Music Feature: Jon Bellion

Mix pop music with a few doses of angst. Sprinkle production generously. Stir in some pseudo-rap. You get one of two artists: 21 Pilots or this Long Island Native…

Music Feature: Jon Bellion

Jon Bellion’s Music

I was introduced to Jon Bellion by a therapy client. He was so excited to show me a track, and I could see why. With introspective lyrics, honest rawness, and catchy hooks, Bellion is prime for today’s music market. He was the brain behind Eminem/Rihanna’s “Monster” hook. The music is becoming increasingly relevant.

But is it good?

That really depends on who you are. If you’re over 35, you might as well stop reading right now. His music has a very post-millennial feel to it. It just doesn’t match up to the pre-Imagine Dragons era of White Stripes, Jay-Z, Linkin Park, Coldplay.

If you’re drawn into quick-changing elements, pampered vocals, and wondering why you’re paranoid while getting high, then check out this track:

 

Jon Bellion is better than 21 Pilots by a negligible degree. I say this because they are pretty similar, but Bellion’s music has a slightly more interesting sound. You can observe this within this track:

Within a 30 second-interval, you hear a multitude of captivating sounds. Take the electronic trumpet-like run at 0:43. It’s refreshing and unique.

Overall, Bellion’s instrumental tracks steal the show. His lyrics are genuine, but lack vivacity. The voice singing the words is fairly forgettable. The production, however, is remarkable. This raises a concluding question about his music. Will it die and fade because of the lack of substance, or grow and thrive with the advent of style?

 

 

 

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Yes, the Real-Life Krusty Krab Is (Was?) a Real Thing

And what better location for it than the West Bank, Palestine?

The themed restaurant, “Salta Burger,” was opened some time in the summer of 2014. It was based in Ramallah, where hunger strikers are currently protesting the conditions of Israeli prisons.

Judging from Salta Burger’s unofficial Facebook page, it appears that the “restaurant/coffee shop” is now closed. The last post was in July of 2015.

In exhibit A, you can see the questionable attempt at a Krabby patty:

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Other photos display children posing with giant Spongebobs, young guys smoking hookah, and giant Squidward statues. Here’s one photo of a Patrick representation that looks weirdly penile:

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My guess is that Viacom saw this picture and said no way. No. Way. I’m not sure how easy it is to send cease-and-desist letters to Palestine, but they easily put pressure on a Texas establishment trying to pull off similar shenanigan

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Wubba lubba dub dub!

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Upon executing further research, I have a lead on a Krusty Krab road in Galway, Ireland. This could easily be a Google user prank, but hey, who knows? There could possibly be an Irish seaside-pub serving up the secret Krabby Patty formula. Being that the Wedding Therapist and I will be visiting Ireland in August, there may be only one way to find out…

Here’s a video featuring Salta Burger, check it out:

Attention Viacom: all these trademarks are yours. Spongebob, krabby patties, Krusty Krab are all owned by you. Please don’t sue us, we’re not the enemy. Thanks!