Korn “never never” …. yeah, never never publish commercial stuff

Hi guys!

So, it’s been soooo long, I know, my fault… but let’s say I’ve been through some changes, and I didn’t have time to write anything here or on twitter.

So I’ll just start with a simple consideration; Korn new single, “never never”.

I love it. BUT.

If it went under some other band’s name I would have definitely loved it, but knowing is a Korn song.. I was like… WTF?! Don’t get me wrong, I love it, I looove it, the first time I listened to it 4 times in a row! but on the same time I’m perplexed. It seems so commercial to me! Like a perfect first single of a brand new band who is desperately trying to be noticed and have success by adding a little bit of this band, plus a little bit of that other band and that other band as well. I mean.. I’m not really impressed. It’s nothing new. It’s like some kind of commercial “metal”.

I don’t know much about Korn, I’m just expressing my thoughts, but I think this single will definitely tear Korn fans apart. I mean some real Korn fan may be quite pissed off by this single, but some other may really love it. Why? If I am to give an opinion on Korn only based on this single this is what I think: I think we are facing a turning point in Korn music.

It’s definitely different from the previous works, less “suffered”, less painful, less angry in some way… les KORN if you want,less metal actually. In fact I think it is a perfect “to be continued” of “the path of totality” with the dubstep sonority. That’s why some Korn fan may be quite upset. They’ve been given something out of the ordinary Korn package. Again.

I think we are facing a change in Korn music, in their inner being. Less metal, more “ElectroSoftMetal”. yeah, just made it up =D

Turning points usually bring the band towards new musical horizons, towards new ways of experimenting in music. New sounds, different sounds. Different musical choices, like moving to the next step, evolving, maturing. Thus changing. And changes are not always welcomed.

Every band gets to a turning point in their carrier, especially if they’ve been around for quite some years. And usually it is a make it or break it change, a change that will decide the bands future. Will they fail, or will they succeed? Will they fall in disgrace, or will they shine? Many bands end up being forever forgotten, others have a huge and never-ending success. It’s a roll of a dice.

Changing is just a natural process, time passes, musical era changes, PEOPLE change, their view of life and priority changes, they simply grow old, and they get more mature. They need to experiment as well, to evolve and give their fans something new, something that would keep them hooked for some other years. But on the other hand there are the “purist fans” as I love to call them, the kind of fan who are so attached to the band that cannot even conceive a change in their music. They would love to hear the same songs from – let’s say their favorite 3 CDs- repeated over and over trough the years. Same sounds, same stuff. You know, what has worked once will work again and again, the same ingredients for the same recipe, just changed in the order. That’s why some of them may be disappointed.

But at the same time is the kind of fan that will always love and support blindly the band, just because… it’s THE band. The band who was able to give the word those great masterpieces. The fan who can hate the new stuff, but who will always support the band. Because their memory is well impressed in their heart and mind.

And then you have what I call the “open fan” the one who is open to changes and new stuff and sounds. The fan who is able to detach from his concept of the band, and embrace the new road the band is taking them to. The fan who I think can be both, a threat and a blessing to the band.

Why a threat? Because it’s the kind of fan who is able to actually judge their favorite band, the fan who has no fear in saying “this song sucks! What the f&%$k are they thinking about?!”.  And maybe they won’t buy that particular CD, as a protest.

And why a blessing? Because if you are able to convince that kind of fan that your new music is great, than you’ve done a really great job!

So, I guess the entire cd will tell us if I just lost time in writing something senseless, or if actually there is some kind of change in their music, a new path they’ll follow  =D and fans will tell us soon enough the fate of the cd 😉

Can’t wait to be on the road again!

dixyrock

Annunci

in search of the right one

Hi guys!

so, I always get up in the morning with a different song in my mind as soon as I open my eyes.. which is cool, and quite fun having random songs in my mind every morning ( I can get quite amazed sometimes O.o )

But this morning…. nothing at all… complete silence. No songs running through my mind… bad sign I thought. While I was driving to work I put my mp3 on as usually, but just couldn’t find ONE song to listen to. (so veeeery strange since I usually don’t want to get off my car and stop listening to my songs.) I mean, I was always skipping any songs, just couldn’t finish ONE. O.o

so I began to have this feeling of dissatisfaction, an emptiness I can’t fulfill, some kind of anxiety, agitation, frustration. I was wondering if these feelings are related in any way to the fact that I didn’t have any song in my mind today,(ok, that’s odd) or if it’s just me. I mean,am I trying to understand what I’m feeling today by searching my emotion in a song, which I just can’t find? does it even make any sence?

Maybe I just don’t know how I feel, and I want to figure it out by feeling some kind of connection to a song. Do I need music to understand how I feel sometimes? wow.. SCARING but actually think so =S

My question to you is, do you ever feel this way? does it happen to you too? can you understand screwed up messy feelings listening to a song?

that’s one among the others music’s abilities I guess.

I’m still looking for the songs that’s “calling” me, which is I guess the feeling that I feel today, but I just can’t find it.

Hope to find the right one soon, and hope you’ll find yours 😉

Dixyrock

waiting for Bon Jovi

Hi guys!!

I’m sooooooo happy and overwhelmed because i’m going to Berlin for a bon jovi concert!

Imagine to go to your favorite’s band concert, imagine that feeling, imagine to be in the very first rows, imagine to get to see them very close… and maybe to be seen by one of them. That’s exactly how I’m feeling right now… about to have a heart attack! =D

I would give anything just to stop the frenzy, stop the world, and have just a little minute to say to the band “thank you”. Thank you for the rollercoaster of emotion in which you put me through in all those years, thanks for writing the words I wasn’t able to say. Thanks for being there just before an exam, just after a heart break, next to me while on my knees whispering to keep strong and lift my head up, and keep on fighting. Their music is in my blood, in my mind, in my heart, I just want to say “thank you”…

I know that maybe some of you can think “oh my, this girl is nuts!” or maybe some of you know what I’m talking about… and completely understands! Well, this is my dream. Hope everyone of you who have this same dream can make it true =)  that’s quite difficult though U.U

I won’t be able to write to you the day after the show because I won’t have my PC, but I swear I’ll write as soon as possible! I’ll come back on the 20th and the next day I’ll go to Toto concert in Rome. So, if you won’t have heard from me in 4 days don’t worry, I’m not dead because of the concert ;D or maybe….. naaa

I’m leaving tomorrow morning, and the concert will be on Tuesday the 18th.  I took some days just to visit the city too, since I’ve never been to Berlin. Guess what I’ll do on Monday… I’ll go hunting Bon Jovi down =D have no idea on how to find their hotel though -.-

Keep on rocking!!

See you on the road 😉