When someone says they listen to everything except rap and country, they’re saying that they like Tiny Tim more than Johnny Cash.
Rock music back in the day: best thing ever
Pop music back in the day: worst thing ever
Rock music today: worst thing ever
Pop music today: best thing ever
Seriously. Pop music today is more exciting and controversial than rock music today. We have no Marilyn Manson anymore. We have Lady Gaga. We have no AC/DC anymore. We have Ke$ha. Instead of faceless quantized pop stars with fancy haircuts, we have faceless quantized rock bands with fancy haircuts.
Part of it bums me out because rock music sucks now. Part of it is really exciting because it will be a lot easier for me to carve out my place in this era.
Man of Steel Trailer and LOTR Music
Apparently music from Lord of the Rings was used in the Man of Steel trailer. There are two schools of thought here. One side is saying LOTR has music that can’t be reapplied to anything else. The other side is saying that trailers borrow music from unrelated movies all of the time and it’s not a big deal.
As a comic lover, movie lover, and music lover/musician, I feel like I should weigh in on this:
SHUT UP, YOU FUCKING NERDS.
Good-Bye, Professional Music! Hello, Life!
This is my first free weekend since I quit The Design. I am so fucking excited for this! I am done with professional music. I am tired of it. I’m not tired of touring, and I’m not tired of the studio. I’m not tired of rock & roll or the insane volumes.
I am tired of stupid people. I am tired of promoters not promoting, and blaming the band. I am tired of load-in times at 6, then showing up at 6, and no one is there. No one. Lights out, doors locked, the whole nine. I am tired of people telling me that my guitars aren’t the “right” guitars, and then telling me how good they sound. If they sound good, doesn’t that make the guitars the “right” guitars?” Or are you just saying they’re wrong because they’re uncommon? I’m gonna say it’s the latter.
Really, that’s the most frustrating thing. People expressing how cool I am or how good the guitars sound or how awesome the banter is onstage and then telling me its wrong. I’ll write something and whatever band I’m in will tell me its awesome, then do nothing with it. I’ll say something on stage and the crowd will go nuts, then I’ll be told not to say stuff like that because one person complained. Or the band will talk about how the music industry is dead, and then insist on following the same god damn rules that killed the music industry, while at the same time talking about how awesome bands are THAT DID NOT FOLLOW THESE RULES.
They say get together with your friends and start a band. They never tell you what to do if you don’t have any friends, or if your friends are fucking stupid, or if they would rather have a job than sleep on floors. I guess do a solo thing? But fuck that. Right now, I just want a job. I want to pay off my debts. More than anything, I want to enjoy myself for the first time ever. I want to start a band for fun. I am tired of band practice being such a drain. I am going to make records on my own without some douchebag telling me the way I want to do things isn’t the way to do it.
I want a life.