I hope the Easter Bunny was good to everybody. However, rumor had it that the bunny was quarantined in his cage, eating wabbit food and pooping wabbit balls in the corner.
I created another caricature this weekend. This time it was a caricature of my favorite country entertainer, Dwight Yoakam.
Those of you who are not familiar with real country music, might not be familiar with Mr. Yoakam. I’m speaking to those of you who follow the pretty boy, country singers of today, who wear their baseball cap backwards and couldn’t sing without Auto-Tune. These guys are, in actuality, “pop music singers”. These ”enhanced” pop singers then take on the label of a country singer, throw in an occasional steele guitar and walah! You have the modern country music singer! This is exactly the type of crap country music that gets played on Modern Country radio stations today (which is the reason I don't listen to modern country radio stations any longer). The fact is, that most of the “music” on any Modern Country music radio stations these days is unlistenable. What you hear on these radio stations is the least offensive, formulamatic, politically correct, bland electronically enhanced crap, they come up with to subvert the brain dead public (i.e., the people that still listen to radio stations).
Of course, all this really doesn't really matter anymore (stepping off my soapbox), because, radio is dead. Queen warned us about this and we didn't listen…apparently, no one still loves you...
I myself, don't listen to radio any longer (unless it’s the Seattle Mariners!) If I want to listen to music, I choose alternative methods (albums, CD’s and downloads and YouTube and going to concerts)...and by the way, thank God for YouTube, (although they are themselves the definition of large corporate behemoths) at least, talented musicians can still get their music to a public starving for good, new music.
Thank you, thank you very much!
(Michael has left the building)