I wrote a single ("American Starz")and created an album dedicated partially to the concept of Fame, only one song however eludes to my inspiration of said concept.
As for Justion Bieber I will hint towards him in a sentence "or two". The difference however between the acquistion of fame and understanding its fruition vary by margins in excess. Be it read here that interpretations by my own experience and knowledge is limited to this, although as an individual I hold my belief or understanding above others not in heiarchy but by self confidence. The pursuit of fame is often times motivated by the external fantasy or lust for recognition, often times those who seek fame have an empty space or void to fill, possibly a means to escape into or desire to play jester for enemies in retribution, or a quest for the return of material possession, acquistion. Sometimes however some people have something to, say-show, and will be certain as many people as possible are going to acknowledge this need for exhibiting its "voice".
The compelling need here to explain variations in fame is not in my vested interest nor is the time going to be spent detailing this. One could surmise people who seek "fame" are attracted to bright lights or flashes in front of the eyes, like bugs or insects attracted to "zappers" and flourescents. Or the spectacle of illusion and public display or grace seems inviting or a way (for them)to get away from the mundane, blase even hardship....then again the money although one can't drink it could make one thirsty, its almost as if people seeking celebrity are allured by quenching adverts only to become addicted to its product like a drug fiend or alcoholic. What nobody truly understands is "the scene"...and each set up is just that.
Did you ask to mention Justin Bieber or Shaun Cassidy(?) I forgot....well if my memory serves correct I think its Justin Bieber. The most talented people I can recall and it seems everyone of them, relies very little on consistent public appearances and more on skill, now back to the marketing stragegy behind Justin Bieber and how 12 year olds will buy dog crap in a can if it tastes like chocolate and if every single friend of theirs is eating it also.
I know its mean- but if I put aside my taste in art and music, Justin Bieber is a real cute kid who used his situation to get another one- but because I am a skeptic I couldn't help but wonder if the entire Justn Bieber "story" ain't some pre-fab heart tugging one created to sell America a hallmark moment and ringtones.
Myself I remember being 7-11 years old and playing circus in my backyard being the ringleader and charging admission to the old people on my block as I fantasied on becoming "famous"and roller skating in my red, white and blue skates in a styrofoam top hat singing Yankee Doodle Dandy with cane I would put down in front of me like Fred Astaire then to circle around in my wheels while pretending camera's were taping me for a televised special which every kid in the U.S was going to watch. At this point that seems queer- but I wouldn't put much past "lil" Bieber and his magical singing trick to make his mom "get well". But alas what is making him famous is the marketing structure, advertisments and gimmicky child star thing, if anybody understands the music business its a partial joke (not totally funny)-a facade and often times full of greedy, self gratifying con artists who want you to love them more than they can actually love themselves, its a desperate business at times, viscous and humbling-alas Amercian entertainment and entertainment in Europe are completely different, our culture in ("Old Town U.S.A.") is vapid and gives the "appearance" of embracing the arts, when in fact its business as usual . I see the new "faces" of pop as an offshoot from a completley vapid and destructive, intentionally misinformed, voided, and corrupt time period- its cute shiney facade and sweet temperment placate the public and avoids any confrontation. The boredom and unconscious need for anything to distract the mind promotes and fosters the rise of said acts as Bieber.
If you figure there is something missing, its not- but "they" will not show "it" to you. Do you need another clue?
Supposedly I will never make it in this business because I'm a "hater"(I have been told that ) in fact I just don't like what a bunch players do, being forced to play a game I choose not to, is no fun- unfortunately for them they can't deal with or like the truth and just think of "they" are really in that deep existence of theirs, that is after the make up comes off and the lights come on and they are alone, with themselves. If you read that statement and think, wow is this person a bitter fool, "it" should just play along and lose some integrity or respect- I mean isn't that makes it all worth while and how does this artist plan to succeed or get along with co-workers?
Co-workers? you mean androids .....at a certain point people in the fame-game lost their humanity and become programmed to obey. Excuse my digressions I felt a glimpse into what seems to be nothing would give an explanation.
How old is Justin Bieber anyways? Telling a 12 year old what to do can be taxing-but with the correct skill and tact manipulation isn't a mission impossible(2).
"I'm Not A Fan"
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Causes Michael Juliano Supports
PETA; AMFAR; Volunteer Lawyers For The Arts; PBS; NPR; Amnesty International