Wednesday, October 14, 2009
You could do a lot worse than take career advice from Michael Morales.
After all, he's had a hit record.
(A cover of What I Like About You by The Romantics. Repeat--a cover).
And he's a Grammy winning producer, for...I don't know.
Probably a Latin Grammy.
And he's done time for extortion, related to his brother or cousin or somebody running for governor. Blackmailed the opposition and got caught.
State prison teaches you many useful skills.
But the name Rockstar Academy really turns me off.
People love to use that word way too much to suit me.
Some 12 year old kid sings a song and knows three chords, and proud mommy calls them a rockstar.
An 18 year old joins a band and plays a backyard party, they call themselves a rockstar.
But after 29 years in the music business, including several years leading bands that played in front of huge crowds I have never once thought I was one.
Let me break it down:
Bono = Rockstar
Jonas Brothers = Not
Jimmy Page = Rockstar
Miley Cyrus = Not
Gene Simmons = Rockstar
Michael Morales = Not
Slash = Rockstar
Axl Rose = Not