Friday, September 25, 2009

The Need to 'Tunjuk Pandai'

I swear I don't understand people sometimes.

Those of you who know me will know that for the past few months, I've been working on an indie music website. Most of you who know me will also know that I know absolutely nothing about the indie music or culture but that I am learning, albeit very very slowly.

Here's what's got me slightly miffed. The website basically started a new feature where members are allowed to contribute their writings on anything indie. I personally think it's a great way to let them express their love for music.

The latest article, which you'll be able to read if you clicked on the ' logo on the right side of the page ( a bit of a shameful advert here, I admit), talks about a very famous band. Lo and behold, someone decides to comment and make sarcastic remarks about how these people know NOTHING about indie because they're into famous bands.

Susahla nak explain here, if u wanna know more, go to the website and click on the "columns' tab, go to the latest article and read the comments.

I think its shameful to be talking like that. That's not the point of the whole website. And what is it with people and the need to show that they're SO pandai and others are bodoh at certain issues anyway? If you're THAT much of an otai on indie music, why don't you make a contribution and write an article on the indie bands you claim these kids don't know instead of posting hateful comments? Share the knowledge la jangan simpan and then kutuk orang lain. get off that high indie horse of yours and smell the frickin roses la dude. kata indie sangat tapi berlagak nak mampos. and yes, I dunno anything about indie music or culture, like I said above but I'm absolutely certain that what you did/are doing is not what it's about.

puh-lease lah.