8/28/2005

Bobby Lightfoot's Starving Musician Tips #14



Always wear a condom when sharing needles.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Kevin Wolf said...

Can we stop the tips now, Mr Lightfoot? You're scaring me!

4:13 PM  
Blogger Bobby Lightfoot said...

That's good...that's good.

Now you won't run away from home to be a musician.

My work is done here.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Simon said...

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11:41 PM  
Blogger Simon said...

Yuck. Looks like Marilyn Manson, (before he started trying to be Ziggy Stardust and the kidz still gave a shit about him).

Hey I propose a 15th tip: Be A Coporate Whore. Check out this review of (bbbrrrrr) Smash Mouth's Greatest Hits album. Note all the corporate tie-ins. Bitchy review.

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:evj9kemtfq7v

I found this section particularly striking due to your recent comments in the blog:

... Smash Mouth happily took the work, becoming pop culture white noise in the process ? music that was easy to tune out while still registering subconsciously. To be given so many opportunities to sell out the band had to be good enough ? good enough to sell their hooks, but not distinctive enough to cause waves....

Meow! But sadly true...

11:43 PM  
Blogger Bobby Lightfoot said...

Ouch. That is really strikingly apropos. Makes the point perfectly.

12:16 AM  
Blogger Simon said...

There's was an Australian band called Regurgitator in the 90's. Track 1 on their first major label album: "I Sucked A Lot Of Cock To Get Where I Am".

Naturally Track 1 on their second album was called: "I Like Your Old Stuff Better Than Your New Stuff".

Great concepts and titles... Real shame about their lame music. I will give props to their Anti-Mariah Carey anthem 'I Love Tommy Mottola' though. An extract:

I was born on a wednesday
Stuffed my plums on a thursday
All this made me number one on the friday
Whoa hey hey hey

Don't you know that we'd be something together
I could be your songbird tied to a tether
And when you've got an arse looking this good in leather
We could swallow the world down whole

1:06 AM  

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