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Kanye admits he had an ego problem in the past and said he’s about to change…

It’s pretty well-known that Kanye has said  and done some pretty egotistical things about himself over the years. Like the Taylor Swift MTV VMA’s incident and things like that. Maybe Kanye looked back at all the stuff he has said about himself in interviews and felt guilty about it.

Yeah, a lot of music stars out there have huge egos but most of them will never admit it. I give Kanye props for finally admitting it. How can you tell that you might have an ego problem? Well, if you have other musicians and even music fans looking at you with pure disdain then that’s a sign that you might be an egomaniac and narcissist.

I think other music artists and bands out there could learn from Kanye here. There are even plenty of local bands and unsigned talent with huge egos too. There are music artists and bands of all levels that think they’re so talented and great… they are not afraid to speak out about it but is it a great idea? No, not always. Having an ego problem could turn a lot of people off.

It’s understandable that you are talented and you’ve had successes in your music careers, but there’s no need to jerk yourselves off about it publicly. How about being humble? If you want to be taken seriously as a musician and want people to like you more then being “humble” is key. You don’t always have to think you’re talented and great all the time. If you believe that you suck and not all that great musically then you shouldn’t be afraid to say it ’cause most people won’t care anyways. With my own music, I know I’m not all that great musically, I just play music ’cause that’s what I do and I just do my thing.

Knowing how to be humble, just don’t act like you’re bigger and better than everyone else ’cause I hate when musicians have that attitude and they are everywhere even local musicians have that problem. There’s no need to be full of yourselves.

Admittedly, I can have an ego too sometimes but we all do in some form of another. It’s actually good to have an ego sometimes, it’s just that there are certain ways to go about it. There’s nothing wrong with liking your own music and being proud of what you do, but what you don’t want to do is go around acting like you’re a music god or something.

You should go to youtube and watch Jimi Hendrix’s interview on a talk show. If you want a perfect example of a humble musician then there you go. Jimi once said: “I don’t consider myself to be the best… I don’t like compliments, they distract me”.

There’s something for you to think about.

I like Kanye even more now for deciding to change for the better. His new album, “Ye”, is fucking great, btw. I’m planning to buy my own copy soon.

Kev

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Led Zeppelin reunited again but it’s not what you think… it’s for a book!

Led Zeppelin got together again to celebrate a new book that the band has been working on lately. It’s a book to help celebrate the band’s 50th Anniversary. The book will feature rare photos of the band on stage and off stage of their career. The book will also feature art work from the band’s archive and contributions by photographers. This book will be kind of similar to the Jimmy Page photo book.

As a huge Led Zeppelin fanatic, I’m probably gonna buy this for sure. Led Zeppelin maybe done touring but I’m sure the guys will put on some event for the book’s release like maybe an autograph signing and meet & greet ’cause that would be pretty cool if they did that.

They’re still looking good together, though. I will always love Led Zeppelin no matter what people says or thinks. They had a great career and a great run. Let them retire. I would like them to go on another tour but if they don’t want to, that’s fine with me. I wish people would leave them alone and let them do what they want to do.

I wish Jimmy Page would go solo again… it would be nice if he put a new project out. I actually want a new Jimmy Page solo album more than another Led Zeppelin tour and I really mean that.

Kev

The Smashing Pumpkins are back with a new song that just dropped!

Just listened to the new Pumpkins song like 5 times straight and it’s fucking awesome. The Pumpkins are back and the band are back in their true form! This is how we want to hear the Pumpkins… heavy and hard rocking! I’m glad James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin are back.

This song definitely reminds me of their earlier days for sure. The song is definitely a tie between “Siamese Dream” and “Mellie Collie”.

I hope the rest of the new album sounds like this. Can’t wait to get the new Pumpkins album. I’ve been a long time Pumpkins fan. Have been since the very beginning.

Kev

My Top Ten Favorite Music Albums of all Time???

There’s this fun little game going around in FB for music lovers where you challenge someone to name your top 10 music albums but you name one a day and then you challenge someone else for each day to do their list. You probably know the game that I’m talking about.

I thought it be cool to show you my Top 10 Favorite Music albums of all time on here… enjoy. These are albums that meant a lot to me over the years…:

  1. Led Zeppelin III
  2. Joe Satriani – Surfing with the Alien
  3. Jimi Hendrix – Live at the Fillmore
  4. Nirvana – Nevermind
  5. The Clash – London Calling
  6. Alice In Chains – Jar of Flies
  7. Metallica – Master of Puppets
  8. Dream Theater – The Astonishing
  9. Black Sabbath – Sabbath, Bloody, Sabbath
  10.  Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison

Yeah, Dream Theater’s “The Astonishing” is a pretty new record but I loved it. Dream Theater is one of my favorite bands and I think that’s their best album and I listen to it a lot too so that’s why I had to put it on there.

I love listening to music. It’s one of the things I’ve always done throughout my whole life ever since I was a child. I’ve always bought albums and continue to buy a lot of albums even to this day.

A lot lately, I’ve been buying albums through Itunes more than anything else, but I still do buy physical CD’s and I’m just starting to collect vinyl now. Yep, I have a vinyl player finally which I’m proud of.

Kev

 

The Queen biopic movie trailer for “Bohemian Rhapsody” film is here… the trailer is impressive!

I’m not really a big fan of music biopic films. Ya know, music stars and bands getting their own big screen movies ’cause most of them are not accurate but some of the best music biopics I’ve seen over the years of my life were: “La Bamba” (the Ritchie Valens biopic with Lou Diamond Phillips), “The Buddy Holly Story” (w/ Gary Busey playing Buddy), “Walk the Line” (w/ Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash) and “Straight Outta Compton” (a film about the rap group the NWA, yeah I thought this film was really good). That’s pretty much it really.

I’m really excited for this one, though. The biopic film about the band Queen which is a band that I love. I don’t think I’ve bought Queen’s records but I have a greatest hits album by them on CD that I listened to a lot in the past. I should start getting their studio albums, though and I will ’cause I really love the band.

This trailer did give me goosebumps and I can’t wait. I’m definitely gonna go see this one in October for sure. They did a really good job with the trailer. Lets just hope the movie itself won’t suck ’cause sometimes movie trailers try to fool ya like that. Ya know, make the movie look good but when you actually go see it, the film turns out to be shit. I’m sure it won’t be shit, though. We’ll wait and see the film for ourselves.

This film was obviously made for die-hard Queen fans and this film could introduce new fans too ’cause I’m sure there’s plenty of people today that haven’t even heard the band Queen before. Why? It’s because the industry today is so hung up on pop music, rap and country that people forgot real music existed. Maybe this film will give people a wake up call that real music is out there?

Kev

RIP Kurt Cobain who died 24 years ago today…

Like most, I’ve first heard about Nirvana through their hit song, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. I remember the video to that song was being played all over MTV back in the 90’s. Each time Nirvana videos came on MTV, I would crank up the volume and enjoy it. I was a teenager in high school during the 90’s grunge era. If you did too then your high school years were awesome. I bought the “Nevermind” album after they exploded all over MTV. When I was a kid, all I would ever listen to was the “Nevermind” album… those were the days when the Compact Disc was pretty new too. I love the “Nevermind” album and still do love that record. I love “Bleach” and “In Utero” too.

I don’t get all the hatred toward Nirvana and Kurt Cobain himself. This is a band that deserves more respect ’cause without Nirvana then the other grunge bands wouldn’t have happened. Yes, I’m talking about Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, etc. All those bands were important to me during my high school years ’cause I listened to all of them. Nirvana was my most favorite, though.

Nirvana proved that you don’t need to be technical to make great music. All you need to do is get a few guys together and just make some noise and that’s it. Yeah, Nirvana songs were very simplistic, but that’s what I loved about them. You can still make tight as hell songs even with just playing barre chords, power chords and basic open chords. Sure, that was all Kurt mostly played on guitar but it’s his style I’m most impressed about.

I’ve been loyal to Nirvana ever since they exploded in the 90’s. Still am a fan of them now. At some point I’d like to video tape myself covering their songs. I used to cover some of their stuff when I used to perform live gigs and open mics so I’ll have to relearn them. I remember playing songs like “In Bloom”, “Breed”,  “Polly” and “Come As You Are”.

Nirvana was a great band. It’s too bad that their career was cut short.

Kev

Varg Vikernes finally explains why his music project Burzum never plays live concerts… a must watch!!!

Varg Vikernes black metal band, Burzum has made a total of 11 albums. Is Burzum a band? Yes but the band only has one member which is none other than Varg. Yep, Varg is the only member of the band with him playing all the instruments himself and sang all the lead vocals.

Varg explains that Burzum never played any live concerts over the years simply because he feels there’s no point in it. He feels that there are better things to do in life and he can’t see himself playing on stage with other metal acts. He believes that performing onstage is pretty lame. He’s goes on saying that playing live is just musicians seeking attention for themselves and he believes musicians performing are pretty egotistical.

This video is actually pretty interesting insight.

I somewhat agree with him that playing live on stage is pretty pointless and kind of silly. I played live shows myself for a little while in the past but seemed to have stopped. I guess I kind of lost interest in live performing admittedly. You can release music publicly and not play live if you don’t want to.

The reality is when you’re a musician, you don’t need to perform live if you don’t want to. Just enjoy music for yourself really and that’s what it should be all about. There’s nothing wrong with playing music for yourself and that’s what Varg is trying to say here.

This is a great video and Varg has a lot of balls for this. Varg saying a lot of things that musicians don’t want to hear.

Black metal music is not a well-known music genre but Burzum is the most well-known and legendary band in the genre if that makes a lot of sense. I love Burzum. I’ve been listening to Varg’s music for a pretty long time. I have his album “Filosofem” from Itunes and was meaning to get the rest of his albums soon. Varg is a very talented and underrated musician. He may have had a dark and controversial past but I find myself listening to his music a lot.

Kev