video of the performance heard on Hate Eternal's new album:
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this is rock and roll:
Well, that pretty much sums up the interweb, no?
Some of you guys act like any sort of musical ability is in short supply in the world (especially the kind that is bereft of taste, apparently). It's not just the keytar. The bigger target is why the fuck are people putting all this shit on youtube? You want to do it, sure, but publishing it for all to see it means what exactly?
I have a great idea, I'm going to go home and video tape me editing loop points on a sampler and then youtube it. Yeah that'll be entertaining, because that's an acquired skill as much as shredding on a keytar.
But there is nothing inherently stupid or dorky about the KeyTar, if it was seperated from it's current cultural context. Basicly, everyone who is ridiculed for using a KeyTar today is paying for the crimes of some 80's synth band.
KeyTars are kind of like a Hitler moustache. There is nothing inherently racist or nazi-like about having a small virticle rectangle of hair below your nose... but if someone nowadays was wearing one you would assume they are some sort of nazi/facist/whatever. There is nothing particularly stupid or dorky about a KeyTar, but if you use one people are going to assume you are some sort of Flock of Seagulls devotee.
But I'm with shamann: why in the fuck do people put themselves up on YouTube doing the stupidest, most ridicule-worthy things? Apparently there is a huge, untapped resevoir of tards out there whose dream is to be the next "fat kid doing the lightsabre battle" on the interweb.
Tangent: someone should put together a supergroup of these people who showcase their pointless technical "music" skills on YouTube. They could tour as the YouTards!!!!
Okay, yes, I'm kidding. But I did really like their album when it came out. I was about 17 at the time, I think.
This guy doesn't hold a candle to that former-Eastern-bloc woman who straddles her keytar, however.
As for the Iggy Pop rider, it actually isn't out of the ordinary at all. If you work production, you see things like this quite often, especially when the band is requesting backline and the tour manager is really cynical (aren't they all?). The best ones are the really subtle ones. For instance, in the force majeure of the KMFDM rider, instead of "Acts Of God" it says "Acts Of Gods." That always made me chuckle.
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