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My Nephew's Album is Crapola

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by ArenaCorner, Mar 6, 2021.

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  1. ArenaCorner

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    DOn't get me wrong, I love my nephew more than the world. I was elated when he told me he was going to pick up a guitar and start recording some music. He recently put out some recordings on Bandcamp. It's intentionally bad, or something. There's barely even any guitar parts. It's just a big disappointment for me. I wanted him to be the next Joe Cocker, I think he has that potential.

    WHat he did put together is not even guitar based and frankly the material is rude and offensive. I have a mind to tell his parents about these recordings, as he told me he's kept it secret from them. the music reveals personal relationship information about both his parents and himself. They wouldn't be happy to learn about their love lives and family secrets being put out in the open like that.

    What should I do? Should I tell my brother?
     
  2. nosuch

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    As your nephew told you about the recordings and asked you to keep it secret from his parents he seems to trust you. I'd keep it that way. There's a good chance that nobody else from the family will hear that stuff anyway and it may soon be forgotten. You may tell him your honest opinion anyway. Try not to discourage him forever, though.
     
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    Agreed. I once had a family member betray my trust, and 12 years later, there is a big void from where I ejected that person from my life.
     
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    In the paraphrased words of Buddy Guy, “Keep it to yourself!”
     
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    If it’s the trash you say it is no one will listen anyway.

    But ... nephew put you in a bad position; betray him or withhold information from your brother. How will bro feel if he finds out you knew and didn’t tell him?
     
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    Why don’t you just talk to your nephew about it? Is he oversharing, or are there real interpersonal problems there that had to make their way out this way? Can’t know until you get his side of the story. Whether you approve the music itself or not is immaterial.
     
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    You don't say how old your nephew is, but somehow I doubt he's the first young man to show some rebelliousness and release crude, obnoxious music into the void. I think everyone involved will survive. That said, if you value the trust he's shown in you, maybe talk to him about it personally and try to gently influence him that way.
     
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    “Write what you know”, they say.
     
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    You cannot undo a betrayal of trust.
    Be sure that it's not just your limited exposure to contemporary music behind your judgement.
    Is it out of line to request a bandcamp link?
     
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    Billy? Billy Corgan had a similar story. They told him he could not sing. He didn't listen. He didn't care, they disarmed him with a smile.

    Look at Billy now. Look at him.
     
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    Give the kid a break - he's trying to find his way.

    @ArenaCorner - What if your uncle had told you he wished you were going to be the next Guy Lombardo?
     
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    Ignore it, he's being a rebellious teen.
     
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    So.....rap?....
     
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    This is between you and your nephew until it reaches a point where someone’s safety is in danger. If he’s sending signals that he or they are in danger, then give your brother a call.

    Running to a kids parents just because they wrote a song about how lame their parents are using naughty words is um...

    Well, it’s going to be productive.
     
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    I don't think you should tell your brother. But I think you should send us a link to the music. I'm intrigued!
     
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    If you’d like him to never trust you again while also not solving anything because he’s just being a regular pottymouth kid, there probably isn’t a better way.

    I mean, ICP are actually wildly successful in their own way, and “Juvenile Toilet Humor Pretend Serial Killers” has paid off well.
     
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    one (all things being relative) old man's crapola is another younger generation's bestest thing ever
     
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    Agreed and why the hell would he want to sound like Joe Cocker?
     
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    Your nephew showed something to you, and it has every right to be what it is. Tell him what you think of it, by all means...but your best thought is to tattle tale? Give me a break. Are you five years old?
     
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