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The State of Metal

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Music and Comics

It’s been this way for a long time.  Hell, it’s been this way for as long as I can remember.  Heavy metal music gets no love from terrestrial radio, television, the big awards shows, or really anything that is considered “mainstream” media.  I get it, heavy metal can certainly be an acquired taste.  It isn’t always the most accessible music out there.  However, it is still a form of art.  It is still music.  Yet, metal gets so much disrespect and disdain.
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Cultural Osmosis: The Ubiquity of Video Game Music

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Well this week I decided to take a break and rather than do something which required a whole lot of research, I’d rather just spew my opinion at you for a few hundred words.  Except I’m calling it an “Editorial” to give it a vague sense of authority.  After all if you say “I read some dude word vomit his opinion online” it sounds like you wasted your time, but if you say “I read this fascinating Editorial” it sounds like you’re an intellectual and discerning person who drinks the finest coffee and is a delight at parties.  But of course, as you’re on this site, we already know you have good taste!  So what is my Editorial about? Well it’s part of a potentially recurring series of Editorials I’d like to do examining how certain music has become part of our culture.  Music (and perhaps some comics) that have become a staple of our human existence.

And as a treat to myself, this week I’m looking at how certain video game music has become a part of our society.  Continue reading