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lol that video is hilarious.
The masses aren't sophisticated enough to realize that most of these people on the top 40 charts are frauds.
Yeah, jazz legend and former star of Coltrane's band McCoy Tyner, Esperanza Spalding, and Joe Lovano all disagree.
Few pianists have been as influential to modern jazz practice as McCoy Tyner. And at age 74, his driving left hand and dense chords are still in fine form. He performs with two all-star ensembles, including one with long-time collaborator Bobby Hutcherson, at the SFJAZZ Center opening.
I blame the laptop rockers.
Learn to play an instrument before you start playing "music". A laptop is not an instrument.
it's true of all musical genres. Some performers are more "musical" and others are more theatrical. Most people feel music should be the point of music making and musical theatrics are really the business of making money.
In classical music the tension between musician and entertainer came to a crisis with very high quality recording technology. Recordings didn't diminish the audiences' desire to see performers perform live, but some artists felt the recordings could free them from having to "entertain" the audience. They rejected the theatricality of musicianship in a desire to become purely musical. But this didn't really work either so even perfectionists like Glenn Gould turned to humming or "singing" in their recordings to fill the musical space with something other than music.
Still I think it's bad to judge a musician as good or bad from anything other than the music itself. Hopefully audiences still appreciate talent and if they don't it's time to search for a new audience.
There are a few artists out there who won't tour (none specifically are coming to mind, but I think Adele is one--although I have no doubts that she's fantastic live) either because they don't like it or because they don't do well live. But the crappy teeny-bopper acts will always tour because of the money to be made. (Although my first concert was the Backstreet Boys and they were still good live, IMO.)
There are a few who are better live than on recordings; in my experience, Ben Folds and the Barenaked Ladies are excellent live acts.
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I knew you were trouble when you posted.
a little over the top there, don't ya think?
Adele tours - however, she battles massive stage fright and had several throat issues the last two years which forced her to cancel tours and ultimately have surgery - then she got pregnant ... etc. etc.
She plans to sing at the Oscar's this month and has a new album in the works. I'd love to see her live - her voice is just amazing. Knew people who saw her at the Royal Oak Music Theater right when 21 was really going nuts and said it was incredible.
Google her Live at Royal Albert Hall performance - they made it into a live DVD.
"Corporate radio"... LMAO
It's 2013 Bob. There really aren't any "underground" radio stations anymore. They're all corporate.
People like what they want to like. A lot of the Top 40 stuff sucks, but people enjoy it, so whatever. I think it's kinda stupid to hate on people's music taste. (Although most country music makes my ears bleed. That stuff sucks. )
As for being bad live, Bob Dylan had a pretty decent career. I saw him live last year, and he was terrible. Thought it was just because he's old, but my dad said he was terrible live when he saw him years ago. It's not like it's easy to go in front of thousands of people and put on a two-hour show or whatever it is.
I'm guessing the guy who said "live music sux lol" has never seen the National live.
I go to Nashville with my kid every other weekend. She now co-hosts a show on public access that spotlights young artists. and the first weekend of every month she hosts and performs in singer/songwriter "showcases" in Nashville (at the same club that Randy Travis was signed out of) Some of them are very good. Some of them think that singing tSwift songs is cool. Some fall somewhere in between. But learning to sing, and learning to perform are not the same thing. I dont think that anyone will argue that George Strait is a great singer. But he is not a great performance guy. He stands on stage and sings his ass off. But a lot of people complain because they paid to see a performance, and all he does is sing. Id pay to see him, because the dude is incredible.
Even the best singers are not always the greatest performers. And you cant always just learn it. I watch these kids (age 14-21-ish) in Nashville and it is very clear which ones are going to "make it" and which ones will not. I dont understand why some parents keep pushing so hard when their kids are just not real talented. (maybe the tSwift syndrome)
But I can tell you this: When a record exec, and a music vid director tell you that your kid has "it", then all freaking bets are off. My kid still has a lot of work to do, but someday yall will be bitching about her on tRCMB, and I will know that she has "made it"
and yeah, Nickie Minaj sucks ass. (I hope I spelled her name wrong. Cannot stand her)
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If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day.
Once upon a time, Dylan was good live. Now, I wouldn't pay more than $15 to see him.
For good live Dylan, you have to go way back, but it's worth it. I recommend The Bootleg Series Volume 5 and 6. You can find it on spotify. Great stuff.
And of course, all of his stuff with The Band. That was some of the best rock and roll ever.
Cool, thanks. It was a spur of the moment thing, and I think it was actually two years ago at the Auditorium. A buddy and I saw that he was here and decided fuck it, let's go see freaking Bob Dylan. Not sure when my dad saw him, but he wasn't impressed either.
Didn't really change my opinion of him, though. I've come to terms with the fact live music isn't always as good as a recording for a variety of reasons. That's not the case for all artists, but it isn't a make or break thing for me when it comes to what kind of music I listen to.
I think that he is fucking awesome.
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That's beside the point, Bob.
The worst band that I have seen live of the 100 or so concerts was Boston.
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Buckethead was pretty bad when I saw him.
His looping machine kept skipping it was funny. Plus he had the misfortune to follow Steel Pulse.
It's OK...Bob is still trying to decide what seat should he take.
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I saw Steel Pulse at Bonnaroo needless to say I was in the bonnaroo state of mine. During No More Weapons I thought they were saying "Marajunia's a Weapon of mass destruction". I was like "Whyare they playing this its totally freaking me out?".
I saw Depeche Mode a few years ago and was deeply disappointed. They just stood there motionless and sounded horrible.
I was crushed
I loved the Smashing Pumpkins but they suck live.
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