Tossing Salt Presents:
Music Fact or Fiction
May 6, 2018
“Let’s get physical! Let me hear your body talk!” That was a big hit by Olivia Newton John way back in 1981. I’m not here to talk about Olivia Newton John though. Or getting physical. Or even hearing your body talk. I’m here to do that infamous “Fact or Fiction” thing that we do around here. It’s the music edition and as per the usual, the statements below come from my friends over at 411mania.com/music. And I’ve got all the answers. Let’s do this…
Kanye West needs more psychiatric help, judging from recent comments.
FACT: I’ve been saying that Kayne is an egotistical idiot for years and just because he’s finally talking some sense and saying things that I agree with doesn’t change that perception. I think he could use a good therapist, but then again, I think most people are pretty much bat-shit crazy and need some kind of therapy. The man is a musical genius, but also an ass-clown and that will never change. It is wild thought to see the hypocrisy of the left and the so-called “champions of free speech” liberals as they come out now and attack Kayne for expressing views different than what they like or accept. If Madonna or Bruce Springsteen or Eminem or Snoopy Dogg Dogg get political, it’s okay because they’re saying what the snowflakes want to hear, but if anyone dares to have an independent thought and think for themselves, refusing to be a sheeple, they get torn apart and boycotted and the “fair minded ones” go insane with hatred and pettiness. That’s crazy and also sad as hell, but then again, that’s what America has become unfortunately. A bunch of idiots who only like free speech when it agrees with their views. Otherwise, it’s racist and mean and just bad, bad stuff. But back to Kayne, yeah, he needs mental help, but it has nothing to do with his politics or recent comments.
You believe that the original Guns ‘N’ Roses lineup will reunite.
FACT: It’s been almost thirty years since the original band was all together at the same time and time heals all wounds so unless someone dies, it’s going to happen eventually. There’s the tease with the Appetite for Destruction billboard and now the reissue of the original album. It’s all leading up to something and if GNR is going to do this, now while everyone is sober and pretty much have their shit together, now is the time.
You’re interested in a new album from Christina Aguilera.
FICTION: The lady can sing and I’ll give her that, but to me, she’s just another generic pop-singer from a while back who is just kind of there, blending in and trying to stay relevant. Not a big fan and never have been so a new album does absolutely nothing for me.
The new Whitney Houston documentary looks good.
FACT: From Pop Princess to a wild marriage with Bobby Brown to her permanent disproving of the commercial slogan that “Coke Adds Life”m Whitney had a career and life full of good, bad and ugly that makes for a fascinating story. She was a very interesting character to be sure and I’m sure that this upcoming documentary by Kevin McDonald and Miramax should be very compelling to say the least.
It’s doubtful that Green Day will split up.
FACT: They’ve been together for 32 years so far and if they were going to split up, they would have done so already. Green Day is like the alternative version of the Rolling Stones in that they may not always “be together”, but they are together when it matters and the time comes for new material or touring or whatever. Until they retire or if someone happens to pass away, I think Green Day are pretty much 4 life.
Mike Shinoda’s song “About You” was great.
FICTION: I went and listened and it’s okay, but would I call it “great”? Nah, I don’t think so. It’s good enough that I think Shinoda can have a good solo career if Linkin Park ever decide to break up, but will I be rushing out to buy it or download this song? Probably not.
And there you go. That’s all of this for now. Thank you for reading. Comments and thoughts welcome. And again, thanks to the folks at 411mania.com/music for their questions and help. I couldn’t do this without you. Until the next time, my friends, keep rocking. Have a great one. I’m Doug and I’m down and gone.