Sunday, January 10, 2016

Internet Memes Are The Bane of Cultural Media

If you don't know what an internet meme is, under what rock have you been living? I practically live in a cave and I'm all too familiar with them.

It has become practically taboo to enjoy music by Rick Astley. That's really what this post is about, but it's bound to echo into other memes.

I'm not afraid to admit it. So what if the lyrics are cheesy? I was raised on this type of music (though my parents might deny it); nearly any other vocal musician of that era could have been the victim of the antics of the internet, Rick just drew the short straw. Besides, they have more artistical merit than most of the songs released by today's "pop artists." When I play his music, I don't do it to troll those around me, I do it because I genuinely want to listen to it.