Thursday, June 29, 2017

NCAA Baseball Champions: Florida Gators

The Florida Gators baseball team finally one a National Championship. It was on their 11th appearance in the College World Series. The team had appeared in 33 post season tournaments and won 14 Southeastern Conference Regular Championships, and seven SEC Tournament Championships.

They were always that good team that never won the championship but now they have.

Hype video for the team....

Highlights from the tournament..

The college baseball season all wrapped up in time for the Major Leagues busy month of All Stars and the trade deadline.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

73 Years of Jeff Beck

Today is Jeff Beck's 73rd Birthday! That is a god enough reason to celebrate his career by sharing some music.

A live version of "Train Kepta Rollin'" from 1966. The Yardbirds...

Here he is with Rod Stewart doing "People Get Ready"...

Here they are about 16 years earlier with "You Shook Me"...

It was a  joy to watch him play with Tal Wilkenfeld....

and Jennifer Batton got him releasing albums on a schedule for a while..

The first track of his latest album..

Hope you enjoyed my time traveling celebration of Jeff Beck for his birthday!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Battle of the Bands Results: An Outlaw Won

Another close battle on my Battle of the Bands battle but not a tie.

Willie Nelson versus Waylon Jennings in a tribute to Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band. Jam Bands, Southern Rock and Outlaw Country combining for this battle. Yes, I have a musical blender I throw song titles in and boom I my battle is created.

The Battle was streaky but Waylon Jennings prevailed 5 to 3.

We celebrate winners so hold on for some music!

Some people say that about me, but continuing on..

It is all about "Honkey Tonk Heroes"

and a shout out to Texas..

Stay tuned for a new Battle on July 1.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Battle of the Bands: Brothers, Outlaws and Riders

On my last Battle of the Bands I paid tribute to Chris Cornell. This time I am paying tribute to Gregg Allman. The song I selected has been used to pay tribute to Gregg from a ton of artists. Jimmy Buffett played a bit of the song as a tribute when I saw him earlier this month. It isn't the song I wanted to use, but I do like the match up I came up with.

Oh the song is:  "Midnight Rider"

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 date.

If you enjoyed this battles check out my friends who are participating. The best list is at this blog.

Contestant One: Willie Nelson

Contestant Two: Waylon Jennings

Waylon or Willie? Which cover do you like best? A tribute Battle featuring Brothers, Outlaws and Riders. I hope you enjoy and I will see you soon!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Battle of the Bands: Ann and Norah all tied up

My last Battle of the Bands featured two talented but different females singing a classic Soundgarden song. It was another tribute to Chris Cornell. If I wanted a girl to rock me it would be Ann Wilson. If I was in the mood for something more jazzy it would be Norah Jones. Hearing these two woman interpret Cornell's song really paid tribute to how well the song was created.

I enjoyed the Battle and I look forward to the next one. The results came in  with each artist getting three votes. The results are all done by the votes of my readers. That' s why I don't cast a tie-breaking vote.

Here is Ann Wilson in Heart...

Here is Norah Jones..."Come Away with Me"

Stay tuned I will have another Battle of the Bands coming up on June 15th. Please come back and vote on an all new Battle of the Bands.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

R.I.P Batman

I became familiar with Batman through the reruns of the classic show starring Adam West who passed away on Friday.

A clip from the original show...

Adam West had a long career spanning seven decades. Below he guest stars on "Perry Mason"..

Here are some fun fight scenes...

Family Guy voice over..

What are your favorite Batman memories? Do any other roles Adam West portrayed standout to you?

Obviously he will be missed by fans and family. 88 years is a long life and most of that he gave to his profession. May he rest in peace.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Battle of the Bands: In Memory Black Hole Sun

Last month the world lost some talented musicians. Even though I honored them with a tribute post, I a still remembering them in 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 June 7.

In honor of Chris Cornell, today's song comes from Soundgarden...

Ann Wilson

This one wasn't a tribute, but was done just a few days before his death...

Norah Jones

This one was a tribute..

Side note Norah's performance was at the same place Chris  had his last performance.

Vote in the comments I will be back with a winner.