Kanye West. What an arrogant bag of dicks. I do rather enjoy his hits, though. There’s part of me that thinks he’s a bit crazy with all his “I am God” rubbish, but then another part of me channels that confidence and understands it. Somehow, I ended up as Facebook friends with a guy called Mylo. I won’t get into details about Mylo, but I have a lot of respect for this kid. Mylo is mad for Kanye. Why? I haven’t a clue. Looking into it, a lot of people truly are absolutely crazy for Kanye West. He describes himself as a rock star, a God and the greatest artist of his generation. I want to understand this better; that’s the purpose of my new year’s resolution.
My beautiful dark twisted resolution
So what’s my new year’s resolution? For the entirety of 2017 the only music I will play is music by Kanye West. I like the Kanye Songs I know but I wasn’t really feeling Yeezus or The Life Of Pablo when they came out. People I respect seem to love Kanye West (Mylo and some dude named Elon Musk). Every single time I play any music in my car, on Spotify, at a party or literally anywhere else, it must be Kanye West. If somebody else plays something on the radio, in a shop or in a bar then it’s not under my control. I’ve never stuck to a new year’s resolution before. This is going to be a long year, but I hope to understand the love for Kanye West.
These last few weeks I have been in a bit of a hole. I don’t know what I want to do with my life or what I am actually good at. There’s a quote by Kanye a few years ago:
“If you‘re a fan of Kanye West, you‘re not a fan of my music – you‘re a fan of yourself”
This line, as stupid as it sounds, makes me believe that having more Kanye in my life could give me a little boost. I’m not shy to admit that I am very easily influenced by most kinds of art. If it’s something I enjoy, it will usually kickstart me into being productive and motivated. I’m sure there’s times where I get wrapped up in temporary fanboyism and take a little too much “inspiration” from something, but it passes. It’s been a few years since another person’s confidence rubbed off on me – maybe I have grown up? If anybody can do it…
Let’s get listening
This new year’s resolution is different. This year I will stick to my new year’s resolution. I hope I can see what others see in Mr West. As mentioned in my 2016 retrospective, I am temporarily a delivery driver at my local Chinese takeaway. I have plenty of opportunities to shut the world off and dive into some of the albums I never really gave any attention.