Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Oh baby can we give it, one more try
I can't imagine how these guys feel. I can't imagine getting a taste of a glorious dream, and then watching it all slip away so quickly. Especially in the case of rich (LFO) and Bryan (color me badd), who's run on the music scene was short lived with nothing much to show for it. It would be so disheartening to have that loss or perceived failure in my life. Mission man:band is not a glimpse into four guys pathetic attempt at a second chance, as many might believe, but a look into the lives of four guys who want, so desperately to be involved in an art and industry that they love. These guys have an obvious love and skill for music, but because of their past musical "genre" will have a difficult time getting their foot back into that glamorous door that leads to stardom. Perhaps if they had been part of another genre (such as rock or country) that seems to easily welcome artists back into "the fold", they could have made a comeback with fans waiting with baited breath. Look, for example, at Axel Rose (of Guns'n'Roses fame). A couple years ago he was the much anticipated final performance on MTV's video music awards, an "artist" that everyone was waiting to welcome back with open arms. people were so willing to let him regain the fame and stardom, that comes with being a rockstar, that they were willing to overlook his current lack of vocal range (he could no longer hits those high notes), looks (remember the braids?), and overall performance ( i could barely make out a word he was saying over his heavy "out of shape" breathing). Then there is these four guys, these former "boy banders" who are going to have to fight for every positive comment they get from the industry and the consumers that feed it. An unfair realism in their world. All these guys can still sing (even if it's, as Chris says, just back-up), a majority of them still have their looks, and all of them together would probably put on many amazing performances...if only people would give them a chance.