Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mike would be mad...

...if he knew I was doing this post. He would say "Why bother!?!" But I don't care...I have feelings and I think it's important to express them...and maybe some people won't agree but hey, that's fine. This is my blog afterall and I can do what I want! So there! :P

OK, this is what just happened. I was reading something on Yahoo or AOL about the new (atleast I believe it is) Marilyn Manson video "Running to the Edge of the World." And there's a lot of speculation/controversy on it I guess. So what I got out of the article was that he did this music video, a girl is in it who looks very very VERY similar to his past girlfriend (Evan Rachel Wood), and basically she gets extremely beat up by him. At the end...like the last 2 minutes. So you just see him singing into the camera for 4 minutes (zzzz...and the point is what?) and then this crazy violence involving a girl...a woman.

And so we watched it and I knew what my reaction would be during and after it from the article. I hated it. I don't understand what the reaction besides "WTF!?!" I'm supposed to have. I don't know if it's different for a guy or what but there's almost nothing I hate more than watching a woman get abused...be it in a film or video. I just don't like it and I don't find it "artsy" or meaningful most the times. Well, 95% of the time. It's just something I feel strongly about and honestly I lose respect for people when they choose to do something that I find very distasteful. I mean it's just ridiculous when you choose a girl who looks pretty freakin' identical to your past girlfriend. People can put the pieces together Marilyn, duhhhh!

Don't get me wrong, I think he's a good artist. I've actually been listening to my fave album by him, Golden Age of Grotesque, quite often lately. I read some comments on the YouTube page for the video and people went both ways...some said it was just not right while others said it's artistic, bla bla bla. And then Mike said something that actually did make sense while I was complaining about the video while watching it...he said "Well, Marilyn Manson shouldn't be singing ballads to begin with." LOL. That's true...he's gone very soft over the past several years (his more recent work has not been very impressive to Mike or me)...but then when he goes off the deep end, he REALLY gets insane.

I'm not even going to link the video here. I actually would not recommend it to anyone to watch. But if you're curious, go ahead...but be prepared to see some terrible violence. I don't care if it's "not real"...because that's really not the point in my eyes...the point is it's not funny, artistic, or amusing...and you look like an a$$hole and therefore you probably are if you have no other way to express your inner pain than to resort to that for the world to see. It's not entertainment whatsoever to me and it's insults me as a woman...again, I know it's fake but that is really not the point. I hate violence in any aspect but when it comes to a woman getting beat by a man, that's where I have serious issues.

Questions...thoughts...views???....please share and if you don't want me to post it, I won't (just tell me in your post cuz I do moderate 'em). I just really don't understand this bs and when it's a person I like, I get completely confused on how to think about their "art." Ahh....maybe I just really did not need to see something like that right before bed. Gets me in a frenzy...but on the plus side....Heidi should be receiving her prizepack any day now. And she'll be posting pics, yay! Can't wait to see if she likes the stuff.

Take care friends and followers.

6 Curious people had this to say...:

Sullivan McPig said...

Hmmm.... well....
The way you describe it I think MM has some serious issues with his ex girlfriend and chose his video to vent about it. Not the smartest thing to do in my opinion.
I mean: we all fantasize about things we know are not done in real life, but I think those kind of fantasies should stay in your head.
That being said: I must say I don't mind people using violence (be it against women, men or who/whatever) in books and movies and such for the purpose of the story. If for example the song would be about violence in relationships and the whole video would be a filmic (sp) story about what the lyrics are about, I would think it was fitting, if you know what I mean.

Aadya. said...

I so want you to post this.

I am a 17 year old girl from cnetral India.

Despite my age, I have serious issues when it comes to women abuse.
It's something that the male species on this planet think is their birth right. But then, the one thing that they forget is that without us, they won't exist.

Love and respect is for as, as it is for them We deserve it. Not hatred, violence and abuse.

I was just passing by, but i agree with you completely.

Peace.

Aadya.

Eve said...

Sullivan: I can understand your viewpoint-if it's to tell part of a story then it's maybe not so bad. But that being said I (personally) do not like seeing a woman getting beat, raped, etc... I have (as I said) problems with that particularly. I mean I don't have that big of an issue with a little bit of violence in films, music, tv, books...BUT again, when a woman gets involved (such as this terrible video), I can't help but to feel...angry at the artist.

Aadya- Hi. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and I truly appreciate your words. Yes, I couldn't agree more with what you said-they would not exist without us...so why do they feel the need to show us women in this terrible (demeaning way)? I just want to dissect the male brain...but I wonder if that would answer my many questions!

Thank you ladies for your input!~

Soldier without a War said...

i have not seen this video, but WILL look it up on youtube in a minute. I do love MM's music, but have to agree that showing abuse is ridiculous. Sometimes marily manson has to push the envelope. He has been out of media attention for awhile and this is most likely his sick attempt at luring people in to buy his latest c.d...

Soldier without a War said...

ok...i ran over to you tube to watch it. I actually loved the song and was trying to figure out what the big deal was until the last minute. HELLO??? What the heck was MM thinking... not only was the fight scene in horribly bad taste, but he knows damn well that he WILL get some publicity out of this. His record sales must be down.... grr... AND YES!! i can not wait for my prize pack to arrive!!!! :)

Eve said...

Soldier- Yes, I like the song a lot too...darn, he totally ruined it. It was done in bad taste, you're right. And I do realize that it is MM but he doesn't NEED to resort to something like that. It is offensive in so many ways. The only word I keep thinking is "ridiculous!" >~<