Newest YouTube Music Meme: AlternaBlasts

     

    Thanks to WFMU’s Beware of the Blog, I have been spending my morning on a crash course with “AlternaBlasts,” a hot new video meme on YouTube that reduces some of the worst alterna-rock of the 1990s into its worst elements: the stupid music videos, the stupid growling and the stupid guitar riffs. This meme isn’t for the easily annoyed or the feint at heart, however, since this is basically like Chinese water torture but with Korn as water. There are a few examples here, go to WFMU for a deeper look at the phenomenon.