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Subject: Random Late 00s-10s Events Predictions

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/17/06 at 8:57 pm

2007-Rap's last decent year, a number of artists have their last big hits. Labor movement which began in 06 gets really huge, including factory workers concerned about losing jobs and low-level service workers. Anti-corporate backlash starts.

2007-Recession gets really bad. Race riots in inner cities start again.

2007 to 2009-Wal-Mart is ruled against in courts across USA and other countries for various infractions. Massive bad press causes store closings en masse outside core rural and depressed urban areas, this includes major urban parts of the Northeast, West, and Midwest (Chicago, Minneapolis, etc.) Small local businesses experience major revival.

2008-Music industry decides to place serious limits on downloading music-you must now download whole albums on alot of sites, they crack down on Limewire and such, and iTunes becomes as expensive as actually buying a CD.

2009-Hipster/emo, etc. backlash. Beginning of active anti-materialist, grungy, pro-political movement.

2009-New president starts campaign against outsour

2009-Whitney Houston dies of a drug overdose. Massive funeral in Essex County for one of our big heroes, or what was...seriously, every tenth middle-class and up African-American person and alot of other people around Newark and Montclair are related to her at least by marriage, including one of my good friends.

2010-Anti-corporate backlash gets really huge. New president passes bills preserving American jobs and moving towards universal healthcare.

2011-Britney Spears has fourth child, becomes massively fat and sheltered from public eye.

2011-Revival of old-school rap culture, such as graffitti and breakdancing.

c. 2013-Michael Jackson commits suicide.

Early-Mid 2010s-Little Richard and Chuck Berry die. Revival of interest in 1950s-era rock.

Early-Mid 2010s-Gay nightclubs in South bombed following gay rights legislation.

Subject: Re: Random Late 00s-10s Events Predictions

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/18/06 at 6:04 am

2007-Simpsons cancelled out of respect.

2009-Desperate Housewives and the O.C. cancelled.

Subject: Re: Random Late 00s-10s Events Predictions

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/18/06 at 8:06 am

2007-Macy's forced to revert to Marshall Field's and Filene's nameplates due to local animosity.

Subject: Re: Random Late 00s-10s Events Predictions

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 02/18/06 at 12:12 pm

2006
-Glam rap has a huge year but sometime in mid-summer an incredibly stupid single(even dumber than usual) is relesed and causes fans to loose some faith in the genre.
-Toward the end of the year(say October) the stock market has a huge single day crash(the '06 equivelent to black Monday in '87) and causes huge losses also signaling the begining of a recession.
-An new variation of the seattle sound begins to rise up in the underground
-In November due to discontent with the Bush administration and the republican party the dems have huge gains in the mid-term elections.

2007
-Some of glam rap's heavy hitters(50 Cent, Kanye West etc.) come out with major records but sales are less than projected.
-The record industry has its biggest year of losses yet due to the internet download craze.
-A major scandal within the Bush administration is uncovered. Bush's approval ratings drop into the 20's.
-The economy continues to dip and the dow has another 100+ point single day drop.

2008
-Underground grunge artist slowly begin to get signed to record companies but no major records companies are ready to give up on glam rap yet.
-The emo craze begins to die down
-The dems win the election(not with Hiliary Clinton) because the republicans have no one decent to run(who are they gonna run Cheney? I dont think so ;D)
-By the end of the year some rap artists begin to get dropped from there record labels.

2009
-The real estate market hits rock bottom just as the rest of the economy does the same.
-January 20,2009 new president is elected. During his first 100 days puts programs in motion to stimulate the economy.
-Major rap artists begin to get dropped off there labels by mid-year including 50 himself. Record companies begin to sign more underground grungers and by year end an underground grunge group with a depressed spotlight-resisting lead singer sign a major record deal.
-The emo/hipster craze totaly dies out and by year-end a backlash against it slowly begins.

2010
-The economy begins to recover after 4 years of losses.
-The underground grunge group that signed a major label deal have a huge hit single that propels there record to unbeliveble new heights and offically begins a second grunge movement.
-Under the guidence of the new president troops are finally able to be pulled out of Iraq fully and by November the war ends.
-The backlash against those self-serving hipsters and the 2000's in general really begins to take off and emo artists get dropped from major labels.

2011
-A second wave of major Grunge acts relese records due to last years sucsess and the second movement hits full force.
-The ipod's popularity hits rock bottom.
-50 Cent is forced to sell drugs to keep up his lavish life-style and gets shot for the 10th time while doing so.
-The last shards of rap and emo are removed from culture and all is right with the world :)

Subject: Re: Random Late 00s-10s Events Predictions

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/18/06 at 5:47 pm

Late 2006: Panics in Chicago and Boston, riots, as landmark Filene's and Marshall Field's become Macy's. Macy's reverts to Marshall Field's and Filene's nameplates after a year or two due to flagging sales.

Late 00s-Early 10s: Protests against big corporations, particularly in retail, reach peak, along with new labor movement focused on service industry workers and public servants being underpaid and having no rights. Big box stores become fairly unpopular in new developments and are even torn down and/or subdivided.

Subject: Re: Random Late 00s-10s Events Predictions

Written By: Zoso on 02/18/06 at 7:46 pm


2007-Rap's last decent year, a number of artists have their last big hits.

I agree, except I think it will be 2008 before rap is totally out.


2007- Race riots in inner cities start again.

I hope not.


2008-Music industry decides to place serious limits on downloading music-you must now download whole albums on alot of sites, they crack down on Limewire and such, and iTunes becomes as expensive as actually buying a CD.

I too think there will be more control over internet downloads, file sharing etc.
I think music stores will allow people to bring their MP3 players (Ipod's)/USB sticks etc. into the shop, go up to the cashier, request an album or single, the cashier hooks the MP3 Player or USB stick to a computer and transfers that album or single to the mp3 player or usb stick, and the cost is the same as a CD album or single usually costs.


2009-Whitney Houston dies of a drug overdose. Massive funeral in Essex County for one of our big heroes, or what was...seriously, every tenth middle-class and up African-American person and alot of other people around Newark and Montclair are related to her at least by marriage, including one of my good friends.

This would be sad, but I see it happening.


2011-Britney Spears has fourth child, becomes massively fat and sheltered from public eye.

I think it will happen earlier than this.


2011-Revival of old-school rap culture, such as graffitti and breakdancing.

I don't think this will happen. I think what will be revived is entertainment. I think there will be more entertainment shows on television, like in the 50's-70's. I'm talking about American Bandstand, Ed Sullivan type shows. We are moving into an era of entertainers. Lately it has been about four/five piece rock bands thrashing away at guitars and drums. This will change over the next ten years. Entertainers similliar to Jackie Wilson,  James Brown etc. will be popular. It'll be all about the lead performer, not the band behind him/her.   


c. 2013-Michael Jackson commits suicide.

He wont commit suicide because he loves life too much. He's a sunshine, lollipops kind of guy. He has his own zoo and ferris wheel.


Early-Mid 2010s-Little Richard and Chuck Berry die. Revival of interest in 1950s-era rock.

Agreed (not about Richard and Berry dying, but about the 50's era revival).


Early-Mid 2010s-Gay nightclubs in South bombed following gay rights legislation.

I hope not.

Subject: Re: Random Late 00s-10s Events Predictions

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/18/06 at 11:26 pm

Yeah, I agree entertainers will become popular again, along with variety shows. I also think sitcoms will make a big revival. I think there'll be a new generation of rock-and-roll starting in the next decade with '50s revival influences, grunge/early alternative (a la Sonic Youth, the Pixies) influences, and classic rock influences from the '60s and '70s.

I agree with your opinion about more restrictions being placed on downloading music, but I also think they'd probably give you the complementary unrippable CD after downloading it to your MP3 player or USB stick or you'd take the CD up to the counter or some such thing. They'd then scan it and download it from the database (if you asked, which many/most people would be), and give you the CD back.

Subject: Re: Random Late 00s-10s Events Predictions

Written By: whistledog on 02/19/06 at 1:43 am


2007-Simpsons cancelled out of respect.

2009-Desperate Housewives and the O.C. cancelled.



Desperate Housewives is like the Dynasty of the 00s.  I don't think it will be cancelled until like 2015

Subject: Re: Random Late 00s-10s Events Predictions

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/19/06 at 6:49 am

Maybe...but I think it might be over earlier because of an anti-2000s backlash. Or it'll be sort of different.

Subject: Re: Random Late 00s-10s Events Predictions

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/20/06 at 12:28 am

Bump. I think reality TV will start to go way, way out by '08 and '09, reality TV reached its peak in like 2002 and 2003, when it was literally all that was on TV.

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