All posts by Kev Brock

I'm a musician, singer/songwriter, blogger, writer, poet, bodybuilder, movie lover, music lover, video gamer, history/political buff, conservative/republican, etc. I like to do a lot of things.

Video footage on Charlottesville violence…

I’ve never watched too much video footage on Charlottesville violence except the only other footage I’ve seen was when the car rammed into another car, the one that killed that poor lady.

Just finished watching this footage and it’s crazy. People beating each other up, pepper spraying each other and police in their full riot-gear just standing there doing nothing. Why did the police stand there? Well, somebody obviously told them to stand-down.

I also heard the Mayor Mcauliffe response to this and it was weak. His response was totally one-sided. He only condemned the White Supremacist side but refused to call out BLM/Antifa.

If you live in a city or small town that has a Democratic mayor then you probably don’t feel safe at all. A lot of cities and small towns in America have a Democratic mayor which is sad, in my opinion. I’m sure they all encourage political violence and they allow illegal aliens to live in their cities/towns.

When it comes to Charlottesville, I’m on no one’s side. This shouldn’t have to happen at all. We really need to unite somehow ’cause this is going way too far. This isn’t what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have wanted. They’re reversing everything Dr. King fought for and it’s sad.

Kev

Media is still negative on Trump ’cause they’re trying to keep people’s minds off of Trump’s successes as president…

While it’s no surprise to see that the media is still attacking Trump at every turn, I can understand why they’re doing it.  Trump is doing great things for America. He really is making America great again like he promised he would do. Some Americans can’t see that ’cause the media wants to ignore Trump’s successes as president. That’s why they continue to lie about his approval ratings.

Media is attacking Trump over Charlottesville violence, all this violence between white supremacists/KKK/neo-nazis vs. BLM & Antifa… ya know, the whole thing that the internet is talking about. Media was all over Russia collusion 24/7 and now the media turned it’s focus on Charlottesville instead of Russia. Notice the Russia talk has suddenly disappeared?

Good things are happening to America right now. Economy is booming like crazy. Stocks are going up, GDP going up, jobs are improving around here and illegal immigration has gotten pretty low. Now Trump is gonna get our infrastructure get all straightened out.

Trump is already making America a powerful country again; the media and NeverTrumpers are clearly hating it so they attack him at every chance they can get. They won’t simmer down on the Trump bashing ’cause they hate him out of jealousy and that’s the end of it. They know he’s winning and doing good things for America. Trump showing support to our police and the military, something Barack Obama never done.

As far as this whole Charlottesville thing goes, Trump is right that there are violent people on all sides. I just love how he’s calling out the violent left ’cause the left are getting violent. Yeah, no doubt there are scum bags on both sides of the spectrum. There are even scum bags on the conservative side. I’m not denying it.

I do agree that all this hatred toward each other has gone way too far and I totally blame that on Barack Obama and the media. George Soros is to partly blame too. Violence is never the answer, no matter what your political views are. It’s not even cool if a conservative beats up a liberal, I’ll condemn that too.

Back to the media, though, they better be careful. While the media turn a blind eye on Trump’s successes as president, that’s not gonna make him lose 2020. The Trump base is much bigger than ever before. Trump is gonna win the re-election easily. Sit-tight, haters. It’s gonna be a long 8 years for you all.

Kev

RIP Elvis Presley who passed away 40 years ago today…

Elvis may have left us 40 years ago but we’ve never forgotten him. Enjoy the live album above. I listened to half of it this morning and I think I want to get my own copy on vinyl… “Elvis at MSG”.

I’m a fan of Elvis like many. Although, he wasn’t the one who got me to become a musician, I still respect the hell out of him. I was more into rock n’ roll Elvis than country & gospel Elvis.

Kev

Don’t like getting negative messages on Sarahah? Then why did you make one? This is what cyberbullying looks like…

I think it’s pretty funny that people are already complaining about getting negative messages on Sarahah. Many people already deleted their accounts ’cause of it. Seriously? You really thought you would get nothing but positive and lovely messages written about you? This is what cyberbullying looks like for those of you who have never experienced it before.

I know what being a victim of cyberbullying is like ’cause I’ve been a victim of it for many years. People attacked me online pretty much everywhere I went. It goes way back since the old myspace days long before Sarahah came around. I’ve gotten cyberbullied in myspace, local music message boards, facebook/twitter, even right here on my blog, etc. I can keep going.

Some may think it’s my fault that I get attacked by people ’cause they think it’s the way I post but I never thought so. It isn’t me at all, it’s just that people are so dumb. People are simply negative these days, opinionated and judgemental. Period. End of story. If you’ve never experienced getting cyberbullied before well, welcome to it.

I’m not defending “Sarahah” ’cause I don’t condone cyberbullying, I’m not a fan of it myself. I never really believed in going around the internet attacking people for no reason but unless they attack me first, I might attack back.

Anonymous cyberbullying already existed long before “Sarahah”. To those that knock “Sarahah” for cyberbullying, where were those cyberbully activists years ago? They haven’t spoken out about cyberbullying until “Sarahah” came around. I have a feeling “Sarahah” may not last long ’cause the site could possibly get pulled from the internet due to the pressure of cyberbullying activists out there.

Admittedly, I might be an easy target for cyberbullies, trolls and haters but I’m willing to cope with it and rise above it. I used to be upset over this stuff but they helped motivate me to be tough over them. I have no time for drama and negativity anymore ’cause I’m better than that. I’m a musician and that’s all I care about doing… making music.

One thing I liked about Sarahah was that it showed how whacked and messed up some people can be nowadays. It helped showed who people really are.

Kev

10 Bands that everyone hates but I love…

There are a lot of bands out there that everyone have been hating on nowadays. Not everyone hates them, though… they still have fans whether you hate them or not ’cause if they didn’t have fans… they wouldn’t be around for so long.

Here are 10 artists & bands that I’m actually a pretty big fan of that most everyone hates:

  • Metallica: The mighty Metallica turned into one of the most hated bands since after they changed their sound & look for their “Load/Reload” albums. Ever since then and since their Napster controversy fans were so vile toward that band for whatever reason, I couldn’t understand. I never turned my back on Metallica and still pretty loyal to them. They’ve always been my favorite.
  • Nirvana: This band, Nirvana has always been hated on over the years too. They’ve gotten some pretty harsh critics toward their music over the years and they’re still getting hated on today. To me, there was nothing ever wrong with Nirvana. They’ve always been my favorite too and still are. They were just three guys enjoying themselves playing rock n’ roll. That was all they did.
  • Phish: People used to respect Phish but people don’t like ’em anymore. No matter what you think of Phish, they’re a very successful band. They play in front of thousands of fans almost every night still. People don’t like ’em ’cause their music is different and they think Trey Anastasio is arrogant on stage. I never thought he was. Phish is one of my favorite bands and still love them. I saw them in concert a couple of times myself.
  • The Spin Doctors: Another 90’s band that got bashed on by people over the years and can’t understand why. Their music is very positive and wrote mostly happy and feel good songs. Unfortunately, that’s not gonna make everybody happy. I always thought the Spin Doctors were a great band and the band is still together too with the 4 original guys. I’m not crazy about their newer music but their first two albums: “Pocketful Of Kryptonite” and “Turn it Upside Down” were great shit. I think Chris Barron is a great singer.
  • Oasis: Another one of the most hated bands out there but I’ve always been a fan. I’ve always thought Noel and Liam were talented dudes.
  • Creed: Another hard rock band trashed by a lot of people but that’s one band that I like too. I’ve always been a fan of Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti. I’m still hoping for a Creed reunion someday.
  • Led Zeppelin: Enough said? I think Led Zep is worthy for a list like this ’cause Led Zep isn’t for everyone, I guess. Whenever I talk about Led Zeppelin with people, I always hear negative criticism like “they’re not very good”, “they’re overrated”, etc. I guess you can safely say they are most hated too.
  • Slipknot: I wasn’t a big Slipknot fan up until their “Gray Chapter” album and I was like, woah… that album was freakin’ badass and now I’m a fan. I finally realize that Corey Taylor is a very talented man. Their music is great shit. Wish I could see them live someday.
  • Avenged Sevenfold: I wasn’t a big fan of them in the past but until I’ve heard their two albums: “Hail to the King” and “The Stage” — I think that band is freaking awesome.
  • KISS: I have always been a huge fan of Kiss over the years of my life. They aren’t for everybody either but I love that band. I have 12 Kiss albums on my Ipod, right now including their classic live album, “Alive”.

Hope you enjoy the list.

Kev

Thoughts and prayers goes out to Ric Flair and his family… hope he pulls through…

Sad news that wrestling legend, Ric Flair has been hospitalized due to major heart problems. He’s just out of surgery and now he’s in an induced coma.

http://www.tmz.com/2017/08/14/ric-flair-hospitalized/

http://www.tmz.com/2017/08/14/ric-flair-surgery-medically-induced-coma/

This sucks ’cause Ric Flair is one of my favorite wrestlers of all-time.

Even though Ric had his final wrestling match with Shawn Michaels at WM-24 which was in 2008, Ric kept performing in the business over the years. Why did he keep perform despite the retirement? Well simply because he loves the wrestling business. Wrestling has always been in his blood. He took wrestling as a huge passion and he shows that he loves it so I believe he didn’t do it for the money at all.

Ric worked for all wrestling companies over the years… he worked for: WWF/WWE, WCW and TNA-Impact. Ric has always been an amazing performer. He was definitely one of the best wrestlers in the business and most importantly of all, he delivered the best mic promos too. Whether Ric played a heel or a babyface, he did both really well. When he played a heel, he was really good at getting people to boo him and when he played a babyface, he was really good at getting people to cheer him.

Everybody respected the hell out of Ric Flair ’cause no doubt, he’s an icon in the business. He’s one of my top 5 favorite wrestlers other than the Ultimate Warrior, Owen Hart, Macho Man Randy Savage and Mick Foley.

Ric was the one who helped his daughter, Charlotte Flair (real name: Ashley) into the WWE.

This sucks.I hope Ric pulls through. Prayers go out to him and his family.

Kev

Making full band rock music… I’m really dying to do it so bad… a huge dream I want to make come true…

I’m trying to figure out how to make original rock & metal songs with full band backing tracks. I’m working on teaching myself MIDI & keyboards (trying to anyway) and I’ve been studying drums & timing as well. I’m just taking my slow time and not rushing myself. Other than that, for a long time I’ve been contemplating on putting a real band together. I might say fuck MIDI controllers and all that junk and just get a real band with real musicians, ya know? I can put out an ad on craigslist/Crumbs to start looking for musicians anytime I want to.

I’ve always wanted to make rock music with full band. It would be fucking awesome and I think I would do okay doing something like that. I think I can make pretty good full band rock & metal songs. Yeah, I believe I can make really good original full band songs that would make rock & metal fans happy.

I make riffs just fine and can play along with a metronome just fine. Only issue with that is that I’m not a speed demon of a guitar player yet but I’m working on it, though. I do want to shred and working my way up there. People don’t believe I could make thrash metal and heavy songs that sounds kind of Black Sabbathy but watch me, y’all. I’ll prove you all wrong. In fact, most of my acoustic songs were originally supposed to be metal ’cause that’s how I heard them in my head, I just wrote them on acoustic first. Once I play some of my older songs in a full band setting, you would see. I would like to make a lot of my older songs into full band versions ’cause that’s how I originally heard them. I wrote a song called “Evil Fred” and I’m gonna try to turn it into a metal version.

Writing full band rock n’ roll music is something I’ve always wanted to do but I want to start making songs in a full band as how I heard them in my head. I’m doing all I can to get there. I just want to write tight rock n’ roll and maybe even some metal. I would love to try writing metal songs for sure. If I try writing metal songs and if they turn out good, I’ll keep going with them. I can sing metal just fine ’cause I sung a couple of Black Sabbath songs on video before.

Someday a rock & metal album by me would happen. It’s the type of music I mostly listened to over the years of my life and I want to start making that kind of music myself. It’s always been a dream of mine and I’m gonna make it happen. Trust me.

Kev