I must admit, I've been taking alot of humorous satisfaction from the band, "Staind".
If you don't remember them, they had a really slow, hit song a few years ago. . . .something about "I"m on the outside, . . . . see your true colors", etc. . . Fred Durst "sang" guest vocals.
Anyway, they were always really heavy, thoughtful, depressed, etc. . . With a first album, you assume that the marketing is authentic (maybe I shouldn't , but I do).
But, now that they have a new album out, its really just too funny. :) Their new video has the lead singer walking along the beach. . . . in slow motion (really slow motion). I would challenge anyone to name me a "staind" song that is faster than 88 bpm. (if you're not a musician. . that's kind of slow for a rock band :) )
To cap off my enjoyment, the new record is named "The illusion of progress" (ha ha, I laugh as I type). This follows releases like "Break the cycle" and "disturbed".
talk about the marketing of sadness. . . . . .
It's like "Come buy my album, I'M UNBELIEVABLY DEPRESSED!!". "You have no idea how depressed I am!!"
I don't know why, but I find all of this very funny.