This is a “look down from 10,000 feet” examination of the music industry and the strange things we notice that no one else seems to.

This presentation will lead to future videos being far more specific, looking at one artist or even one album at a time. This was too broad of a topic to take on in one podcast!

As usual, what people think they understand about the music industry is not what’s really going on. In the podcast, I look at the main characteristics “that give it away,” and expose it as yet another fraud (but what else is new?)

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Jeanna Dysart
Jeanna Dysart
27 days ago

I am psyched. Good job, Matt!

Brian Walendy
Brian Walendy
27 days ago

Hey man you’re not actually not bad at rapping. That’s wild. Yours was 100x better than that garbage that is Gucci gang.

Last edited 27 days ago by Brian Walendy
Jeanna Dysart
Jeanna Dysart
27 days ago

“What else does he have to do?” You are hilarious, Matt.

HARLEQUIN .
HARLEQUIN .
27 days ago

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Paula Osborne
Paula Osborne
27 days ago
Reply to  HARLEQUIN .

Exactly! Like, I got sunburned because everyone else didn’t wear sunblock!

Jeff Hall
Jeff Hall
27 days ago
Reply to  Paula Osborne

EXACTLY!🤔

William Lodderhose
William Lodderhose
27 days ago
Reply to  Paula Osborne

nice one

Maria Maybe
Maria Maybe
27 days ago
Reply to  Paula Osborne

spot on

William Lodderhose
William Lodderhose
26 days ago
Reply to  Paula Osborne

ouch, hope none of the NPCs see your post (you’ll give them ideas) or it’ll be a circus at the beach next summer, lol

Jeff Hall
Jeff Hall
27 days ago
Reply to  HARLEQUIN .

That’s Good, INSANITY UNBELIEVABLE!👍

William Lodderhose
William Lodderhose
27 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Hall

yeah, if this was the Olympics they’d score a perfect 10 lol

David Codella
David Codella
27 days ago

I’ve been saying this for a long time music has took a hardcore nosedive. To the point where it’s just complete garbage today and literally laughable.

Loopy Moo
Loopy Moo
27 days ago
Reply to  David Codella

I don’t think anybody can be unbiased about the music of their particular era. I remember my mum complaining my music was incomprehensible and loud whereas I did and still do understand it perfectly, while her era was quite racist and nonsensical to me. But you know that music is nosediving by the amount of sampling going on. Straight ripping. I really like some of the new music, but there’s no meaning to most of it. And I wondered why I still liked it…. because it was straight sampling from my era of music. Cloning my era.

Madeline Shockley
Madeline Shockley
25 days ago
Reply to  David Codella

I mostly agree David, but I discovered a y-tube channel called PostModernJukebox, and they cover “new” music but in several diff ways, It’s fun, all is not lost

Jimmy Haole
Jimmy Haole
27 days ago

Objectively bad. I dont agree all music is subjective.

Lynn Yvette
Lynn Yvette
27 days ago

I subscribed to you Matt. You’re my family and those two cats. My girl lulu is 20 now and she just chirped, meows are seldom in her vocabulary lol

Austin Martinovsky
Austin Martinovsky
27 days ago

I disagree and I believe humans are more talented and able to produce beautiful works then you give them credit for. Hardly anyone is just trying to get girls anymore and alot of the young generation is highly connected to spirit and emotions and also I believe reality magically flows through when your in an emotional creative state.

John Mcmullan
John Mcmullan
12 days ago

Maybe that’s what happens we become spiritually stronger and aware I as you do believe the young generation has become much more spiritually aware so much so that the media betrays them as empty vessels . And if you listen to the media and the music that we are subjected to you would believe that to be the case but when you talk to them it couldn’t be further from the truth
they are awake and those lyrics
are from their souls ..words that have deep spiritual meaning and even cause you to be spiritually uplifted even. But wait why would whoever is running this script allow this spiritually uplifting music out in the first place I think you will agree
that makes no sense Could be the reason why it keeps wiping us out every so many years because we spiritually evolved . I asked myself what is the reason behind all of this deception. That matt and a very few other channels point out let’s say the scriptwriter is Satan then iwhy does he hide why does he use lies and deception when we already know he owns this place.
Why the games why show us pleasure and pain
And more importantly why does it wipe us out every so many years
Could it be that we become too spiritually aware that we become a threat to him . Or that we are here from are own choice

Steven Anderson
Steven Anderson
27 days ago

Since the Mandela effect I listen to music on a different level , it’s interesting to go through old favourites and have a different take on it .

Tim McCall
Tim McCall
27 days ago

I agree; lots of us are seeing a whole new dimension in song lyrics from before, as Vannessa VA points out. Occult lyrics are often found: Soundgarden Black Hole Sun?? And since when would Macca have the wherewithal to write mature lyrics like Eleanor Rigby at 22-ish? Sage of Quay tears this narrative a new one…

That said, I have heard it mentioned that many artists (Sarah McLaughlin / David Crosby etc.) are scions of bloodline families who want something interesting to do with their time and talents(?) and so get promoted in the biz. David Crosby is supposedly a Van Rennsselaer descendant.

The faked death / “retirement” aspect is often overlooked; probably all down on David Bowie island across the Antarctica ice wall. Hell of a jam session ; Michael Jackson, Bowie, Prince – the list goes on!

Jack Gallant
Jack Gallant
27 days ago
Reply to  Tim McCall

Fun to think about, but it’s also important to acknowledge that death is a real thing, and it happens. My grandparents were buried, in the ground.

Madeline Shockley
Madeline Shockley
25 days ago

I recently discovered in, you-tube, reaction videos, really interesting watching younger folks listening to and “reacting” to music they never knew existed. Many never experienced live performances. It’s an amazing time to be alive

Moon Seven
Moon Seven
27 days ago

A little too short – I look forward to part 2, oh those heroes of yesteryear and childhood

Mishko from Amsterdam
Mishko from Amsterdam
27 days ago

Autotune. The curse that is autotune. The sound of success.
A not so great levelling. A corporation instrument that kills authenticity,
originality and diversity.

Is sounding like Billie Eilish a good thing? Probably not to Billy Eilish.
Is her music more than concept and formula?
Does she have parents or just handlers?
Disney trauma is the gift that keeps being given.

J D
J D
27 days ago

Yes, this … I totally agree, AutoTurd inspires the desire to shove knitting needles in ones ears .. best to avoid it.. LOL 🙂 The Disney thing? IMO? some high level dark majick/ alchemy.. MK-Ultra type shenanigans going on.. how long before the next one Britney Spears’ out on us? Strange .. strange world we live in…

Rasheda Whisler
Rasheda Whisler
26 days ago

Auto tuned to the bad frequency as it is.

William Wells
William Wells
27 days ago

I pretty much stopped listening to “music”

dag b
dag b
27 days ago

i heard some theories; they know of reincarnation and keep old music f,maybe from the previous civilazation 2021 yrs ago( reset) ,or they stole it, anyway; we get born again and again without knowledge of previous lives, because our families arent like theirs, which has an obvious upside otherwise we wouldnt have done it.

dag b
dag b
27 days ago
Reply to  dag b

ofc they dont have to go to school; if they choose to be a musician they have plenty time practicing

steve tobin
steve tobin
27 days ago

stevie wonder isnt blind, apparently

William Wells
William Wells
27 days ago
Reply to  steve tobin

I saw something that made me believe that as well

Jeff Hall
Jeff Hall
27 days ago
Reply to  William Wells

I also seen something along those lines as well, could be part of some kind of trick or spell, IDK, I would think if he can see the whole thing is done for very nefarious reason’s or a creepy Agenda we don’t understand?
IDK.

Bruce Rogers
Bruce Rogers
26 days ago
Reply to  steve tobin

I recently saw a Stevie Wonder performance where a band member knocks over a microphone stand and Stevie jumps into action to catch it like he is Zatoichi.

Diane Considder
Diane Considder
27 days ago

These young kids come out with one or two great albums and then seem to lose all their creativity. They then go on touring for decades singing the same songs over and over because they have nothing new to present. There’s definitely something wrong.

Jon McIntyre
Jon McIntyre
12 days ago

Pecuiar indeed.

derek porter
derek porter
27 days ago

disclaimer – i’m a big time, biased pearl jam fan. as i’ve gotten older, their politics have been harder and harder to take, but the music is the music.

no code/yield are my favorite albums..

there is a bunch of truth-droppy stuff on yield.

brain of j:

you’ve been taught, whipped into shape now they got you in line
stand behind the stripe, there will be order, so give up your mind
the whole world will be different soon

faithful:

m.y.t.h.s.
belief in a game, controls
it keeps us in a box of fear
we never listen, the voice inside so drowned out
drowned, you are. you are everything and everything is you

S Fad
S Fad
27 days ago

Good stuff Matt

Mark Cooper
Mark Cooper
27 days ago

The government decided to stop funding rock music and start pushing gangster rap in order to help them destroy society. That’s the reason. There’s still talent out there but it is ignored! If you are ignored you have no money and if you have no money you have no time or help getting music out there. Songs like this would have been on the radio 40 years ago for example… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynK8zwgTd7w

Jack Sutherlin
Jack Sutherlin
27 days ago

I believe 99% of the musical acts we have today are contrived instruments of the intelligence agencies for purposes of culture creation. There’s no better way to control the minds and attitudes of the younger generations than through music. It started back with the Beatles in England and Elvis Presley here in the states. Now days it’s even more sinister and nefarious as many of the most heavily promoted pop stars are secretly transgendered resulting in hoards of preteen girls and boys lusting over members of the same sex. The backstories of these musicians are completely made up and none of them write their own music. Once the system decides these musical groups have served their purpose and they no longer have any more use for them, they’re disregarded. I imagine it becomes a burden financially to maintain the appearance of some of the most successful musicians as wealthy individuals like one would natural expect them to be. Thats why they faked both John Lennon and Elvis Presley’s deaths. They were costing them way too much money. In actuality, these musicians get to keep very little of the money they help generate. Everyone knows the real money comes from song writting but ass I stated earlier, these people don’t write any of their own songs.
The easiest thing to do with these musicians when their through with them is to fake their deaths.
In some cases I think their allowed to continue but completely on their own with no more financial support. This is why we see bands like the Stones whos members are pushing 80 still touring year after year -its the only way these guys have to generate an income. They get no residuale income because they dont own the rights to their songs.
Whie I’m thinking about it, Dave Grohl is another one they let continue on without any more support after they fakes Corbain’s death.(btw, he was/is gay)..And it turns out Daves actually a half decent musician.

Timothy Laudeman
Timothy Laudeman
27 days ago
Reply to  Jack Sutherlin

First time I’ve ever heard Cobain was guy. I don’t doubt you, just first time hearing this.

Jack Sutherlin
Jack Sutherlin
27 days ago

Oh yes.
And go back and have another look at Courtney. Those be some broad shoulders, long arms, and skinny hips for a true woman.

Scroll down a few comments and read what I just learned about the multiple 100’s of millions she should have after Curts death. Just like with Lisa Marie Presley, most of her money’s been stolen by accountants and bad financial advisors🤣.👌

Timothy Laudeman
Timothy Laudeman
25 days ago
Reply to  Jack Sutherlin

Thank you my friend. Actually the more I think about it nothing surprises me anymore.

Tim McCall
Tim McCall
27 days ago
Reply to  Jack Sutherlin

Yup. The Beatles were a Tavistock Institute project, all four were / are freemasons. Or make than five, if you count William Shepherd (Billy Shears) as Macca 2.0. Oh how naïve we were… hey, throw the Stones / Eagles and scads of others into that mix.

Todd Burgess
Todd Burgess
27 days ago
Reply to  Tim McCall

That Shears fellow did turn out to be a pretty good musician, after all.

Jack Sutherlin
Jack Sutherlin
27 days ago
Reply to  Tim McCall

Exactly.
Have you read the Miles Mathis PDF ‘John Lennon Faked his Death’ ? Search it up and have a read. Regardless of what you may or may not think about Miles Mathis, that paper will leave you with zero doubt John faked his death and is still alive living in Canada.
Just a teaser in case you haven’t already read it, he goes by the name Mark Staycer, and he’s aLennon impersonator. A Lennon impersonator who just so happens to look and sound exactly like Lennon and who also owns the world’s largest personal collection of rare Beatles memorabilia.🤣
But you have to read the paper because it gets even better and more ridiculous.

Jack Sutherlin
Jack Sutherlin
27 days ago
Reply to  Jack Sutherlin

And they tell us Lisa Marie Presley is broke because her business manager stole all her millions👌 How many times have we heard that tired old story? Does anyone believe that. The residual money coming in from publishing royalties, the Elvis trademark, and merchandising alone would be worth millions annually, but neither Lisa Marie nor her mother Priscilla own any of it. Because Elvis was a creation of the intelligence agencies, and they own everything that has to do with Elvis and the music attributed to him.
If Lisa Marie’s lucky she may be given a small portion of the gift shop proceeds from GraceLand.🤣
But other than that, shes shit outta luck.
What a shitty thing to have to come to terms with.

Jack Sutherlin
Jack Sutherlin
27 days ago
Reply to  Jack Sutherlin

Surprise Surprise!! Look what I just read about Courtney Love…
Source, Celebrity Net Worth dot com
“Courtney shocked the media when she claimed that nearly all the money she received from Kurt’s estate had been stolen or lost by accountants and bad financial advisers.”

You’ve got to be kidding me. 🙄
I guess they have to be able to explain why someone who should have tons of money doesn’t…and this is the best they can come up with, time and time again.

Lets see what Courtney should’ve been worth if things were real and those pesky accountants and bad financial advisors hasn’t stolen all her money.😁

“Courtney inherited both Kurt’s writing and publishing rights, which were valued at $130 and $115 million respectively. Courtney also owns a vast collection of Kurt’s personal effects, including guitars, clothing, notes, and other items that are valued at over $120 million.”

Poor Courtney (who btw is starting to look more and more like she was born a man)

Aleksandar Milicevic
Aleksandar Milicevic
27 days ago
Reply to  Jack Sutherlin

…And the majority is from Seattle. From Hendrix to Mudhoney …

Mark Cooper
Mark Cooper
27 days ago
Reply to  Jack Sutherlin

What makes you think Cobain is still alive? Just an assumption or do you know of someone that is actually him?

Jack Sutherlin
Jack Sutherlin
25 days ago
Reply to  Mark Cooper

The rest of his story is contrived, why would his death be any different? These people, while sometimes talented musicians, are primarily actors playing specific roles in an attempt to shape the attitudes and opinions of young people.
We know that Courtney didn’t inherit anything after Kurts supposed death which tells us he most likey didn’t die. That, or none of it was his to leave to anyone. He was just an employee and didn’t write any of the songs attributed to him.

Claudia Ciao
Claudia Ciao
27 days ago

I want wayyyyy more of this please!! Fascinating. Now I’m off to find the Rhiannon vid

Dirk Jeanes
Dirk Jeanes
27 days ago

Holes first album was pretty on the inside and that was hard core and not easy to listen to, but the 2nd album live through this was very radio friendly with songs like doll parts which was their best album apparently written with the help of kurt, but I don’t think kurt wrote nevermind that was written for him, he probably wrote bleach tho also I don’t think kurt is dead, if you look into the murder no one takes heroin then kills themselves…

Dirk Jeanes
Dirk Jeanes
27 days ago
Reply to  Dirk Jeanes

Also weirdly pretty on the inside is very different sounding compared to live through this just like nirvana’s bleach and nevermind, so I’m guessing same person wrote live through this and nevermind and it wasn’t kurt or Courtney, and I don’t think dave grohl wrote his 1st album neither that was written for him ready for when kurt’s fake death happens or ritual sacrifice if he is dead…

Jeff Hall
Jeff Hall
27 days ago
Reply to  Dirk Jeanes

Good point!

the51Project .
the51Project .
27 days ago

Interesting so many died age 27. 2+7 = 9. Nine is ‘completion’ in numerology (‘God’s’ language being math). Perhaps their job was done. Also indicates ‘old soul’. I’m a ‘9’ – would be interesting to see how many ‘9’s’ are drawn to this work…

How do I calculate my life-path number?Basically, take your date of birth’s numerical value, add all those digits together by category (year, month, day), and keep adding each of those digits together until you finally end up with a single digit.
For example: Say your birthday is July 3, 1995, or 7/3/1995. First, you’ll reduce the year to a single digit by adding its digits together. 1+9+9+5 = 24, and 2+4 = 6. In this case, both the month and the day are already single digits, so we can now add each value together: 6 (for the year) + 3 (for the day) + 7 (for the month) = 16. Finally, add those digits together, as needed, until you get a single digit: 1+6 = 7.

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HARLEQUIN .
HARLEQUIN .
27 days ago
Reply to  the51Project .

”God” doesnt do mathematics. ”God” does what natural order commands by way of ABSOLUTE and Mother Nature that operates in manifestation of one.
Meat bags love dividing shit and counting shit for reification of solid concepts demonstrated into actuality to then create a desired outcome. Relativity!
Mathematics my arse mate.

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the51Project .
the51Project .
27 days ago
Reply to  HARLEQUIN .

I disagree. When one looks at Venus when opposite Earth, and you draw a straight line, then in 8 years you have a perfect Pentagram. If you take one of the 3 triangles that make that Pentagram, you have the molecular structure of water with it’s correct angles.

For ‘god’ – read nature, or even ‘quantum computer’ because none of us truly know where we are.

Yet throughout the geometry of the human body, or an opening flower, or the movement of the planets – math and geometry is an absolute consistency.

HARLEQUIN .
HARLEQUIN .
27 days ago

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William Lodderhose
William Lodderhose
27 days ago
Reply to  HARLEQUIN .

good one

PETER
PETER
27 days ago

The book “Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business” by Fredric Dannen gives a good inside look at the forces that make or break an artist.

PETER
PETER
27 days ago

Jack Heart delves deep into the meaning and message of “Twin Peaks”.

Tim McCall
Tim McCall
27 days ago
Reply to  PETER

The first series of Twin Peaks was all about the Saturn / Jupiter 2020 conjunction – the various characters represented the astrologic players. Lavette discusses this; but – nothing to see here, move along please…!

edward swimm
edward swimm
27 days ago

karaoke killed the band.

Valentine Kosyak
Valentine Kosyak
27 days ago

Again. I was wrong… I’m sorry.

I’m a Techno kid… Love techno/trance, what can I say?

Well, being a technology driven sound, it would make sense if it were improving and improving… Given the overall trend. But, screw getting old, there is simply no comparison to what techno delivered in the 90s, sparking the rave scene, to what it is now… The same remake of Blood is Pumping, from Blade. Just, more degraded and degenerate.

I played the piano as a kid and had to sit there for hours, learning how to play the music from 17th century. Wasn’t easy… But it was pretty and not easy to recreate.

Dunno. Everything is getting degraded, a mile by a mile now.

I don’t believe for a second, that an artist (lol) can just go from creating a whole album of quality sound, straight to silence or half baked state

Raako
Raako
27 days ago

Huge fan of Matt’s work and there is definitely something going on here with this idea.

I’ve always thought of it as channeling into something beyond the self, i.e. the artist is a vessel being used by another force, almost possessed by it or by the impulse to create the work. As if the work needs to be birthed into the physical reality and the artist is used to do so.

One thing that I take slight disagreement with is the impossibility of events presented.

While I don’t doubt that much or most is fabrication, it is also more common than people imagine, perhaps by the design of reality itself for certain individuals…

I’ve lived in LA over a decade and the city has many people who work in the entertainment and media industry in some capacity and plenty of artists open to do whatever to succeed.

The notion of going to a pickup basketball game and meeting someone who knows someone or the “someone” themselves is not unheard of.

It is a city and industry built on networking and the mecca of entertainment is LA; specifically a type of scene & lifestyle….

In terms of esoteric knowledge, again the city itself attracts people into the occult, especially artists, it isn’t uncommon to hear discussions about Kabbalah, esoteric teachings, astrology etc at a party from people of all ages.

Of course there is the superficial sceney type stuff which many fall into but – especially amongst the older generation – most creative types have some basic knowledge or exposure to this stuff, enough to carry a convo (specifically artists/musicians etc).

With the younger generation there is a curiosity about this stuff so they may parrot and larp the symbolism, philosophies they may pick up from reading some new age book that references XYZ.

While I agree with the premise presented here. Part of the depth of some 22yr old quoting something could partially be explained by the pervasive pseudo-intellectualism where people try to pretend they are wise and well versed in the esoteric because it is highly culturally relevant in LA and there are plenty of dumb people who will eat it up if you know more than they do. I’ve see this first hand many times. So if you happen to have read the Secret Teachings of All Ages you can probably hold court at many parties.

Perhaps via their interest and intention those people are opening themselves up to be vessels for this stuff from the reality itself or larping or being used by the system or some such combination.

Hearing a story about an artist grappling with some creative pursuit and then having inspiration hit and madly working to exorcise that energy is something I have heard from people I know personally many times. So much so it seems like the norm amongst creatives.

Throw in the fact the ubiquitous use of alcohol, marijuana, psychedelics and harder stuff who knows what channels these people are opening energetically/psychically.

Spending time amongst creatives and artists, I have noticed a pattern in some .. They have one or two main thesis or works to get out. “their baby” as it were…

I used the word exorcise for a reason. It’s like they can’t do anything else until this is created and released into the world. It is like their raison d’être and it becomes an obsession until its done and complete. Maybe once that happens they are freed from that energy and even if they continue to create the spirit that brought forth that original work is long gone and their purpose is fulfilled so they lack what is required to produce anything of the same caliber again or even their life purpose is fulfilled and they make a hasty physical exit. Who knows….

Thanks for advancing the convo as always Matt!

William Lodderhose
William Lodderhose
27 days ago
Reply to  Raako

I agree on the L.A. vibe and the willingness of many out there to either climb the ladder (no matter what) or some just want to stay on the ladder (doesn’t matter how low the rung) as long as they dangle there instead of ever questioning themselves or looking deeper into (anything) other than coffee table conversation material like you mentioned.

Brian Stahlman
Brian Stahlman
27 days ago

I’m almost 45, HUGE music fan and especially of the later 80s & 90s of what was fresh and on the rocking/Metal side of things. Guns N Roses for me was the biggest “WTF?” One album wonder. Yes the Illusion records had some very good stuff but it was surrounded by some absolute crap. Appetite For Destruction came out in 1987 and they had the backing of the Beast NO question. Pushed all over the radio & MTV and in pop culture and at that time Im 11-12 years old during that late 80s as they were skyrocketed to superstardom. With that came booze & drug addiction, controversy over lyrics & generic bad boy behavior. A few years pass and in 91 the double Use Your Illusion albums come out, before it even is in record stores the tour starts and infamously Axl Rose freaks out and jumps off stage to fight a guy filming the show with a video recorder. Later touring with Metallica in Montreal there’s a pyro explosion that injures Metallica’s James Hetfield. GNR waits 3 hours before finally playing and the uneasy crowd booed and Axl walks off stage, show over and the crowd riots. Axl marries a supermodel, the drummer is fired for Heroin addiction, on & on the tentacles in the machine were all over GNR.

Then they basically dissapear, make a terrible all covers album, including a cover of a unknown (allegedly) Charles Manson song but essentially they are has beens only a few years after being the biggest band in the world. Is it just more Tavistock Institute stuff? IDK but that’s just one bands very odd story and there was much more drama & creepy shit that went along with Guns N Roses

William Lodderhose
William Lodderhose
27 days ago
Reply to  Brian Stahlman

GnR no doubt. Our ole’ child-hood friend from Saint Louis has been playing guitar with GnR for close to 20 years, really seems like Creepy Piano player helped with the band’s original launch, lol.

Though I will add, our friend also played with The Psychedelic Furs – Richard Butler’s Love Spit Love, Thin Lizzy and he’s also recorded or toured with acts such as Rihanna, N*SYNC, Nena, Ben Folds and others.

So (lol) needless to say, a lot of people from St. Louis and some of us who saw him in L.A., Vegas and so on are probably praying for him . . . (like) right now, as I’m typing this, lol.

Ahh, so many distractions the puppet masters dangle in front of these modern day Roman crowds begging for more bread and circuses.

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bobby morse
bobby morse
27 days ago

good one matt !

William Lodderhose
William Lodderhose
27 days ago

I worked for almost 20 years (out of a 35yr career) creating artwork at times for some in the movie and music industry. Matt’s right I recently watched Under the Silver Lake and it does capture that lost soul vibe of L.A.

I’ve met many artists who still to this day are creative (yet) many of those didn’t only rose so high in the rackets.

Those business’ are indeed rigged, like Wall Street, Professional Sports and almost everything else and the longer I look at it, it does seems like the system (both) places inserts some creations much like the creepy piano player in Silver Lake (and) also somehow seeps into other artists works by osmosis . . . because the messages still flow through those performers.

William Lodderhose
William Lodderhose
27 days ago

I went over that Y T vid of them as teenagers in the pics, haven’t listened to Tears For Fears in many Years. Wow, those two look like they just got back from Weekend At Bernies.

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Tyler Hansen
Tyler Hansen
27 days ago

How bizarre that I had this very conversation today with my mom regarding the music of our eras, the biggest stars, and how today there aren’t nearly the types of talented people today in a world where the population has grown by billions. Basically, how music is horrible and relatively non-existent like it was in her era of the 50’s and mine of the 80’s.

Our debate was which musician, of all time, was blessed with the best all around natural talents, even including good looks. So, in addition to being a fantastic singer/musician, they were also given looks, dancing, acting, magnanimous personality, longevity….basically who has been blessed with the most amazing gifts in their DNA, overall, more than any other performer in the last century.

My Answer : Tom Jones

Can you think of someone who was blessed in their DNA more than Tom?

randy desnoyers
randy desnoyers
24 days ago
Reply to  Tyler Hansen

Glen Campbell needs consideration

Tom May
Tom May
27 days ago

This world needs more Huey Lewis and the News.

C B
C B
27 days ago
Reply to  Tom May

LOL. A few months ago I asked a friend, “If you could ask every person in the world who their favorite band or musician is, how many would respond Huey Lewis and the News, and is that number more than three?”

Stobb Itt
Stobb Itt
27 days ago

Oh wow. You took me back to my new wave days there Matt. I went and listened to each song you mentioned.
And I agree, Rhiannon is some dark spell casting on some level. To most it just looks like the jam session, everyone let’s loose.
There’s always a noticeable change in their vibe, looks etc once taken under the dragon Wing.

Charlese Incharge
Charlese Incharge
27 days ago

I used to look forward to NFL on Sundays. Now, I look forward to a new John Levi and Matt’s FreeVoice drop.

William Lodderhose
William Lodderhose
27 days ago

You’re not alone, these are now my favorite two (as I’ve dropped) so many over the years.

Linda Matus
Linda Matus
27 days ago

Me too!

Tim McCall
Tim McCall
27 days ago

Second that emotion!!

Jeff Hall
Jeff Hall
27 days ago

Great comment & I Wholeheartedly Agree 100%!👍

J D
J D
27 days ago

I too, was a 20-something during the Grunge era, in and out of college and looking back now .. having a great time in life, in a world that seem much more “real.” I was in a band then and music, playing and listening (much more critically now) to this day, helps me stay “sane” in this insane world… however the cut off for just about everything, including music is about anywhere from 7 to 21 years ago (not a numerological drop .. just works out that way for me) with noted exceptions, like The Dead Weather (and that’s 10-ish years old too) I see Mishko has already correctly identified AutoTurd …oh sorry .. Autotune as one of the main culprits and I’ll add how much music is “sanitized” further by most DAW’s by compression and “nudging it left or right” … with rare exception.. gone are the days of analog with the 24 track Studer and tube .. well anything. I’ll leave my opinion on the effect this has had on the spiritual/ esoteric nature or music as it is passed thru “the machine” etc. .. et al. right there (worth a video unto itself).. and the memories, Wow … just about every one of the songs you played Matt… the smell of a girlfriends perfume… the wild nights out.. the hangovers .. the breakups.. all by design, by the Creepy Piano Player LOL.. I’d quote that line from The Matrix about Neo and his favorite Noodle Restaurant ..but dammit … ((They)) are gonna AutoTurd that one too !! 🙂

Linda Matus
Linda Matus
27 days ago

Avett Brothers are even waning. When I first heard Head Full of Doubt I felt hopeful, even though the song itself really isn’t.

VagaBard GTF
VagaBard GTF
27 days ago

Just for the record… Tears for fears and The outfield are the same people. They switch the singer and the backup. Go watch “everybody wants to rule the world” by tears for fears and then “use your love” by the outfield. Same people. Different role, new band. There are dozens of examples of this.

Steven Proto
Steven Proto
27 days ago

Seals & Croft … Just Beautiful!!

C B
C B
27 days ago

I disagree with the musical output take. Have you ever written a song? Now try writing more than one that makes it into a top ten list. It’s gotta be one of the hardest things to do even once, let alone multiple times. A lot of musicians talk about song writing as if they’re channeling from somewhere else. I think maybe the muses eventually move on to influence and communicate with younger talent.

VagaBard GTF
VagaBard GTF
27 days ago
Reply to  C B

Every song is either from or about the holy spirit. The woman.. thats what the woman is in every song. Look and see. The father and son. There is a mother. That is the spirit. Qll 3 are within man.

chris zacherl
chris zacherl
27 days ago

hi matt, i’m chris; first time commenter.
i was very happy with the subject of this vid, and indeed believe you could easily do hours of content on the subject, breaking it down band by band, album by album.
ive recently wondered about two of the bands you spoke about: tears for fears, and live, and have gathered bits snd pieces over the years about fleetwood mac.
what ive heard from t’s for f’s is very well produced, but most all of the them are, so moving on…
there’s a melancholy to everything ivd heard from them that makes me suspicious. theyre thoughtful pontificators, and as you noted, much too worldly-wise for their years, and yet somehow come off as tragic/sympathetic.
live seemed to come out of nowhere and got rammed down our collective throats for a couple years. i didnt appreciate it.
how in the world do these knuckleheads, except by “special” deals, get the airplay that they do?? tom petty, john cougar, def leppard, stevie nicks, and on and on.
even if some have some talent, there are at least a million others at least as talented that are deserving of 3-4 mins of radio time. but instead we get the one billionth airing of hungry like the wolf, or cocaine from clapton. give me a break.
i’ll bet nicks was passed around (wink wink) quite s bit in her younger days, much like the disney products of today, but i’ll bet she knew what she was doing, and wanted something out of this whole deal, so…
this is the world system. it may not appear to be to many, but in the end these are spiritual matters. in the world of rock theyve chosen a spiritual side. that side has a million or more different avenues/niches to the same destination. the other side is one, narrow road.
i’ll leave it at that.
thanks, matt

Questions Stuff
Questions Stuff
27 days ago

Pearl Jam sound like shit live anyway

J D
J D
27 days ago

ROTFL …that’s why, IMO.. they stopped doing shows with Soundgarden .. the difference was so obvious 🙂

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Gringo Star
Gringo Star
27 days ago

Let’s be fair to German Shepards, I’m convinced mine are smarter than many people I’ve talked to throughout my life.

Todd Burgess
Todd Burgess
27 days ago

Music has been highjacked.
The English Touring Opera has gone woke. http://www.renegadetribune.com/english-touring-opera-fires-half-its-orchestra-for-being-white/
The Wokeness Council on Moonbattery is throwing all the chips in on this one.

Jeff Hall
Jeff Hall
27 days ago

Hey Matt, IDK, Billy Joel was pretty darn good, some Amazing songs & music he put out. Remember Bob Seger’s double live bullit, old Skynyrd was great to. But we don’t know who these people really are or who & what their connected to IDK, Can’t help but wonder? Thanks for all you do Matt I Appreciate ya & always look forward to you putting up new video’s. And you have the best commenter’s here & on YouTube.
Thank’s Rob for the platform & your work making it all come together!
We Appreciate ya!👍👍

ANGELA
ANGELA
27 days ago

Hole’s first album was Pretty On The Inside. It got me thru HS, and the further they went the more commercial she was. She got clean, so i think that helped with her pop-y shiny album. But i get what you’re saying. Nice analysis, Matt. Cheers from Texas.

Ya Z
Ya Z
27 days ago
Reply to  ANGELA

Ha, saw Hole in 1995 in Vancouver, she was a mess by that time. Rumours were that Cobain ghostwrote the first two albums, and Corgan ghostwrote the third one.

Ya Z
Ya Z
27 days ago
Reply to  Ya Z

Sorry just got to part of video where Matt mentions that haha

William Lodderhose
William Lodderhose
27 days ago

I couldn’t leave this vid without commenting on what I feel is the most Satanic sh*t in modern music today . . . (cough) and the winner is: Lil’ Nas X – Montero (Call Me by Your Name) with 360 million views in 6 months since March 2021.

Many here are more mature now and may have missed this lil’ servant of the system, but if you wanna get a taste of what they’re serving up to the masses then check out his video (once, I wouldn’t stay there too long) since Nas has sex with Satan after giving him a lap dance – ta da!!!. And to top it off some computer company is sponsoring his satanic stuff as well, I saw a commercial with this clown dressed in Pink and thought “Oh Boy” (whatever).

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William Lodderhose
William Lodderhose
27 days ago

Yeah baby, what a trip it’s been since my childhood with Frankie Vali “My Eyes Adored You”, the Beatles and many more Silver Lake legends . . .to today with Lil’ Nas X serving up Satan’s Shit Sandwiches (SSS).

(Studio audience claps) fade out!

Jack Sutherlin
Jack Sutherlin
27 days ago

You aint lying. Wow!
He needs to take himself back to Old Town Road.

Tom May
Tom May
27 days ago

I believe most of these musicians are sober as well. I feel as though the stories about drugs are just to influence the young proletariat.

Donald Zapola
Donald Zapola
27 days ago

The move to autotune is so eventually all music will be written and performed by AI in the future, leaving humans entirely out of the loop. They will probably create 3D avatars to perform on stage as well, brought to you by Pixar. Real musical talent can mostly be found these days in small local venues which never get corporate backing or recognition.

Tom Santo
Tom Santo
27 days ago

Society programing. 6 millions.
https://youtu.be/1KaMynWTvhM

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