…if this is any indication. And more of his hypocrisy is on display here too, as he talks about the contestants on The Voice “just trying their best.” I am thinking of that Dave Grohl quote that’s been making the rounds on the Internet as of late:
“When I think about kids watching a TV show like American Idol or The Voice, then they think, ‘Oh, OK, that’s how you become a musician, you stand in line for eight fucking hours with 800 people at a convention center and… then you sing your heart out for someone and then they tell you it’s not fuckin’ good enough.’ Can you imagine?…It’s destroying the next generation of musicians! …Musicians should go to a yard sale and buy and old fucking drum set and get in their garage and just suck. And get their friends to come in and they’ll suck, too. And then they’ll fucking start playing and they’ll have the best time they’ve ever had in their lives and then all of a sudden they’ll become Nirvana. Because that’s exactly what happened with Nirvana. Just a bunch of guys that had some shitty old instruments and they got together and started playing some noisy-ass shit, and they became the biggest band in the world. That can happen again! You don’t need a fucking computer or the internet or The Voice or American Idol.”
Such puts Blake Shelton’s bitching and moaning in an entirely new light, doesn’t it?When you look at it from that perspective, Shelton and his fellow reality-show judges aren’t any better than the critics they deride in the end. And why would he care about what critics think anyway, let alone care enough to be an asshole on Twitter? Granted, I agree with most if not all of Guerra’s commentary on the Chron, but it’s never swayed my opinion one way on another on things like this that I don’t have the experience with to make an honest judgment for myself. I don’t know why Blake Shelton’s so damn insecure — other than the possibility that he doesn’t believe enough in what he’s doing to be confident it’ll live or die on its own merits.