Adam Ant, Kurt Cobain, Ray Davies, Sinead O’Connor (among others) were diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson has a schizoaffective disorder and Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett was speculated to have either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Each case is different and these artists certainly managed to have a career of their own
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Animals do not exist to serve us or make us pretty on Instagram. They should be respected and wild ones should be left alone. And I am not even talking about Beyonce’s custom-made trainers incorporating the skins of animals including anaconda, crocodile and stingray, and other fur-wearer pop-stars!
Shouldn’t every red blooded American know that early in his career Mr. Terry Bollea, who later morphed into the Hulkster, was once billed as “Sterling Golden” and was a heel? And, I would argue, the whole “good guy/bad guy” issue entirely misses the point when it comes to Elvis Costello.
Is this the cover of the new Arcade Fire album? Some people say so, as New Zealand iTunes is using this picture, showing statues of Greek legends Orpheus and Eurydice by Auguste Rodin, for the upcoming album ‘Reflektor’.
Near the end of the documentary, unable to afford a ticket to see her idols, not even able to get a response on twitter, stunningly outside of everything, she gets to meet Zayn… in a manner of speaking.
That doesn’t help the family of the dead babies but so what? Their problem is not my concern. There are too many people to cry for lost souls, you can’t live that way or you will never stop crying. Rather you have to be cold to individual grief and look at hard numbers.
Alll these visions occurred a bit apart in time, but still, what is this recurrent obsession with English punk rockers in Los Angeles? I can’t help it I see Joe Strummer’s signs everywhere, and I swear I am not looking for them.
The Ray Charles Orchestra played 20 minutes of instrumental and was followed by the Raelettes who performed 20 minutes of backup singers singing front-up, followed by a ten minute break and then Ray Charles played the laziest thirty minutes of greatest hits you’ve ever heard
‘Miley, don’t let them get you down, they are all jealous’. If you watched his vine, be aware that it is quite horrific, but why is he doing this? I know trash will always rally with trash but what is he expecting?
Here and there you got the sense of Luca’s vision reaching fruition but when you looked a little closer, DJs like Avicii and Calvin Harris were going all the way to the very edge and pulling back. And Swedish House Mafia were DJs first, second and to the end
When you work so hard getting from A To B, you’d hope it would be over but it had only just begins. At the level Gaga has been playing at, getting there isn’t close to being the trick.
Yeezus, I really love it. I think the sound of it is cool. I can’t endorse what he’s saying lyrically, but I will say that in terms of the role of the dangerous entertainer in 2013, nobody is beating him at that game
Way way back before your egg started splitting there were bands who played shitty dives for nothing while shitty kids sat around them and all was well.
Music is completely out of control, it is an unknowable behemoth of sound bearing down on you. If you embrace it, it will smother you to death, if you ignore it you’ll miss some of the greatest music of all time
There are many of us living in transition and the fact we are transitioning in public is bound to put us under a certain amount of scrutiny: would you rather people thought things yet were afraid to say them?
After more than two decades of recording, he’s established himself as a King of Heartbreak, The Melodic Marvel of Melancholy
boatloads of banal pop-tarts to frat boys/girls scared of rap music
It doesn’t make him a better person or a better musician. But if you wanna compete in something, making the most wishes ever come true is a pretty cool way to go about it.
Nobody could figure out how to let a white blues singer from Colt, Arkansas follow his artistic vision and simultaneously make money.
“Climb into my machine so we can cruise on out…”
All moms rock in their own way, but some moms rock harder than others
A slow motion pants acid trip that buts the character Elaine from Seinfleds thumbs up dance to shame.
his lush full ripeness, that sneer, those lips, was a remodeling of blackness in a white world
We killed God and replaced it with a video game…
I can absorb Zooey Deschanel’s psyche while sending pix to facebook and arguing with the fat chick who just stepped on my toe and gave me a dirty look, Z isn’t that deep.
Rolling Stone is the fat out of touch uncle who sits there and tells you how he saw Deep Purple for $7.00 back in the day.
There is this general consensus among people that we always should separate the art from the artist
Godrich and Yorke are accused everywhere to go against progress, Spotify is there, and like any other inexorable change in technology, there’s nothing we can do
After Twitter, Facebook, paying your bills, mowing the sheep, completing your bug collection, and waxing your eyelids, do you really have time to spin “Whipping Post” or “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree”? Deep down, you know you’ll never get to the second disc of the Can box set
It isn’t Spotify or the record companies, the bands or the public, it is the technology
The difference between Jay-Z and Kanye, is Jay-Z wants power and Kanye wants freedom
In a hot stadium, a hard as nails rock and roller wears his perspiration like a badge of honor, but a strong woman works her way right through it
At least Hattie Carroll’s murderer got six months.
Helen and Mary went to Warped Tour, Cory Monteif of Glee found dead, George Zimmermann found not guilty,listened to a steady diet of Laura and Kanye
I know how fast you need new product: it spits out information faster than you can feed it.
There aren’t enough fans to go around any more, stop pissing off the ones who show up
“Throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back”
Very pregnant (and young) Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl are about to give birth under the supervision of Bobcat
Alice Cooper is an idiot, he may have contributed to rock music in the past, but he is so irrelevant
I like it that people don’t understand how you can be completely obsessed with pop music, it gives it more cachet. It makes it cooler and private. Despite music’s ubiquity you can only join by caring
Who wouldn’t prefer the Apollo over T5? Not just history, acoustics, but seats!!!
Being raised in a single parent household in Marcy’s Projects haunts Jay-Z the way being a child laborer in London haunted Charles Dickens
Both of these songs have nothing to do with nationality, anybody of any race and any country can sing these two songs: they are included, invited in
I tried to keep on walking, but it was like a trap door had sprung. He grabbed me by the hand and asked, “Do you like hip hop?”
They come on stage late, they lip synch, they insult the audience, they whinge about the fans taking pictures. They charge huge prices for terrible seats.
Screw Amanda Palmer with her righteous ‘how to make an album’ nonsense. The woman is dirt at the bottom of a hipsters tote bag- you belong with a keyboard and with us
Success is much more important on the singles charts where a song can hang out for months on end (look at “Mirrors”) and keep an album in the public eye. That’s why Bowie sunk and Justin didn’t
Riot Fest tweeted, “Homophobia and discrimination is not punk rock.” You got that right. For years, a massive amount of musicians have supported equality, and that has continued to create an impact in those who are the future.
Of f the 13 songs on the album, 2 are mantras, 2 are songs directed at specific women and a whopping 9 are of a political persuasion
As Liam Gallagher declared about Kanye West very recently when this one bumped his head on a street sign when trying to avoid paparazzi: ‘He’s a fucking idiot. You’ll never see Jesus banging his head’