Tossing Salt Presents:
Music Fact or Fiction
Bowie, Springsteen, Jack White & More
July 22, 2018
Are you ready to sing the blues, dance the light fandango and shake your booty? Well if that’s the case, get on down the road because no one here wants to hear or see all that crap. It’s 7:30 on a Sunday morning. Have some damn respect! Okay, I’m just kidding. I want to see you shake your groove thing like a rubber band man as we start off the day with a little of that ever-so grooving Fact or Fiction thing, the music edition. As per the usual, the statements and questions come from the voices that promote peace, love and soul over at 411mania.com/music. I’ve got the sounds of Crooner Radio (Sinatra and More) cranked up and ringing out throughout the homestead. Now let’s get down like a hot child in the city and do this.
You’re interested in the David Bowie 80s box set.
FACT: It’s David Bowie so of course I’m interested. Bowie was such a talent and fascinating artist of so many genres and the 80’s were some of his peak years. I’d love to be able to see box sets of all the decades of his career, especially the 70’s and 2000’s and be able to listen to the evolution of this amazing man, but if all we can get is the 80’s so far, complete with some unreleased tracks, I’d be the first in line to make that purchase. After Alice and Waylon, Bowie is right up there as one of my all time favorites and even his bad stuff was fascinating to hear. Sign me up.
The Bruce Springsteen Broadway show in Netflix is a must-see.
FACT: I’m not a big fan of Springsteen so far as his politics go, but his music has almost always been top notch and his concerts are marathons of high energy and a great show. I’ve heard others comment on this Broadway show and the reviews are mostly good and if it’s on Netflix, damn straight I’ll go and watch it. When Bruce concentrates on the music and showcasing his skills, he’s a must-see act in almost every way. Just shut up on the politics already and focus on the music.
Ciara’s new single “Level Up” was decent.
FICTION: I went to YouTube and listened. I prefer my Sinatra or the sound of my fan blowing or the sounds of cats throwing up. Whatever. I guess some people like it and her, but it just had nothing going for me and I lost interest before the end of the first chorus. It just seems like it was thrown out there at random and is just filler at best. Ciara has a good voice, but the quality of her songs and music leaves much to be desired.
Bohemian Rhapsody looks like a very entertaining biopic.
FACT: Unless they manage to totally blow it, it’s hard to do anything about Freddie Mercury and not be somewhat entertaining. The few clips that have been released so far indicate that the producers of the movie are on track and this should make for a really fun track. And Rami Malek, best known for his role on Mr. Robot, seems to have really embraced the role and brought Freddie back to life. I’m looking forward to seeing this one.
Jack White’s new video “Corporation” was solid.
FICTION: The song is pretty cool and I like it, but the question is about the video and since only the audio versions of the song and not the actual music video are available on YouTube, I can’t say anything about the actual video one way or the other. I’m sure it’s decent, but I honestly can’t say for sure so “Fiction” gets the nod here.
The video for Ariana Grande’s “God is A Woman” is ridiculous.
FACT: I think that Arina Grande is a sexy woman and some of her music is decent, but this song / video is like WTF?? Very artistic and creative, but the first word that came to mind when watching was “Stupid!”. What the hell was she thinking and who told her that this probably ridiculously expensive waste of time was a good idea? Newsflash: It’s not! Nearly four minutes of my time wasted that I’ll never get back. Just a convulated mess.
And there you go. Thanks for reading. Thoughts, comments, questions and anything else, please feel free to contact me and speak your mind. Until the next time, have a great one and I’ll catch you on the next go-round.