Its official B,
We fuckin live in the Matrix bruhs and bruhzettes.
You know, It REALLLLY grinds my gears that we no longer ENJOY life. Build with me for a bit cuz shit bout to get real…..
Camera phones have become a cancer to society as a whole and with each technological advance we make, it dumbs us down that much more.
I mean nothing signifies this more to me than pulling out a damn camera phone at a small venue concert (Such as BB Kings in New York City) to record a bunch of shakey hand 2:23 minute videos to upload it to youtube for 26 views.
Bruh…Ever heard of living in the moment? You know…actually wave your hands in the air, and wave em like you just dont care? Well how the fuck you gon do that while holding a damn IPAD???
Lets use logic for a minute…
Say you go to a well known artist’s concert or show.
You paid a pretty penny for the ticket, fresh outfit, bottle to sip with your boys before you head out etc. You should be looking to get your money worth.
Off bat( What does that even mean by the way?..Shrugs) YOU KNOW cameras will be in abundance and more than likely will have house video shooters on deck (Exclusive video shot for the event with great quality). If there is anything suprisingly shocking that occurs it will be on worldstar, so really what the fuck you holding that camera up the whole damn show for?
Dun..ima tell you now, nobody is really that intrested in watching your drake hand shot video while the crowd drowns out everything remotely good. Put your camera away and ENJOY the show!! All this exciting shit going on around you and you wanna view it through alil ass box, essentially just making the environment you’re in, one kick-ass surround sound system.
But thats the thing, we dont know how to enjoy shit anymore.
There use to be a time when you can jus reminisce over shit, fabricate certain instances that enhance that emotion you had at that moment. Argue with your boy about how drunk he got and how funny it was, just enjoying time as it was….TIME. (Not a video sent across the globe of you shit faced and completely embarrassing yourself)
We’re living off borrowed time, and losing what it is to enjoy that time is basically a life wasted. We rely so heavily on the visual aid that our attention spans have gon to shit. We settle for flavors of the month while we develop forms of A.D.H.D and dont even know it!!
I once questioned how can you develop an imagination when everything you once wondered about is now on reality Telivision? Didnt get an anwer and essentially we are helping fuel our own demise with our obsession with youtubing “moments”.
I have heard from numerous artist that have said they hate how shows need to be altered, songs re-arranged, changing guest etc just because youtube broken that veil of secrecy and surprise.
Its been most prevalent in the comedic world as you can literally destroy a comics whole set (Which may have took a year to polish) with a few youtube clips exposing the jokes. How can you laugh hard at something you’ve already seen coming?
PUT THE FUCKING CAMERAS AWAY! ENJOY THE SHOW!!
I know im ranting and raving a bit much and this is just scratching the surface. Putting thoughts to my keyboard as I usually do and probably wont all get read but honestly its something that I needed to get off my chest.
It’s like we’re all in the race to have the exclusive but lose who we are in the process. I call it the “Disc Jockey” syndrome. Maybe ill dig into that later…im out!