Hunter S. Thompson once said: "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."
This, unfortunately couldn't be closer to the truth. There are hundreds of thousands of talented, hard working acts across the country that fail to garner any recognition as artists due to the approach the general public take towards music. The mindless masses wish for short, catchy, brainless pop music... And that is all. Programmes like X-factor play a major part in this; producing talentless crud that in turn all achieve infamy as one hit wonders. MTV is equally to blame, "video surely has killed the radio star". Gone are the days of real music. This needs to be stopped once and for all. Talent and experiment isn't properganda, it doesn't need repressing, it is expression of the ultimate; the human spirit.