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I was in a store and they played Starlight and I asked the girl if she played it often. She laughed and said, Not as often as Supermassive Black Hole. She said I was the first person to come in there and recognize it. She was so happy. I made her day.

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I know this is an old thread and probably deserted (or moot) (or both once I'm done because I have a history of thread-killing) but I don't think Muse is ever going to "make it" here Stateside.

 

We Americans, on the whole, have no taste. You know it's true, and why we are embarrassed to be in the "land of the free" that freely chooses McDonalds, American Idol, Wal-Mart...mediocrity.

 

I was braced for when "Twilight" the movie came out. (OK, admitting that Stephenie Meyer alerted me to Muse's existence, and I bless her every moment of every day for it because I had waited all my life for this band. And to her credit the books are excellent!) But "Supermassive Black Hole" (???) was the chosen song for the soundtrack, and not a proper example of what this band is about- except politically, and even I missed the "glaciers melting in the dead of night..." section on the first couple plays. ALL the girls are "OMG!! "Twilight" is sooo awesome, the movie's the best, the books are the best, Edward cut his hair, OMG!!" Frankly, I was frightened that the bubbleheads would start listening to Muse "OMG!! Matt cut his hair! OMG!!"

 

Yet, Muse does not ride the US "Twilight" tsunami. Huh. But how can that be?

 

Does anyone else have a better idea, than that we have no taste? We're still stuck to the 1970's "classics", the Jonas Brothers are household names, Bruce Springsteen played the Super Bowl for the love of..., and Muse can't even get a play outside British-owned record shops here? I despair.

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We Americans, on the whole, have no taste. You know it's true, and why we are embarrassed to be in the "land of the free" that freely chooses McDonalds, American Idol, Wal-Mart...mediocrity.

 

I totally agree. It's hard to find someone with good taste here in America.

 

 

Yet, Muse does not ride the US "Twilight" tsunami. Huh. But how can that be?

 

I bet it's because they didn't want their music to be equated by the book and that age group isn't exactly the kind of people that would really appreciate their music for the genius it really is. I am not surprised they didn't.

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Oh, I didn't figure Muse would necessarily want to ride the "Twilight" tsunami, but they'd enjoy success in America, that more people would listen and enjoy and remove our heads from the dark holes of Boston and Led Zeppelin repeats. *sigh*

 

:$ I regret making people here cring as I speak of "Twilight", but the books do have appeal beyond just hormone-charged teenaged girls, and I was hoping those others would, I don't know, read the credits, check it out? It was Meyer's fervence for Muse that finally made me give in to curiosity. So many people are reading these books, aren't they paying attention even to the author??

 

It's gratifying to know a few others in the US are not as clueless and hopeless as the masses. Good bands do occasionally get play, even if seemingly by accident. (Gee, "Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse? Who the heck are they? Who cares, I like the beat and the "ooh baby" parts, I can use this for my commercial or TV score..:rolleyes:)

I'll take any breath of fresh Muse air as it comes.

 

And I can relax from my cringing that the vapid will ever be trying to wrap their flat brains around Muse. When listening to the "Twilight" soundtrack here at school, the girls actually skip over "SMBH". !!!. Our children, our future. :eek:

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I have read a LOT of books but don't think I have ever seen another author credit musicians for inspiration. (In fact, I initially thought Meyer was joking about the name of the band, or was wondering if maybe Muse was a garage band of her brother's friends who were determined to keep her writing so they could live off her proceeds. I'm so silly. But it did take her going on about Muse before I gave in and bought a disc.) Don't think I've ever seen any artist give another credit like that, especially of another genre. And on "Breaking Dawn" Meyer really went above and beyond for our favorite band- she dedicated the book to them. The way other authors dedicate books to family members or deceased mentors. Then praised them again in the acknowledgements, along with her family and friends and colleagues. Knowing that "Breaking Dawn" was likely to be the biggest book release in the US that year (no question, it was) yet so boldly touted Muse, for Muse's sake.

Maybe "Twilight" has few friends here on this board. But Stephenie Meyer may be the best friend Muse has in the US. An influential, household name-type friend!!

Still we're too dumb to listen. *sigh*

 

Curiosity to "my fellow Americans", how did you find out about Muse? Is there anyone else out there worth listening to that will not catch a break in this country?

(Although, for the past more than a year I haven't found anyone else worth listening to at all! I've dubbed my car "The MuseMobile" because I don't even carry any other discs. Ages of music and hundreds of bands lie crumpled at the feet of Muse, rendering all others irrelevant, or snippets of rough drafts. OK, yes, obsessed. But it's Muse's fault.:p)

 

:$Sorry I'm verbose. I'm empassioned.

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I know this is an old thread and probably deserted (or moot) (or both once I'm done because I have a history of thread-killing) but I don't think Muse is ever going to "make it" here Stateside.

 

We Americans, on the whole, have no taste. You know it's true, and why we are embarrassed to be in the "land of the free" that freely chooses McDonalds, American Idol, Wal-Mart...mediocrity.

 

I was braced for when "Twilight" the movie came out. (OK, admitting that Stephenie Meyer alerted me to Muse's existence, and I bless her every moment of every day for it because I had waited all my life for this band. And to her credit the books are excellent!) But "Supermassive Black Hole" (???) was the chosen song for the soundtrack, and not a proper example of what this band is about- except politically, and even I missed the "glaciers melting in the dead of night..." section on the first couple plays. ALL the girls are "OMG!! "Twilight" is sooo awesome, the movie's the best, the books are the best, Edward cut his hair, OMG!!" Frankly, I was frightened that the bubbleheads would start listening to Muse "OMG!! Matt cut his hair! OMG!!"

 

Yet, Muse does not ride the US "Twilight" tsunami. Huh. But how can that be?

 

Does anyone else have a better idea, than that we have no taste? We're still stuck to the 1970's "classics", the Jonas Brothers are household names, Bruce Springsteen played the Super Bowl for the love of..., and Muse can't even get a play outside British-owned record shops here? I despair.

 

 

Agreed, except for the part about Stephenie Meyers' books being good...:p

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I have read a LOT of books but don't think I have ever seen another author credit musicians for inspiration. (In fact, I initially thought Meyer was joking about the name of the band, or was wondering if maybe Muse was a garage band of her brother's friends who were determined to keep her writing so they could live off her proceeds. I'm so silly. But it did take her going on about Muse before I gave in and bought a disc.) Don't think I've ever seen any artist give another credit like that, especially of another genre. And on "Breaking Dawn" Meyer really went above and beyond for our favorite band- she dedicated the book to them. The way other authors dedicate books to family members or deceased mentors. Then praised them again in the acknowledgements, along with her family and friends and colleagues. Knowing that "Breaking Dawn" was likely to be the biggest book release in the US that year (no question, it was) yet so boldly touted Muse, for Muse's sake.

Maybe "Twilight" has few friends here on this board. But Stephenie Meyer may be the best friend Muse has in the US. An influential, household name-type friend!!

Still we're too dumb to listen. *sigh*

 

Curiosity to "my fellow Americans", how did you find out about Muse? Is there anyone else out there worth listening to that will not catch a break in this country?

(Although, for the past more than a year I haven't found anyone else worth listening to at all! I've dubbed my car "The MuseMobile" because I don't even carry any other discs. Ages of music and hundreds of bands lie crumpled at the feet of Muse, rendering all others irrelevant, or snippets of rough drafts. OK, yes, obsessed. But it's Muse's fault.:p)

 

:$Sorry I'm verbose. I'm empassioned.

 

 

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Curiosity to "my fellow Americans", how did you find out about Muse? Is there anyone else out there worth listening to that will not catch a break in this country?

(Although, for the past more than a year I haven't found anyone else worth listening to at all! I've dubbed my car "The MuseMobile" because I don't even carry any other discs. Ages of music and hundreds of bands lie crumpled at the feet of Muse, rendering all others irrelevant, or snippets of rough drafts. OK, yes, obsessed. But it's Muse's fault.:p)

 

:$Sorry I'm verbose. I'm empassioned.

 

I would have ONLY Muse in my car if the movie musical Repo! The Genetic Opera hadn't just came out. I have a copy of that in my car too.

 

As to how I found Muse, my former best friend was REALLY into the band AFI and they mentioned them as one of their mentors so she bought a CD and played it for me. We both fell in love with them.

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I would have ONLY Muse in my car if the movie musical Repo! The Genetic Opera hadn't just came out. I have a copy of that in my car too.

 

As to how I found Muse, my former best friend was REALLY into the band AFI and they mentioned them as one of their mentors so she bought a CD and played it for me. We both fell in love with them.

 

you're from minnesota! awesome!:D you're like the 3rd or so other minnesotan on here

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Orly? Is there a video or interview where this is stated by the band?

 

I will have to look and see if I can find it. I think there is.

 

you're from minnesota! awesome!:D you're like the 3rd or so other minnesotan on here

 

Yep I am, born and raised in Minneapolis. Moved to the burbs in 2007. Glad to know I am NOT the only one from here!

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I will have to look and see if I can find it. I think there is.

 

 

 

Yep I am, born and raised in Minneapolis. Moved to the burbs in 2007. Glad to know I am NOT the only one from here!

 

awesome, I was going to school at the U for a while and i'll be back there next fall....crazy world!

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It really is a crazy world. I was going to go to the U but things sort of fell apart so I never did get to go.

 

Yeah, well I was there for a semester and then was like blaaaah I'm not sure if this is for me...it's really overwhelming:$

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Yeah, well I was there for a semester and then was like blaaaah I'm not sure if this is for me...it's really overwhelming:$

 

I went to MCTC in downtown Minneapolis and it was nice and small but I didn't have much luck. Didn't even last the full semester. That was when I started to get panic attacks and stuff. It's not easy. Try to stick with it if you can.

 

 

I heard Starlight in Best Buy today. Made me smile.

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Yeah. No kidding. ( I bought Absolution again so I have it in my car LOL )

:LOL: Good for you! And on the topic of Absolution, I'm totally feeling it right now. It used to be the album I listened to the least, but now it's the only Muse I've been listening to lately.

SFA win much? :yesey:.

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:LOL: Good for you! And on the topic of Absolution, I'm totally feeling it right now. It used to be the album I listened to the least, but now it's the only Muse I've been listening to lately.

SFA win much? :yesey:.

 

I have a strong pull towards Absolution myself. I was on Black Holes and Revelations binge but I switched to Absolution. I just have to buy Hullabaloo and Showbiz now. Well, to have the main releases. I'm also happy because I've secured funds for a Muse tattoo!

 

I think Muse has created an unintended side effect. I started buying a lot of stars and star shaped things lately. My neighbor who I JUST got into Muse noticed it after I bought a bag, keychain, necklace, earrings, glow in the dark stars and I said I wanted to see if my tattoo artist would add a star to my tat. I didn't even notice it.

 

SFA wins BIG time! :D:pussy:

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I have a strong pull towards Absolution myself. I was on Black Holes and Revelations binge but I switched to Absolution. I just have to buy Hullabaloo and Showbiz now. Well, to have the main releases. I'm also happy because I've secured funds for a Muse tattoo!

 

I think Muse has created an unintended side effect. I started buying a lot of stars and star shaped things lately. My neighbor who I JUST got into Muse noticed it after I bought a bag, keychain, necklace, earrings, glow in the dark stars and I said I wanted to see if my tattoo artist would add a star to my tat. I didn't even notice it.

 

SFA wins BIG time! :D:pussy:

:eek: GO OUT AND BUY SHOWBIZ AND HULLA NOW. You don't know what you're missing out on. Hullabaloo is amaaaaayyyyzing.

 

Muse tat?! Cool! What is your tattoo design?

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:eek: GO OUT AND BUY SHOWBIZ AND HULLA NOW. You don't know what you're missing out on. Hullabaloo is amaaaaayyyyzing.

 

Muse tat?! Cool! What is your tattoo design?

 

I am going to have to order them because I have been to every music store within 50 miles of MPLS and couldn't find them. Made me mad. I am going to do it shortly. I know I am a little late jumping on the bandwagon here on this site and as a fan I wasn't that good of one. Didn't know about Showbiz or Origin until a few months ago. I couldn't afford them then, but I can't stand it anymore. Got Origin yesterday.

 

Nothing special just the Muse logo. I know it's plain, but I want it for the band (of course) and the fact that its going to be on my writing arm so I can see it all the time. It will also be next to my memorial tattoo I got when my dad died. He was my original muse.

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