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Literally Nothing Matters

A song of dead air is now climbing the iTunes chart. I get the point - so it can be the first track on an iPhone and not blast into a car stereo, but still. Actual musicians are competing against this. The track is called "A a a a a Very Good Song" by Samir Mezrahi.

Reader Comments (9)

August 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKixchix
This doesn't surprise me at all.
Since most people don't buy CD's anymore, music has lost pretty much all of it's value.
People just cherry pick songs and don't really care about the artist.
I highly doubt many of them could even tell you most band members names or who wrote the songs or what the band members look like etc.

Music itself holds little value these days...MTV doesn't exist (except for rap & dance videos played at 4 in the morning).
No music magazines except the completely out of touch 'Rolling Stone', you can find other magazines but they are usually imports that cost like 15$ (insane prices).

Music is just background noise (or in this case nothing at all) to people today.
I bet a lot of millennials/hipsters bought the "song" cause they thought it was "cool" to buy nothing.
Millennials are phone obsessed douchebags oblivious to the world around them..
August 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJakki Steal
is todd snider getting royalties on this? he wrote a song about this in '93.
August 12, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterstu
I listened to it.
It has a good beat, but it's still hard to dance to.
August 12, 2017 | Unregistered Commenteroper8n
It is a cover of the Wolfsbane Dancin' Dirty demo track - Song Of Silence (Ghostly Quiet Mix) from 1987 ;o)
August 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTony
This is leaps and bounds better than 99% of the shit that gets played on any top 40 station in America. (The 1% are the commercials....)
August 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Agreed Gary!!
August 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDj
John Cage's 4′33″ beat this to the punch by decades. And, while I don't totally agree with all of the background to Cage's creation, I can respect his concept. Why? Because he actually approached the idea with a certain sense of intellectual curiosity, and was capable of explaining why he did what he did . . . even when he was quite capable of doing something more expected (in a career that was all about flouting conventions).

This asshat? His explanation speaks, ahem, volumes (see Twitter): "hey I released a blank song that will play 1st so that *one* song won’t play every time u plug ur phone into ur car." If that wasn't enough of a sense of the depth of his art, he went on to opine: "Help me go platinum fam." Yup. Quite the artistry.

I guess I am over-thinking this. But a good piece of performance art _does_ makes you think. This? Well, I best let my silence run up the charts.
August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHim
I agree with Kixchix, music has become nothing more than background noise for the current generation of young people. I am a GenX'er and music was the absolute king of entertainment when I was young. You had three channels of crappy t.v., no internet, no video gaming to speak of. Listening to records, the radio and going to concerts when three or four great rock bands would come to town a month. The hours I spent listening to vinyl records were endless and you would listen to the whole record as if it were one piece of art rather than 10 or 11 single pieces. Of course I liked the "hits" from albums but I generally ended up liking the deep cuts or album tracks much more. I don't think the term deep cut is even used in the music industry any longer. With all that said, vinyl has made a comeback of sorts and at least where I live, I see quite a few twenty somethings browsing the new and used record stores that have popped up in the last few years. So, maybe there is hope. Until then, the teenagers can buy up all of the songs of silence from ITunes that their allowance will afford.
August 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJCD

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