Addicted to Losing

If you want to feel the full effect of this piece then I encourage that as you read this you listen to Moby- God moving over the faces of the waters. I’ll link it for you here:

There you go. You settled in? Good then lets begin.

Many people want to know what it’s like to be Goldfish Jones. Why do we do what we do? How do we do what we do? For years now we’ve been making ourselves a laughing stock for your pleasure, and does anyone actually care? I’m not sure. We spend hours writing songs, making videos, posting on Facebook and now writing blogs. But who’s actually listening? Who’s actually watching? And who is actually reading this? We’d love to know. If there’s anyone out there who enjoys our songs and laughs at our videos, and loves to read where our minds love to wander, please, we beg of you, let us know who you are. I don’t know how long we can keep this up. At firstĀ it was all laughs and smiles. It was a joke. We knew the joke though many didn’t. But then the laughter faded to a dull echo of previous jokes. The views stopped rolling, the sales ceased to exist and the gigs went from crowded to empty with those that did come, wishing we hadn’t. But for some reason we keep going forward. because this feeling we get drives us on. We laugh when no one is watching, we cry when others can’t see because we’ve been changed inside. We’ve become addicted to this feeling, addicted and craving one more hit, just one more hit, and on and on it goes. We’ve become addicted to losing. It no longer matters to us if you like us or not, we maybe even prefer that you don’t because we can’t stop, but maybe you can help us start. Let us know you’re there, help and guide us to victory. We look around and see nothing but despair in this once great world we live in. TV is dead. Music is dying and blogs are full of more crap than a goldfish produces in a year. We hoped to bring a ray of light into this dark world. We hoped that our feel good comedy songs could lighten your day. We tried to revive TV with our own version of a sketch show in 31, now Truly Average and now we’re trying to clean out this bowl of blogs. But our songs go unnoticed and 31 was a colossal failure. Maybe they weren’t good enough and we acccept that, but what are you doing? Its easy to sit there and watch others fail but its hard to try and help. Give us some feedback, a helping hand, a smile on the street. Maybe together we can climb this mountain. Many hands make light work, its not a joke, its true! Maybe instead of just ignoring our crap you could point out why you think its crap and help turn this crap into diamonds. Or maybe we’ll just keep losing. We’ll watch music turn into tragic and depressing music mixed with robotic voices and lyrics that either mean nothing or mean things you wish you didn’t know. We’ll watch as TV and the media corrupt the minds of many, do you ever think about what you’re watching? TV is often a foreshadowing of the world to come, and in that case I truly fear what we’ll become. People don’t smile to strangers any more. I hear 9 year old girls using curse words I’ve never heard before. Its seems OK to push others down in order to raise yourself up. When did this happen? Its in the culture now and I’m afraid it won’t go away. Instead of characters like Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air we get scum bags like Walter White and Francis Underwood filling our screens as if they’re heroes. I know the shows are supposed to be highlighting how ‘bad’ they are but they don’t really. Instead we see crime glorified and made to seem so much cooler than obeying the law. Lies are easy to tell and get you to the top the fast way. Telling the truth is for chumps. All we wanted to do was create something clean and light hearted, but no one wants that any more. It doesn’t sell and we’re giving it away for free. Even some of our closest friends don’t get it. But if your out there and your shouting no! We want to hear you. If you don’t want this world to crumble into darkness, if you want to stand by our side then you will be welcome. Send us your thoughts, share your ideas. Enter the bowl in all its meaning and you will feel at home. Because that’s what people don’t get about us. Its not that we love to lose, its that we’re a family, and family’s don’t give up when the going gets tough, when someone laughs at your brother you don’t laugh too, you protect him and encourage him. So encourage us. Share our songs, watch our videos and let us know your there, because our arms are open wide.

Now enjoy the rest of this song. Share with you mates.

Man losing at slot machines in casino

Turning the tide on this losing streak.

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17 comments

  1. Gideon Cordner · February 12, 2016

    This is simply the most moving dialogue one has heard since the turn of the century. The world changes and people change; but goldfish don’t: they’ve such short memory they forget what the ‘norm’ is in order to change. A life lesson can be had from such a miraculous creature and bands in the namesake of the majestic animal. Many have tried; many have failed, but without having the ability to swim away from societal conventions then we will be the equals to dead water-life: sucked in by the current to a non-desirable conclusion.

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  2. Jane · February 12, 2016

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  3. jaklien · March 11, 2016

    Powerful stuff you have written up here in this post. Cheers. Jaklien

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  4. Love love the song. I wish I could help you, but I have no idea how to.

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  5. GoodnightTheSkye · March 12, 2016

    Really inspiring, and so different from the blog-fodder stock I usually read. Authenticity can be hard, it can feel like shouting into the void, but it’s always worth it in the end.

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  6. Jasmin N · March 12, 2016

    You can be helped. I want to find a way somehow haha .

    <3: Jasmin N | littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

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    • goldfishjones · March 12, 2016

      do you want to buy all our songs and then get your friends to buy? They in turn get their friends to buy them next thing you know we’re bigger than the Beatles.

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  7. jasminekeclipse · March 13, 2016

    This is really interesting actually, and I loved reading it. Not because you’re struggling, but because it was written in such an intriguing way, and I really appreciate and admire that. So you know what, if the music doesn’t work out, you should write a book, because you’ve got a way with words for sure!

    Jasmine / http://www.jasminekeclipse.com

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    • goldfishjones · March 13, 2016

      we actually have an auto biography in process, goldfishjones: from the bottom of the sea to the bottom of the sea, our life of trial

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  8. Ruxandra · March 13, 2016

    you are so right about the TV – I have stopped watching it. but whenever I watch it, it is insane the way some things can brainwash the audience…

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  9. Pavlina Toren · March 13, 2016

    Very touching words, thanks for sharing

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  10. Rose Sahetapy · March 13, 2016

    Interesting and well written post. You encourage your readers to bring some support in way they able to do.

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  11. awelderswife007 · March 15, 2016

    I’ve been in the losing side for far too long. There is a way out, you just have to have hope. Hope is the only thing that can overcome losing.

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  12. Nayna Kanabar (@SIMPLYF00D) · March 18, 2016

    Try try and keep trying and you will succeed. Great post

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  13. Johanna · March 18, 2016

    I will admit straight out that I haven’t heard of you guys before, and I came across this post through the UK Bloggers group. But that’s the whole point of the group right, to get more exposure? — I found this piece really moving and honestly, you’ve got today’s society down to a tee. Every television show these days is riddled with drug use and crime. And yes, they’re entertaining, and I admit I do watch some of them, but it does make me think about the imprint it’s leaving on the real world. I’m really sorry you guys are struggling, and I wish I could help. It probably doesn’t mean a lot, but I’m certainly going to check out some more of your content (in both blogging and music). If it’s as good as this post then it’s certainly worth it.

    http://johannamontana.wordpress.com

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