Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Biggest Fear

So for months now I've been talking about my fear of the hologram concert and how I do not like the direction that it is going at the moment. Well this morning I was doing my daily troll around the internet and I found a hilarious/scary article over on buzzfeed. The link to the entire post is right HERE. And what it talks about is my biggest fear. What may actually happen in the future with music. Read this first paragraph and tell me you are not scared.

Remember I did not write this, to read the entire thing follow link above.

"Music critics would later agree that July 8, 2130, was the climax of Hologramania. The concert, produced by record label ExxonGoogle, featured Elton John and Beethoven on dueling pianos, Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman on guitar, Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Louis Armstrong on trumpet, John Coltrane on sax, John Bonham and Ringo Starr headlining a slew of drummers. Lead singers James Brown, Freddy Mercury, K.J. Yesudas, Aretha Franklin and Frank Sinatra were backed up on vocals by a chorus including Michael Jackson, Luciano Pavarotti, Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston and both young and bloated Elvis Presley. The intermission was Billy Joel’s “Only The Good Die Young,” featuring Joel on piano, along with dozens of musicians who never saw their thirtieth birthday: Hank Williams, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Justin Bieber and an Amy Winehouse-Notorious B.I.G. duet. The second set brought to the stage Led Zeppelin and Bon Jovi, followed by a Celine Dion-Quiet Riot extended playlist that proved the most memorable moment of the evening. Sadly, the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, U2 and many other artists were not featured as their hologram rights were owned by competing music labels. No one owned the rights to Bob Dylan; as such his music and legacy disappeared long ago.
Since all the musicians were holograms, the concert took place globally in 164 cities along with Neptunopolis, the manmade float-nation adrift off the coast of Greece, and Asteroid 2096 XS, the space-mining colony. Moments after the show ended, the reviews were blasted worldwide. The numbers were preposterous: millions of T-shirts and injectable beers had been sold, along with a shitload of lighters; smoking had been outlawed in 2048, one cigarette coming with felony attempted murder chargers and a five- to 15-year prison stint (depending on how many people were affected by the second-hand smoke) so the only purpose of lighters was to wave them at concerts. Hologram artistry had become the backbone of a powerful music industry, which was about to be jolted by a teenage boy and his antique guitar."
How scary would this all be!!! 

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