Lewie Alfano has opinions. Let him share them with you.
Skrillex will be playing a show tonight in Quincy. Is that the right terminology, playing a show? I know he presses play and fiddles around with his computer but he doesn’t actually play anything does he? Maybe I should say Skrillex will be showcasing his music? But it’s not really music, it’s clips of Megatron reprimanding Starscream accompanied by whale calls. What a predicament. I guess I’ll just say Skrillex will be making noise tonight at The Ocean Club in the Marina Bay.
Dubstep has swept the nation and I still don’t get it. Is there a big inside joke that I’m not in on? I really hope so because I don’t want to believe that people genuinely enjoy listening to this stuff. The whole genre baffles me. No instruments, no singing, just a guy standing on stage with a computer. What’s the draw? Some people say stage presence. Ok, I’ll give you that, stage presence makes or breaks a show. But take a mop with only half a head and flail it around and you get the same effect.
I honestly think dubstep serves no purpose other than to annoy the general public. Don’t believe me? Allow me to set up a scenario for you. Pick a dubstep song, any dubstep song. Now let’s say that song has been stuck in your head for a while, what’s the best way to get it out? To sing. But how the hell are you supposed to sing when the lyrics are “GWEEEH nyen nyun nyon, GWEEEH nyen nyun nyon”? I don’t even know how to read that! You’re either gonna spout nonsense or that song is staying in your head for a long time.
So please somebody, tell me why I should spend the money to go to this show and risk looking like an idiot in public if one of his songs crawls its way into my head and refuses to leave.