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Monday, December 4, 2017

Clouded Judgment

Faith No More. I'm sure everyone knows the group. They became popular in the 1990s right after Mike Patton joined and they created the song Epic. I heard the song on the radio, and I played it all the way through without turning it off. It was not bad, but it was not great. And I saw the video and to me, Mike Patton looked like a monster. I didn't think he was at all handsome. A couple years later, I heard their song Easy, about a Sunday morning on Beavis and Butthead and it did not sound too bad. It was an interesting little ballad. I never would have known, after hearing their previous song, they made ballads like that. But there it was!

Well, I was never a big fan of Faith No More. I don't have any of their songs on my MP3 player, and never did. I'd hear their songs off and on while listening to the radio, but that's it. I'd just listen. Not really boogie to them. To me, their songs were entertaining to listen to but not good enough to head-bop to. Basically, I just thought nothing about them. They were just another band out there, with mediocre men, singing average songs. Nothing spectacular.

Well, recently I heard an interview someone did with Mike Patton, and the subject of INXS came up. Patton said that the men of INXS approached him about singing with them once. He said he'd never expressed interest in the band, he was never friends of theirs, and said he'd never even met them, so he did not know why they came to him with regards of having him sing in their band in place of Michael. Face it, Michael was hard to replace! Timmy even said so himself, the lead singer is the hardest band member to replace. He's right! Because the singer becomes the essence of the band. And Michael's voice was unique. I got to one point when I would hear a song I'd never heard before, and I could tell who was singing just by the sound of the singer's voice. INXS was one of those bands I could tell right away.

Well, the fact that Mike Patton turned INXS down on their offer to sing with them does not bother me at all. I've been attacked by FNM fans because they believe I was "butthurt" because Patton turned them down. Which was VERY far from the truth. I am such a believer in freedom of choice, I don't care that Mike Patton does not like INXS and chose not to work with them. That's his choice! What I don't like is what he said in the interview, some joke he made about one day showing up to rehearsals with something around his neck! THAT is what pissed me off!!!!!!! There would have been no need for that unless he was very sick in the head!!

Bottom line is I do NOT like suicide jokes!!! The interview was from 2002, I don't know if perhaps Patton has grown up and matured since then or not. But this is proof that rock stars are assholes! I've always known that, ever since I "met" dustingrey. Well, I kinda knew it beforehand too, because musicians are artists, and artists are typically assholes anyway.

Does this affect my view of Faith No More? Perhaps. But I didn't like them much before, I just dislike Patton even more now. Should this affect my view of Faith No More? Well, if I was a real fan, no it would not. I told Katrina about this, and she said it was a shitty thing for Patton to even think, but she still likes the band. She likes their music. Shit! I taught her too well! But face it, people pin their personal feelings onto their feelings about that person's work. It happens all the time! It's human nature to do so. If it wasn't, my INXS compilation story would have been flying off the press!! But it didn't. I did not expect it to either because I know how people are. And I'm kinda infamous in the INXS community now. But it's their choice. It's their loss! But it is also their choice.

The thing is though, that if everyone went around and judged all artists' work by their own personal feelings about how that artist behaves, then NO ONE would buy paintings, read books, watch movies, or listen to music. Granted there are some artists who are not assholes. But they are very rare actually. The most talented artists are always the ones who do not like to hang around people very much. That's something I've learned over the years in meeting with artists of all kinds. That's just the way it is. That's why I used to go to these starving artist shows and wonder why they were starving. They had some good works out there! But they were also very reclusive. If Facebook had been around back then, I'd swear they were typically in turmoil because of something they might have said that was taken offensively by all that person's friends. LOL!

Speaking of which, this lady I got Mya from, ya know all she talks about on her page is how much she HATES Donald Trump!!!! I don't blame her for that, but that is ALL she ever talks about on her profile page!!!! Today she posted some shit about Trump siding with the Russians or some kind of bullshit like that. Shoot! That was Hillary! That wasn't Trump! The only reason the liberals don't believe it was Hillary is because she deleted all the emails and refuses to admit it! But I am all for it. It's her page afterall. But it's getting boring. She doesn't even look at any of the bullshit Obama left us with! But then again, liberals usually don't. They blame all of Obama's shit on Trump now. But when Obama was in office, doing the bullshit he became famous for, it was always "Oh it was Bush's fault!" by the liberals. Bull SHIT!!!!! Obama just blamed Bush because he didn't want to take responsibility for his own bullshit, like all liberals! The ONLY good thing that came out of Obama's administration was he brought worldwide attention to a nearly extinct dog breed; the portuguese water dog.

Well, I'm OK with this person posting on her wall how much she hates Trump, but like I said it is getting dull. But as long as she does not become one of those kind of people who say "if you like Trump, then delete me from your friends now" I don't care what else she posts. The next time I hear one of my buddies say that on Facebook, I am deleting everyone except very close family and friends!!!!!!!!! Or I will make them delete me! One or the other. Not that I give a shit about Trump! But anyone who would say that about a Trump supporter will say that about anyone who likes things they don't like. I'm sick of it. I'm a believer in freedom of choice. I would never force anyone to choose me or their political views. If they happen to, then that's their choice and it's their right to do so. But I will not make them do it!!!

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