Fri. Oct. 18, 2019

Today’s headlines, tomorrow’s fish n chips paper!

fish n chips paperToday’s headlines… Headlines, you said? Could it be that the proper of things is to finally have become like a never ending one to another process… With each of them disappearing as quickly as they’ve been brought to our attention??? Of course, the evolution of the technology has allowed to instantly spread the (supposed) info. This in comparison to a period when, not so long ago, the process would have taken months. With the downside of it (as there’s always one) seeing its impact reduced to a comparable level to the most ordinary things in life. Such as, say ‘I’m currently at the loo’. As one could (almost) see by the time Facebook implemented applications to allow doin’ this before realizing this was maybe goin’a bit too far. But the fact is… What do we all remember from a certain period of time at the end?

Mind you, the information has just become a product like any other. Therefore receivin’ the same consideration/treatment. With the direct consequence being the reduction of its lifespan. Something that the Brits with their usual sense of humor, when not sarcasm, would translate as “Today’s headlines will wrap tomorrow’s fish and chips”. And suffice to have a look at TV news channel to see how a reputedly capital info may end up being overshadowed. With our attention comin’ to their news tickers and Marquee texts goin’ all over our screens in the meantime!

Well, “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”, says another French proverb in substance. But what if tomorrow and the other day are about the same, the way it has become along with time??? I suppose this is pretty much where, like it or not, we’re all at nowadays. Being continuously brought to headlines with a little excerpt but nothing more. With all of us reputedly aware of many things, although left without the real. And by that, I mean the necessary indepth for a better understanding. This creatin’ like a boulevard to speculations and unfunded reactions/comments of all sorts until the next subject comes! When not turning into fake news! And the fact, that most of all run our sites on an almost daily basis is just another consequence of the current times being what they are. “Today’s headlines”, you said…

To be a bit more down to earth, its takes reputedly from 4 to 6 months to establish a single in the charts. This when an average two week presence on radio airplay seems almost like an exploit, a long time friend of mine who happens to be a promoter recently said to me…

No wonder why then, on such circumstances, the record companies have ceased investing on artist development. Obviously preferring working on advertising campaigns whenever they do. With, as a result, countless worth the check/listen pieces of music wandering in a no listener’s land! With the same applying to way more important subjects in the meantime. Such as these Nigerian young girls kidnapped by Boko Haram for instance. And if chances are great we might remember about the slogan – #BringBackOurGirls – that surfaced as a reaction on Twitter back in the day, how many of us could tell that this happened something like 200 days + ago already? That 11 of theirs parents have since died in the fighting? And so forth by the time writing these lines…

Sadly, the list seems endless. From the victims of the Malaysian Airlines aircraft which crashed in Ukraine. To the accident of Michael Schumacher which left him in the tragic condition we know and happened back in 2013. Can you believe this?

As a little game I kindly invite you to play, open a new window on Facebook. Then do the same with Twitter while clicking on #Discover or #Home. Then back to reading this article from the beginning. And let me know about the amount of notifications you’ve received by the time you’ve finished readin’ this. Deal???

Editorials – Today’s headlines, tomorrow’s fish n chips paper!

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