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Jonas Brothers are not the worst band!

There has been some bad press lately about one of my favourite bands the Jonas Brothers. The boys picked up Worst Album and Worst Band at the NME Awards in London on Wednesday, February 25th. The article (which can be found here) claims that “The band are officially worse than Scouting For Girls and Fall Out Boy”. I’m not a big fan of  Scouting For Girls or Fall Out Boy but there is nothing wrong with their music. I absolutely hate it when people think they are music aficinado’s and that anything that is too mainstream is not to be considered decent music. They are not music experts but closed minded, arrogant twats. Anything that does not fall under punk rock or indie rock is to be shunned? That is total bullshit. I feel I have more of a stand in judging music, my musical tastes range from pop to rock to R&B to soul, I even have a few oldies put in for good measure.  By looking at my Last FM page you’ll be able to see my top 8 most played artists: The Cure, George Michael, Jimmy Eat World, Take That, Jonas Brothers, The Script, Ne-Yo and Robert Pattinson. No one can tell me I have no idea about music. And that’s just my top 8! When it comes to music, no one can deny me of being open minded. It is just about the only thing I am open minded about! So, after clarifying my right to talk about what music is good music, I will now begin to defend my love of the Jonas Brothers.

  • They are heartthrobs. It isn’t just teens who like the band. Joe Jonas has been rumoured to be dating Camilla Belle. She is 22 and he is 19. I am not too old to like them. The oldest, Kevin, is 21. He is six months older than me. I don’t think that’s paedophilia!?
  • Think about boybands of the 90’s, they were way cheesier than these guys! JB’s songs are catchy, very catchy in my case. So why all the hatred?
  • You cannot deny their business skills. They have released album after album after album for the past three years, have performed at countless of shows, have had two movies released… these boys aren’t so stupid! I don’t think they’d care about haters. Would you care if you had millions of dollars rolling in? I think not.
  • They are great role models for kids. They are all round nice guys. Whether or not you believe in their virginity pact, they are setting a good example.  Their songs are not about sex, something which is unusual for music of today.
  • They are amazing performers. They know how to get a crowd going with singing, instrument playing and acrobatics. I have seen them perform twice and am going to see them again June 15th. I can’t get enough.

    Meeting JB at Hammersmith Apollo on September 11th, 2009

    Meeting JB at Hammersmith Apollo on September 11th, 2008

Whatever anyone says to me, these guys rock my socks! And people can call me sad or say that I have bad music taste, but I know that I do have good music taste. I am open minded too. It’s just a shame that haters aren’t that way too.  I believe people to be jealous, JB have the money, the success, the fame, the girls. It seems like these factors cloud haters’ judgement and instead of viewing their music for music, all they see are reasons to dislike them. Reasons that have nothing to do with their talent.

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Smoking is sexy.

After seeing Twilight last Thursday, I have started to take a liking for Robert Pattinson who plays Edward Cullen in the film; the British actor who found his footing in Harry Potter The Goblets of Fire. I have come across photos of him smoking in photoshoots but I wondered if he does actually smoke. Some more researching led me to X17 Video which featured a video of the Twilight star, spotted at the Chateau Marmont smoking and drinking (the video can be found here).

Robert Pattinson photographed smoking

Robert Pattinson photographed smoking

What I find rather peculiar is that Robert is a normal person. He isn’t some supernatural being (despite what Twilight fans may think). I understand the media’s perspective, Robert is a quick rising star. There are many teenagers, ranging from 13 to 19, who are fans of the Twilight Saga and of the film. The media says Robert should be more aware of his mass following and of their age, he is accused of not being a suitable role model for them. But I believe teenagers are not given the credit they deserve. They do have their own minds. Some teens smoke regardless of whether their favourite celebrity smokes and some teens voice their abhorrence towards the habit. The role model excuse is old news. I believe in socialization of the media to an extent but this reason is petty. Teens are aware of the Hollywood world with their binge drinking and chain smoking, his smoking is not affecting anyone apart from himself. And it’s not as if Robert is attending public events where he will blantantly be photographed by the paparazzi. It is the paparazzi hunting him down in his private time and personal space.

Whether I smoke or I don’t smoke is irrelevant. One thing is for sure no celebrity would make me start smoking and I don’t think any bright young adult would either for that reason alone. However, I do find smoking sexy. The celebrities above are sexy in my opinion, seeing them smoke makes them even sexier. There is something very raw and masculine about smoking. It also makes them appear experienced. I guess it’s part of the bad boy image, even if they aren’t bad boy at all. Smoking is not sexy in reality, what with smoking-related illnesses, the bad smell, off-coloured teeth etc. But you have to admit, these guys look rather smouldering with a cigarette in their hand. I don’t think everyone should smoke; but if they do smoke, leave them to it. Especially hot, unattainable guys.
All in all, no one has the right to tell another what they should and shouldn’t do, it negates free will. If Robert or any other celebrity wants to smoke or drink themselves to oblivion then they should be allowed to do so, he doesn’t have to answer to anyone.

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