Oh, I look around, I look around and I see these bands. These bands that emerge from what seems like nowhere. Out of dusty little towns where they farmed there whole life, or worked at a fast food joint, or whatever. They decide to make music. Someone labels music. People hear what they've been labeled. The band suffers.
We've all come to fear the dreadfulness of being categorized, being labeled something for the masses to sink their teeths into. Punkers fear being called "Pop Punk". Rock bands come out just to fear being called another Creed wannabe. A new "Rap Rock" band comes out and nobody buys there cliched albums (as I don't blame because rap metal has reached it's peak).
Music isn't music anymore. It's been fucked into a whole new thing that it never was before. We don't write songs anymore. We have contest to find a good voice to sing songs written buy a money grubbing, middle aged fat man. It's disgusting and putrid when we can put together those American Idol jobbies and people will actually spend their money, there own hard earned money that they worked for, on these emotionless "albums" (album is too strong a word. Let's go with "corporate money" scheme).
How shall one avoid this dreaded fate of being categorized? Well for starters, we can make music that hasn't been done before. We have are Blink clones, we have our Creed clones, and we have our Limp Bizkit clones. My advice? Go listen to a Radiohead album. Go listen to something by Mars Volta. How about, oh, I don't know, The Flaming Lips? What these bands have in common is that a label can not be put on them. The don't make Blink/Creed/Bizkit music. We need new shit. Remember when everybody heard Eruption for the first time? Guess what? I don't believe we'll ever hear a piece of music that will make us shit our pants ever again. After this decade music will be dead. At least I believe so. Remember the following bands: Trapt, Seether, Smile Empty Soul, Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, Puddle of Mudd, Revis, Die Trying, Breaking Benjamin, Evanessence, Crazy Town, and more. Keep these bands in mind. A few years down the road and you'll never see their boring, cliched faces staring at you from magazines again. They will all be gone, and you'll fell stupid for wasting a couple years of your life listening to the same cliched formula.
I will place a bet right now. I'll give the bands on this list 2 years at the most. Than they'll go and nobody will miss them.
The 2000's. The decade of the one hit wonder.
Grab your guitars, shack your self up in a room, and right the next Eruption. Come up with that new Purple Haze. Right something that will knock people for a loop when they hear it. Open the eyes of the music industry, and more importantly, the eyes of music fans.