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Venting About Music

You know what kind of music I hate? Country.

You know who I am definitely NOT fond of? Jason Aldean.

But this is a free speech website and this is just a reminder, free speech is for everyone. You can't have every other rapper in the country rappin' about shooting the PO-LICE, then get bent out of shape because Aldean is vaguely singin' about you shouldn't be coming to his small town. I can literally name a thousand songs with worse content.


Creed is getting back together?

If you are excited, you are at the wrong website.

Good Creed songs? Z-e-r-o.

And trust me, it's not just a Scott Stapp problem, it's an ALL of them problem.


Frequent Beacon of Speech punching bags, The Eagles, are coming to town.

According to TicketMaster:

Nosebleed, top row: $256

Floor near front: $1,124

Other websites?

Front few rows, if available: $4,000-$5,000

That's a hard pill to swallow, even for fanatics.


#1 song on Alternative iTunes?

Losing my Religion by R.E.M.

As a matter of fact, 3 of the top 20 are R.E.M. songs.

I actually like R.E.M., but what year is this? The band broke up 12 years ago.


Okay grumpy ol' Fred Hunt, what are you recommending today?

Our Beacon of Speech co-founder has been sending one of his ex-bandmates from Waysted Space some original song files. I told Ted he should listen to Roky Erickson for inspiration.

He said "why Roky Erickson?"

I said "listen Ted, you're no crazier than Roky Erickson, there's still time for your Second Act."

"What made Erickson so crazy?" He asked.

Then I told him the LONG version of this story "Erickson had picked up an obsession with the mail, in which he would collect and catalog junk mail, as well as write countless letters to people (dead or alive.) He was arrested (although charges were dropped) for mail theft in 1989."


You know what song I caught myself singing today?

Guilty by Gravity Kills. Gravity Kills was supposed to be the next big thing.

They weren't.

Not even close.


You still can't get past my Jason Aldean take?

#1 song on Rap iTunes?

All My Life by Lil Durk.

Sample anti-police lyric?

Hard times don't last, 'member when cops harrassed

Talkin' out my ass, boy, you ain't shit but a bitch with a badge

Number of N-Bombs?

Only 6.

Number of F-Bombs?



Revolver had the Top 5 Industrial Albums of All Time list this week.

I own 3 of the 5 albums. (5- Godflesh, 3- Ministry, 1- Nine Inch Nails.)

Just a reminder, in 1988, Ministry sang one of the most offensive song ever written.

Lyrics so incendiary, that I can't even imagine printing them here, my editor would have a heart attack.


According to Rolling Stone, Danny Elfman is a bad, bad boy.

You mean the guy who was famous for playing the Devil?

....and singing about Little Girls?

....and joyfully espousing Wild Sex (in the Working Class)?

Remember when Rolling Stone was the Counter-Culture instead of the Corporate Culture?


This week, Guns 'N' Roses manage Tom Mayhue claimed a new song was dropping imminently and it will sound "Apetite-oriented."

Uh, no it won't.

Appetite for Destruction was the act of catching lightning in a bottle.

Just a reminder, Guns 'N' Roses has released one, yes one, album in the last 30 years....

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