Modern Music

Modern Music Be Making Us Dumb-Dumb

Forgive this preamble, but I believe it’s important to know.

In all forms of entertainment, there are tricks we can use to persuade an audience into thinking they are enjoying it. It’s more of a commentary on the limits of our species than anything conspiratorial. In literature, many popular titles follow the exact same format, known as the Hero’s Journey. Movies like Indiana Jones or Star Wars famously used this formula in their construction. Another formulaic approach to writing, particularly screenplays, would be the 1-3-5 story structure. This even goes so far as to tell you which part of the tale you should be on, based on the percentage of progress through the story-line.

When done poorly, the film is still somewhat entertaining, but when done properly, anyone oblivious to these structures won’t realize they’re seeing the same story told over and over. One article written here discusses a basic formula for constructing jokes. Personally, I believe horror works in a very similar way to humor, but that’s a subject for another time. Like humor, horror is also predictably formulaic: see The Uncanny Valley for one such example. If we write in a certain structure, like common meter, the writing becomes more palatable. Essays, be they persuasive or informative, also have a particular structure. This goes for food, style of clothing, or even speech; our preferences fall into patterns. If something is unfamiliar, we are predisposed not to like it, which likely had an evolutionary advantage. So stick with what’s predictable.

Today’s subject goes beyond these heuristics.

Almost all popular songs you hear in clubs and on the radio are made by the same four people, written at a 3rd grade reading level, typically using the same four chords, using the same rhyming pattern, computer algorithms and how well songs compress determine what will be a hit and what won’t. This is what you listen to and what you get excited for. It’s all the same damn song! Tell me this isn’t one of the craziest things you’ve ever seen.

Pop songs are at a grade 3 reading level, and this has dropped from grade 5 since the 00s

Dazed Digital, BBC

A ten-year analysis on the degradation of popular music:

Seatsmart

Popular music all sounds the same:

Vice

Computers determine what will be a hit. It can be as simple as file compression. If it compresses too much, the song is too simple; if it doesn’t compress well, the song is too complex. If it compresses within a certain range, the song will be a hit:

Vice

Computer algorithms determine if a song will be a hit:

Independent, LA Times

Most popular music is made by the same FOUR people.

The Atlantic

Axis of Awesome’s “Four Chord Song” Will show you how most modern music uses the exact same four chords.

Axis of Awesome: Four Chord Song

Modern music also tends to use the same rhyming scheme and use iambic pentameter, so you can sing the lyrics of one song to the tune of another. The following link will demonstrate this:

Stairway to Gilligan’s Island

That’s about all for today.

The Moon Landing Was An Obvious Hoax

Telemetry Data deleted, lost the technology, and nothing up there anyway…

Okay, so I always accepted that we went to the moon, but why? Countries do crazy things all the time, and it did always strike me as odd that we could do a live TV broadcast from the surface of the moon, in the 60s. Watching one of Owen Benjamin’s unhinged rants finally clued me in. Unhinged rant or not, he made a sound argument, as he tends to do.
You can find Owen Benjamin at Unauthorized.tv and Bitchute.

So, if I approach this as if it were anything else, I can’t deny these massive peculiarities… Like… We no longer have the technology to go to the moon. We lost the technology. No, I’m serious. How does that make sense?

Forbes

Nasa gets an operating budget of about 54 million every single day. But we can’t build that flimsy piece of tinfoil crap?
NASA also deleted all the telemetry data to “save funding”.
DELETED ALL THE DATA.
So, one of the stranger claims was that we did not return to the moon because there was “nothing up there”. But we know the moon has tonnes more He3 than Earth does. Just 23 tons needed to power the US for a year. Obviously, there’ll be other minerals as well.

CNBC

Obama thought the moon was interesting enough to bomb it with the LCROSS satellite, on the day he won the Nobel Peace Prize, revealing the moon contained H20 just under the surface.
Look, it’s peculiar. That’s my contention. There’s definitely some kind of scam going on here, and that scam looks to be that we did not in fact go to the moon.
Obviously, if you know me, you know I’m not afraid to look like… well anything, but especially stupid. I think huge tragedies like the Holodomor or the Holocaust can only happen if people don’t say what they really feel out of a sense of fear. So, while I know it’s idiotic to say we didn’t go to the moon… I feel like it’s my duty to say that it’s peculiar.
And, if you want to say I’m ridiculous for making the claim, just know that you cannot be called upon to prove a negative. If you believe we DID go to the moon, it is up to you to show evidence.
I would say, the incontrovertible proof would be the telemetry data. Just show me that and— oh wait, you can’t. Because the tapes were destroyed.

In this video, Obama announces we will soon be able to leave Low Earth Orbit, apparently forgetting we achieved that 50 years ago when we went to the moon.