It's weird

At this point, it looks like Arcade Fire's new album is gonna be called Infinite Content, and this is a completely unoriginal theme. If this is indeed the name and/or motif for their record, they are touching on this topic at the very apex of its tipping point (if not somewhere on the violent and very swift decline that is the other side). In this the Age of Covfefe, things travel fast: all things. They are accelerated by memes and social media, and are rendered meaningless sometimes within hours of their inception. It's weird to say, but we are truly in a post-everything world. Nothing matters. A very talented indie rock band could/would do better by just hitting "random article" on Wikipedia to come up with a subject for their concept record. This is not at all a comment on the potential for this album, or even how I personally will digest it. I'm simply stating the facts as they are. When it comes to content consumption on a personal level, I'm strictly on an Aerosmith "Just Push Play" diet. B U T ,, My hot take on the current and––again––nearly kaput argument that "infinite content" and "streaming" and "binge watching" and [insert other thing(s) like that] are somehow damaging society directly, if not stagnating culture into a state of societal ruin, is this: That don't matter neither. We've always been in search of the pure, endless entertainment. One might even say that said search is the greatest (read: largest) and certainly most peaceful religion on planet earth. Sure, I want to be Pope of this Church, and live in a colossal mansion with a screen that's three-stories high, but I'm just like everybody else: Check out my latest podcast where I review Season 1 of Netflix's Bloodline here.


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