There is so much music available today that not only will I only listen if it’s almost immediately acceptable to my ears but I won’t listen unless I find something that I immediately like. You get about 10 seconds.
I’ve been writing outside in the mornings and lately unless there is an album that I want to listen to immediately, I put on my Best of 2012 playlist which aggregates all of my 3+ star tracks and shuffles them.
The past couple of mornings there was a Smashing Pumpkins song that came on.
I heard Billy interviewed on Howard Stern and I loved the way he spoke about expression and following your own thing and the songs never really being difficult, that it’s more of a mindset… well, I really admired the guy for his honesty. The same reason I admire Howard. And, the same reason I enjoy reading Bob Lefsetz.
Lefsetz has it right. The pop album is over (yes, there will be great exceptions). We want our own personal playlists. Your music has to be tailored to my individual tastes. Also, I usually want to find it on my own. That is something that Billy doesn’t have going for him. So, will the fans embrace his music again? The music really isn’t that great but it does sound both current and progressive at the same time. The reason this song “Pinwheels” works is because you don’t know it’s a rock song until you’re already sucked in. It opens really beautifully and sounds very much like a lot of the electronic I listen to daily.
I’ve become very interested in putting a music project together.
I want to find another person or people who find equal influence in Salem, Kanye, A$AP, and progressive electronic and future whatever the fuck you call it that bands like Death Grips are doing.
You must read the words to this song. It’s really brilliant. So is the music.
I’ve been thinking of music in the sense of what do consumers want. Could I do that? Could I oversee that? Manage? A&R? Where do I fit in? All I know is that I know what I want to hear and very rarely do I hear it. I’ve validated my thoughts enough to trust in my opinions and vision.
So, what do you make?
First, I would put Billy in touch with these guys:
Physical Therapy – Drone
Or maybe these guys:
Supreme Cuts – Val Venus
This exact sound will be on pop radio in a couple of years I will guarantee it. It might even happen this year. That’s the remaining question… how early am I exactly on this? I guess this will be the test. If, by the time this type of music is on pop radio, I am not at least knee deep in making this happen, I will have disappointed myself.
Reach out if you want to put something together.