Alright so this is something that’s been on my mind grapes for a while now. If you like something, support it. If you don’t, it will cease to exist. My buddy Sean showed me a video of Billy Corgan (singer/guitar player/songwriter from “Smashing Pumpkins”) putting this idea and a few other important ones into words. Now usually I don’t like watching Mr. Corgan in interviews, and it makes me sad that he refuses to play his old tunes in concerts, but the dude seems to know what he’s talking about. That and “Zero” is one of my all time favourite tunes…
Watch the video HERE
Now, I’m not trying to be preachy, and I’m not saying, “HEY YOU! BUY MY SHIT!” because I am also guilty of this sometimes. I look for deals on CDs when I go to a store. I have passed on buying a CD I really wanted because I could get two in a combo pack for the same price, but that’s not helping the artist that I really like. In that moment it doesn’t hit me that he/she has to charge that much because they don’t have an endorsement deal with that new 17G cell phone, or some sport sneakers that they have no need for. I mean you’re a musician, who gives a shit how high you can jump*? Anyway, all I’m saying is; as a whole, we need to start supporting all these musicians, artists, etc. that we really like. Otherwise, they will cease to exist. We might not be as lucky as we were with “Arrested Development” coming back after being cancelled. Artists can’t eat your “likes” on Facebook.
Alright, enough with my ranting. I’m sorry if I upset you. Next time I see you, I’ll give you a hug and I won’t tongue juice you. On a happier note, I found another fantastic picture of Boyes! So, a little back story… Most of RoRY went to Kingston for a show at Clark Hall Pub at Queen’s University, and our buddy Melcher graciously let us crash at his place for the evening. As we’re getting ready to turn in, we all start pulling out blankets and sleeping bags, and Boyes pulls this out of his bag. I love you buddy.
*That totally made me picture that scene in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, where Chapelle asks for a timeout so he can pump up his sneakers. Aw man, *insert knee slap* classic!