The true meaning of freedom has from time to time occupied both philosophers and the founders of religions and monarchs.
Of course for different reasons each and with a different approach.
However, it is something that is still being discussed today by a 6-year-old who is looking for his first experiences, as well as an elderly man who is simply transferring them.
We, however, are mainly concerned with freedom of speech.
The debate over freedom of speech is as important as the debate over the true color of dragons.
The journalistic discourse is so motivating that the first synthetic of the word can be removed (journal-) and simply remain graphic.
In politics, it can be understood in some way, but not justified.
In sports journalism, the editorial staff of each author translates into fan writing.
But what about our favorite music?
Rock and metal music, in almost every verse, shout for freedom.
So why is the speech of most columnists and minimalist journalists so conservative and almost directed?
We will probably not find any answer, looking for a reason behind the musical discourse, but we will try to give food for thought.
First of all, who are we the ones we write?
The key question in a search on the jungle of blogs and music sites.
In the vast majority, people who make their passion and follow those who try to show off by expressing their opinion unsubstantiated …
And unfortunately, the semi-learners who do not accept anyone’s opinion and finally the haters and the “I yell so I exist“.
Few, who are usually lost among third-world fan “writers” in the 1980s.
In countries with a musical tradition in rock/metal music, the “writer” is a small rock star and his speech has weight.
A quality that definitely offers him the integrally to live.
In Greece, very few (up to a hand) journalists know, even the basics of the scene.
The difference is that few columnists are paid, and they certainly are being paid with the… basic.
The logic that “when you do something you love, you shouldn’t get paid” has permeated “music” journalism.
But is this the right reason to write an indifferent or even a bad piece?
Do the “acquaintances” and “schmoozes” with artists and shop-owners and/or promoters suffice enough to write music articles?
History proves it; Nothing worthwhile and time-consuming has been created by people working in the “punishment – reward” dipole.
True love for the subject is in itself a powerful motivator to try to improve your speech.
The greater the depth and variety of the lyrics of the songs on the rock/metal scene are, the more interesting the speech can be.
Like artists, who study basic rules of music, either through a school or on their own, and so should the writer study basic grammar.
Even the study of literature makes his speech more accessible and well structured.
The study of literature and history, in fact, frees him from stereotypical gibberish, which has only one place in a discussion… between drunken old-metalheads.
Let’s not forget that of the many bands, few are able to make a living with their music.
A fact which proves that money is not the key factor for quality writing.
In fact, the lack of reward can really free up writing, as no one will stop the columnist from freely expressing his thoughts.
Of course, we must not ignore the huge difference between the impunity of thought-speech and freedom of thought – speech.
Certainly, every columnist should have the knowledge, but above all, he must have a personal perception of the subject, he will be dealing with.
The objective approach to a new musical proposal is not easy, but ultimately not even what is required.
After all, the objectivity of music is its subjective approach or perception.
Each “writer” should only refer to those it perceives.
Essentially, a presentation of an album should look like a discussion of a couple in love, which no one listens to and no one listens to them.
When one reaches this point, they can easily talk about freedom of perception.
Another point of lack of freedom of speech is when one writes and imagines that one is participating in a knowledge contest with opponents …
An imaginary reader and another columnist.
You write what you know and less than that !!!!
Easy access to information can greatly enrich an article, as long as one wants to devote time to RESEARCH!
Eliminating laziness and boredom will take off your speech. It gives you the freedom to choose the information.
It is not a knowledge contest, not even a demonstration, it is sharing of knowledge.
When a “writer” is freed from the delusion of comparison, he has certainly taken a huge step towards freedom of speech.
But most, when they hear about freedom of speech, focus on external factors.
And here begins a big conversation…
In any case, the media that deal with rock/metal, do not have financial independence and this has the consequence that they accept introductions and “proddings” from anyone who can strengthen them.
Fans of groups, but also people with political obsessions, can easily file a complaint or even clear harassment of any writer, simply because they have identified a phrase that they think offends them.
Ignoring the whole essence of each text, with the result that they literally tie the hands of the columnist.
Not all articles can be digestible and “innocent” like baby food.
However, all articles can and should contain objective truths! Either we recognize them or we don’t want to accept them as truths.
Metal is hard music and that’s how writing should be for it. Always within the bounds of decency and respect.
Promoters and managers significantly influence writing. From a “simple” discrediting of the writer to a refusal to invite to a concert.
Indicatively, simple haters, who are hidden behind a screen, are simply trampling the columnist with various indecent comments.
Something that essentially deprives him of freedom of writing, since he will always think “maybe such a hater will come out again” to comment negatively up to a pure display of hatred.
In essence, the external factors of deprivation of freedom of speech, even in music, need a separate article (in time).
After all, freedom is gained first within us and then can gain every external “tyrant”.