I am flabbergasted by this Guns n’ roses comparison
I’m sitting down with my lunch buddies and we somehow end up talking about a musician named Justin Bieber. I don’t know anything about this person but my friend’s daughter is really in to him. Anyway, we start talking numbers. His music video supposedly has over 720million hits on YouTube. At this point that number doesn’t mean anything, how does other famous musicians compare? I get back to my desk and I start pulling up info on what I consider to be the greatest musicians of my personal lifetime, Gun n’ Roses. I can go on about how I wanted to be just like Slash, but truth be known, I’m of the wrong shade and my hair just cannot look like his. If there ever was a moment where I wanted to smoke, it would have been with torn jeans, top hat, and a 6string.
Back to numbers on Guns N’ Roses: Paradise city @ 27.5million, November rain 88m, Sweet child o’ mine 43m, Welcome to the jungle 20m, Patience 19m. It’s nowhere near the 720million number, what the heck going on here?! Maybe this Bieber guy is the next Beatles. So on with pulling more numbers.
View numbers on the Beatles: Let it be @ 9million, Hey Jude @ 5m, Imagine @ 6m, Yesterday @ 10m, I want to hold your hand @ 20m, Help @ 20m.
How can this be? Mr.Bieber’s number is much greater than all these top songs combined???!!! Beatles and Guns n’ Roses have been around lot longer than Justin Bieber, so you would think they would have bigger numbers.
Now, I am not ignorant and I certainly wasn’t going to disrespect Mr.Bieber just because he is of different era/generation. Maybe the guy is the next big thing? Maybe he is an amazing musician? Maybe I will like it. After all, how can 720million viewers be wrong, right?
I found the video of Mr.Bieber; I listened and watched it for about 37seconds(includes Youtube’s 15s ad). I’m just going to write, in verbatim, exactly what I said to myself,
“…omg, Lord help us all…sigh”
All I did was graduate from college, get married, and have two kids. I wake up one day and I realize Guns n Roses is classic rock and Justin Bieber is the new Beatles. I’m having a rough day, folks.
My taxes are going bad, just realized the world and people have changed a lot, and Gun n’ roses will not be reuniting for the Rock n’ roll hall of fame this weekend; Axle Rose still can’t get along with Slash.
Maybe I should try out that cigarette while wearing a top hat.