So the second TEHI album is out there, blinking in the dull light of a new world. I created the Mercurial Number Six YouTube channel in an effort to promote any music I might make. The success of ‘The Only Way Out is Through’ is therefore intrinsically tied to the success of the YouTube channel. I got a little carried away with the channel and began to believe that creating videos might be as worthy a use of my time as making music. That may indeed still be the case… I’m honestly not sure. I enjoy making videos and genuinely think I have something to offer, but my thinking does not necessarily tally with the public’s thinking! So I’m retreating. I’ll spend a while here in text form. I’m not retiring. I’m merely sleeping. 🙂
Anyway, blimey some people are idiots! So I post approximately 6 hours of footage discussing the 2016 Mercury Music Prize, videos that I spent an eternity editing to at least vaguely resemble a professional product. I then post a short clip reminding people that these review videos exist. And then some complete spud has the nerve to post on that video “unsubbing, focus on content that has value”. Let’s just say that I still haven’t calmed down. Ha ha! If he hadn’t unsubbed I would have blocked him anyway. In fact I have blocked him anyway! Arrrggggghhh!!! Really? After 6 hours of content?!? If he had made that comment to my face I would have have pummelled him into the ground with my two little fingers. There’s no real point to this tirade other than to stress again how far self-entitlement has progressed in our society. I feel I may return to this subject again and again. Variations on a theme! Safe to say, I can understand why some people disable the comments on their videos!
I have unsubbed from a lot of people myself recently. There has been an onslaught of fake accounts and ignorant comments on YouTube. People are playing a game. A race to be the first. The first person to reach the lowest common denominator. I have widened my scope with YouTube and whereas in the beginning I valued the power of the individual to broadcast to the world, I now primarily appreciate those that choose to produce videos that genuinely make some kind of difference. People need to focus on content that has value! Ha ha!