Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018

The nominees have been announced and I’m really sick and tired of how some of the 80’s artists get snubbed while 90’s acts get inducted.

For the most part, many of these award shows are nothing but a bloody joke. Let’s take a look at the Grammys for example before the creature within me decides to rip the former into pieces with my keyboard…

Do you remember when Milli Vanilli had to give their Grammy back? It was the charged that they didn’t sing on their records as if this was of their choosing… Those two could sing, it’s just that the powers that were over them decided to use them as models pretty much.

Now do you want to know why taking their Grammy away is nothing but a damn joke now? I will tell you why. With the advent of pitch correction, even the worst singer on the planet will sound better then they ever will without it. That little bit of technology can change their voice to the point where it is no longer really them.

I am not going to name names here, but anyone who bought the CD in the past 10 years and then went to a live concert only to be sorely disappointed will know exactly what I’m talking about. Half of these pop and rock stars can’t even carry a note without pitch correction.

And now just for a little bit of trivia, did you know there is only one singer that never had to be dubbed at all? In fact when she was alive the technology didn’t exist for that, but she was known to hit a song on the first take, and every time I hear her songs, it is no wonder that she is one of the most influential women to this day even though she died before I was a-year-old.

That was Patsy Cline… But enough of that. My bone of contention is that some of the singers that have won Grammys since pitch correction came into existence, would probably never be where they are without it. That being said, I believe Milli Vanilli should get their Grammy back…

Now back to this joke called the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Why do I think it’s a joke? I’ve already alluded to that a little bit in my first paragraph, and I am sure the Bon Jovi and Eurythmics will make the cut. Those two acts sold more records than some of the other ones that were nominated. Radiohead and Judas Priest get a pass from me because they’re awesome! In fact I really hope Judas Priest gets inducted just to piss off the musical purists who seem to be doing all the voting in the damn thing.

It seems that the editors of Rolling Stone have the final say in who gets nominated, so I’m going to close with this…

I am still quite pissed that they have not bothered to even look at putting Duran Duran in when those guys do have serious musical chops and have put out a hit in every decade they been together. Their contributions to the music video industry, the other artists that they have inspired, and the fact that they have still stayed together after all the bull crap that went on for the past 3 decades since warrants that they should be nominated.

I still refuse to read Rolling Stone magazine until they get a nod. Maybe that will inspire me to forgive them for putting the Boston Marathon bomber on the cover but I doubt it. I have not read that magazine since they did that, but at least if they would quit snubbing people of my generation it might garner them a little more respect from me.

However, I will stay tuned and wait for 2019. Same bat time, same bat channel! And the older I get, the crankier I become! Hopefully they will get inducted before it is time to retire. That time will be when their fans start throwing their depends upon the stage instead of flowers, stuffed animals and various undergarments…

Rant over!

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Awake and Wondering…

I was reading about the 3 women rescued in Ohio.  They had a hero. My writing of Kit and what she went through for 3 years is nothing comparable to what these young women suffered. It is my hope that one day the past 10 years, as awful as they were, will become a picture to keep tucked away for them and that they will one day find happiness as well as peace.

I cannot even begin to imagine what is going through their heads right now, but if it is anything like the emotions Kit endured after Karen’s death, I am sure there is somewhat of a mix between grief and relief.