Big daddy, all I am saying is fame appears a lot more fun than it actually is.at least according to almost anyone who is famous, and you can be certain that the photog Kanye punched out was probably the tenth guy who got in his face that day. It is the rare famous person who says they enjoy the total lack of privacy that accompanies celebrity status…
Yup, for everyone who wants to be famous, the flip side is you have photographers getting in your face all the time and asking you really inane questions. As Bill Murray once said, “If you are seeking fame and fortune, take the fortune and forget the fame”.
My dude, I will respectfully not agree (as a fellow performer also). Can you imagine Bruce Springsteen stopping in the middle of a song because someone in the bar started screaming or a fistfight broke out? Up to the point where they physically grab your guitar (and then, I would def do something bc that ain’t nobody grabbing my guitar) it is OUR JOB to put on a GREAT show regardless of their blabbering or otherwise unruly behavior. Also, I believe your fans who are truly there to see you will love you for it, and you will see those very same faces at your future gigs.
Not quite sure I get what you’re saying there big daddy….but my gist is when you get up on that stage, you give it your all. if someone isn’t paying attention, you pull something out of your bag of tricks so that they will. Maybe play a slow ballad, or something to grab their attention. But let’s say hypothetically I am a fan of hers, and I am paying attention despite the chattering, and she tells them off and storms off the stage? Hey I ain’t paying money to go see her again…
Sorry Fiona, but you can’t do that. All of us performers have faced loud, unruly and chatty crowds, and it is YOUR JOB to compel them to listen through your music and your performance, and not by telling then to STFU. When I have witnessed performers doing this, I have gotten up and walked out.
Fiona darling I know I am being harsh, but your audience is giving you one of their most important assets, which is their time. Play, sing and perform like you appreciate it.
Nice to see music carrying on on the great tradition of Woody Guthrie!!!
I DON’T get the level of vitriolistic hatred aimed at this band. Look we can not like someone and not purchase their music/attend their concerts, but people make a carreer out of hating Nickleback…
uhhh, “nobody had anything bad to say about it”??? I assume you jest!! No performer on the planet matches this level of excitement (except maybe Prince)….my opinion, anyway….
Well, I can’t say that I understand a word of it but I do kind of dig it….
SXSW has become a zoo, but I would go just to see Bruce Springsteen. Bruce, who will be playing SXSW, played at the Apollo Theatre in NYC last night. Bass player in my band, who is considerably younger than myself (he is mid 20s) says “I wish he would hang it up”. Without expressing my own opinion on this, I was wondering what some of you might think?
There are a million photos & music moments from the Simpsons…one of the best music comment I ever heard was when Homer was talking to a blues saxophone player about why he was sad….saxman responds “The blues ain’t about you feeling sad. The blues are about making everybody ELSE feel sad, so that YOU feel better!”
My own feeling is that Adam Samberg is usually funny, as is Fred Armisen…Usually if I am going to watch it I will check the opening monologue and the musical acts but a lot of the material esp later in the show is just weak. Weekend Update is often funny though..
Into the Waves – simple and sparse, but the guitar and bass work so well together…..draws you in! Digging her voice reminds me a bit of Sophie B. Hawkins (don’t know why but it does!)…
It is interesting to read a review of Bruce that is not totally fawning. Not that I would be able to write something which wasn’t; Bruce, to me, represents everything that I think is great. He is the reason I started playing music…blah blah…but I digress – Wrecking Ball, the only song I have thus far heard, works because it has nultiple interpretations. It makes you think….who are “We” and who are “our own”, and does he mean it sarcastically. Little hints like “shotgun shack to the Superdome”, a likely reference to New Orleans and the Katrina disaster, clue you in to what Bruce is probably thinking…CAN’T WAIT for the album!!