Friday, April 24, 2009

Limp Bizkit-Nookie

I was feeling nostalgic the other night and remembered this music video and song. It basically got me into music, and I felt the need to relive some childhood memories of rockin' out to some LB. What I didn't expect to hear recently was that the previously-broken-up band has reunited and is planning a new album. It made me realize how bands and musicians in general that don't constantly keep in the public's eye can become unrecognizable and "fall from grace" in a very short period of time. The pressures of entertainment culture seem to really hit hard in the music industry. If one person/band puts out a single so-so album, their airtime and exposure may get gobbled up by an up-and-coming artist instead. One can work all their life to become successful, to "blow up" as we call it now, and then in an instant, the media can label them yesterday's news and they are back where they started. Limp Bizkit is currently doing a tour of Europe and then planning to do their first new album with the original band members in nearly 8 years. The sad thing is that in such a seemingly short period of time, some kids will listen to this new album and think it is a new band because of the way popular culture and the media work.

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