JFK69 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1421 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1922 times:
I have met him a few times around the synagogues in the city. Nice enough guy, very friendly. Don't really care for his music too much though. Some songs are good others just don't do it for me.......Your thoughts?
AA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1886 times:
Quoting Newark777 (Reply 6): Maybe you'd like them a little more if they dressed up like clowns.
I saw OAR two years ago with Howie Day...They played too much new stuff and not enough of the original music. The crowd was the worst crowd I'd ever seen period. The concert was 1/3 sold out, and no one cheered or sang with the band until the last song (Crazy Game of Poker). I thought the concert was so-so. But I think they sold out from their roots of college music/reggae that got them popular. Now they sound like a pop-run of the mill-Matchbox 20..
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1865 times:
Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 7): I thought the concert was so-so. But I think they sold out from their roots of college music/reggae that got them popular.
I agree, that reggae-ish stuff is their best, and I'm not too much a fan of their last album. It's too bad the show you went to wasn't that good, the MSG show was completely sold out and the crowd was really into it.
DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1832 times:
Here's my problem with the guy. All he is doing is a rehash of "dancehall" music that so many Jamaican folks have sung for years. Those guys have toiled in obscurity with their music (perhaps for good reason) but here comes this gimmic of a rapping Orthodox (or is his Hasidic) Jewish guy and everyone thinks he is the greatest musical thing since sliced bread and is the voice of a generation.
His music is fine if Dancehall is your thing but I'm betting if he were John Smith from Des Moines he wouldn't have seen the light of day.
"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
TedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1813 times:
I like him but, it almost all sounds the same from him... I'm jealous he's doing something he loves without selling himself short. Granted it makes his music a bit more menial to the general populace, but I sure he sleeps VERY well at night