Apparently attacking high school kids for their terrible music and awful accompanying videos is one of the Internet's new hobbies.
Videogum is a terrific blog. They were also one of the original champions of the trashing of the Final Placement song "Shine". Now they're at it again going after G-Money Harrison and his tune "Let Out The Funk".
Videogum, I love you, but we all need to take a step back on this for a second.
Just because the web allows the dissemination of terrible music from teenagers doesn't mean we need to hunt down and mock everything everyone tries to do.
When was the last time you saw a really good high school band? The vast majority of teenage success stories don't write their own songs or at the very least don't produce their own music. And they certainly don't direct their own music videos. These jobs are done by adults who probably have a ton of artistic skeletons in their closet. They've learned from their mistakes and grew from them. And luckily, no one discouraged them from continuing to try, otherwise we wouldn't be able to appreciate their talents today.
Can you image a world where we constantly found the early work of emerging new producers and songwriters like Kanye West or Lady GaGa or Will.i.am and taunted and mocked them into giving up their craft just as they were beginning their musical journey? What kind of world would that be??
Actually… Wait… I change my position.