When I think of Travis Barker, I think of his music and great sense of humor. Although I don’t typically pay much attention to his music, I really like the music that he’s written and played. He’s an incredible talent and it’s exciting to know that he’s finally made it to the big time.
I have a bad habit of thinking that the bigger the artist, the bigger the fan base for them, and that the larger audience that a musician has, the more likely they are to be in the mainstream. I love the fact that I’ve never seen Travis Barker play live, but there is something so refreshing about his talent. You can’t really get much more mainstream than hip hop on the radio and a hit song on the radio.
Travis Barker has always been a niche artist and never really got the respect he deserved. In the early 90’s he was just starting his career, and he was still just a kid in the Bronx. He didn’t have a following yet, and that’s unfortunate. I’m sure his music will come to be loved and appreciated and he will get some kind of recognition, but that’s all it’ll be.
TBS is the radio station that Travis Barker uses to promote his music. But he isnt the only performer getting his music featured. The rapper Eminem (or “E”) is a big name in hip hop, and he has an album releasing this year that is on the Billboard 200. Eminem has even released a single and had a song release earlier this year, and a movie set to start shooting this fall.
Now, I’m a huge fan of both Eminem and E, but neither of them is going to be able to top Travis Barker’s music in terms of how well he uses his voice. Barker says the reason he got into music is because he was tired of playing the same songs over and over again. This is the same reason he got into music, but he says it was more the idea of being able to perform songs in a new way.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s actually true. Travis was always an accomplished singer, but even during his middle school years he was always doing the same thing. Most notably, when he would get a song stuck in his throat, he would just repeat it in a different order (if he could). As a result, when he was 16 he started creating music that he thought would be better if it was “in your head,” and it worked.
At first I thought he was just being lazy, but I soon realized these were all the same thing. He simply wanted to improve his songwriting and performance. Now, after all the years of hearing music, I know it’s not that hard to make something that you don’t hear.
I mean, it’s not like everyone who’s heard the same song or has written a song before. So if you’re going to try to sing it in different orders, why not do it that way? But I guess the real question is “Why not?” Because then you might get stuck in something else’s head. When you’re stuck in your own head, there’s no way to get free, so you have to keep repeating the same thing over and over.
Well it seems that if you want to sing in new songs, you have to start with something you love. And in this case, one thing that I love is the music of the Beatles. When I was young and in college, I listened to their music all the time. I still listen to it today, even if its a bit different. But, lets not get sidetracked here.
It’s easy to love a specific piece of music. It’s like a favorite food. If you love pizza, you probably love pizza. If you love an ice cream cone, you probably love ice cream. And if you love a specific instrument, you probably love an instrument. The same is true for music. You can love a specific piece of music without loving the instrument that plays it.