12:15 AM on 08/31/13
great read. looking forward to more form this column. I would rather see a band suck live and own it...then fake it with backing tracks. If I wanted to see musicians fake it, I could see any number of top 40 artists live. I remember back in 2003 when the used were on tour. Bert's vocals were so piss poor live...but it was still bad ass. Same with seeing buddy from senses fail back in the day. But the rawness of it all made up for the lack of perfection. And as for pro sports, I think they need to crack down further. Its not fair to the real athletes that train clean. Maybe there should be a separate league for cheaters...people would pay to see home runs that go 500+ feet. Just as while pretty much everything on the radio would be fake live...they still sell out arenas.