These two ideas are not mutually exclusive. I am definitely a fan of nostalgia, but can appreciate new music.This thread shows there are two types of music consumers. Fans of music and those who enjoy the nostalgia evoked by songs they heard in their youth!
Calling people grouchy old men because they don't like some singer with totally forgettable songs is a bit much. people have been trying to make her a thing for a few years and I just do not get it. There are plenty of great younger songwriters out there. PB isn't one of them in my opinion and the fake guitar smashing thing was really desperate looking and just makes me like her less. I have heard all of her records hoping to find a great song and there just are not any. Totally mediocre on every level.Grouchy old men. She's great. Her albums are super cool sonically and she has some good songs. I thought the performance on SNL was excellent and her band was VERY good.
It would be plenty funny if you totally hosed the musicHaven't seen the other performance
Although it's been a dream of mine (or have friend) to show up at a jazz club on open stage night to play some real book tunes with a BC Rich Warlock (even better if it has the snake skin finish) and in full 80's metal regalia, leathers, studs and all.. Just to see the looks on people's faces. That'd be a moment worthy of filming for sure...
Unfortunately, I don't have the chops to pull this off correctly. If you do that sort of thing and play badly, then it isn't funny. You gotta rip mad Django/ Wes Montgomery/Charlie Christian licks for the joke to work.
So iI guess I understand where she's coming from with the Warlock thing. It isn't that much different than pretty much all the other indie acts sporting some awesomely crappy bizzaro guitars from the 60's and 70's such as Harmonys, Silvertones, Kays etc etc. Just from a different decade.
Agree. And smashing a guitar when you can barely lift it to begin with....it's just lame and reminds me of a two year old who is threatening to beat you up unless you take him for ice creme.It's obvious when someone is trying too hard to be cool/hip/edgy. This was too contrived to be anything other than sophomoric. Sorry.