>struggle through your youth
>think you've got something in common with others
>time passes, inevitably
>you find out your subculture actually just encapsulated a tiny number of people
>10 years on, 5000 views on your subculture's iconic song
>nobody else can relate to your experience
>you hate everyone else you came up with due to drugs and drama
>turns out your experience was, in fact, rather unique, and now there is nobody else to talk to about it
Damn, I thought it was more than just us. This isn't the first time I searched something from when I was younger and got a similar response so I thought it would make a thread. It wasn't about being unique or anything pretentious, we had just dragged ourselves in with each other and thought it must be the same elsewhere. I hate that I can't stand them anymore, and I hate that I'm alone now with my shitty unique subculture that nobody gets. What I'm trying to say is that I'm mad as fuck that nobody remembers important parts of my life, and nobody cares. I thought I would have someone to talk to about the drugs and the music of my time but there just… isn't. It turns out the only people who cared were me and some people who don't make an impact on anything. Did nobody else end up in this situation thinking that their dumb music was the next big thing?
Is this such a weird thing? At the dawn of the internet it felt like we were going to expand forever, but now it seems like nothing has expanded at all and numbers have only increased in a certain place. What a sad fucking place the internet turned out to be, I thought it would bring more people together. The world is vastly more connected than it was a decade ago, but it has never felt so lonely. It feels like being in an American shopping mall where you have no money.
Does anyone else relate? Maybe I am not the only one who searches up obscure artists to find out that they are in fact dead and failed.
Anyway, post artists who you thought were great but never achieved anything.
I still get emotional when listening to incredibly niche music that marked me, so to speak.
They're still great artists, even if they didn't "make it" in capitalism.