OEDIPUS REX…CHIODOS… ONE IN THE SAME? I THINK SO!
Soooooo, here we are now, entertain us! (shut up NIRVANA!). Back to real life sh*t. Ever wonder about the evolution of entertainment? Well it began back in a land far far away (really just a long ass time ago). It began in Greece, back when story telling became more than just storytelling. It evolved from the simple tales into drama festivals, the first drama festival won by Thespis (this is where we get thespians from) either way along comes a man named Sophocles. He wrote a play called Oedipus Rex, a play where a man decodes a riddle and becomes king, he later finds out that there was a prophecy that he killed his father and slept with his mother. Upon discovering this fact, he removed his own eyes so that he could not bear the shame.
Either way, where am I going with this? Well I’ll tell you, the evolution of entertainment brings us to Music. Chiodos tells a story (I guess) back when I was in high school, I was super into the screamo/hardcore scene. I’m talkin girl jeans (I wore a size 7 and proud of it….), long hair that covered my face, sometime my hair was red or other colors, the white belt with the buckle to the side, and two sizes too small T-shirts… Needles to say I didn’t breathe well back then. Either way, here 7 years later, I find myself reading this Oedipus Rex play for the second or third time and one of Chiodos songs continued to play in my Head. That song is “One Day Women Will All Become Monsters” off of their album “All’s Well That Ends Well.” The song is all about being pissed off at the women that ruined the dudes life and he takes his eyes out… really I guess thats the only similarity…. oh well.
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