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AXS Rock Documentaries #3011695 10/09/19 09:46 PM
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Okay. Old man huff here. Admittedly.

But, man, every time I happen upon an AXS so-called documentary about rock music, my tush hurts. I can't say this happens with ALL documentaries broadcast by the channel, but the ones I have seen—for the 5 minutes or so that I could stomach them—typically trigger 5 pain points for me:

[1] Bland, vacuous, and, at times, silly intel about artists that could have been curated from Wikipedia with zero depth, no surprises, and very little informational value for anyone who would have 3.7-percent knowledge of the musician(s) being profiled.

[2] Young pretty peeps who appear to have little concept of what they are talking about beyond reading a script culled from, well, one guesses Wikipedia, but they DO look nice babbling on at least.

[3] Redundancies R US. Sigh.

[4] Annoying sound byte designed quotes abound. "You know, Brian Wilson wrote songs while SITTING IN AN ACTUAL SANDBOX." Oh boy...

[5] Even the on-screen "professional musician/producer/manager/sideperson/roadie" talent that should know better—or possess deeper information on the subject at hand—are edited for sound bytes and sadly appear far less-eloquent than they really are. Are brains devalued that much on these things?

I wish I owned a big-ass media company in order to produce well-researched and valuable data on the community I love.

Or maybe not.

Old-man relevance issues surging upward: Perhaps that endeavor would fail miserably because popular culture today values brief nothings far more than deep data.

Your thoughts?

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Re: AXS Rock Documentaries [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3011709 10/09/19 11:47 PM
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I pretty much stay away from You Tube vids and documentaries. I only watch a little comedy on the TV, Netflix, and Prime. Pretty much the rest of TV including most documentaries bores the heck outta me. Secondly I only have over the air TV, no cable, no sattelite, I do not have AXS TV whatever that is.


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Re: AXS Rock Documentaries [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3011773 10/10/19 09:11 AM
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Pluto is a Free streaming service on Roku that has a whole channel of music docs.

I had music docs where they didn't pay for or obtain the rights to the music, so they don't ever actually play any of the artists music or have live clips. Just narration with pictures, interviews from others on historical record, and pictures and video with other background music.


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Re: AXS Rock Documentaries [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3011792 10/10/19 01:27 PM
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I'm with DBM - I watch very little on YouTube, and none of their channels. Too many pointless "unboxing" vids, or gear demos by people who should learn to play their instrument, first.

In fairness, I seldom see any Rock Doc that's in any way revealing or ground-breaking, doesn't matter what it's on.


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Re: AXS Rock Documentaries [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3011915 10/11/19 04:00 AM
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+1 Not a big fan of Docs, but I'll watch one from time to time when one comes on TV by accident LOL! Has to be on someone I'm really interested in like the last one I watched on George Harrison... cool


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Re: AXS Rock Documentaries [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3011974 10/11/19 06:34 PM
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I'm a member of Amazon prime so on occasion I click on some Docs and take about 5 minutes to know whether or not I can tolerate it for the eve. Most, I just click off and remove - one I'm viewing at the moment though - a Beatles doc "Love Me Do" , is pretty cool - but it is an exception - I agree with the OP , for the most part it's just a bunch of drivel.

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Re: AXS Rock Documentaries [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3011981 10/11/19 07:48 PM
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As with anything, some are good & a whole lot are lousy. The unauthorized docs which haven't paid for music rights, & thus have no actual performances or recorded work, are a complete waste of time.


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Re: AXS Rock Documentaries [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3012065 10/12/19 05:02 PM
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One particular music 'Documentary' , if you want to call it that, "Bandstand Days", 1 hr length - after about 15 minutes, just turn it off. Basically all the focus was on the dancers - and rehashing their interviews ad-nauseam - no clips on the actual performers. It drew me in thinking that we'd get view some great footage, NOT.

Another : "Lynyrd Skynyrd: Rock Case Studies" - True Skynyrd fans, stay away - total nonsense , nothing informative.

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Re: AXS Rock Documentaries [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3012114 10/13/19 02:34 AM
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I must confess, "AXS Documentaries" doesn't ring a bell...


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