Sunday, November 24, 2019

Monday's Music Moves Me: Toys

Today's Monday's Music Moves Me theme is Toys since Black Friday is soon approaching.

Let's just dive into the music!

                                           Aerosmith "Toys in the Attic"

Jeff Beck "Roy's Toy"

Martika "Toy Soldiers"

Joni Mitchell "Shiny Toys"

The Beach Boys "The Man with All The Toys"

A list that starts off rocking and ends with a legendary group at least has good bookend, or in this case songends. Through in an instrumental, a pop song, and Joni not a bad way to fill a list. Toys for your ears on this Monday.

Battle of the Bands Results: Rock Candy

Lita Ford or Lee Aaron was the question. The song was "Rock Candy" by Montrose. We ended up with a tie. We will celebrate with a few songs from each.

                                                 Lee Aaron "Hands On"

Lita Ford "Kiss Me Deadly"

Lee Aaron "Metal Queen"


Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne "Close My Eyes Forever"

Lee Aaron "Whatcha Do To My Body"

Lita Ford "Playin' With Fire"

Tune in on December 1st for my next Battle of the Bands

Monday, November 18, 2019

Monday's Music Moves Me: Harvest Songs

Today's Monday Music Moves Me topic is a freebie. Since Thanksgiving is coming up, it is Fall and the harvest time I thought I would use harvest as my theme. Sit back and enjoy.

                                             Neil Young "Harvest Moon"

The Band "King Harvest"

A bit of classical Bartok's "Harvest Song"

The Isley Brothers "Harvest for the World"

Anthony Brown "The Harvest Song"

Hope you enjoyed this selection of songs!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Battle of the Bands: Beating a Dead Horse Rock Candy

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Another Sammy Hagar inspired Battle of the Band, again going from the Montrose song catalog, maybe I am beating a dead horse.

However, I am going to add a new twist to my battle of the band post besides the original photo by me of Sammy. For the first time in my history of Battle of the Bands I am going to include a video on how to make Rock Candy.

The song by Montose

Battle of the Bands is pretty easy I will select a couple of covers, you listen to them and tell me which one you like the best. In about a week I count up the results and announce a winner in another post. Sometimes I'm a slacker and post the winner later but I am honest!

Contestant One: Lita Ford

Contestant Two:  Lee Aaron

I am letting the girls rock out on this Battle! Let me know which one you like the best!

Sammy was Fun and Battle of the Bands Results

Even though Stephen  "wouldn't even drive across the street to see Sammy Hagar." I did drive across the state to see Sammy. It was a a good excuse for me to hangout with a friend who I have been friends with for 28 years. Even though we don't live close we still do things together quite often. It also gave me an excuse to spend some time with my Dad. I also got to spend sometime walking in the ocean, with my feet in the water. Even though I have beautiful white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico were I live, I still like the Atlantic. As a bonus for the concert if your an 80s music fan Night Ranger was the opening act.

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Sammy and Jason Bonham

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Sammy and Michael Anthony 

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All pictures by me. The Saint Augustine Amphitheater ended up being a nice venue, great seats and a great friend made it a great night.

Well I picked "Bad Motor Scooter" for my Battle of the Bands selection. The evening I saw Sammy he picked "Rock Candy" as his Montrose song to play. 

The rock cover by Pete Manley got no love in my Battle, making the contest really between an instrumental and the funky version. The Chi-Lites defeated the L.A. Underscore 4 to 2.

The Chi-Lites with "Have You Seen Her"

"Oh Girl"

I will be back tomorrow with another Battle of the Bands! Hope you enjoyed the last one and this look into a day of my life!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Happy Birthday Neil Young

Neil Young's birthday is today! Choosing songs to celebrate should be due to the 74 year old's variety of music!

                                          Well he is the "Old Man" now...

Buffalo Springfield 

"Mr. Soul"

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young "Southern Man"

Neil Young "Cinnamon Girl"

I think a nice four song is a good way to celebrate. He has a ton of great songs so just a taste from here and there.


Friday, November 1, 2019

Battle of the Bands: Bad Motor Scooter

I am getting ready to drive across the state to see Sammy Hagar. I thought I would keep on rocking into November and in honor of tonight I thought I would pull out some classic Montrose.

Contestant One:
The Chi-Lites

Contestant Two: L.A. Underscore

Contestant Three: Pete Manley

Three choices something funky, an instrumental and a rocking cover. Vote for the cover you like the best in the comments I will announce a winner in a week or so. 

Hope you enjoy and see you soon!