The State of Things

Hello everyone,

This is Juan again. If you feel like reading my rant then go for it. If not, then just skip to the free music. At the bottom there are 3, count em, 3 links. The first two are the first two demo’s by The Prostitutes recorded a long fucking time ago. And the last is a live album by The Prostitutes recorded when they played with the great CH3 back in 2009. All three have new songs that you probably haven’t heard, so download them and support independent music.

Rant: I know that right now there are a lot of people out there who are unemployed, and being one of them, i can tell you that it fucking sucks. I’ve been looking for a job for around 8 months and i have gotten 2 call backs, and no interviews. This astounds me.

All throughout school people always said that we had a bright future ahead of us, or that we were in fact the future. And i am here to let everyone know that the so-called future that was ahead of us was not bright, and the things you did to prepare us wasn’t enough. The promise that if we went to college we would get a good career was a complete lie. I went to college, i have a degree, and right now, my future is bleak. I can’t even get an interview, let alone a career. All the friends i went to college with are all working retail jobs, or part-time, because damn near none of them can find a career. Is this the bright future our parents prepared us for? Fighting for retail jobs? being a college educated bartender? being 22, living at home, and having no prospective future other than working in the service industry? I don’t need a college degree to get the only jobs that seem to be available. So what is my college degree worth? I went to school for 4 years to get a degree that cost me around $100,000, that put me $40,000 in debt, and isn’t even worth the paper it’s printed on. It wont get me a career, let alone a job.

The problem here is, we were promised a future but set up to fail. If you have kids, don’t lie to them. Sure, they can go on to be whatever they want to be, but let them know that it’s not going to be easy. The road to success is paved with failure, and the odds are they will help pave the road to success. They need to know that setting their goals high means they have a higher probability of failing. Does that mean they shouldn’t try? hell no, they should always try, but they should be prepared to failed, they should be prepared to settle for less. This world is not made for idealists, or dreamers, lets teach the younger generations to be realists but dream big. Just because you failed at achieving your big goal, your huge dream, doesn’t mean you have failed in life. Life isn’t just about what your job is, it’s about the relationships with people you create, it’s about family, it’s about friends, it’s about bringing something new into this world, whether it be a child, a poem, a song, or an idea. In other words, don’t let your job or lack there of determine who you are, but rather let what you create determine who you are.

Free Music

The Prostitutes:

Demo #1

Demo #2

Live at Angels with CH3

~ by Fourbar Records on March 8, 2010.

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