More Noise

More Noise

The post from the other day on Nightwish's new single, in concert with my other recent post on personal "brands", has stayed on my mind. Apparently, there's a significant contingent of Nightwish fans that are "WTF" and not quit sure they like it, or will come to like it. I can see that. Not my concern. A lot of people have seen the first layer - the strong criticism of social media. What keeps pulling my attention is how the name and symbolic elements encompass far more than that. First - the video, more than the song itself, takes a…

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Noise

Noise

Like Peter Grant, I have something of a love-hate relationship with Nightwish. I love their music, but the themes they touch on at times... eh. That said, it looks like it's time for a new album, and a new single has been released: Noise. Before we go there, a segue: If you want to skip the video, it's a discussion of how every public space is utterly polluted by sound - and not even beauty in music, but horrid stuff meant to be ignored and fill the silence until nothing is left, not even room for thought. Twenty One Pilots…

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