A good friend of mine sent me a link to an article today, knowing full well that this would only manage to get a rise out of me. The article, on Kullħadd, a mediocre Maltese ‘news’ site, centred on a young Maltese artist, formerly known as Jay Omaro, and now known by his name, Matthew Grech. I’ll save you reading the whole article, which is in Maltese, and simply give you a list of five reasons why this guy is a pretentious douche.
1: Description of self
Lifted directly from the article, and translated to English:
“He describes himself as a humble person, who is hard working, happy, artistic, calm, sincere, disciplined, simple, determined and persistent.”
Seriously? For a humble and simple person, you certainly use a load of superlatives to describe yourself. Douchebag behaviour if you ask me. Also, certainly not a sign of humility. If you’re an egomaniac, like I am, just admit to it. It can be great fun.
2: A musician?
The article says that prior to his supposed conversion to Christianity, Jay, or Matthew, was a pop/R’n'B artist. A few lines down, the stunning revelation that this ersatz artiste released all of, get this, 4 songs. Four songs.
Now listen sonny, I don’t mean to demean your efforts, but I will. Four songs don’t make you an artist, just like this blog doesn’t make me Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky. Face it; you don’t even qualify as a has-been.
3: Satanic music
This Matthew guy insists that all music is partially satanic. Yes, you read that right, all music. Again, I lift directly from the article and translate to English, because this shit is simply incredible.
“The majority of the music industry is satanic. This declaration of mine should be of no surprise. Many famous singers have the nerve to say they are Christian, then wear utterly indecent clothing, sing provocative and sexually charged lyrics, are highly confident, promote pride and the accumulation of financial riches, ambition, homosexuality, feminism, all while corrupting the holiness that should be a pillar behind any person that calls themselves a disciple of Christ.”
If you managed to read through that without losing your lunch, I congratulate you. In my case, I felt my overly Satanic blood boiling as the Serpent coiled around me and compelled me to demean this good Christian. Of course, the fact that he’s spouting bullshit from all orifices in his body had nothing at all to do with it.
4: His age
I have nothing at all against young people, im fact, I am mostly considered to be young myself. However, this guy is 21 years of age, and he already thinks like an 80 year old. Furthermore, unless you’re demonstrably a new embodiment of Mozart, there is no way I’m taking music tips from a 21 year old Maltese former R’n'B singer turned Jesus freak. That’s an oxymoron if I’ve ever seen one. All the more so when by his own admission, all this guy does is “spend a lot of time praying to God, reading and studying the Bible and expressing himself on Facebook and through songs of worship.”
5: He doesn’t listen to music
So this idiot doesn’t even listen to music any more. His reason, apart from the fact that all music is Satanic, as he previously explained?
“I can not return to R’n'B, and neither do I want to. The mind is delicate, and purification is a delicate process, it’s a battle in the mind in which the mind is reformed through prayer and the power of an intimate relationship with God in oneself. Since I have been reformed as a new person, I do not wish to return to the filth I used to expose myself to, both in visual and auditory terms, so that I do not open the gates to the demons again, as upon finding an opening, they will not only pass through it, but will bring seven of their demon friends. Resist the devil, and he will leave you be.”
I have read a good deal of hogwash and bullshit in my time, you can be sure of that. I have also met a fair few brainwashed idiots, young and old. However, I have rarely been witness to such a scale of bullshit, from a pseudo artist such as this fool no less. I’m just thankful that I have been endowed with a brain, and that I’m not afraid to use it. Someone obviously is. And before I get some sort of comment about how ignorant I am, read through this guy’s bullshit arguments once again and remember that “The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about.” And obviously this guy knows nothing about both music and intelligence.