I got a comment this morning on YouTube on my latest critique, all about Ben Harper doing Never Tear Us Apart, and it was an interesting comment. I accepted it, even though the commenter is pretty much slamming at me. LOL! Like he said I was doing to INXS. hehe! Well, like I said before I can expect conflicting comments every time I put up a video. Personally, I thought this last video was the funniest one of them all! But this guy basically said that because I said that I am not a particular fan of the original version of Never Tear Us Apart, that I have no right to critique this song. I just told him thank you very much for your opinion and left it at that. Because it is just his opinion. Nothing more. Doesn't totally mean the world to me. I mean, I looked at his channel. He deletes comments that slam him personally, and blocks people who disagree with him. But I just want to know what you all think. This poster however, does otherwise seem intelligent. Yesterday I think he put into words what I was trying to think of saying all along.
My critiques are probably kindof harsh, maybe I even do slam INXS in the process. I guess it depends on your point of view. I believe in telling it like it is. I don't sugar-coat anything. If I really don't like something, the only way to fix things is to tell the person. Not that I think my videos will actually make much impact on INXS. I'm not even 100% sure they are actually watching. But just in case, I think I speak for many other fans in saying that this version of INXS music really sucks!!
Ya know it wasn't until after I had already created the video, and made up my mind I am going to post it up on YouTube that I saw a link where Timmy did an interview, and he called INXS "it's own tribute band". I didn't even know who Ben Harper was, so I wanted to do a little background research on him. The first thing that came to my mind when I saw his pic was he's not a bad-looking dude! He's actually kindof handsome! He just cannot sing Never Tear Us Apart. On his own, I am sure he is superb. But his interpretation of Never Tear Us Apart, well, I didn't like it! And I'm going to say so. If INXS doesn't like it, then bring back JD and go back to making more original songs! Maybe do one or two remakes of classics along the way, but not a whole album! If INXS fans don't like it, well don't watch it then! Doesn't bother me if you don't.
People should just learn to take my videos for what they are intended to be, for entertainment purposes only. If they have a better method of critiquing, then they should learn to make their own videos and do it their way. The thing is many people are afraid to put their faces out there. I'm the only one who isn't afraid. I'm also the only one who is not afraid of telling it the way I see it. And just because I am not a big fan of the original version of Never Tear Us Apart, does not mean that I cannot mention well-known facts about it. I mean, I am the only fan I know of who is not overly crazy about that song. But at the same time, I know that it has been regarded as INXS's masterpiece, and I do understand the meaning behind the song. I mean I hate panthers. But just because I do does not mean I am not going to be dishonest about how they live their lives. It just means that I am going to call this cliche about lions being the "king of beasts" nothing but a bunch of bullshit. Well, basically it is!