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This video is different from what we normally discuss on Sunday, but I’ve wanted to talk about these two musicians for a long time. For this degree of talent, which could be labeled “genius, to be almost completely unheard of in society, proves Notnilc. To me, it proves that a certain type of person is not compatible with this system and that entity will never be allowed to rise up. The artist FKJ is also discussed as someone who seems to be walking the line between both worlds, and does not seem to have sold out yet, but perhaps his level of genius is always going to find a degree of fame, no matter who FKJ really is.

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Michael Snodgrass
Michael Snodgrass
15 days ago

My band Robot Jurassic falls into this category maybe, we were well on our way making some money and traveling, toured USA, on third go around… I was offered a deal, I’m guessing an introduction to the scene maybe, I said no, now my bands original channel has been scrubbed, and the Facebook and Instagram has been cut down, and we are finished, why !!!??? Cuz I Michael Snodgrass said No do the deal right in HIS/ITs face !!!. Funny thing is we were right on the cross roads after playing a great show in Austin Texas !!! I’m gonna write a book on my personal experiences in this world as a Almost famous “Star” and piece of crap – who didn’t give a crap – … and how I changed into a poor old regular humbled and caring Man.

William Lodderhose
William Lodderhose
15 days ago

I walked away from an offer by the largest phone company in the Universe over 30years ago, then I walked away from my corporate advertising job in 2012 and haven’t looked back since. It’s soooo true in this life, it ain’t about the money. Jerry Maguire was wrong after all, lol, shooooow me the spiritual beings.

Michael Snodgrass
Michael Snodgrass
15 days ago

My man Bill !!! , good to hear from you pal hope all is well with you !!! Again… keep up the good work, we all appreciate You, your expressions, and advice.

Mandy Morris
Mandy Morris
13 days ago

Well done Bill. Your art is very much appreciated here! Money is definitely the root of all evil. My rich sister has lost almost everyone in her life except her greedy husband and kids. Its sad but she just doesn’t get it

Morgan trollinger
Morgan trollinger
15 days ago

Hey I looked up your band! Solid 🔥

Michael Snodgrass
Michael Snodgrass
8 days ago

Thanks You so much I truly appreciate You. Thanks for the feedback 👍💪❤.

Joseph Thomann
Joseph Thomann
14 days ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNpiDLONGIU

I want to share my old band’s content, our situation would fall into this category. They wanted us to go run the LA band circuit back in 2011 and we said no

Mandy Morris
Mandy Morris
13 days ago

Well done Michael. Is that you on guitar? Reminds me of my son who is also a brilliant musician but he’s caught up doing an idiotic PHD on all of the Philo-twerps that Matt talks about!

Michael Snodgrass
Michael Snodgrass
8 days ago
Reply to  Mandy Morris

Hey thanks alot I truly appreciate You, and No I’m actually the Bass guitarist, back up vocalist, and sample machine operator. Heheh. Twas a crazy scene of multi-tasking by yours truly when we played Live Shows. Hahaha. ❤😇

Barbara Garland
Barbara Garland
15 days ago

FKJ is my son-in-law’s favorite musical artist. He introduced me to him by inviting me over to view this very concert on the Bolivian Salt Flats on their big screen TV about one year ago. Beautiful talented performer!  

Dee Gustafson
Dee Gustafson
15 days ago

As soon as I finished the first listen, I headed to YouTube. A search found John Hobart. I subscribed. 333 subscribers! 😒🤣

Dutch Crunch
Dutch Crunch
15 days ago
Reply to  Dee Gustafson

Of course!! 😆👍🏻

Dutch Crunch
Dutch Crunch
15 days ago

Just thought I’d point out 9,045,078 (9+4+5+7+8=33 ) gotta love notnilcs sense of humor..cmon!😆

Eva Winchester
Eva Winchester
15 days ago

Having played some seriously shitty music in my radio daze, the dragon’s wing was alive and well even back in the 80’s and 90’s. A few times a year our music director would put hundreds of cd’s sent to our radio station from both record companies and individual artists that would never make it onto the airwaves. I still have quite a few of some of the true gems I pulled out of those piles. If Billboard Magazine out of Hollywood didn’t say it was it a hit…it just wasn’t. Period. I say Moog was under the dragon’s wing too, as most music turned to absolute shit after his electronic keyboard hit the masses. I cringe when I hear youngsters getting their degrees in electronic music. I literally have to leave stores because I can’t handle the music they are playing. Out of phase completely with my frequency. Give me Ma Rainey and her Tub, Jug and Washboard band ANY FREAKIN DAY! Raw and from the heart is where it’s at. <3

William Lodderhose
William Lodderhose
14 days ago
Reply to  Eva Winchester

OH Eva, I didn’t know about your radio experience. I got to know most of the hip stations in St. Louis back in the 80s / 90s. Like K-SHE, “supposedly” still the oldest consistent “rock” station since 1967. I say supposedly because I used to note stuff with confidence, yet during these dropping veils daze, I rarely can trust anything, anymore, lol.

Anyway, where I was going was I used to create album, CD, poster art and so forth for bands, a friend of mine going back to the 80s is Richard Fortus, who’s played in the real Guns n’ Roses now longer than any of his co-workers / original band members and so forth, yet these days I rarely listen to music anymore.

I even played trumpet and drums for 10 years and used to love going to hundreds of concerts, but again, after knowing what I know now, I just don’t get into it as much, if at all.

Dylan Parsons
Dylan Parsons
15 days ago

Lee Hazlewood’s “My Autumn’s Done Come” – https://youtu.be/Qo24xN9mj8Q?si=5ccnwZmIPtKXsYxJ
Perhaps ours has too.

Shelly Perrini
Shelly Perrini
15 days ago

✨💖✨

Joe Mama
Joe Mama
15 days ago

I would guess that for every 1 well known artist/musician, there are thousands that are better and will never see any fame and fortune. My favorite singer/songwriter, Jason Molina, played his brilliant music in bars for 15 years and then died in 2013 from alcoholism alone in his apartment at 39 years old. RIP Jason.Molina. His two bands were Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co.

Elaine Brock
Elaine Brock
15 days ago

My father played the piano. Watching him play was a spiritual experience because you could see how much he loved it. Since he passed, I listen to more piano artists. The music gives me goosebumps. John Hobart just did that. Thanks for bringing his music to my attention. Philip Wesley is one of my favorites for anyone interested in beautiful piano.

ddshively@comcast.net
ddshively@comcast.net
15 days ago

I think someone snapped up John Hobart’s “Before Now”. My musical pattern matching tells me that this was probably used in a romantic comedy movie. If not, at least I’m certain I’ve heard it. IMO good songs are hard to create, and a person might create 9 duds to every good one.

Though not considered “easy listening”, I love Bach, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff (highly biased towards the piano). I can’t stop listening to Rach. Piano Concerto #2 (played by Anna Federova). It’s one of those creations that keeps growing on you as you hear more and more of its themes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEGOihjqO9w&t=211s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixGv5CQky8s

Patice McGargin
Patice McGargin
15 days ago

I have been listening to Alpha’s song Somewhere Not Here for a few years in Australia, they play it on the online radio station, that can be listened to from anywhere in the world, SBS Chill. The tracks they play all hit me in the heart, I have shared this with many people, who also feel the tracks in their hearts, it’s amazing!

Eric Woodson
Eric Woodson
15 days ago

John Hobart and Alpha are blowing up, thanks to none other than Matt McKinley! I haven’t seen the third artist…

Justin Freeman
Justin Freeman
15 days ago

Check out “Adam Swanson” on YouTube or “Foundring” on rumble if you like piano

Justin Freeman
Justin Freeman
15 days ago
Reply to  Justin Freeman

Adamgswanson*

Joseph Thomann
Joseph Thomann
15 days ago

Matt, we must be on the same download. Just recently (maybe 2 or 3 weeks ago) I started listening to music like in your video because I’m buying my 5 year old a piano for her birthday. What are the chances that you would happen to post a video with the same type of music at the same time this has been going on in my reality bubble?

I have only been listening to notnilc artists like ludovico einaudi and Ramin Djawadi. Its amazing to me that these unsigned solo non-notnilc artists are just as talented if not more. It proves to me talent like this is widespread. It’s just not pushed in a way unless you look for it or its shared through interconnected realities. I’ll be staying away from the mainstream and listening to more like John Hobart!

Chris Brennan
Chris Brennan
14 days ago

Thank you Matt, this was beautiful. Always looking for more extraordinary music & this was gold. Many Blessings brother.

Forged-721 721
Forged-721 721
14 days ago

Matt you eclectic son of a Biiiich!! Therz so many layers to you my man

I’m really digging the Alpha Lockdown video 📹 – did you use that Audio in your creepy King of Prusher mall video ? The first one when you walked around it’s empty Ghost town ..seems familiar to that is all

Thx for the New tracks to listen to and explore..fjr as well 👌🤘🤝 using the hand signs..fukem ther ours now 😊

Mandy Morris
Mandy Morris
13 days ago

Wow you’re a genius Matt. I’m amazed at how you come up with so many incredible ideas all the time. I was almost brought to tears by these two musicians. Thanks for the intro.

Not sure if you have heard of The Church- Under the milky way etc. Australian band. Apparently huge in the US for a time. The founding member- Peter Koppes would come to my home weekly in 2012 for 40Aud. to teach my two sons guitar!! I saw him recently and he seems very strange. I was dying to ask him if they didn’t choose the dragons wing but I didnt get the chance.
I know another Aussie woman that was taken to the US (she often did the voice over for some huge USA female artist) She is a brilliant musician and composed her own music. She was taken to this beautiful million dollar home and told her it was hers- all she had to do was sign!

Mandy Morris
Mandy Morris
13 days ago

Does anyone know where to find the piece here with John Hobart playing the piano? I’m trying to inspire my son back to the piano!!

Karri-ann Flater
Karri-ann Flater
12 days ago

That first song you played by John Hobart literally brought me to tears, beautiful. I picked up on this trend as well. My favourite indie artists often get scooped up and “sign the deal” and they forever become tainted to me. I can almost feel exactly when it happens. I had followed Dermot Kennedy for years (an Irish singer and piano player). He is incredibly talented. And then one day I saw him perform on Ellen and my heart sank. Most people would think, “oh good, he is finally making it!!” But my thought was the Matt McKinley, “Oh no…”

Another artist I follow is a Canadian named Allan Rayman. I admire that he purposely stays out of the “limelight” as much as possible. He rarely does interviews. His performances are usually small. My “hope” for him, and all other talented (spiritual) artists, is that they can keep doing what they are doing and not get sucked up into the system.

I can imagine that it would feel quite disheartening to feel like you are never making it big. But those are the people I admire and appreciate the most.

Last edited 12 days ago by Karri-ann Flater
Karri-ann Flater
Karri-ann Flater
12 days ago

This conversation inspired me to revisit some of my old favourite artists. I saw this comment on one of Dermot Kennedy’s videos which speaks to what you are bringing up here Matt. This reassures me that Notnilc hasn’t been able to get it’s grubby hands on all good music:

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Winston Wu
Winston Wu
11 days ago

Matt, I don’t understand your point here. On YouTube there are scores and scores of musicians and singers and piano players. What is so special about these? There are countless musicians like the ones you showed. Obviously YouTube can’t make everyone a star even if they are talented or really skilled. There’s limits and scarcity and there can only be so many people at the top. I do agree with you though that most of the popular musicians and singers today are trashy and devoid of any talent or soul, such as Taylor Swift.

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