Hello, one and all. Today, I’m going to discuss music, in particular, how music is made up in terms of the underlying theme of the song in question. We’re going to exclude classical music and instrumentals, purely because the meaning behind the music is contextual and not at all guided by the official lyrics.
Did you know there are more versions of the EastEnders’ theme than you might think? Sure, most people are aware of Julia’s theme, maybe a few others know about Anita Dobson’s lyrical version “Anyone can fall in love”, but I know of at least eight versions, and I’m sure there are more. Today, I want to go over those eight versions, highlighting them for the many of you who likely aren’t aware of them, and given my views.
I sometimes watch bad audition tapes to remind myself that telling yourself you can do something, and actually being able to do it are two very different things. It’s good to have dream, but delusions… Continue reading “Kamikaze – Kamikaze by Eminem”
I’m just gonna get right to this… Continue reading “Stepping stones – Kamikaze by Eminem”
So this is where we take a bit of a dark turn and things get quite real as in a reply to Paul’s (from Paul (Skit) – Kamikaze by Eminem) call, he phones back and leave a message that in essence says two key things.
1 = He is not out to answer every rappers challenge or face down every critic of his work.
2 = He’s on his way to a nothing reviewers house that he reckons he’s tracked down to have it out with him over the guys review of Revival in person. Now as a knows little knows nothing reviewer myself i am very unnerved by the notion of Eminem showing up at my flat and facing me down over something I’ve typed. I’m sure that is the point of this bit!
Hearing a SatNav in the background and the clear sound of driving adds to the fear that this may be something he’s actually done or does, and that is making me think twice before i type my next sentence. He quotes the reason he’s found this guy is because he wrongly stated a miss rhyme as part of a song… so i think he’s trying to send a message to us critics, do your homework and know what you’re talking about before you say something.
That Other Guy
Sorry I’ve been inconsistent everyone; I’ve been ill. Of course it would happen just as i decide to take reviewing seriously again! It seems the universe is trying to tell me something – but i will insist to not listen and keep buggering on.
Just a quick one here as this isn’t a song, but it is interesting that he included this audio recording from his answer phone in the album, and near the start as well. I think, if we look back on the 3 songs and messages so far he’s admitted he’s had failures in the past but points out that he is all so one of the best in the industry, and then picks fault with that industry for taking what he feels is a wrong direction with the new talent being bought through.
With that in mind i think this is here for the industries benefit. He’s saying to all the rappers he’s pissed off and to all the labels that support and protect them that ‘look, i’m being told this isn’t a good idea! I know this isn’t what i should be doing!’ but maybe he feels an album like this is the only way left to get his point across and the rappers coming for him will only understand that he is serious about being too big to respond to their challenges by doing so in the first place so he can prove he’s been told not to.
It’s like punching a kid who has spent all day trying to piss you off in the face at school in front of the teacher. The kid gets the benefit of hearing you be told off so they know you weren’t suppose to do that, but only after you’ve already punched them. I think this album is meant to be that punch, not so much thrown to shut the other rappers up but to prove that he’s not chicken; it’s just the industry expects him to be better than that.
That Other Guy