STV - Ugly People Music (Things Are Not All Black And White)
I did not want to do this!
This was not the plan!
I have been writing a nice series of Spread The Vibes (STV) posts on my lazy Sunday Mornings....and I was just ready to shock you all.
There was no #STV post planned for this Sunday. I promised you previously I would rewrite The Book of Revelations. Create an awesome music-driven version of that Good Book.
Hell, I have been pouring Blood Sweat & Tears into that first chapter for two weeks. I was just about to finish it and then life happens.....AGAIN!
Seriously, why is god interfering with my creation? I am not messing with his, am I?
Hmm, maybe I am.
I mean it is Sunday, and rewriting his Book of Revelations might be considered blasphemy. And so the big guy upstairs was like.... I know how to stop that little dude. I know his weak points.
He loves black & white. He loves contrast, he loves the darkness, slightly scary stuff, and most of all he loves Ugly People Music.
So let´s seduce him with some pics in his favorite community and then use his biggest soft spot against him, little girls saying overly cute things as in calling The Misfits Ugly People Music.
God Won round One
Yes, he did it.
But I can´t help it, the post itself was how I like them:
A good story that is well-linked to music.
That´s what I always look for when trying to find inspiration for my next #STV and God he knows me and served on a silver platter.
I could not ignore the Ugly People Music thingy but that story and those pictures completely seduced me. FYI I stole those pics for my header @chris-chris92 let me know if you want them back😉
Just read it yourself and see what I mean:
I'm not much of a lover of the darkness, the "b" side of life, or the Punk Rock scene. I've always been a girl of mainstream musical tastes.
A mainstream girl, with mainstream taste. I always thought Iggy sang Mainstream now I see it was Mainstreet but the intent of the song by this old punk hero is still the same.
Just Pretend You´re Normal
Many of us are forced into pretending we are normal. Forced to be mainstream, to not stand out in the crowd, to look at the world through Main Street Eyes while the big boys roll by.
Punk made us see it was not all Glam & Glitter, it was an eye-opener that was quickly shut down by those who wanted to keep us blind.
The fact that somewhere in this mainstream girl sits a bit of punk, screaming to get out is wonderful....there is probably a bit more darkness to her story than you see at first glance....I feel it in the pics even more than her words.
At the same time, I feel it might not be allowed to come out.
Ugly People Music
Because a little girl calling loud music Ugly People Music is exactly how the world is made to look at anything not mainstream.
Mainstream is what bred and fed this little girl, growing up in a TicToc Insta world. Surrounded by an unachievable paradise, growing up & getting a Frankenstein sense of beauty.
This world is creating a generation, well multiple generations of Misfits that can never compete with the beauty in the eyes of the Main Street Beholders.
This whole country is scared of failure
My head keeps trying to sell me ambition
But my heart, I want self-respect
There's a conflict
Iggy Pop said it years ago, it´s nothing new, it only got worse, rapidly. So many people who can no longer self-reflect have lost all sense of self-respect because they are living under pressure from an Instagramable Fantasy World that they consider reality.
I have to smile while I should cry when I see those 11-year-olds posing for their next picture or prepping for their next TicToc, working so hard to be considered The Beautiful People.
They set themselves up for instant failure without knowing, and worst of all without being protected from it by mothers working hard to post their own next fake fantasy view attractor.
Mothers and daughters, all looking for likes, from the outside world because they were not properly taught that the best likes come from the inside world.
Taught that what is not mainstream is ugly by definition. I am sure that a Mom loving the Misfits has a better perspective than most and that her daughter probably is gonna love that Ugly People music in a few years from now.
But we all should have some Ugly People Music in our lives and in our kids lives to remember that it´s sometimes awesome to not be mainstream. To be weird and different, to be dark & chaotic, to be real, to be our complex selves.
Things Are Not All Black And White
That what is considered ugly often has much more to offer than that what is considered beautiful en mass.
It makes us humans messed up beings with too much complexity. Too many humans try to hide what is not socially acceptable, and they create a society of sociopaths in the process.
They grow up in a world where everything is aimed at the world outside, sacrificed for views and likes, and lacking a warm cozy place called home.
Home is where the heart is, or used to be, or at least should be.
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Thank goodness you made it till the end Peace, love and I am out of here!