Over my time as a journalist, there have been plenty of people interested in what I do for a living, asking a ton of questions about what it's like to write every single day and wondering how I come up with some of the topics. It's humbling and all, but, at the end of the day, there's a very big difference between the type of writing I do every day compared to someone who writes novels—that's not to say I wouldn't write a book, but, I couldn't just dive right into it without some serious planning.
However, when it comes to musicians, it seems as if they're talented enough to pick up an instrument—even if it's a toy—and play it with ease, showing us all that it doesn't really matter if it's a piece of plastic or something that costs thousands of dollars to rock out.
The latest example of musicians getting down with untraditional instruments is a French band called The Wackids, who just released a video of themselves using toys to totally kick ass while playing Rage Against the Machine's song, "Killing in the Name"—check this sh*t out.
So, yeah, I'm a little envious of people who can do this type of stuff. Sure as hell puts to shame my "Expert" status on a video game like Rock Band.
The Rage song, which was released back in 1991, is about racism and police brutality, but The Wackids' version sure doesn't feel as, uh, intense.
The Wackids are known for this type of stuff, so this shouldn't be a complete surprise—they've also covered Metallica's "Enter Sandman" and AC/DC's "Back in Black"—so here's to the rockers who kick ass with toys, because I'm a big fan of it.