|Posted by Anna H. on January 28, 2017 at 9:30 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? It appears that a nice portion of you took a liking to last weekend's Song Saturday and Cartoon Sunday blogs, which I am glad. Therefore, I'm sharing London After Midnight once again for Song Saturday. It has been a long time, since I last shared anything by LAM.
A previous Song Saturday blog from 2014, which featured the so-called "project" was updated yesterday. It would be MUCH better to refer to London After Midnight as a "band," but whatever. That's something to take up with the vocalist, Sean Brennan.
It also would've been much better, if LAM gained more exposure via traditional radio stations, during the 1990's. At that time, Goth music, films, and shows were at their pinnacle in regards to entertainment exposure. At least it seemed that way, during my youth.
During the '90s, live action TV shows, cartoons, music, and movies really began to acknowledge Goths and the sub-culture. With that being said, I find it somewhat disappointing that London After Midnight wasn't aired on my local radio stations.
I don't recall of ever browsing our shelves of music at 101.7 WIPZ and stumbling upon LAM. If any of their music existed in our studio, I surely would've played them on my radio show.
It was not until summer break 2005, that I discovered London After Midnight through Launchcast Radio. In 2005, I was going into my last year at Carthage College. Also, I was no longer hosting my radio show at UW-Parkside because I transferred to Carthage in 2004.
This was along with the fact, that I was feeling politically fatigued from most of entertainment 12-13 years ago. That was another major reason why I quit radio. Entertainment became too politicized.
Entertainers should spend MORE time ENTERTAINING us fans and LESS time acting like a bunch of self-righteous, political blowhards at award shows, concerts, and other social/entertainment events.
I want to be ENTERTAINED. Politicizing entertainment and alienating fans are great ways to hurt an entertainer's paycheck. These wannabe "political activists" assume EVERYONE shares their views about everything, when in reality, we don't.
Most of what has been released and is still being released are heaping piles of shit. And Hollywood entertainers wonder why nobody's buying their albums, shows, and movies?
If the entertainment does not look or sound uproariously terrible, it is TOO serious. I usually have to be in a certain mood to watch or listen to certain movies, music, and shows. If more entertainers returned to their drawing boards, notebooks, and started brainstorming more original ideas, entertainment could be a lot more entertaining and original, again.
This especially applies to today's era of music. I do NOT want to listen to MOST of today's music because it is too stupid, serious, political, contrived, unoriginal, and recycled like the rest of today's entertainment.
It nauseates me to no end whenever I have to listen to singers and groups depicting themselves a certain way and releasing the most contrived songs possible.
Sometimes their personas automatically scream, "POSER" and "SELL OUT" more than their music. Take Jada Pinkett-Smith, for example. ~12 years or so ago, she formed a Nu Metal band called, Wicked Wisdom.
If you DON'T believe me, YouTube "Wicked Wisdom - Bleed All Over Me."
Jada's Wannabe Goth persona is a total joke. Years ago, I automatically facepalmed, while reading about Wicked Wisdom going on the Ozzfest Tour. When Jada Pinkett-Smith's band performed at Ozzfest, she supposedly cried backstage because all the Metalheads in the crowd booed her.
Who would take someone like Jada Pinkett-Smith SERIOUSLY at a Metal concert tour, anyway?
This is the same actress, who spent YEARS mostly playing characters, that negatively depicted black women. Jada played SOME roles, that were NOT always living up to ghetto stereotypes. However, she was already typecasted more than 20 years ago.
This is not including the fact, that she was PLATONIC friends with the late rapper, Tupac Shakur before marrying Will Smith. Yes, I know that I sound like I am being extremely judgemental. Although, I CANNOT take entertainers like Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith seriously.
Will and Jada have been "bougie ghetto" for nearly 2 decades. They want to wear this "sophisticated" facade now that they are such A-List Hollywood Stars, when they have almost always acted ghetto in their sit-coms, movies, and at awards shows for years. Seeing Jada act like she's some Goth chick fronting a Nu Metal band says, "forced."
The woman does not have that type of personality to front a Nu Metal band or any band for that matter. Jada would be more believable as an R&B singer or Gangsta Rapper than a vocalist of a Nu Metal band because she is militant, racially divisive, and is more fixated on "black pride," even though she wants to pretend she is so "cultured," open-minded, and diversified.
Someone like Lady Gaga would be more believable of fronting a Nu Metal band or a band in general NOT because of her race, but because she has a kooky personality. Actually, I could see Gaga fronting a Goth Rock band because of her kooky image.
Since we are back on the topic of the Goth Sub-culture, I want to emphasize that the sub-culture is NOT meant for everyone. It should not be and that's the way we like it.
In my previous Song Saturday blog about London After Midnight, I explained more about the "project," Sean Brennan's rant about social media, my rants about social media, and I ranted about hipsters just a smidge.
Hipsters continuously ruin entertainment, food, religions, fashion, and sub-cultures, including the Goth Sub-culture. In that same Song Saturday blog, there is a block of songs featured from LAM's 2nd album, Psycho Magnet.
Today we are going backwards by sharing a song from London After Midnight's debut album, Selected Scenes From The End Of The World. There are at least 3-4 different versions of this album. Selected Scenes From The End Of The World originally released in 1992 with a purple album cover.
[ORIGINAL] London After Midnight Selected Scenes From The End Of The World (1992)
By 2003 and 2008, this exact same album was re-released in other colors.
[2003 RE-RELEASE] London After Midnight Selected Scenes From The End Of The World
[2008 RE-RELEASE] London After Midnight Selected Scenes From The End Of The World
Each version was re-released featuring bonus tracks, re-recordings, and more. Anyway, rather than bore you to death with more details, here is London After Midnight's "Sacrifice" for today's Song Saturday.
London After Midnight "Sacrifice" Selected Scenes From The End Of The World [2008 RE-RELEASE]
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