I post "Shtuff Ragers Say" with full disclosure/warning that it is definitely filled with a lot of shtuss and chazarai (Yiddish words for, basically, garbage)
I recently posted my own $.02 about the use of the word rage, and now along comes this YouTube. As I mentioned there, I like it when rage is used in a positive way.
Just a few seconds into watching that brings me to one of the things I like least about the music scene and popular culture in general:
The Excessive Use of Foul Language.
I really didn't want to go there on this blog, as I try to focus on the positive, but it is there.
In my adult life, I have made the conscious effort to limit the use of cursing.
It is just plain ugly and only brings out negativity.
A little bit, ok, yeah. A lot? Nah. No, nope no siree.
Why do they go there so frequently? Find the light, folks!
I had the opportunity a few years ago to be on the set of the film Going the Distance, starring Drew Barrymore and Christina Applegate. What a thrill to be among the cast and crew. And yet, when I saw the film on screen, I was disappointed to hear so much cursing. It didn't really help the movie, in my opinion.
Nanette Burstein, you were the director. I think you should have toned it down. Justin Long just didn't do much for himself with his excessive cursing. My own humble opinion.
|But, thanks for letting us borrow your chair. It was SUCH a thrill being on this set two summers ago.|
Fast forward about 20 years, and these boys and girls in the Ragers video will be talking about, instead of Pokeballs and Hello Kittys, the Louis Vuittons.