Are you a Faith No More fan? If so, are you a fan of Chuck Moseley too, or just Mike Patton era? Is FNM really FNM without Jim Martin? And do you like anything else that Mike Patton has done outside of FNM?
why are some musical combinations so great? for example, i adore Ben Folds, but Ben Folds Five was so very special. and whilst i absolutely love the White Stripes, i’ve never warmed to anything else Jack White has done. any other examples? agree? disagree?
i would probably tell him to take better care of those Armoured Angel demo cassettes. or at least ‘store’ them somewhere more obvious, ‘cause 21 years and several houses later i got no idea where those fucken things are…
I could name a few people I guess who have inspired me over the years (many of whom I’ve been privileged to meet actually, but they’re prob’ly different stories for different questions) but Henry Rollins is an enduring hero of mine, since I was quite young and still through to today. The irony being that he would hate the idea of anyone idolising him, but that’s part of what I love about him.
no, i think original music is still highly regarded. popular music is in a weird place at the moment, and to put a positive spin on it, it’s good to see people taking an interest in music of the ‘past’ (whatever that is). handing out these sorts of awards is kinda weird, but then again there are some great rereleases getting around that are noteworthy.
a good analogy is hollywood, i suppose, and its current obsession with remakes and reboots. hopefully they’ll get over it soon, but amongst the tripe there’s the occasional worthy homage to something gone by. for the record, george lucas does not fit into that category.
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