Friday, August 29, 2008

Travis Barker is SICK.

Travis Barker is one creative motherfucker, and may even be the best drummer around right now. For those who’ve been hibernating for the past decade, Barker was the drummer of a little pop-punk band called Blink 182. They broke up as pop-punk bands tend to do, but only after becoming very multi-platinum. He then started his own clothing label, Famous Stars and Straps, and even starred in his own reality show with his then wife called Meet the Barkers. How a reality show about a married famous couple never became trashy, I’ll never know and is a testament to his character in general. And now, he’s re-invented himself again. This time, he’s partnered with DJ AM (a popular DJ here in LA), laying down killer drum tracks to existing pop songs. They decided to release some videos on the YouTube, because how else do you distribute video that will actually get seen? Well, their plan worked and their remix of Souja Boy’s Crank That now has 17.5 million views! On the innerweb! What is so compelling about it is not only the sound he makes, but what an amazing drummer he is to watch. He is addicted to it, and that is watchable. Now, theses two are going to be the House Band on MTV’s Video Music Awards this year. As an artist, I find it inspiring that even after his band broke up, he’s always found a way to do what he loves. Way to go, Travis. Way to go.

Here’s the video, if you not sold immediately, just hang out through the first 45 secs when he gets going. Dag.





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3 comments:

Leslie said...

Have you seen his version of "Low" by Flo Rida? Amazing.

soccerboy said...

I KNOW!

The man IS amazing.

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