Tossing Salt Presents:
Music Fact or Fiction
Kayne, Lady Gaga and More
June 9, 2018
Are you ready to do that Fact or Fiction thing, the music edition? The statements are from my good friends over at 411mania.com/music. And the rest is all just lil’ ol’ me. Let’s get right to it, shall we? Dinner is waiting and I’m a hungry man. Let’s do this…
1. Kanye West’s new album Ye was a step up from previous efforts.
FACT: I’m not a fan of Kayne as anyone who knows me in the slightest can tell you, but the reviews for this album have been really good. It’s supposedly shorter than his usual work and has fewer tracks and less Kanye always works well in my opinion. The man has talent and I get it that he has his fans, but with the exception of that song with Paul McCartney, which has grown on me mainly thanks to the parody version by The Key Of Awesome and the presence of McCartney, I’m not one of them. I think he’s unstable, an egomaniac and bat-shit crazy, but then again, I think most people are crazy and need psychological help so what do I know, right? But the reviews and sales are good and he’s pissing off the anti-Trumpers so I’ll give Mr. Ego a big thumbs up for that alone.
2. You aren’t a fan of Ghost’s new album Prequelle.
FICTION: I’m not a fan of or familiar with Ghost so I had to depend on reviews and then going over to YouTube to listen to a few of their tracks to come up with an answer for this one. I sense a heavy metal theme mixed with a bit of subtle, dark humor and that works in their favor. I enjoyed the songs “Dance Macabre” and “Rats” especially and I think I’ll be checking them out far more frequently now and trying to learn about and keep up with their material. It’s good stuff.
3. Kelly Clarkson’s cover of “American Woman” was solid.
FACT: I listened and I liked it. Clarkson took the song and while staying true to the earlier versions by The Guess Who and Lenny Kravitz, took the song and made it her own. She did good and it’s a good cover that she should be very proud of.
4. Lady Gaga looks like she will deliver in the A Star Is Born remake.
FACT: While not one of my personal favorites, Gaga can sing with the best of them and based on her earlier work in American Horror Story, has the acting skills to pull off this role as well. I think she’ll do damn well and an excellent job in this movie. She was a good choice for this role.
5. You enjoyed Muse’s song “Thought Contagion”.
FACT: I went to YouTube and listened. It’s catchy, sarcastic and pretty damn good. I liked it.
6. It’s not surprising that Azealia Banks’ Twitter account was finally deactivated.
FACT: Some people just don’t belong on social media and Banks’ is one of these people. She’s annoying, rude, kind of ridiculous and doesn’t have Ambien to blame it on. Instead, it’s just being an ass-clown. But as I write this , it’s back so our relief from her rude and obnoxious behavior and comments is already over and She’s baaacckk! If I actually gave a damn about her, she’d get on my nerves but she’s not even worth that kind of effort. Just another stupid idiot trying to be relevant. Oh vey!
And that’s all of this. I think now it’s time to go find some dinner and do some munching. I’m a big boy and I need some substance. Thank you for reading. Thoughts and comments are welcome and appreciated. Speak to me, my Peeps. Until the next time, take it light. I loves ya!