Miley Cyrus to be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

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Not yet, but I don’t see why it can’t happen. I mean, since Green Day was inducted, there’s nothing else we couldn’t expect. The late hip hop star, Tupac, has just joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and I’m not surprised. It’s not about music, it’s never been.

On the official website of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there’s a section that explains how is the induction process, and at the end of the page we can read this quote of Ice Cube:

“Rock & roll is not an instrument; rock & roll is not even a style of music. Rock & roll is a spirit. … It’s been going since the blues, jazz, bebop, soul, R&B, rock & roll, heavy metal, punk rock and, yes, hip-hop. And what connects us all is that spirit. …Rock & roll is not conforming to the people who came before you, but creating your own path in music and in life.”

According to the “brilliant” Ice Cube, rock and roll isn’t about the music, but its attitude. It doesn’t matter what is the music style, if it has an impact on popular culture, so it’s “rock and roll”.

The truth is that even though other music genres may have their legends, none of them have an Elvis, Beatles, David Bowie or Sex Pistols. Popular culture will forever be under the shadow of rockstar legends. The chaos of the counterculture in 60s turned Beatles, Bob Dylan, Janes Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, The Doors, into icons of that cultural movement. But now it’s a completely different scenerio, and if they think that girls behaving like sluts and boys acting like gansgters is relevant, then that’s why the music scene is depressingly horrible now.

I was reading this article on Rolling Stone about “8 Ways Tupac Shakur Changed The World” — I’ll cite some of the most brilliant excerpts:

He’s the man who single-handedly transformed a common epithet for a criminal into a source of masculine strength.”

Shakur’s New York trial for sexual assault was arguably the first rap celebrity court case.”

“… he completed the first rap ‘pre-prison’ album.”

Shakur is the first dead rapper that made people think he’s still alive.”

I’m surprised they didn’t say that Tupac was the first hip hop to drop the N-word — probably because he wasn’t.

See, if they’re going to induct another genres to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, they should at least make some reasonable choices. If those are the only highlights of Tupac’s career, then I gotta say he just brought the WORST of hip hop and now he’s being PRAISED by it.

Now, why did they induct people like Green Day and 2PAC? What Green Day have done of relevant in their career? American Idiot? That anti-American shite album from when the USA invaded Iraq?

And isn’t it funny that in a moment where racial issues are inflaming in America, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame decides to praise a black guy who got famous — if Rolling Stone magazine isn’t trolling us all — for simply being the first gangster in the music scene? And not only that, 2PAC was inducted by Snoop Dogg, who has recently made a video with Donald Trump being shot.

But just like Ice Cube said, it isn’t about music, but the attitude and message that it carries, so it’s all explained, isn’t it?

Well, but Sex Pistols isn’t in the Hall Of Fame, so why should it matter?

“The even worse insult of it all was asking us to pay for the privilege of attending. There you go. And hello, I’m very much alive. I don’t know about the other members. I don’t view myself or the others as museum pieces. When you get the bigger picture of it, it’s quite insulting. They’re packaging us away as their special thing. We’re not their special thing. We resent the system very seriously. Always have and always will and have no connection with that.” – Johnny Rotten (source)

And here is his very cordial letter to the Hall Of Fame:

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Johnny Rotten’s letter

What we know about Liam Gallagher’s solo album

When will he release his solo album “As You Were”? Well, it’s still a mystery, but considering that his tour dates start in June 2nd, I believe that until September we’ll certainly have it in our hands. Some fans say that it’ll be out in May — who knows?

But since April 6th, we’ve been flustered by Liam’s tweet confirming that he’ll be playing at Reading and Leeds —  and there was more: his official website liamgallagher.com was also launched that day. The fans who have an iPhone can also get a promo picture with Liam’s flawless face and the word “Bold” written below. But since it’s in the inter-freaking-net…

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Liam had previously tweeted that the first single would be called “Not For Sale”, but it seems like its title is actually “Bold”, which will probably be first aired by Radio 2, if the people from live4ever board are correct.

We still don’t know what the cover looks like, and it’s certainly NOT the supposed leaked image from Amazon — I wonder if someone actually bought this crap. But a few weeks ago, Liam tweeted that he was heading to Paris to make the album cover, then he confirmed that it was “made up”.

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>>> So, the title of Liam’s debut solo album is “As You Were”, and the first single is probably called “Bold”. You can check the tourdates on his official website: http://www.liamgallagher.com  

Also, Liam finally got a decent haircut — because that playmobil thing was just horrible, wasn’t it?

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The colour, these bangs hiding his amazing eyebrows — sad!

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Now we can see his flawless face, so much better.

Some fans also had the luck of meeting him —  if it happened to me, I think I’d waste my opportunity of taking a picture with him because I wouldn’t be able to do anything other than gazing at him.

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Liam is fated to be handsome forever.

Can’t wait to see him doing interviews again, he’s got such a sharp tongue! I missed this man so much on the music scene. I love the songs he wrote for Oasis, and Beady Eye had a lot of great tunes (“Flick Of A Finger”, “Start A New”, “Four Letter Word”, “Three Ring Circus”,  “The Roller”, “Soul Love”,  “Shine A Light”), but it’s true that something seemed to be off with them, and I’m sure that these mistakes won’t happen again. Why? He’s got a good position in every festival he’ll play. Warner is certainly doing a better job.

 

Lana Del Rey IS the drama queen

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See, I don’t care if she got a new name or how many plastic surgeries she had — if she had them! The things is that Lana Del Rey is a character, someone had this brilliant idea of making the perfect popstar girl in the age of hipsters, and that’s how we got Lana Del Rey.

Just like politicians are eager to say what the people wanna her, the entertainment industry madly want$ to give the audience what they’re looking for! Kids these days really love some drama, and if it comes with a vintage style, bringing back the aesthetics of the golden age of Hollywood — it’s simply perfect!

But since the so called rock ‘n’ roll style has had a major influence on popular culture — because unlike hip hop, rock music has made dozens of legends –, they had to add a bit of a rock and roll style to Lana’s image too. And that’s how we got her bad girl style. It’s not hard to understand why loads of young girls love her, because they all want to be Lana Del Rey! They’re easily hooked by her shite lyrics about dramatic romances, because — as I said — kids these days love drama! Not even falling in love is fun anymore, they gotta suffer to make it real, y’know?

How about her music? Could it be any more boring? I don’t think so.

It’s not because it doesn’t have the beats, but because her music is like a story of a fly who flies around the same piece of rotten meat, and that’s it. It goes nowhere. She is in love and she’s sad, or maybe she is so much in love that it hurts her, so she sad. Beautiful, young and sad. Gimme a break!

“I wish I was already dead… That’s just how I feel. If it wasn’t that way, then I wouldn’t say it. I would be scared if I knew [death] was coming, but …” – Lana Del Rey

 

 

 

But that’s how things work in the hipster’s world, isn’t it? Because if they weren’t hipsters they’d be listening to Taylor Swift, who is also young, beautiful, but she knows how to have some fun. But no, according to hipsters, only idiots have fun because life is pain — oh poor me!

Instead of taking advantage of their youth to fight to pursue their dreams, on the first sign of failure or frustrations, kids now are actually looking for a reason to victimize themselves so that people will take them seriously. Because popular culture loves depression or depressive stuff, doesn’t it?

Getting rid of my wisdom teeth was amazing!

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Before I had my wisdom teeth out on previous year, I read and watched loads of people telling their experiences, as if it was a terribly painful and traumatic procedure. Well, both of my bottom 3rd molars were impacted and very close to a nerve, and my right upper tooth was inverted — yes, the crown was pointed upward and root was downward. But — guess what? — luckily,  it wasn’t as terrible as the stories I’ve heard.

My dentist didn’t want to remove all of the 4 teeth at once because he said the recovery would be more quick. And it really was, on the 3rd days after every surgery, I was already feeling normal and I was more than happy for having to eat gnocchi and pasta on every meal, and I could also had a licence to play Rollercoaster Tycoon the whole day. Why would I complain about it?! I had some real great days!

But let’s talk about the surgery. I was awake during the whole thing, I felt my dentist drilling my bones, I saw blood (and tiny pieces bones) flying all over the place, and I also saw him giving a free lecture about surgery to my brother, who is a young dentist. Considering that he talked to me for quite some time after he gave me (the local) anesthesia, the procedure took less than 30min.

When I got home, my brother bought me chocolate icecream to help stop the bleeding, which was great because I didn’t have to chew it — my jaw was kinda sore. After the anesthesia worn off, I could feel the area throbbing, but it didn’t really hurt, acetaminophen was enough for me. And considering that the surgery happened at 9:30 am,  after 10pm I didn’t need to take the painkiller anymore.

Now the worst part of removing the wisdom teeth is that I couldn’t really brush my teeth on the first day for two reasons: I struggled to put a spoon in my mouth, imagine when I tried to brush it, and I was also afraid of damaging the area. So imagine how my tongue was after having yogurt and icecream the whole day? Yuck.But I brushed where I could reach, but I could feel the nauseating smell of blood and stuff coming from the bottom of my tongue — and that’s what bothered me the most. Thankfully I solved this problem on the next day, when my jaw was almost normal.

Did I have any bruising? Well, it got a little bit swollen and there was a yellowish bruise, but because my dentist told me to take dexamethose before the surgery, it didn’t get much worse than that. The only problem I had when I removed the inverted teeth was that I got some tinnitus and I felt a bit dizzy, but it went away on the 3rd day.

Now let’s talk food!

The thing I feared the most is having a dry socket, so I was really paranoid about eating the right food. When I removed the other 3rd molar, I had bought a strawberry icecream, but I didn’t know that there was actual pieces of strawberry with its tiny little seeds — I got so disappointed that I couldn’t eat it. Also, when I had pasta, my mom removed the tomatoes seeds and the tiny pieces of garlic, onions, rosemary…

Now, what I also loved was to have a simple mix of avocado and milk. It’s so tasty and made me feel full for a long time. But I only started eating pasta, gnocchi, and avocado on the 2nd day because I thought it was too risky to have them on the first day, which was basically all about frozen yogurt and icecream. I loved it!

So I have no traumatic memories about my wisdom teeth extraction: the food was nice and I got to play videogames the whole day — sweet childhood memories.

And as I said, one of the teeth was inverted, but it went all ok, just like the other three — thank God! My family is very lucky to know such a great and blessed professional. I’m aware of all the possible complications that I could’ve had, and I’ve seen a lot of people having some real bad experience, and I feel really sorry for them.

I’m lucky for having actual good memories about my wisdom teeth extrations, and I hope that — if there’s anyone reading it — that y’all have a experience similar to mine. 😉

I think I’ll never be a feminist

I’m not talking about the first-wave feminism, which primary concerns were legals issues like the women’s suffrage, no — I’m not such a big idiot to not be grateful for that. I’m talking about this fourth-wave feminism that is all about hating men to the point of telling people to kill all men and male babies!

What’s wrong with these women? I can’t believe they didn’t spend their teen years gushing over handsome rockstars/actors. By the way, isn’t that the fun of being a teen? In real life, we have the cute boys at school to look at, then when we’re lazy at home our screens and walls are full of handsome famous men.

I started with Chris Cornell on Audioslave, I think I was about 10 years old, but when I saw his beautiful face on “Be Yourself” I was like “woah, so that’s how an attractive man looks like?” Then my friend introduced me to Soundgarden,  so I started digging up some of his old pictures – he was so handsome, specially during his 30s. I think he’s a bit whiny sometimes, but I’ll leave it to another shitpost.

A few years later, I got into The Killers when they were promoting their 3rd album “Day&Age”. I thought Brandon Flowers looked too boyish, he still had a baby face (when it comes to fangirling, I’ve always liked older men), but as I started to nerd about them and read/watch loads of interviews, I fell in love with his personality. I liked the way he talks about his roots, where he came from, about his parents, his religion — I could relate to him in so many aspects. He’s been happily married for over 10 years with the girl he met in his early 20s, and they have 3 beautiful children. Can you imagine, a handsome rockstar who is proud of being a family man? I couldn’t resist.

Talking about a family man, it reminded me of Liam Gallagher. I grew up watching Oasis videoclips on MTV, I knew he was handsome, but I’ve been a little bit obsessed with him lately.

He has four children with four different women. Two of them were born when Liam was married, but not with their respective moms, y’know what I mean? Yeah, he was/is a womanizer, but I can’t blame him. He came from a turbulant family, then he became a huge rockstar in his early 20s — imagine being that handsome, very famous and making tons of money.  Of course there were a sea of women trying to chase him. But only two of them got a ring from Liam: Patsy Kensit and Nicole Appleton. Now, take a look at what his first wife said about him:

“We just clicked on every level. He was protective and loving. When we were together there were fireworks, and a chemistry that lasted to the end. I knew full well the temptation that was thrown his way and inevitably it caused huge problems between us.” – Patsy Kensit

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I think Liam might be that hot bad boy that every girl dreams of, you know he is trouble, but you wanna believe he can be only yours, until you wake up with your face on the ground.

I know there were great men in history, and they still exist. Men who challenged the human limits, there’s even The One that changed forever the fate of human kind, but these things are too complicated to talk about. I’d rather talk about rockstars and my unresolved teen issues.

So, I can’t imagine my life without these men. Don’t get me wrong, there were a couple of great female rockstars, but they still lacked one important thing: testosterone.

(I’ll soon make a post for each of them)

Maybe that’s why The Walking Dead’s ratings keep dropping.

Well, what do I know, right? But as a fan, I think I understand why some people lost their interest in one of the most popular tv shows of the past years. Nothing has really happened since Negan arrived in The Walking Dead, it’s been all about the characters inner conflicts. It was first about when Rick Grimes would get his shit together. Now it seems like it’s an endless foreplay to finally attack Negan — too boring for the apocalypse.

According to comicbook.com, The Walking Dead ratings of the last episodes were similar to the numbers of 2012, when the show focused on Andrea having a fling with the Governor. On the other hand, the ratings peaked during the 5th season. Why?

See, I don’t blame Negan — I mean, if the show survived to Lori, why wouldn’t people want to see this savage guy? But the first episodes of the 7th season were all about Rick Grimes choosing to be a loser, while Daryl Dixon was basically turned into Negan’s slave, and on the top of it, Carol decided to become a hobbit — if she could, she’d be living in a hole, isolated from everyone, and she’s always at home at dinnertime and she really doesn’t want to in an adventure. Gimme a break!

This whole scenario is the opposite of what we saw in Alexandria, when Rick Grimes was the real alpha male of the show. He took the responsability for the safety of that place, where people lived in a dreamy land in the middle of the apocalypse — Rick Grimes was the man. Like a lot of people said, he was acting a bit like Shane, that guy who was so done with the bullshit during the 2nd season, that he broke into Hershel’s barn, solving two problems at once: they found Sophia and they killed the damn walkers, including Carol’s daughter.

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That’s what we wanna see: mad Rick Grimes doing thangs and stuff.

And this whole Richonne thing is very cute and stuff — of course it was nice to see Andrew Lincoln’s bare back — but spending a whole episode (“Say Yes”) focusing on how great they are together was already boring, and on the top of, we had to deal with a CGI deer that soon became a joke on Twitter.

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Not only that, how about that ugly green screen on “New Best Friends”? The episode was kinda nice, though. The silly haircut of that crazy woman who lives in a pile of trash amused me throughout the episode.

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It looks like those 90s videoclips, doesn’t it?

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Glenn isn’t dead \o/

And why they don’t make episodes with all the main characters anymore? Are they trying to cut off some budget or something, so they only have to pay one or two actors per episode, instead of half a dozen of them? It’s been quite a few episodes since we don’t see Rick, Daryl and Carol sharing the screen, hasn’t it?

By the way, I bet that tonight’s episode will be all about Carol, that boring dude with a stick, Morgan, and the crazy man who calls himself King Ezekiel. It’ll be soOo nice. Nevermind that Eugene episode which could’ve been shortened to a few minutes.

As I said, what do I know? I’m just a watcher.

In love with Liam Gallagher

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It’s true that Noel Gallagher was the one who wrote the songs, but if it wasn’t for Liam, would Noel have started writing songs or he’d be a roadie forever? Plus, Liam was the perfect frontman for Oasis. He had the voice, the looks, he embodied the songs in his personality, he was the face of the band.

Yeah, I know he’s foul mouthed, and that sometimes he acts like a real jerk – but one thing nobody can deny: he’s bullshit free.

Unlike most of artists and celebrities, Liam has never engaged in political acts like most of people does these days. You can say he has a huge ego, but he’s never acted as if he was going to save the world. All he claims to be is a rock star, and that’s what he really is.

And it’s true that he doesn’t have much patience with journos and paparazzis, but I can’t blame him – it’s never been more clear that these people are a bunch of liars, right? There’s this video of Liam picking up a fight with a paparazzi outside of a hotel, then he comes  over with his mother, he leads her to the car, then a kid approaches him asking for an autograph and he acts like a very attentious gentleman.

So while the media likes to paint him as an arrogant prick, I think he’s like that only when people ask him to be. I’ve never seen him being rude to his fans. And the way he treats his mother is a lovely thing. I remember he was once asked about the things he loves the most, and he cites his mom on second place — after himself, obviously.

Plus, we’re living in a very boring age. Everybody is too afraid of speaking their minds. The last rock star who I remember saying some meaningful stuff was Brandon Flowers, back when emo bands and anti-Americanism were trendy, but now he’s got way too nice. Reading interviews with bands is a waste of time now because they have nothing to say, that’s why their music is so boring.

So it’s refreshing to watch interviews with Noel and Liam, they’re so witty and savage. If only Noel hadn’t said that Chris Martin can write great tunes, I’d still believe he’s also bullshit free. If Chris Martin can write good music, then tell me why Coldplay now sounds like Chris Martin ft. randomNordicDJ. Pressure from the record label? But if they’re so great, why the submission?

And about his voice — well, time is merciless to everyone. Chris Cornell, who also had a very loud voice in the 90s, had to replace his larynx in 2000. He also lost his vocal range, it doesn’t sound as bright and powerful as it used to, but it’s still great. Same thing about Liam. I heard him on Beady Eye doing some acoustic sessions, and his voice was pretty fine. I love his voice, it’s aggressive and incredibly energetic, it’s perfect.

I love Liam Gallagher. Never fails to make me smile. Plus, he is quite good looking — I just wonder what happened to his hair after the mid 2000s.

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Music is so boring

Maybe it’s me getting old, or the music scene is really boring lately. I remember when I was a kid and The Strokes was happening, and there were also another great bands like Audioslave, The Killers, Kings of Leon, Kasabian. But now, I go to NME.com only to find some boring and unknown bands, or to read about another celebrity “blasting Donald Trump”.

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That’s the frontpage of NME now

I often visit the Bandcamp website or Soundcloud to find something new and interesting, but all I get is a drum machine with some boring melodies over it. The songs are so anemic and empty that this feeling of void is more unsettling than any Nine Inch Nails songs – Trent Reznor is a master at making dark and aggressive songs, but he’s never meaningless.

Then I see these new pop stars, whose names I’ve even forgotten because they all sound the same, they were probably produced by the same Swedish guys.  But again, they’re singing about nothing!

I’m lying, they’re all about “love”, which actually means pure lust, in its ugliest form.

Just like Lana Del Rey, I was trying to listen to her new song, “Love”, and it’s deadly boring! Oh my goodness!!! The thing about Lana is her image, she could sing anything, as long as it resonates with her image, which is the ideal pop star in the age of hipsters. That very artificial retro/vintage vibe mixed with the sex appeal of a drunk and tired Britney Spears – that’s Lana Del Rey!

I heard that record companies these days would rather put their money on some old band, even if they have to reunite the members just to play in a festival and make a record out of it, than signing new artists. Can’t blame them!

 

And if it’s true that robots will soon star writing music, I can see it happening any day now.