Tossing Salt Presents:
Music Fact or Fiction
December 2, 2017
I should be getting ready for work right now. I’m not. There is plenty of time for that, but right now, I have to take a trip into the world of pop culture and more pointedly, the world of Music Fact or Fiction. The questions, per the usual, come from my friends at 411mania.com/music. The answers and comments that follow, that’s all me. Let’s do this…
1. Jay-Z is a lock to win Record of the Year at the Grammys.
FICTION: Jay-Z may or may not win this award, but “Record of the Year” is always one of those that doesn’t always go as predicted. Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars are both there in contention as well and they have some good stuff out right now. I think this category is pretty much an open field this year.
2. You’re mostly pleased with this year’s Grammy nominations.
FACT: I really don’t pay much attention to the Grammy’ Awards and honestly, could care less about who is nominated for what, but looking over the list of nominations, I don’t see anything outrageously bad listed. Alice Cooper is snubbed, but that’s to be expected. Other than that, no big surprises and I’m okay with it.
3. Fergie is a good choice to host The Four.
FACT: She’s popular, charismatic and as good as anyone else and better than most so why the hell not. Now, what is “The Four”? Doesn’t matter. I probably won’t be watching anyhow.
4. Load and Reload are underrated Metallica albums.
FACT: Both albums are good in my opinion and I liked them. I know that they’re not the usual hard metal sound that most people have come to expect from Metallica and I don’t care. Bands change and evolve as time passes and that’s exactly what happened here. “Load” has some good tracks such as “Until It Sleeps” and “Bleeding Me” and there are songs like “The Memory Remains” and “Unforgiven II” on “Reload”. Most of the tracks on both of the albums are good, solid songs with a good sound and great lyrics. No complaints here about either.
5. Bruno Mars’ first live TV special will be worth watching
FACT: If I happen to be home and watching TV, I’ll try to watch it. Bruno has grown on me over the years and he’s entertaining and charismatic and from all I’ve heard, puts on a great live show so I’m expecting that anything else he does, such as this, will go above and beyond expectations as well. It should be good.
6. A Tribe Called Quest should have been nominated for a Grammy.
FACT: They’re on the comeback trail and have put out some good stuff this past year and yeah, probably are deserving of a Grammy nomination, but hell, Alice never gets any nominations and he’s doing okay. And how often do Hank Jr. or Kid Rock or Shooter get nominated for anything and their stuff is usually way better than most of the mainstream crap out there today. Same for Struggle, Yelawolf and so many others. ATCQ deserves more respect, but they’ll be okay regardless.
And there you go. I’m through for now. Time to go get myself moving and grab some breakfast before I go sell a lot of liquor for the next eleven hours at the ABC. Thanks for reading. Thoughts and comments are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take care…