Well, ex step dad, now that Bruce Jenner has divorced Kim Kardashian’s mom, Kris. But that would be way to complicated to explain in a headline. Anyway, the drummer for the Black Keys is a guy by the name of Patrick Carney, and his Instagram account is one of the funniest shrines to plastic surgery [...]
Johnny Depp joined the Black Keys on stage at last night’s MTV movie awards and played two songs with the band – “Gold on the Ceiling” and “Lonely Boy” – instead of making a speech for his MTV Generation Award.
I picked up the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine on my iPad (using the Zinio app) this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the interview with chart-topping indie band, Black Keys. Here is an excerpt: Patrick Carney is pretty sure he knows what’s ailing his chosen genre these days. “Rock & roll is dying because people [...]
Now while we do spend an inordinate amount of time in the aisles of Mabu Vinyl, I must let you know about another source I have for vinyl. And not just any vinyl, NEW vinyl. Many people are unaware that limited numbers of LPs are pressed, every time a new CD is released. Follow link [...]
The thing about music, or any art form, or anything that human beings do for that matter, from inventing something to being nice to strangers, is that it has an effect on the quality of our lives. If someone does something brilliant, like ending world poverty, or serving a beer at the perfect temperature, they are in some way making the world a better place.
If you were a hippy, you could put it down to simply putting out good vibes. On the other hand, you could get more specific and say that by doing something excellent, you are furthering the cause of humanity by adding quality to lives and in turn inspiring people to also do something excellent.
This is why bad music should not be taken lightly. If we let people get away with it, then other people may start believing that it’s okay to have zero talent and not bother trying to do excellent things. If we don’t watch ourselves, the standards of the world will drop even lower than they already are and we will start devolving – that’s right, I’m talking about humans getting stupider and the world going backwards. Are you listening Paris? Any more flirtations with music (or any form of entertainment for that matter) will be dealt with in a zero-tolerance manner. Not quite sure what “zero-tolerance” implies exactly. Murder is clearly over the top. Any suggestions are welcome. Confiscate her Bentley? Something unbearable.
The Black Keys are the kind of band whose existence makes the world a better place. They are influenced by Hendrix, The Doors and Led Zeppelin, as well as the original Chicago bluesmen like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf and the old time delta bluesmen like Robert Johnson and Lightnin’ Hopkins. All of these musicians shaped modern music in some way. They all attempted do something magical and thankfully they all had the God given talent to pull it off.
This is the Black Keys’ sixth album. They’re the kind of band that many people are glad to have around, but this hasn’t necessarily translated into cementing them into our collective conscience in the same way, say, The White Stripes have been. Some people compare the two and say The Black Keys wouldn’t exist without The White Stripes, but the fact is they’ve been around for just as long and it’s clear they would be making their music whether their counterparts existed or not. Follow link for more.