Patrick Carney says “it’s perfectly sequenced, perfectly written, perfectly performed by machines;” while Billy Corgan thinks “Posers have taken over”.Â Meanwhile, the Boss gives us a history lesson.
Is music too polished these days?Â The Black KeysÂ certainly think so. DrummerÂ Patrick CarneyÂ tells Canadian outletÂ Jam.CAÂ that he feels music that is too perfect isÂ â€œboringâ€Â and that people have lost an ear for rougher music. Carney feels like rock acts today are making elevator music but stated everyone has it in them to make cooler sounds saying,Â â€œEverybody has it but you’ve got to exercise it.â€Â Carney made his point using the history of rock and roll explaining,Â â€œWhen you turn on the radio it’s all kind of perfectly sequenced, perfectly written, perfectly performed by machines. It’s hard not to listen toÂ The WhoÂ and really understand these are wild men going crazy orÂ Led ZeppelinÂ â€“ these are human beings that play that, it’s all hard to kind of put that in perspective. We just try to make music what we love to make and have fun.”
Meanwhile, down south in Austin, Billboard reportsÂ Smashing PumpkinÂ Billy CorganÂ gave a talk at SXSWÂ about the current state of music. Corgan reportedly declared,Â â€œI was part of a generation that changed the world- and it was taken over by posers.â€Â Billy went on to say,Â â€œArtists that break through now have grown up thinking that being famous is the goal. Not to be respected – not to be dangerous.”Â Billy will be releasing the new Smashing Pumpkins albumÂ OceaniaÂ later this year.
Bruce Springsteen’s Keynote Speech @SXSW
Bruce SpringsteenÂ delivered the keynote speech at SXSW, or what should be dubbed the “many keynotes speech” said Bruce. Â The Boss basically gave an aural history of rock n roll through his life (‘when I started playing guitar at 9, rock and roll history was only ten years. In today’s terms think if you only had music to draw on from 2002 to now’), his influences , likeÂ Elvis,Â The BeatlesÂ andÂ Roy Orbison, he talked about the power of songwriters, and he described his love of Motown music.Â Â Bruce ended the speech with a sing-a-long with the audience, doingÂ Woody Guthrieâ€™s â€œThis Land is Your Landâ€ to mark what would have been Woodyâ€™s 100thÂ birthday year.Â Â Bruce got a standing ovation.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Many people likely found Bruceâ€™s speech to be inspirational, but who inspired The Boss?Â Â He told us about one person in particular â€“ his mother
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The talk began at 12:35 PM and Springsteen started it off by saying,Â â€œGood Morning.Â Â Why are we up so f***ing early?Â Â How important can this speech be if weâ€™re giving it at noon, when every decent musician in town is asleep?
Â· Â Â Â During the address, Bruce strummed an acoustic guitar, singingÂ The Animalsâ€™ â€œWeâ€™ve Gotta Get Out of This Place.â€Â Â When The Animalsâ€™Â Eric BurdonÂ found out, he tweeted,Â â€œ@Springsteen, Iâ€™m across town at @RealDayTrotter, truly honored to hear you played â€˜We Gotta Get Outta This Placeâ€™ during your keynote!â€
?What is the best speech youâ€™ve ever seen?