Screaming teen girls aren’t a new thing. The Beatles had ‘m, composer Frans Liszt had ‘m, and now Justin Bieber has ‘m, but is done with ‘m. Sorry Justin, but these screaming girls won’t disappear. At his concert tour in Europe, Bieber walked off stage in Manchester, because his fans weren’t quiet. He also beckoned fans…
Why do we stick to music we have liked since our youth? And how do we try to keep these memories alive?
Al 20 jaar lang steun vinden in de muziek van een boyband. Wat betekent de muziek van de Backstreet Boys dan voor hun Nederlandse fans?
Is visiting a boyband concert old & embarrassing? Or is it a moment in which we face and negotiate aging?
Simon Reynolds longs for and mesmerizes (romanticizes too) the ‘era’ in which music magazines ‘mattered’ – in an essay he wrote for Pitchfork. They still matter, but after reading Reynolds piece (and knowing a lot of them have to shut down – recently even including a magazine I worked for in the past) I’m not sure what…
‘So if you see the stars tonight then tell me what they say … and let me know how bright they are… ‘ .. Or if you don’t know those lyrics try ‘I’ve found a love but it didn’t last.. Wonderful days belong to the past..’
Creative mind Ali Jardz put a great mash-up on YouTube: FanGirlPlanet.