It’s a bit of a shame to be in a situation where you have to take your headphones off, but the time and the money that goes into producing music, especially when you’re a young performer, is really difficult to justify, says Chris Burke, the singer-songwriter and guitarist of the band Foos.
“It’s very difficult to be an adult without your headphones on.
It’s the only way to get through a gig, to be able to see the audience and be able hear the musicians, and that’s really the only thing that matters to me.”
So when you see the music videos of someone like the band Foo Fighters, it’s just a huge boost in your mind that you’re finally doing something worthwhile, and you can get a break from all of that and you have the chance to do something meaningful.
So when we see them play in a stadium or when we hear them play at the studio, it really lifts our spirits.
“Burke is one of many celebrities to embrace headphones in recent years.
Actress Gwen Stefani recently said she uses headphones on set and was excited to be “in the studio for something.”
Former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting said in an interview with the ABC’s The Drum, he was “just about to be done playing guitar and singing in a band and all of a sudden, I hear the bass on stage and I’m like, ‘Oh my God!’, and I turn the volume down and I can’t believe that’s actually happening!”
Former NBA player Dwyane Wade recently told TMZ Sports he was doing a show on the internet, where he was wearing headphones.
Foo Fighters guitarist Scott Stapp recently spoke out about the benefits of wearing headphones on stage, saying, “It gives you that extra layer of protection that’s not really necessary in a live setting.”
While some might find the idea of wearing a head-mounted display (HMD) to be a little strange, Burke and others argue that it’s a very effective way of capturing the excitement and passion of music.
The latest example of this came last week when Foos star Mark Wahlberg made a surprise appearance at a concert in the US, wearing headphones while playing his acoustic guitar.”
It was so cool because Mark’s been doing this for a while and he’s been wearing headphones, so he knew that if he had to, he’d be wearing headphones,” Burke says.
And while the concept might be slightly more complicated than wearing headphones to perform, the benefits are clearly apparent.
When I first started out, I had to do the same things, which is to play the same instruments and the same sounds and the things I do is not that much different from what I do when I’m touring. “
When you look at the things that I can do now, I don’t have to do that,” he says.
“When I first started out, I had to do the same things, which is to play the same instruments and the same sounds and the things I do is not that much different from what I do when I’m touring.
There’s so much more to my playing, the more I can hear the crowd, and I know what the music is and I don and I want to be around it and I’ve done a lot of shows and I love the experience.””
So it’s not just about playing the same songs over and over again, I’m doing a new piece every time.”
I can’t go and do something I’ve already done a thousand times and I’ll never do it again, so I’ve learned to be so much better.