Friday, July 29, 2011

~Trends~ by Ricvictorian

A post by Ricvictorian... Discussion and comments are welcome!

What’s up with this ‘Steam Punk’ thing? Looks like fun for youngish types. Is this a new trend with them dressing and partying Victorian? What would be a typical Steam Punk band popular now? Perhaps this is an offshoot of the Goth / Vampire craze infecting western society lately?

Looks like fun as I have seen sooo many trends come and go including many in which I used to indulge: Classical, Hippy/Psydellic, Blues Rock/Hard Rock, Acid/Heavy Metal, Glitter Rock, Progressive Rock, Southern Rock, Disco, Punk, New Wave, Psychobilly (The Cramps), Gen X, etc etc etc.

I have always marched to my own drummer but even so still find these labels descriptive and fun as I have ‘been there, done that’. That said I have always been attracted to the darker, melancholy side of these various trends. Be it, Johann Sebastian Bach’s ‘Toccata and Fugue in D minor’ which is my favorite ever!!!

Another ultimate is Blue Oyster Cult, ‘Baby Don’t Fear the Reaper’ .

To bands such as Audience (House on the Hill) , Black Sabbath, Emmerson Lake & Palmer, Pink Floyd, Alice in Chains, Bauhaus (Bela Lugosi's Dead), Ministry (Every Day is Halloween), M Manson and the list go’s on and on both backwards and forwards.

All summed up though I have never been a particular trend follower ...
I was just born that way and will always be that way.

SINcerely Yours ... Ricvictorian.

P.S. The Cramps ... “Do you want the real thing or are you just talking"?

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