Sunday, May 21, 2017

Off for a while

I've been a busy bee for quite a while. Taking a few days off in a row to visit my parents. Who have some ailments, which I suppose come with growing old. I was trying to do another trip with my family but the logistics challenge of that kind of exploded.

Sames like my plans kinda go like that lately. I want to do this or that and end up doing none of the above. Life is crazy, kids, family, work..busy, busy, busy.

But it isn't bad. The flipside could be worse. But I'll see you all soon!

Friday, May 19, 2017

R.I.P Chris Cornell



The above song was from Chris Cornell's last solo album and I really liked the song.It shouldn't be a surprise Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog all produced some cool songs.

Audioslave "Like A Stone"..


Soundgarden "Blackhole Sun"


Temple of the Dog "Hunger Strike"




Briliant artist, super artist, talented song writer. On the flipside a wife lost her husband, Children lost a Dad. A tragedy. Hopefully he will R.I.P.

Life can be stressful. Rockstar, writer, artist, and everyday people. Everybody goes through stuff. It is too late for Chris.

However, if you or someone is going through something. Get help.

Call the Suicide Prevention lifeline 800-273-8255.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Battle of the Bands:Commercially Rocking with Queen

Welcome to the late, late night version of the Battle of the Bands.



How it works: I post two versions of the songs. You listen to the songs and let me know which one you thought was the best in the comments. I count up the votes and announce a winner at a later day which will be around May 21.

Short, sweet and rocking tonight!

The Song: We Will Rock You by Queen


Challenger One: Nickelback


Challenger Two: Pepsi Commercial Britney Spears, Beyonce, Pink and Enrique Iglesias 


Yes, I went a bit commercial. Who will win? Nickelback or the Pop filled Pepsi commercial? Remember your vote decides, Please vote in the comments and I will see you soon!



Monday, May 8, 2017

Battle of the Bands Results: Friday I'm in Love with these Results



Every vote counts in the Battle of the Bands. Yo Le Tengo raced out to an early three nothing lead. After putting this battle together I spent way too much time listening to Yo Le Tengo which I enjoyed!

However, Natalie Imbruglia rallied back earning the next three votes. We were looking at a tie until May 6th. Boom! Birgit at BB Creations, came through with the winning vote for...

Natalie.

My voters were "Torn"...


Don't get the "Wrong Impression"..


It could all be a "Big Mistake"...



Stayed tune the next battle is coming up May 15.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Battle of the Bands Results: Catching up 4.15



Well with the A to Z Challenge going on I missed the result post for my 4.15 Battle of the Bands. It was a strange Battle featuring a Chuck Berry song covered by Marty Robbins and Gene Vincent. Marty Robbins won convincingly 5 to 1. Our hero the Gunslinger.

"Running Gun"...


"El Paso"



"A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation"


Well I'll be back with my May Day results soon!



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Ten Concert Game: The Blues

Nine artists/groups and one that is a lie that I have seen in concert. I'm doing mine by genres, starting with The Blues.
1) B.B. King

2) Hubert Sumlin

3) Buddy Guy

4) John Lee Hooker

5) Taj Mahal

6) Robert Cray

7) Albert Collins 

8) Keb' Mo



9) Bonnie Raitt

10) James Cotten

Stealing a facebook game and turning it into a blog post. However, with this I get to expand and add music. Please put your guess in the comments. Winner will get their own post.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Colonel Hampton bids farewell at his own Tribute..R.I.P

It was a tribute to an influential career, a celebration of 70 fabulous trips around the sun, an All-Star cast which became Colonel Bruce Hampton's final performance. Maybe the fans deserved an encore, maybe the musicians were such a delight to play with, perhaps he wanted to leave it all on the stage. Whatever the reason there was an encore. He passed his solo onto another musician and collapsed on the stage. The show, more importantly his life both came to an end.

Billboard News account of the event..


A song and slideshow from last night.."I'm So Glad"


A video for the show last night "Space is the Place"


Well I guess going out doing what you enjoy, surrounded by friends, peers and fans isn't a bad way to go. May he Rest in Peace.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Battle of the Bands:The Cure longing for Friday



It's a rainy, dreary Monday here so maybe, Friday would be a better thought. Some of you may even have a love affair for Friday. I'm not here to judge! I'm just here to share a battle of the bands.

How it works: I post two versions of the songs. You listen to the songs and let me know which one you thought was the best in the comments. I count up the votes and announce a winner at a later day which will be around May 7.

The Song: The Cure "Friday, I'm in Love"


We don't vote on the original. We vote on the contestants.

Contestant One: Natalie Imbruglia




Contestant Two: Yo La Tengo


If you are interesting in visiting other Battles or interested in the Battle of the Bands please visit this site for the complete list and more information.

Please vote in the comments.