“Why try to be amazing in a world so saturated with amazingness?” Gavin Castleton asks. The 1980′s narcissism epidemic takes a satiric blow to the head.
Nobody wants to be average. That’s a simple fact. Think about it: When was the last time you read a novel or saw a movie where the main character was just an average person who did ordinary things?
Can’t recall? Us neither – and there’s a good reason for that: Average is normal. Normal is boring.
For example, Die Hard would have been a completely different movie if John McClane just went: “Yippee-ki-yay, Brother Tucker! This is unfortunately out of my jurisdiction… now, how about that Christmas pudding?” Nobody wants to be that McClane. Everyone wants to be the beyond-average, terrorist-fighting, one-liner-spitting McClane.
However, most people are – by definition – average.
Gavin Castleton’s song “Average Man” is a satirical comment to the situation that many 1980’s kids find themselves in: Trying to cope with ones own averageness after several years worth of praises from parents and teachers.
Apart from being incredibly funny, the song features some downright ingenious use of the VoiceLive 3. One is tempted to say… beyond average? No matter what this video is a must-watch!
… wanna know how he did it?
Gavin has been kind enough to make a tutorial on his use of VoiceLive 3 for the song “Average Man”. Check it out!