Thursday, October 31, 2019

Rocktober Music Fest: Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! Rocktober Music Fest post with a Halloween theme.

"Love is Kinda Crazy with a Spooky Little Girl Like You" by The Zombies

Beck, Boggert and Appice "Black Cat Moan"....

Santana "Black Magic Woman"

Ray Parker Jr "Ghostbusters"

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Rocktober Music Fest: Happy Birthday Chris Slade

The final push for the Rocktober Music Fest and a short time till I go see a Rock N Roll Show. We start off celebrating a drummer's birthday. Chris Slade has drummed for AC/Dc, The Firm, Tom Jones, Asia and more.

Here is on the kit with AC/DC "Let There Be Rock"...

  • Asia "Military Man" Slade on drums and vocals

                                                   "Feelings" Uriah Heep

                                                          The Firm "Satisfaction Guaranteed"

There is a good four pack of tunes to celebrate!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Rocktober Music Festival: Happy Birthday Peter Green

Happy birthday to Peter Green! If the name isn't familiar to you I am sure you have heard of his old band Fleetwood Mac. The Mac was different log ago, before the girls, before Lindsey Buckingham, and I suppose the really big hits too.

                                                 Santana liked "Black Magic Woman"

"Got a Good Mind to Give Up Living"

He did other things besides Fleetwood Mac.


"Fool No More"

but he did cool things with Fleetwood Mac

"Oh Well"

Well I think that is a good set for a blues rock birthday!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Monday's Music Moves Me: Songs of the Season

Today's theme for Monday's Music Moves Me is songs of the season which could be Fall or Halloween or both.

                                            Donovan :Season of the Witch"

Led Zeppelin "Ramble On"

Why that song?

"The autumn moon lights my way."

"Moondance" by Van Morrison

Eric Clapton "Autumn Leaves"

"Halloween Theme" John Carpenter

Halloween, witches, leaves, the moon a few legends that's a good recipe for Monday's Music Moves Me.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

R.I.P. Paul Barrere

"Let it Roll" by Little Feat. Sad news from Little Feat tonight guitarist Paul Barrere has passed away. You can read the band's statement here.

                                                "Lost in the Sound" with Roger Cole

"If The Phone Don't Ring" Paul Barrere

Having seen this band at their peak of resurgence with my Mom on a New Year's Eve show, to interviewing and meeting one of the co-founders of Little Feat I have a connection to this band. Obviously I am a fan too. 

Little Feat "Feats Don't Fail Me Know"  a different year but the same venue I went to with my mom.

"All That You Dream"

Vintage Little Feat from 1977

May he R.I.P on this sad night.

Rocktober Music Fest: Join Me on the Funk Stage

It's Rocktober and Bootsy Collins' Birthday so that means it is time to bring out the funk!

                                            Bootsy with "I'd Rather Be With You"

He played with James Brown

"Sex Machine and Soul Power

Parliament Funkadelic "Bring the Funk"

Funkadelic "One Nation Under a Groove"

"We Like to Party"

That's a way to get funky!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Bill Graham presents Rocktober Music Fest at The Fillmore Cyberspace

On this day in 1991 Bill Graham the famous Rock and Roll promotor died in a helicopter crash. The cyber webs have been dosed, time and space have been altered.

                                                Video of posters for your trip..

Here he is New Year's Eve 1987

Go to the Fillmore East Janis Joplin "Maybe"...

The Doors "Light My Fire" Winterland 1967

The Grateful Dead "Brokedown Palace" at the SF Auditorium..

Something from the Trips Festival

Hope you enjoy the show. Was it a break from reality? He was one of the greatest promotors in rock history with so many legendary shows with giants of classic rock.

Rocktober Music Fest: Happy Birthday Chad Smith

Chad Smith the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot turns 58 today!

                                              A best moments video..

Chickenfoot "Oh, Yeah"

Red Hot Chili Peppers "Californication"

Will Ferrell drum off

Fun, technical, music a good way to celebrate a birthday!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Battle of the Bands Results: Jake Wins!

The Eddie Van Halen endorsed, new version of "Runnin' with the Devil" by Jennifer Hope was soundly beat by Jake E. Lee and friends more traditional rock version. The final score 6 to 2. Sometimes different works sometimes not so much.

Jake E. Lee's victory does work great for Rocktober and the Rock. Jake E. Lee has worked with a lot of hard rock bands.

Here he is with Ozzy Osbourne "Bark at the Moon"

Badlands "Dreams in the Dark"

Jake's "I'll be Creepin'"

I'll have another battle on the first!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Rocktober Music Fest: Happy Birthday Toby Mac

Today is TobyMac's birthday. The hristian Hip-Hop rocker turns 55 today. He has won three Grammy Awards.

Here he is with DC Talk with "Jesus Freak"...

TobyMac "I Judy Need You"

TobyMac "Backseatdriver"

His hits deep tours shine the spotlight on multiple artists and the transition from act to act is smooth and efficient. Better than most muti-act secular tours. He is 55 but still going strong.

Rocktober Music Fest: Happy Birthday Leslie West

Today is Leslie West's birthday the vocalist ad guitar player from Mountain.

                                              "Mississippi Queen"

The song is probably their best known and a good segue from my last post.

A newer song "Dyin' Since The Day I was Born"

Mountain at Woodstock "Southbound Train"

Woodstock of course celebrated it's 50th anniversary this past August with cancelled festivals. Well I hope you enjoy and I will see you soon!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Monday's Music Moves Me: My Roadtrip Part Two

Monday's Music Moves Me is a freebie and I just scratched the surface of the music from my October road trip on my last 4 M post. Well let's get some more tunes!

Eric McFadden "While You Was Gone"

                                              What's better than Eric McFadden add Doug Wimbish on bass

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Pictures by me. Doug Wimbish is an incredible bassist who was in the roc band Living Colour. The band that hada hit with "Cult of Personality"

There was Jonathon Long to keep the guitar fireworks going..."Pray for Me"

The very talented Johnny Sansone was there "The Lord is Waiting and the Devil is Too"

The blues, swamp music might be enough for the Rocktober Fest too!


Sunday, October 20, 2019

Rocktober Music Fest Celebrating Tom Petty's Birthday

Celebrating Birthday's of Late Rock and Rollers is where I am in this Rocktober Music Fest. Tom Petty who passed away two years ago in October would have celebrated his 68th birthday today. I paid tribute to his passing here and I have celebrated his birthday before.

Try to do it different each time, different songs and different words. I try not to do repeats but I don't think my readers would mind.

                                            Mudcrutch "I Forgive it All"

Right off the back I am digging up Mudcrutch.

Tom Petty "I Won't Back Down"

The Traveling Wilbury's "Handle with Care"

Tom Petty "A Face in the Crowd"

I hope you enjoyed and I will be back with a new post soon!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Rocktober:Celebrating Chuck Berry's Birthday

Let's put some duckwalking, good time rock and roll into this Rocktober Music Fest by celebrating Chuck Berry's Birthday. He was a rock and roll pioneer, an influencer on musicians to come  and a talented entertainer.

Since I just spent some time out in Louisiana, I think "Johnny B. Good is a good place to start this party!

"Roll over Beethoven "

"Nadine" with Keith Richards

"Sweet Little Sixteen"

I could go on and on. What is your favorite Chuck Berry song? Feel free to share in the comments

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Rocktober History Post

My Rocktober Music Fest post for today is one on what happened in rock music today.
56 years ago The  Beatles recorded "I Want to Hold Your Hand."

Quick post today but getting back in the swing!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Rocktober Birthday Bob Weir

I'm behind on my Rocktober Festival posts and apparently every three years I post to celebrate Bob Weir's birthday. Here is my post from 2013 and 2016.

At least Bob Weir is diverse enough to write multiple posts about. He believes he has probably played the most gigs of any musician out there. It is hard to argue against his statement. Math would probably back him up and it is hard to think of someone who would be close. A founding member of the Grateful Dead which he joined when he was just 16.

                                                The Grateful Dead "My Brother Esau"

                                                 These folks were treated to a solo performance of "Loose Lucy"

Celebrating his non-Dead music as well "Lucky Enough" with Rat Dog

Here he is with Paul McCartney

                                              "Bombs Away" with his Wolf Brothers

Hope you enjoy and I will see you soon!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Battle of the Bands:Runnin' with the Devil

The song title "Runnin' with the Devil" kind of has that Halloween feel to it. Van Helen and their song certainly fits Rocktober. There is a new cover that Eddie endorsed the other day out so there is hope for some contenders.

The original for your listening pleasure...

You know the deal. I choose a couple of contenders. You tell me (aka vote) which one you like the best in the comments. I count them up and sometimes we get a winner, sometimes it is a tie, and your vote always counts for something here.

Contender One: Jake E. Lee and friends

Contender Two: Jennifer Hope

What we have here is a straight out rock and roll cover of the song and a cover re-imagining the song. Well I hope you enjoy vote in the comments.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Monday's Music Moves Me: My Roadtrip

The wi-fi in my hotel room did not work very well. I've been going to the Voice of the Wetlands Festival each year for the last five years including this year. Even before I lived close enough to make going to the festival a reality, it was a festival I wanted to go to because of the music. Living four hours away makes it an easy decision. First it was the music and then the cause. Each year I added more to the trip. First it was hiking and exploring. Then it was hiking and the Gator farm. Then is was adding the fishing trip. Then it was the swamp tour. Then this year I went hiking everyday except Friday. I discovered a new hiking trail as well. I doubled up on the swamp tours. Music was the draw but enjoying the wetlands on my visits has caught up with it.

If the wetlands disappeared I could still enjoy the music maybe in New Orleans or support the artists when they play in my backyard. I would lose a place for a fishing trip. Yes I know I could possibly book one elsewhere. I would lose my hiking spots. Never enough hiking spots but yes I could find others. Swamp tours well if it is gone there isn't anything to tour. However, the guy I went with was continuing something his Mom started back around 1965. Something that has lasted over 50 years would be gone.

Tab Benoit "Whole Lotta Soul"

How about listening to a Grammy Award winning Zydeco Band...

Chubby Carrier "Zydeco Junkie"

Well if that doesn't capture where I am maybe this one will

Nonc Nu $5 a tail

Mike Zito came in from Texas

More information on the festival and charity can be found here.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Rocktober Battle of the Bands Results: Girls Rawk

My Battle of the Bands took it a song from AC/DC's hard rocking songbook, a cover band, and a female rock star. The cover band was a girl band too. Guess I was just trying to show girls rawk! The results Lzzy Hale 3 Hells Belles 3 a tie.

You never know what might happen on my Battle of the Bands that happen on the first and 15th. Shutouts, blowouts, nail biters, and ties.

Let's celebrate with some hard rocking girls!

Let's go back to the eighties with Lita Ford "Kiss Me Deadly"

Jennifer Batten she was Michael Jackson's guitarist, she toured with Jeff Beck for a while. A solo tune and a Jeff Beck cover...

Joan Jett "Bad Reputation"

Pat Benatar "Love is a Battlefield"

That should keep you rocking!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Rocktober Time to Catch Up 3 Posts Behind Sickness

The combination of getting older, stress has given me the opportunity to get new ailments that I have never had before. Lucky me! So I am under the weather. Nothing too serious! Something that will pass but not a lot of fun to have.

So let's catch up with a sickness theme!

Disturbed with my diagnosis..."Down with the Sickness"

Led Zeppelin reminding me I'm "Sick Again"

No Ted it isn't "Cat Scratch Fever" though I have had it before.

Well I will be back soon with another post! 

Sunday, October 6, 2019

R.I.P Ginger Baker

It is a sad Rocktober post to announce Ginger Baker, the legendary drummer for Cream, has passed away at the age of 80.

Here is a video from their reunion in 2005. Performing "White Room"...


A vintage clip of "Strange Brew" from 1967...

"I feel Free"

"Toad" which shows off Ginger's talent

"Sunshine of Your Love"

He leaves behind the drummers he has influenced, a legacy of music, fans and family may he rest in peace!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Rocktober Saturday Night

It is the first Saturday night in Rocktober and I am sitting here blogging so much for the exciting life. Well let's celebrate with some Saturday songs!

                                                      Elton John "Saturday Night's Alright"

The Grateful Dead "One More Saturday Night"

Sam Cooke "Another Saturday Night"

Well that's a good trio of songs for a Saturday!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Rocktober Post: 49 years ago Janis Joplin

Today is a very beautiful but Summery day where I am at. The music of Janis Joplin fits very well with beautiful, sunshine filled days for some reason. Maybe that is just me. Anyway 49 years ago the singer was found dead in a hotel. I am typing this out on my phone so I apologize in advance for typos and formatting issues.

                 "Kosmic Blues"

"Piece of My Heart"

Just sharing a couple of songs. If you would like to make this post a little more interactive feel free to keave your Janis memories or favorite songs in the comments.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Rocktober: Did anyone remember to wake up Green Day

Day three of the Roctober !

Woot a music fest I can participate in without leaving the house!

Well September has ended, did anybody wake up Green Day?

Well I hope to rock all Rocktober long!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Money, September's Battle of the Bands, Rocktober's Music Festival

Well here is my second post for Rocktober. Apparently I am participating in a blog fest this month. I'll give it a go, like a good blogging addict one day at a time and see how it goes. Well on the 15th of September I had a Battle of the Bands battle and I guess it would probably be a good thing to share the results.

The Battle featured a classic rock song by Eddie Money called "Take Me Home Tonight." The contestants were Jump Off and Every Avenue. Jump Off ran away with it winning 5 to 1. I was saved from a shut out by the mercy of Stephen

The Jump Off bills themselves as Philadelphia's Hottest Up and Coming Party Band. 

Here they cover Rob Zombie's "Dragula" which is perfect for Rocktober..

Here is a video about the band...

Support your local music where ever you might be. You never know when your local band might make it onto one of these Battle of the Band things.  Don't forget to vote on my girls gone AC/DC Battle of the Bands that is going on now.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Battle of the Bands For Those About to Rock in Rocktober

Welcome to October and for "Those About to Rock" welcome to Rocktober! Really AC/DC, the song "For Those About to Rock" sounds like a good way to kick things off!

AC/DC "For Those About to Rock"

Here comes the hard part to find some worthy competitors. It's live, raw and highly and will wake you up better than coffee. Might be a little rough but it will do the job!

Lzzy Hale

Hells Belles

You know the drill! Vote in the comments Lzzy or the Belles. Well I have girls rocking out! It works hope you enjoy.