Are Musicians Losing Their Mystique?
With YouTube and paparazzi bringing about the humanization of our pop-stars, will today’s culture allow someone to create a character larger than life?
Past decades of music brought us grandiose characters such as Bowie, Jim Morrison, the Sex Pistols, Prince, Elvis, and countless others. Past their musical skills, these artists used outlandish ideals, wardrobes, and demeanors to demand their audience accept their view of the world as a new reality. The very existence of these near mythological individuals polarized parents to loathe them and kids to worship them.