David Paradela

Comments from David Paradela

My roommate loves both Macklemore and Mumford. He tells me he's really inspired by their lyrics. I never have the heart to tell him that they're not actually as good as he thinks they are. I don't hate Macklemore or Mumford but what I dislike about them is their oblivious self-adulation as if they are the only artists out right now with the self-awareness and social awareness to write about gay rights or to write lyrics vague and general enough to come off as genuine in many peoples' eyes. I think the problem with today's music is that people unable or too lazy to discover something deeper than the traditional pop/club music they have grown tired if listening to believe they have found their saviors in artists like Macklemore or Mumford, completely unaware that Mumford and Macklemore themselves have no sense of their own identity. So if you want to go ahead and believe that Mumford and Macklemore create truly genuine music, go ahead, but ask yourself whether these artists are really attempting to convey their own experiences or cater to the experiences of music listeners like yourself.
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March 19, 2013 on Deconstructing: Frightened Rabbit, Macklemore, And The Perils Of Earnestness
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February 21, 2013 on The 10 Best Morrissey Songs
People can shit on the Grammys as much as they want, but the truth is they're really fun to watch. I couldn't really care less who wins the awards unless its an artist I like, but watching performances such as the Bob Marley tribute where everyone was just having a good time shows how the Grammys can really bring people together.
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February 10, 2013 on Grammys 2013 Comment Party
White people can say "nigga" now?
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January 30, 2013 on Syron – “Here” Video