TIMES OF GRACE front man Jesse Leach has begun contributing to the Gun Shy Assassin website in the form of blog “Check Your Head.” In his latest contribution, Jesse is looking at the notion of ‘celebrity’ and examining the universal obsession with fame.
“Over the past few weeks I have been doing phone interviews and press all around the world“, he says, “Not only have I been able to talk about the record of my career The Hymn of a Broken Man but I have had great discussions and conversations, ‘off the record’ as well. It always strikes me when people say to me, ‘Wow, you are a real down-to-Earth guy.’ It begs the question: How many musicians out there are not? For the record, I do not own a television (I have not for years), I don’t pay attention to mainstream news, gossip and celebrity magazines, newspapers, etc. However, as of late, I have been rather intrigued by entertainers and celebrities, and the lives they lead, as well as people who are fanatics versus people who simply just ‘support’ artists. It seems to me in our society (especially here in the U.S.), we take all privacy away from people and put them on these unrealistic pedestals. How do fans help solidify and perpetuate this ‘celebrity status?'”
To read Jesse’s full blog, click here and stand by for more from the outspoken front man.