/mu/ why does society not give a shit about music?
the response to fucking Alan Rickman has been greater than David fucking Bowie, who actually was influential in all spheres of art, not just music. and when you go into department stores, music sections are just pithy one or two rows, compared to the aisles upon aisles of film and television DVDs. nobody cares about diving into music and nobody cares about paying for it.
is society just irreparably damaged now? this wouldn't happen in the 1900s (prior to 1980) when society valued music's value in the schools and society. they've sucuumbed to the demon known as commericalism and so they think that ONE FUCKING ACTOR means more in their lives than a MUSICIAN, ACTOR, PLAYWRIGHT, ETC.
I don't know /mu/ I just don't understand the point of living anymore
I don't know where you've been. There's been a massive response to Bowie everywhere I look. But maybe that's because I go to a liberal arts college that teaches two classes on Bowie.
1. Anectodatlly, my friends feed has tons of people mourning Rickman. Almost no one mourned David Bowie (even though I'm at a college of music).
2. Reddit has 5 fucking posts on the frontpage about it. Bowie struggled to get what, 2?
3. /tv/'s sticky is getting a LOT more posts than Bowie's.
It's fucking definitive.
I think you have a point. Most of us are probably friends with people who were also fans of Bowie, but in general people are, for lack of a better word, normies who like pulpy movies far more than anything else. The reddit example makes it especially clear, I saw a bunch of Bowie posts because I'm subscribed to niche music subreddits (and there was also one on r/metalgearsolid), but there's like 5 Rickman posts just from the defaults I never unsubscribed from like news.
Here you go.
It's a fact that ever since the commercialization of art back around the 70's and 80's (along with the deprioritization of music in the schools during the Cold War) music took a backseat in american culture.
I'm comparing them at the same times you fucking idiot.
Bowie, even right after death, didn't get this much attention.
No, /mu/'s eventually went up to 4000 and then rotated. /tv/'s is at 2000 when /mu/'s was only at 1000 by this time.
see this guy understands
but Bowie is OBJECTIVELY the more important icon
Bowie's sticky always had 1000 posts because the old ones would get deleted, not because people didn't care about him. In fact, almost every post on the front page was about bowie.
the irony is that you're complaining about the kind of vapid commercial throwaway attitude people have towards music in part because of the rock and roll temper tantrum and its subsequent posturing as an artform to save face which was helped along in part by Bowie. people are not mourning an actor more than a musician, they're mourning an avatar of consumerism more than another avatar of consumerism. Boulez deserves ten times the tears of them both and more.
not actual evidence.
just stay there.
posts were more conglomerated to that sticky as opposed to here where half the fucking threads were Bowie cucks jerking off with their tears to his last (and quite frankly, terrible) album
it's the damage cause by 'reality' tv
every fag plebe in the post-industrial world who twiddle their thumbs around french fries got insecure about their idleness in a godless world
so they went all in with 'muh real life' 'muh documentaries of true humanity'
they sacrificed their dreams and their minds for the sake of their lying eyes
When people tell you to grow up, know that they don't mean age you horsedog, crying that people won't cry with you about your harp playing music man is sad, grow the fuck up you yout.
>Bowie is OBJECTIVELY the more important icon
People don't do exhaustive research on a persons career then compare that to the career of someone else and then decide one person is more worthy of their sadness.
Alan Rickman reached more people, more people were aware of him, so the reaction was greater. To reiterate, people care about different things that you you just have to deal with it
nigga I was on and off /mu/ for hours following Bowie's death I know what fucking happened
after a long while (which won't take as long for Rickman) they took the 4000 post sticky and made it a 1000 revovlving sticky.
I just don't bother unsubbing the shitty subreddits, I can ignore them.
I know fucking MUSICIANS who cared more about him than Bowie.
not to be rude. but if you're only it for validation then what's the point really?
I can tell you now nobody will give a fuck if u become famous or not. besides maybe ur parents
even that ex-gf ur trying to impress might care for a minute then move on with her life.
people do not give a shit about others besides themselves.
I can name so many great literature authors and philosophies that nobody could careless about besides my atheist friends who love nietzsche
I really hate people that use this word.
>the response to fucking Alan Rickman has been greater than David Bowie
I only know Alan Rickman from Die Hard, Robin Hood and Galaxy Quest, where he was pretty damn good.
>I know fucking MUSICIANS who cared more about him than Bowie.
It isn't a requirement of being a musician that you HAVE to like David Bowie. I'm sure there are people out there who have made great music who don't like David Bowie.
Bowie at his peak had 1.6m people tweeting about him dying. Rickman right now has 3m people tweeting. You could say because bowie died in the middle of the night for east coast but still. it's insane how irrelevant music is to most people
Then you're fucking daft. What makes you think that making good music is impossible without liking David Bowie? What about classical composers, or grime artists? What difference would Bowie make to their art?
I think what you mean is that people who don't care about David Bowie aren't going to make music that YOU like because you like David Bowie. I don't even know if you're the same guy as OP, but you need to grow up
>because it doesn't matter the artform some ppl will just not care
Film and TV matter to a shit ton of people, it's mindless entertainment (THOUGH, NOT ART) that appeals to vulnerable pleb normy minds.