Kenna Blown Away By Justin Timberlake

Kenna has been born again in recent weeks, and he spoke with Zac Crain of the Dallas Observer with the singular purpose of the recently converted. No, he didn’t find God. He found . “Whatever happened to fu**ing performers? Where did they go?” the ‘Free Time’ singer asked. “I’m depressed to think of all the bands that hide behind their mike stands and play their instruments and don’t even know how to move. I went to a Justin Timberlake show at the Roseland last week; he did a 1 a.m. Prince-type show. The kid was up there playing guitar and popping–like pop and locking–while playing ‘Like I Love You.’ Then dropped to the keys and played ‘Señorita.’ Then got back up and ran around with his crack team of musicians. That was a show. I was excited.”

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12 thoughts on “Kenna Blown Away By Justin Timberlake

  1. IamARevenant says:

    “Whatever happened to fu**ing performers? Where did they go?” the ‘Freetime’ singer asked. “I’m depressed to think of all the bands that hide behind their mike stands and play their instruments and don’t even know how to move.” What the hell is wrong with this person? Hide behind their mike stands and play their instruments? That’s what you call musicians dumbass. I’m sick of garbage like Justin Timberlake who have the crappiest music on the planet and get constant undeserved attention. That ignorant remark pisses me off. I know a lot of people and I mean a lot who appreciate someone who plays their own instruments, that’s what music’s about. Writing the music to go with your lyrics is one of the most difficult, creative and important parts of making a song. I’m sick of these singers hiding behind pyro and stage tricks, dancing and singing about how they love this guy or girl or how they got over somebody. Give me a break.

    This person has obviously never actually been to a rock concert.

  2. brownsuga says:

    Shut up, don’t be bitter cos a lot of credible musicians respect Timberlake’s talent, he is talented, he can write, sing, produce, play instruments and perform very well on stage, so I suggest you get your facts right and stop crying a river.

  3. LadyBugg says:

    Justin is one of the hottest artist out there right now and anyone who doesn’t agree hasn’t seen him live. I mean, he reaches across so many barriers. I know he has this pop following, and that’s cool. But those after-the-show shows are off the chain for ADULTS who love good music. JT can sing, compose, play and dance. He’s a total music package – phenomenal. So before you knock it – talk about what you know so you don’t sound so ignorant.

  4. Stallion says:

    Hate on Justin Timberlake all you want but that doesn’t change the fact that he is talented. I hope they put his after the show concert on DVD

  5. BabyBlue2578 says:

    Wait a Minute.. The better question is what the hell is wrong with you. What about Justin’s music is crappy? Just because its popular doesn’t mean its not credible. I understand that some artists don’t get all the attention that they deserve, but that shouldn’t take away from the fact that Justin is successful for a reason. Because not only does he play and write his own music, and lyrics, but also incorporates pyro and stage tricks… and survives constant media scrutiny about every move he makes. Just because his show is aesthetically pleasing and he writes about things that other people can relate to doesn’t mean he has no talent or that he doesn’t deserve the attention that he gets. So you give me a break.

  6. IamARevenant says:

    HA HA HA HA HA! Since when does he play his own music? Playing guitar for one song does not make you a musician. Pyro and stage tricks are distractions. Have you heard the boy’s music? It’s absolute spam. Nothing original and nothing innovative. I didn’t say he wasn’t talented because he was popular, don’t put words in my mouth. I like popular bands but it all has to do with goals. People like Justin Timberlake do what they do because they want to be famous. I’ve seen the ‘Driven”s, they didn’t work nearly as hard as most people to get where they are. They played at talented show and they MMC where they performed OTHER peoples songs. Instead of a band like AFI who has been together for 14 years, have done constant touring, always perform their own ORIGINAL songs, and are just now getting the attention the deserve. People like Justin steal their attention because they are physically attractive to young girls, not because they have anything to contribute to music.

  7. BabyBlue2578 says:

    Lets Try it Again. Well lets see, he’s been playing his own music since he was about 14. Last time I checked, if you can play 3 instruments, you’re a musician. Now incorporating it into a show is a different story. He never claimed to be a band. First and foremost, he is a singer. But his show also has a lot to do with audience. Everyone doesn’t want to watch him stand up there and sing… that’s what the album is for. Pyro and dancing may be a distraction, but it’s this little thing people call ENTERTAINMENT. Perhaps he gets noticed because he is attractive– not just to young girls, but a lot of people– but he contributes a hell of a lot to music. Again, just because he doesn’t stand behind a mic with a guitar singing during the whole show doesn’t take away from his creativity or his talent. Who are you to say what motivates him? Perhaps you’re bitter because it did take AFI 14 years and it didn’t take Justin that long, but you shouldn’t take that out on him. It’s not his fault he did it the right way. So HAHAHAHAHA my ass.

  8. weebongo says:

    Not all bands are as bad as she describes them. There are some that are real fu**ing performers like Marilyn Manson. He’s all about putting on a grand show. Scott Weiland of STP also knows how entertain an audience. Last time I saw him live he looked like he was vogueing a lot thought and was kind of dressed like Madonna to. He was wearing this black outfit that could have come from her Human Nature video.

  9. IamARevenant says:

    You’re such a tool.”It’s not his fault he did it the right way” no, he did it the easy way. He’s not a musician, he doesn’t play his instruments, I doubt the writes the music for his songs (not lyrics, but music). Why would I be bitter? AFI has a hell of a lot of fans. ‘Sing the Sorrow’ their newest album debuted in the top 10 on billboard and sold over 98 thousand in the first week, and that’s not from people just hearing about the band, those are devoted fans that they EARNED from HARD work. They also recently won the MTV2 award for ‘Girls Not Grey’.

  10. BabyBlue2578 says:

    Hey, no need for name calling. And I don’t need the history lesson. I am fully aware of who AFI is, because I am willing to embrace all artists that are worthy of attention. Perhaps it was a little harsh to say he did it the right way, but just because he got lucky early in the game shouldn’t be held against him. And it seems that you’re bitter over the fact that Justin gets so much attention. He may not play instruments, but he does play his instruments. Why does he have to play them on stage to be a ”musician?” If you don’t know, then you probably shouldn’t comment, but I’ll say it again… He is involved in every aspect of his music. He may not write every note that the violin plays on “Take It From Here,” but he wrote the part for the guitar. Maybe he’s not playing the drums or saxophone on “Senorita,” but he wrote the part he’s playing on the keyboard. Sorry if he’s too busy dancing on stage to do all that during the show, but that doesn’t take away from his musicianship.

  11. IamARevenant says:

    Performing with your instruments on stage is what makes you a musician. I feel sorry for you, dancing does not make up for not playing your own instruments, it’s a distraction from it. Have you ever been to a real rock show? That’s what transformed me. Up until a couple of years ago I was a pop fan, I love the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears, I had been to their concerts and I defended them by saying the same things you are now, but that all changed when I was taken to an Incubus concert, although I’ve moved on to much harder music than Incubus I remember how amazing that concert was, no pyro, no dancing but the show was amazingly entertaining and full of energy, since then I’ve been to AFI, the Distillers etc and I wouldn’t trade it for anything, I see what makes these people musicians, it’s heart and it’s the truth in the lyrics, I realize now that THESE people are what it’s all about not some kid singing and dancing on a stage.

  12. Diablo27 says:

    You apparently know nothing about Justin. For 1, playing instruments on stage doesn’t make you a musician. Playing instruments anywhere makes you a musician. FYI Justin plays like 7 instruments. You have never seen Justin in concert either. He did have pyro and fire and lights and all that other stuff. But that’s what entertainment is. Pyro in a concert is the exact same thing as watching a firework work show on July 4th. He dances whats the big deal. He’s an amazing dancer, you can’t deny that. And also Justin did play instruments in his concert and if you actually read this article, he played instruments in that show too. Musically, he writes his own stuff. He wrote lyrics, melodies for the instruments. He’s a great vocalist, writer, producer, entertainer, performer, instrumentalist, dancer. Musicians of today don’t have half the talent he has, but yet Justin is one of the most underrated talents of today’s music. Sure rock groups play instruments, but they don’t take as much pride in singing as a pop artist would. They take more pride into their sound. There’s also a fan base difference. Rock groups have teenage fans and fans in there 20’s and early 30’s male, female, mainly the white race. Justin has a fan base of people anywhere from age 7 to 50, male, female, black and white. The fanbase is what makes the artist successful. U brought up AFI’s record sales. So here are Justins. Debut at #2 on the charts selling 440,000 albums. Since its release it’s sold 10 million albums worldwide. With numbers like that you know the artist is pretty damn good. 10 million people wouldn’t buy a crappy album. People buy quality albums. Justin has been in the music business for 8 years, and been in the entertainment business for 10. Being involved in the business for 10 years and surviving, he must have done something right. His talent got him to this point in his career. If you don’t think Justin is the slightest bit talented, you don’t know what real talent is, at all.

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