Tossing Salt Presents:
Music Fact or Fiction
June 24, 2017
I can’t sleep. I hate it when that happens. Way too much on my mind and the past can be a total bitch sometimes. No, I’m not going to elaborate on that. Not yet. That’s a blog for another time. As for now, it’s time to listen to the music and do that weekly “Music Fact or Fiction” thing I sometimes do. The statements I’ll be looking at come from my friends over at 411mania.com/music. And the rest of it, my agreement (Fact) or lack of agreement (Fiction), that’s all me. Let’s just do this. I need to go to bed.
There’s no point in changing how to write JAY-Z’s name.
FACT: Jay Z. has decided that he wants his name to be in all caps now and has changed it, sort of. I don’t care. He’s Jay Z. to me and will always be Jay Z. to me, regardless of how he decides he wants to spell it. Changing the name a hundred times didn’t do much for Sean Combs, except for make him look like a schitzo idiot and confuse his loyal fans (both of them). This crap with Jay Z will probably have the same effect, aka, not a damn bit.
Chad Kroeger was off-base in his comments about Stone Sour and Slipknot.
FACT: I had to look up who Chad Kroeger was (from Nickelback) and then I had to look up what he said about Stone Sour and Slipknot. He called Stone Sour “Nickelback Light”. That’s crazy and hilarious because their sounds and styles are very different. And to say that Slipknot isn’t any good because they “put on masks and jump around”. They also have some damn good songs and put on a helluva good show. Kroeger needs to loosen up and quit believing his own hype. He comes across as jealous and petty as hell to me, so yes, to say his comments were “off base” is an understatement to be sure.
Lionel Richie would be a good choice to judge American Idol.
FACT: He’s been around forever, has written, produced and performed hit after hit after hit song. He was one of the principal parties behind the “We Are The World” super-hit. He’s freakin’ Lionel Richie. If Idol can get him, they need to do so. He would be a great choice to help judge, guide and teach contestants on Idol. This is a no-brainer for sure.
You don’t expect Ted Nugent to stick to his word about his violent rhetoric.
FICTION: I expect that so long as the liberals and pro-Obama crowd leave Ted alone, he’ll try and mind his P’s and Q’s. I think he’s sincere about wanting to try to tone it down a bit with the mudslinging and namecalling and all of that. I’m also pretty sure that the left will try and try to push his buttons to get a reaction from the “Motor City Madman”. I think his intentions are sincere. Now let’s see how long that it all lasts.
The new Queens of the Stone Age song “The Way You Used To” is impressive.
FICTION: It’s okay and doesn’t suck, but it’s not really anything special to me. So “impressive”? Nah, I don’t think so.
You’re excited by the news of a new Foo Fighters album.
FACT: The Foo Fighters are a good band and everything they put out a new album, it generally exceeds expectations. They’re not Alice Cooper, but then again, who is (except for Alice himself, right?). I’m pretty sure that I’ll like the new album and listen to it many, many times before burning myself out on it and putting it to the side to be then listened to only randomly for the next several years. The Foo Fighters… Fighting Foo everywhere and making the world safe for humanity. I think this new album will be damn good.
And there you go with another edition of Music Fact or Fiction in the books. Questions and comments are welcome and appreciated. Thanks for reading. And now, I’m headed to bed. Have a great night and I’ll catch you on the flip side.