the rest of us identify morons.
2012-12-19 12:12:18 PM
1 votes:
Totally not defending ke-dollar-ha because the literal crap that emerges from her anus is better than anything that's come out her mouth in recent memory, but this is idiotic.

Pulling a song called "Fly me to the side of an office building" after the September 11 attacks or "Give your unstable son a gun so he can kill twenty grade school children for no reason" after this most recent (as of midday December 19, 2012 anyway) shooting makes sense. Pulling a generic song about kids with guns in schools because that was a totally unheard-of phenomenon before this massacre is stupid. Pulling a song that has nothing to do with people murdering children because it has lyrics someone could mishear and become butthurt about is unnecessarily alarmist PC idiocy.
2012-12-19 12:06:51 PM
1 votes:

Life_is_a_carnivore: LewDux: Link

What fresh hell is this ??!


This is why the music industry needs to unionize and require that people who use AutoTune are able to sing in the first place.

I get it, AutoTune is a good tool, it has its uses, and can even have a place in a song done by someone who can sing. I've heard songs I actually like the effect in, but for the most part, it makes me want to kneecap someone.
2012-12-19 11:43:51 AM
1 votes:

solokumba: WHO THE FARK LISTENS TO MUSIC ON THE RADIO?


FTFA:

At the time of Friday's tragedy, Die Young was reaching about 167 million American radio listeners, TMZ reported. By Monday, that figure had dropped by at least 19 million - "plummeting", according to the New York Post. TMZ claimed it to be the fastest drop in popularity since the Dixie Chicks criticised (sp) George Bush at a London gig in 2003.

So, idiots.

Idiots listen to Top 40 and country radio.
2012-12-19 11:14:09 AM
1 votes:
This is stupid, being offended by that song or Foster the People, Drowning Pool, etc...., makes you stupid.


Please quit being stupid.
2012-12-19 10:43:51 AM
1 votes:

JinxofSpades: "Pumped Up Kicks" came on the radio the other day...I found myself cringing a bit, and wondering who thought that was a good idea.


Yeah, but a lot of us have always thought that way about Foster The People.
2012-12-19 10:29:26 AM
1 votes:

JinxofSpades: "Pumped Up Kicks" came on the radio the other day...I found myself cringing a bit, and wondering who thought that was a good idea.


We had that added back into our play list two weeks ago before it was taken out again. Yanked the first time because of the Aurora shooting, yanked this time because of Sandy Hook.


I don't mind. I farking hate Foster the People.
2012-12-19 10:27:07 AM
1 votes:
Has anyone ever noticed that people that make jokes about these tragedies do just as much harm as people who send their thoughts and prayers do good?
2012-12-19 10:22:18 AM
1 votes:
Cuz I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free!
2012-12-19 09:56:54 AM
1 votes:
Inb4 studmen69 show up
 
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