If anyone has a word for that, it's the Germans. I hope Eugene's not reading this: he likes the music at Starbucks and thinks that attitude is elitist. :)
Hey Jackie,My point wasn't to demean 'Starbucks' music so much as to lament the use of good music to sell other things (coffee, cars, etc.). Lord knows I listen to enough Starbucks-y music and it's not like I won't listen to major label bands on principle. And yeah, the basic concept of "selling out" is pretty problematic.Still, Fugazi and a lot of other bands pride themselves on being DIY and independent and turned down a lot of cash to do so. I think it really would break my heart to see them for sale by the cash register.(Sorry Eugene!)
I see what you did here!
Hey Tim,Starbucks isn't using music to sell coffee, they're using coffee to sell music. That's what I really dislike, the commercialization of everyday living, including any and all public spaces.It's not the bands who sell out, it's Starbucks.
Hi Eugene - heh!Hi Doug - yeah, I agree with that. But, for me, its not just the "commercialization of public space" that I find annoying, but the feeling that lots of the culture I encounter is filtered through some corporation or other. And I bet if you're some young artist trying to get noticed you feel pressure to play that game. Not that its not a legitimate choice to make, but it does skew things.
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