I Am Not The King
ok so for those of you familiar with jazz pat metheneys name is synonymous wih the most smoothest of the smoothe jazz, and even though he is white, he is far from the kind of white we have come to associate with spa resort commericals, elevators in corporate buildings that should have been destoroyed decades ago and now only stands as a monument to bad taste and human cruelty, much like michael bolton, kenny g and yanni. metheney has a unique sound, a very textured and well rounded sound, completely free of any edges of attitude, but instead of headbutting a toddler whilst unintelligibly monkey screaming OI! OI! OI!, it makes you think of climbing trees, driving throuh landscapes of rolling green hills, in the april sun. on a 70s tv show. happy morning show soundtrack, unsulleid by the nihilism of miami vice and phil collins.
is one way to describe it, here is one of his record thats sold millions, jillions actually, you can cehck it out for reference,
i think that is as best as i can sum up metheny, for those of you that dont know him. for me personally, hes way too white, i cant stand any of that "instructional video music" and "smoothe jazz" as a genre is FOUL. i need some kind of mood in there, a sadness i can relate to, a longing, aggression, somethin that doesnt constantly shout "i am in love, full of food and wine, and ive not a care int the world!" right in your ear, from the moment you press play, until the end of the last song.
no real art was ever created that way, pleasure comes from punishment and the real grail of art, is profound a life of profound struggle and suffering.
my flatmate told me about his record zero tolerance fo silence, and what the concept was, and how he had perceived it etc, so i got curious and checked it out, eager to see if i, with my trained cacphonous ears, could spot some underlying structure, or red line of some kind, something to tie his piece together, and i have to say, that apart from losing consciousness a few times under the first three parts, this is something of the worst thing ive ever heard.
jazz scientists, in so far as we got any, can some one please explanin?!?!?! HANS. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANS. WHAT. THE FUCK. IS. THAT???
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