Monday, December 26, 2005

Easy Entertainment Business ... Or An Easily Entertained Business

Although many musicians call themselves "artists", I would beg to differ. Has anyone else noticed an increase in recycled music? More and more bands seem to be following the trend of doing their own rendition of a song that created by someone else. By definition an "artist" is; One, such as a painter, sculptor, or writer, who is able by virtue of imagination and talent or skill to create works of aesthetic value, especially in the fine arts. Where's the "virtue of imagination"? If you or I passed off someone's words as our own ... it's called plagiarism. And Hollywood has followed the uncreative example of the music industry by giving old movies such as King Kong, Oceans 11, and the Untouchables (just to name a few) a technological facelift, added new movie stars ... but they are still the same movies. Are the audiences as unoriginal as the performers? Is that the problem?


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