With every year that goes by, the more the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame seems to become a less cloudy vision, a more transparent, old boys network who randomly pick names from the hat of yesteryear.
Rush, Donna Summer, Heart and Public Enemy on this years list. All deserve to be recognised, but are they names that you, today would put forward for any type of nomination? Why in fact should anyone be nominated for such an honour? Artists are out there because they want to be. Jeff Ament, bassist with Pearl Jam once said that “you can’t give people a fucking award for art.” He was right. There are so many that go unrecognised, un adulated and un awarded. Who are these suits that choose who should be revered and not so? No-one should judge anothers art. If a particular genre is not for you then that is OK, but if you do choose to comment who are you to say that Bob Geldof is superior to Eminem? You are no-one..
Artists, musicians, painters, actors and the like work hard at their crafts. Not because they want to end up a name on a wall, but because they have drive, vision and passion. The best thing you can do is buy the merchandise, see the show, listen to the records and tell your friends, relatives, neighbours and colleagues. Spread the word and keep them alive.
Doors founding member, Ray Manzarek, 74, was confirmed dead today in Germany, after fight with Bile Duct cancer.
Full story courtesy of CTV Canada.
In early June, Headbangerwoman put in a request with the Lamb of God PR company for an interview. It was subsequently denied. No issue, that happens frequently, we are a small fish in a huge lake.
Since this occurence, Lamb Of God singer David Randall Blythe has been incarcerated on a Czech prison for an incident that allegedly happened two years ago. Randy is getting all kinds of help from the North American media, including Headbangerwoman.com, who posted the official press statement from the band just last week.
Headbangerwoman is also a long time follower of the singer on Twitter.
We are certain there will be a good outcome for this situation and wish Randy all the luck and hope for his safe return to the US very soon.
Meanwhile, we hope that this will open the eyes of the publicists just a wee bit! We may be small and insignificant, we may not have the amount of readers required for you to grant us an interview, but we still care. It is with passion that we will do whatever we can, even if that is just placing an ad or a link, re-tweeting a post or press release, but we also hope that this opens up the eyes of those that were put where they are by the music fan. The general public. We here at Headbangerwoman.com are not put down or discouraged by those assuming that they are controlling what can be written and who can take photographs. This is what we do and this is what we love. There are always ways and means to get an interview and take a picture. We will continue to deliver for the fans. The musicians know full well that without the regular Joe, the people who listen, buy merchandise such as books and Tee shirts and support the music, they too would be in the audience and not on the stage revered and worshipped. 2000 readers a month, is better than no readers ever….would you not agree!!
Maybe this should be the start of change?
Something a little different, for you music junkies out there…
S Fitts is a writer, her Bio reads as such;
Born in Houston, transplanted in Rhode Island since 2000,S Fitts is the author of Bleeding Gut Blues and keyboard player for punk bands Almost Blind and Drunk Robb & the Shots.
[I’m also a shitty poet, hack busker, self-hating graphic designer, RISD graduate, former barista, and amateur publisher. –S]
Go HERE to check out this up coming writer and musician.