This is a unique, online, ongoing, musical challenge, video event. What is it? A youtube video that brings the music revolution to a boil. It supports independent musicians, Texas musicians, and does so in an innovative and creative way.
Who is doing it? Hunkasaurus and HIs Pet Dog Guitar representing thousands of musicians. He says his video, the worst ever made on purpose, is not as pretty or trendy or well produced, or as filled with famous people as the big pop stars, but that it is better music because it’s just music – one take of one voice, one guitar, and one revolution. He has purposely made the worst video ever - he didn't even comb his hair. Why limit music to only millionaire musicians with million dollar video budgets when the music is what's important. Here the music is a simple and fun challenge to the over-produced generic corporate music of the sound-alike pop stars. Music has jumped the shark, been reduced to 5 sound-alike pop stars, shows no originality, and sounds like karaoke.
What should musicians and music lovers do? Help him by voting thumbs up on the youtube video. That means lifting a finger .... and then bringing it down. Time for all musicians and music lovers to decide and take a stand. The choice is crystal clear. Do you want music to be about 5 pop stars only and stay as it is, or do you want to open the music business to thousands of musicians? Will you support the musicians you know and love or are you for 5 pop stars making all the money and marginalizing all the rest of the musicians in the world, to part-time careers at minimum wage.
Who are the pop stars? The 5 main ones, though the list may add or take away one here and there, are Swift, Perry, Beyonce, Bieber, 1D, etc.
What will happen if I do vote? The music industry may be in for a big shakeup if enough people vote for the musicians that want to stand out, not fit in.Sadly it's clear to me that before any musician can make a living, beyond selling a few t-shirts and cd's we will have to work together to end the corporate music that has reduced all music down to about 5 sound alike, over produced, pop stars and their 3 mega music corporations (Warners, Universal, Sony.) That's why I started the Texas Video Showdown, a video that brings the conflict to one point, one video, one challenge, one vote.So vote already, and be a part of music history.