I try my best to keep up with the national music industry every year. I’m a music lover. Listening to music is a huge part of my life as it always has been ever since I was a child. Music was always important to me. That’s how I became a musician myself. I wanted to become a musician after listening to all the great music over the years of my life. I wanted to be doing what they were doing. Being creative and making my own songs.
In the past, I used to have no problem finding good music. In the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s years… I was going to the record stores like crazy… coming home with all kinds of albums. Now in the age of Itunes, I’ve been getting all of my albums digitally now.
It’s hard keeping up with the mainstream music industry today ’cause why? Probably ’cause pop, country and rap is still dominating the industry. Today’s country doesn’t sound like real country anymore. Country music today sounds more pop than anything else. It’s disgusting.
I’m not a big fan of pop and rap music but I actually do like some of that stuff.
The genres that I mostly like to listen to are mostly hard rock and metal. Even in the hard rock and metal industry, I’m not finding much music that I want to get into. I’m a huge fucking fan of the band Ghost, though. I have three of Ghost’s albums and I think they are the best band going today. Ya know, Tobias Forge who used to go under the name of Papa Emiritius, and now that guy is under a different name now. Ghost is an incredible band and I think their new album, “Prequelle” is pretty amazing shit.
I also love Greta Van Fleet as I think their new album freakin’ rocks and listen to it all the time.
I’ve recently discovered a few new bands that I like which one band I discovered is the La Luz band which is an all girl band that plays surfer rock music. I love that band and I want to get their new album soon.
I also discovered the metal band, Machine Head which they are pretty damn good and I might get their new album as well. I never listened to Machine Head before even though I’ve read a lot about them over the years. They are actually pretty enjoyable.
I’m a huge fan of Nita Strauss and I’m planning to get her new album pretty soon.
I guess I haven’t been keeping in touch with the music industry so I don’t know what’s out there anymore. I do want to get new albums by the Smashing Pumpkins, Slash and Myles Kennedy, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler and Roger Daltrey. They all got new records out this year.
I’m not so thrilled with the music industry much anymore which is why I continue to get a lot of older music from Itunes more. I still do buy new albums, though. I just like supporting bands and artists. I don’t care about their politics, it’s the music. If their music is good, I’ll support them. That’s how it goes.