Music seems to be center stage to fuel one’s moods. Everyone seems to know the best music to shake the blues. Johnny Cash tells us to throw our blues in the Gulf. Johnny’s music generally frequents my CD player while I’m on the road. Who needs the blues when you are cruising down the road with a belly full of Corn Nuts?
If you want to beat the blues with brute force, there are numerous bands to choose from, but I like Static-X complete with robot imagery. Robots like to rock. They don’t get depressed. Besides, if you had hair like Wayne Static, could you possibly get depressed? I think not.
Since we are talking about robots, we cannot ignore Powerman 5000. Frontman Spider One, with his futuristic getup and wonky stares, must be used for taming robots. Melancholy moods are obliterated with angry music. It usually won’t make you David Banner angry, but be forewarned. Some consumers of this music are those gangster wannabes with their mean face and their intimidating swagger like they have a tricycle wheel for a foot. You can find them at Circle K wearing their discount leather jackets asking strangers to buy them a pack of smokes.
If you can’t chase the blues off with anger, maybe you can scare it off. Spider One and his brother, Rob Zombie, grew up on a diet of horror movies. If you aren’t scared by Rob Zombie, you’ve got to be one of those scary robots he hangs out with.
When I have an especially bad case of the blues, I have to find some music that makes me dance spontaneously. Dave Matthews Band fits the bill. Plus, Dave likes to make up words. It’s like listening to Bill Cosby shill Pudding Pops.
It’s clear. If you have the blues you need to find some robots.
You may have noticed all of this music is a bit dated. I’ve been out of radio about five years and I’m not hip and relevant. It’s been another lifetime since I was concerned with the latest tunes.