Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Battle of the Bands Results: A Clssical piece with classic results

Classical might not be everyone's favorite genre but it did create another close battle. No tie on this one. Like I always say every vote matters. This battle was decided on the ninth and final vote. 

In the end the violin styling of Jennifer Jeon topped Lang Lang's piano 5 to 4.

here she performs "Ave Maria"

"Sad Romance"

Hope you enjoyed. Join me on the 1st for a Brand New Battle.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Monday's Music Moves Me: Songs That Tell A story

Today's theme of Monday's Music Moves Me is "Songs That Tell A Story."  Listening to the songs there may be a curse word in some songs. Story one, one S Bomb. Dylan used an S bomb, an A bomb and a son of a …, also the N word is used,

Story One: "God's Own Drunk"  Jimmy Buffett

Story Two: Bob Dylan "Hurricane" vey appropriate for Black History Month. 

Story Three: Don McLean "American Pie"

Story Four "Long Black Veil" by Lefty Frizzell 

Hope you enjoyed story time, see you next time!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Battle of the Bands: Minuet in G

 My Battle of the Bands are sometimes rock, blues, country, folk, jazz or classical if you can classify them. Other genres represented as well. Many times the original strong might be in one genre but interpreted by artists in different genres. Today I am switching things up again with a classical piece.

The piece was credited to J.S. Bach for hundreds of years but in the 70s it was determined the piece was actually composed by Christian Petzold.

To reference:

If classical is not your thing it is a short piece and I will probably bounce to another genre next time.

Contender One: Jennifer Jeon

Contender Two: Lang Lang

Two different artists, two different instruments, one piece. Enjoy vote for the one you like the best in the comments and I will count them up and announce a winner a week or so later.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Battle of the Bands: Seminole Wind Blows in a Tie!

Shea took a commanding 4 to 1 lead in my Battle of the Bands.

JJ Grey and Mofro is "99 Shades of Crazy"...

They rallied back to tie it up.

I mean winning would have been the "Sweetest Thing"

Will I do overtime, will I do something different, dial in and find out on the 15th!

Monday, February 3, 2020

Monday's Music Moves Me:Songs About Love

Let's dance, rock to songs about Love. The theme for Monday's Music Moves Me.

Tina Turners asks the question "What's Love Gotta Do With It?"

Well I guess Queen knew we need "Somebody to Love"

Then we are silly like the Yardbirds "For Your Love"

The Who knew "Love Ain't for Keeping"

Because "Love Hurts" from Nazareth

There it is Love in five songs. Not a Taylor Swift "Love Story"

Hope you enjoyed see you soon!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Batle of the Bands: Seminole WInd

My latest Battle of the Bands has me selecting a country classic "Seminole Wind" by Jon Anderson. You can listen to the original here:

John Anderson "Seminole Wind"

The way the battle works, I pick two contenders and you choose which one you like the best. You choose by telling me in the comments. I count up the votes and announce a winner in a bout a week or so.

Contender One: JJ Grey and Mofro

Contender Two: Shea

I hope you enjoyed the song. Tell me which version you like best JJ or Shea.
Thanks I will see you soon!

Monday, January 27, 2020

R.I.P Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant and his 13 year old daughter and others passed away in a tragic helicopter crash yesterday. Today the Basketball Hall of Fame said he was joining them this year. I thought I would pay tribute to him on my blog.

According to ESPN Kobe Bryant is the fourth highest scoring player in NBA history with 33643 which ranks him ahead of Michael Jordan and below Lebron James.

Kobe was an 18 time All-Star. He was the MVP in four of those games.

He won five championships, was the Finals MVP twice, and the leagues MVP once.

Kobe Bryant scored 81 points in one game...

Kobe Bryant was one of the greatest basketball players in history. Outside of the game he wrote a book, was active in the music business. He died to soon at the age of 41. The loss of his daughter is perhaps a bigger tragedy as she was just 13 and had her whole life ahead of her. The story is the same for the others in the helicopter.