Tossing Salt Presents:
Music Fact or Fiction
December 30, 2017
It’s 7:25 in the morning and it’s damn cold. I’m supposed to be getting ready for work, but alas, I have a few minutes to chill. And with the tempature out there right now, believe me that “chill” is the right word. Let’s do some of that Fact or Fiction stuff that we do so well each week, music style. The comments come from my friends over at 411mania.com/music. And the rest, it’s just me. Happy New Year’s Eve (almost) to everyone. Let’s do this…
Bono is off base with his comments that music is girly now.
FACT: While I get where he’s coming from, that music is more manufactured and generic now than in days past and not quite as real or raw, it was a poor choice of words that Bono decided to use. Music has changed a lot and not all for the better and that’s true, but I think Bono is just pissed that he’s not really in the spotlight and mainstream anymore. A bad choice of words. I get the drift but he could have said it better.
Mariah Carey will redeem herself at this year’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve event.
FACT: While the Mariah of today is barely comparable to the Mariah that I remembered and liked many years ago, she is still one helluva performer when she wants to be and I have no doubt that she’ll pull out all of the stops to make sure that the chaotic mess that was last year and the mistakes that were made never happen again. All she really has to do to redeem herself is just go live, sing her song and be the best Mariah she can be. She’s capable and I’m sure, more than ready. After this year, I’m sure that the fiasco that was last year’s performance will become nothing but a distant memory.
You’re not a fan of Lil Wayne’s latest mix tape.
FACT: I’m sure that my bro will give me hell for this answer, but Lil’ Wayne sucks! He’s always sucked and in my opinion, will always suck. And suck rhymes with… sucks! Some of his older stuff is decent, but I’m not a fan, will never be a fan and he… what’s the word I’m looking for? Sucks!
Tupac Shakur’s murder will likely never be solved.
FACT: It’s been twenty years and hasn’t been solved yet. It’s not going to happen unless someone comes forward and we get mysterious “new evidence” to break the case wide open. I just don’t see that ever happening.
Tidal’s expansion into Apple TV and Android TV will help its business.
FACT: This allows Tidal to reach new people and expand their audience. It can’t do anything but help.
You enjoyed the Tyga music video ‘Boss Up.’
FICTION: It was okay, but I as I watched it this morning, I found it more annoying and somewhat “eh” than anything else. Tyga is not one of my favorites anyhow and it’s not my style of music, but some of his stuff is somewhat listenable. The song is okay, but nothing I’d go out of my way to hear again. And the video, I won’t go out of my way to watch it again either.
And there you go. Time for breakfast now and to finish getting ready for work. Thanks for reading. Thoughts and comments are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take care and have a great one. Stay safe and Happy New Year.