Who's whinging and whining .. *soapbox moment*

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Who's whinging and whining .. *soapbox moment*

Post  Dinahkin on Sun 12 May 2013, 8:50 pm

Right.. lets express my opinion on a few points shall I?
.. stands on soapbox..

1) Being a media celebrity and making music are not mutually inclusive.. making music is a natural process, being a celebrity isn't.

2) If a band wants to wait and fine tune their craft because they care about the music they produce, people who want to listen to it can bloody suck it up and wait for it to be released

3) Whining about how a band "doesn't love us" or "doesn't value us" as fans, presumes that unknown people who like a bands music are more important to them than their real lives.. wake up call.. real life always comes first.

4) Just because a band is good looking, they are not "your husband/boyfriend/lover/cutesie-pie/babies" or any other nauseating nickname implying ownership, they are their own people and we cannot know the reality of their lives.

5) Screaming and making a fuss and hurting people to get close to a band member is selfish and disrespectful, not only of the band members concerned but also of your fellow fans who also would like an opportunity to get close to the band member for autographs and photos if possible.

6) If a band member or members state that they want to travel or whatever rather than get back on the "performance treadmill", ask yourself, is it my fanaticism that hounds them? .. is it my begging for pap pics and details of their private life that makes them want to hide? Do I have a right to know the name of their girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband/lover/car/dog/cat/pet goldfish? or maybe before making a fuss and whinging that "they owe you"..you should consider that they might simply want to explore and see the world.. they have that right, exactly the same as you do.

7) Some bands have fans that are respectful and want to listen to their music and who don't follow the band simply because of their appearance.. or whine and act with jealousy when the band members have girlfriends/boyfriends. I know that, I've seen it.
Ask yourself if you are respectful of the band you follow.. or do you talk of "raping them" or otherwise abusing them? Do you make comments about your "ovaries exploding at their hotness" which objectifies them? Band members read tweets and tumblr posts.. its naive to think that they don't. Be polite! If you wouldn't want it said about you, don't say it about them.

8.) If you would not feel comfortable saying a comment to that boy you like in school or college or in your workplace, its a fairly safe bet that its not the right comment to make on twitter or any other social media about a band member.

9) Just because an interview appears, it doesn't mean that it represents the full and frank views of the band members participating, particularly if its in print. Editing, cutting, "making things up" does happen..

10) The next person to whine on my twitter timelines about not having new music "because we deserve it" or who whines that any band member of any band somehow "owes them"  will get unfollowed.


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Post  Dinahkin on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 3:16 pm

Oh joy.. more issues to add to my list of why I think "fans" need to think carefully before they leap onto twitter with comments..

11. Speculating about a band members sexuality is not pleasant when the only reason you are doing it is because thinking of that band member in such a way gives YOU titillation. 
Getting your little jollies by thinking of band members as gay or heterosexual because you want them to be is NOT showing them respect. It is being selfish in the extreme. 
How would you like it if someone said, I don't care what your sexual orientation is, I've decided its "hot" and it gives me a sexual thrill to think of you as with "insert opposite sexual preference". 
That is the behaviour of a stalker, an abuser, someone who cares nothing for the person they are discussing. One word. DON'T.

12. Seeing band members out in social situations is not an indication that they have
a)left the band
b)don't care about anyone but themselves
c)don't care about their fans (although fans aren't "owed" anything, see point 3)
d)been lying about actually working on their next  creative work.

Think about this, could it possibly be that they are actually out having a good time, to which they are entitled?! You know, the same sort of thing that you do when you feel like going out!!

*holds head in hands and despairs of some views*

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