Saturday, June 17, 2006

Singapore Idol

Does anyone else puke at the very artificiality of Singapore Idol? I know I do.

For starters, the format of the show itself is imported from abroad, which certainly does nothing to convince me that it is fresh, or at least organic. On the contrary, it appears stilted and artifical. But what else could it be, since the show does not "find an idol" as much as "make an idol".

Truthfully, idols today are more products of pop culture than creators of it. Companies manufacture idols for popular consumption much like any other commodity. The result is that these man-made idols lack something extremely crucial- soul.

If music lacks soul, then what is it? Modulated noise?

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