This blog spot is the home to my ramblings. I am a free lance writer. Most of my work goes on Associated Content. Sometimes I write what is on my mind, sometimes I plug some of my writing, and sometimes a combination of the two. So, sit back read, enjoy, and we will see where it goes.
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.
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!
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.
Sammy and Jason Bonham
Sammy and Michael Anthony
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"
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!