Tossing Salt Presents:
Music Fact or Fiction
November 26, 2017
Are you ready to talk some rock & roll, country, jazz and Streisand? It’s time for some Music Fact or Fiction. The questions below come from my friends at 411mania.com/music. And the opinions afterwards come from me. Let’s do this…
1. With the exit of Brian Johnson and the death of Malcolm Young, AC/DC is probably done.
FICTION: Johnson left the band due to his hearing problems a few years ago and Young left the group in 2014 and yet AC/DC still continues to perform and tour. Should they continue? That’s a question for debate, but so far, they’re still keeping on and going and I doubt that will stop anytime soon.
2. You enjoyed Green Day’s video for “Back in the USA.”
FACT: While I didn’t really appreciate the shot at President Trump, the song is good and the video was good. Green Day rarely lets us down and they managed to keep up the good standards once again.
3..You’re excited for a third Pitch Perfect movie.
FICTION: I’m not sure exactly what “Pitch Perfect” is and why another movie about it, since there have already been a couple, should interest me. Someone explain this to me and I might actually check it out, but I doubt it.
4. A Barbra Streisand Netflix special is totally skippable.
FICTION: I love this woman’s voice and singing, but hate her politics and outspoken ways. But the combination of the two is why she’s endured so long and stands out from the pack so well, both as a singer and an actress. I’ll be checking this out when it shows up on Netflix to be sure.
5. It’s not surprising that Beyonce is the highest-paid woman in music.
FACT: She a big star and makes lots of money. Not one of my personal favorites and to be honest, I really don’t have much use for her at all, but I’ll give the devil her due. She has lots of fans and they like her. Good for her.
6. Chance the Rapper was great on SNL.
FACT: I wasn’t expecting much to be honest, but that’s generally SNL itself that lets me down again and again. The unfunny and / or idiot skits outnumber the actual funny ones by a good ten to one margin these days. But Chance did a good job and was funny in the bits that he took a part in. He had a good charisma and presence and good comedic timing. He did very well with SNL.
And there you go. Another Fact or Fiction in the books. Thanks for reading. Comments, questions and all feedback is welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take care.