OK LSU and SAINTS fans….its that time again…..grab some High Life Ponies, Fireball, Jack Daniels….drop some BBQ on the grill and get ready to watch some football…..


THIS weekend promises to be a doozie as #24 LSU hosts #3 OLE MISS on Saturday Night in Death Valley…..this is real good for the TIGERS but at 6-2 and losing to Auburn & Miss St LU still needs all the luck they can get…..Ole Miss is 7-0 and on fire.







I can promise you ONE thing…..LSU & Ole Miss fans will throw down before and it will be EPIC.  CHEERS!!!!














Ok now briefly about the Saints…..


Saints at 2-4 and reeling HOST the packers at 5-2 on SUNDAY night in the DOME!!


That is all.

WIN











SO THIS is the music I choose to get me revved up for the game…..ALL HARD never soft…..


GRAB A HELMET and GET IN THE GAME!!









for the Ole Miss fans…..



NOW FUCKING WAKE UP!!!!!

AND of course the jokes…..

I love my TIGERS but yes many of the fans have never stepped foot on campus……

I fucking love this song……







AND now for the drunk fans…






OK I am done…..and as always……LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH and most of all be fucking careful

It’s FRIDAY and my Saints are 0-2 with the Vikings coming to the DOME and my Tigers are 3-0 with Miss St coming to Baton Rouge so I figured I could set up some good jams for the weekend.

Now these are not your everyday jams, these are the kind that make you want to punch everything you see but for everyone’s sake lets just punch the dashboard of your own vehicle.

and as usual many of them are LIVE to get crowd noise and the intensity in ten cities (famous album reference)

And granted most of these you heard a million times but taken in this context you will look at them different….and hopefully jam while you tailgate tomorrow or Sunday…

and yes I have inserted some good football references….look for them….








CHEERS !!!!!
Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!
Go Tigers
Go Saints

AND LISTEN TO THIS…..

Music To Make You Deaf As You Drive

 
Kim Being Innocent

Ok so about a month ago a friend, Kim posts on Facebook (Go Figure) that she had her music so loud at the stoplight that the woman on side of her gave her a look then asked her to turn it down.  We’ve all been in this predicament.  So without hesitation Woman A pulled out a rocket launcher and destroyed Woman B’s car.

Well after hearing this incredible story I was inspired to write.  This is a list of songs that when they come on I immediately turn it up to 11 or in the case of my new truck, 38, whatever the HELL that means.  Whatever the case its fucking loud and you know what they say If Its Too Loud You’re Too Old.  And furthermore these are songs you sing along so loud to that others can hear you over the music.  Case in point, the end of Otherside by RHCP does this to me every time to this day.

More criteria for the list also includes songs that are impossible to listen to at a low volume level….

OK so roll down the windows and piss off the neighborhood.

Disclaimer:  This is MY list so it is subject to scrutiny.  Please add where necessary and I probably forgot many of them.  But know that ALL Tool, Black Sabbath and Rage live turned up to 38 in my truck.  
And here are the givens or songs you’ve already heard a million times so you already know…

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Freebird
Heart – Crazy On You
Police – Message In A Bottle
ANY Zeppelin
.38 Special – Hold On Loosely

Disclaimer 2:  Above story might have been exaggerated a little to protect the parties involved.

Disclaimer 3: Names have been changed to protect the innocent.    Ex. Kimberly is now Kim.

Aerosmith – Train Kept A Rollin

Van Halen – DREAMS – The original and best video

Foo Fighters – The Pretender

Alice In Chains – WOULD?

Metallica – Wherever I May Roam

Twisted Sister – Burn In Hell

Mötley Crüe – Wild Side

Judas Priest – Heading Out To The Highway

AC/DC – Shoot To Thrill

Blue Oyster Cult – Burning For You

Incubus – Pardon Me

Disturbed – Rise

Journey – Stone In Love

Scorpions – No One Like You

Iron Maiden – Two Minutes To Midnight

Ministry – Just One Fix

BONUS:
Foo Fighters – Bridge Burning

OK here we go…..


someone posted the “38 Great Al-Rock Songs You Haven’t Thought About in 20 Years” prompting me to not only reminisce about my time at KLSU (Thanks DG) but that time in general.  The years 92 – 96…..When given the chance to be on KLSU, I immediately jumped and never looked back…my Wednesday afternoon shift during the summer was interesting to say the least….

As far as the music is concerned, this was the time when Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains were getting bigger and bigger but there were still no “New Rock” radio stations, so most if not all of the songs below were ignored by the masses but enjoyed by the few….


Most of these you will remember all of these and some more than others, but notice when they came out.  Oasis was in 1994 but didn’t blow up til 1996…..same goes for the others….turn it up ENJOY and I will let the music do the talking…


 * next to a song means its one of my all time and never gets old…


Also I posted this list in reverse alphabetical order because who cares….ENJOY  Veruca Salt – Seether (1994)


Tripping Daisy – My Umbrella (1993)


Tracy Bonham – The One (1996)


*Sugar - 

If I Can’t Change Your Mind (1992)

 

 


*Sponge – Plowed (1994)


*Seven Mary Three – My My (1995)


Posies – Solar Sister (1993)


*Oasis – Live Forever (1994)


*Matthew Sweet - Devil With The Green Eyes (1994)


*K’s Choice – A Sound That Only You Can Hear (1995)


*James – Say Something (1993)


Gigolo Aunts – Cope (1994)



Fretblanket – Twisted (1994)


Frank Black – Los Angeles (1993)


For Squirrels – Mighty KC (1995)



Eve’s Plum – I Want It All (1993)



Dambuilders – Smell (1994)


Dada – Dim (1992)

 


***** Catherine Wheel – Black Metallic (1992) 


Afghan Whigs – Debonair (1993)


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Some BONUS


Charlatans UK – The Only One I Know (1990)

Dada - I Get High (1996)


Catherine Wheel – Crank (1993)


Havana 3Am


HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND AS ALWAYS!!!!!

 

DISCLAIMER:  Install POPUP BLOCKER on your computer to avoid YouTube ads…..TRUST ME….



OK so ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR when you can blow shit up and its OK. 


It’s HARD, Heavy, Soft, Up, Down and ALL Around.   

 

With Texas being hotter than the sun this past summer we couldn’t buy fireworks.  I’m not saying it was HOT, but if you spun your tires too much you could cause a fire.  

 

I typed in HOT TEXAS and got this.  OH WELL!

It was drier than a prom queen, I think. 

 

Let’s GO!!!

 

 

Cue the “HOW DRY WAS IT?” jokes…


Some driving songs to get you to where you are going….

 

OH YEAH!!!!!

 

……and for the long stretch of nothing but trees and no rest stops…..30 minutes of PURE JAM provided by Panic….


So now you are there….remember…..you better have the above or you’ve fucked up already and you haven’t even begun your odyssey….

Now there is nothing better in the world of rap than the Beastie Boys.  I miss MCA daily and you will see why.  They were and still are pioneers.  One of the best live shows you could ever see.  












Its pretty strange but then again so is my taste in music. 

This Mashup is one of the best I have ever heard and it’s the Beastie Boys again…..



TURN THIS UP!!!!!!



and for the crazier fuckers out there….here….REAL RAP


 


BUT REMEMBER BE FUCKING CAREFUL!!!!!

  

And from arguably one of the best all around albums EVER……

The 1991 Lenny Kravitz album “Mama Said”.

 

After all there are still dumbasses out there.  And if you hear someone say “HEY WATCH THIS” ….run the other way….


It wouldn’t be a July 4th blog without REDNECKS….so Lynyrd Skynyrd…. 

CHEERS FUCKERS!!!!!!

and always remember….


and NOW ….Rednecks being well…..REDNECKS!!!!! Happy 4th




 

Stupid fucking Florida

 

 

No comment but there are like 3 I can think of right off the bat.
Why do rednecks shoot fireworks out their ass?




for the drive back….relax

 

 

and always remember this kids….shooting fireworks at each other or resting them on your genitals is never a good idea….NEVER.

THE LIST OF ALBUMS THAT HAVE STAYED WITH ME….

from the day I first heard them to the day you’re reading this…I promise they’ll be with me…

FOREVER




About a month ago on Facebook, someone sent me this:


“Rules: in your status update, list 10 albums (not in any order) that have stayed with you over the years in some way. Don’t take too long on this list – just a few minutes, tops. These don’t need to be “great” records, just records that have meant something to you personally. Then tag ten (or more!) other friends, including me so that I’ll see your list. I chose people who I thought would go along. If I didn’t choose you, and you’re interested, by all means respond.”


THIS IS THAT LIST!!!!

 

Also, I will put various album covers next to some of them because they are just amazing album covers or REALLY special to me and I have those framed at my house…or BOTH

 





ATTENTION!!!!!



ALSO, to make this easier lets get the OBVIOUS out of the way.  These are the albums that EVERYONE should have in their library.  And there was a time where I was convinced that the record companies were mailing these to everyone because EVERYONE had a copy.

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EVERYONE SHOULD THE FOLLOWING ALBUMS REGARDLESS OF TASTE

AC/DC - 

Back In Black (1980)

 

Alanis Morrisette - 

Jagged Little Pill (1995)

 

Bob Marley - 

LEGEND (1984)

 

Def Leppard - 

Pyromania (1983)

 

Guns N Roses - 

Appetite for Destruction (1987)

 

Led Zeppelin - 

I (1969)

 

Led Zeppelin - 

II (1969)

 

 

Led Zeppelin - 

IV (1971)

 

 

 

Metallica - 

Metallica (Black album) (1991)

 

Michael Jackson – Thriller (1982)

 

Nirvana - 

Nevermind (1991)

 

Pearl Jam - 

Ten (1991)

 

Pink Floyd - 

Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

 

Pink Floyd - 

The Wall (1979)

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers –

Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik (1991)

 

U2 - 

Joshua Tree (1987)

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FIRST watch Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart cover Stairway To Heaven on the Led Zeppelin tribute show.  ITS FUCKING AMAZING!!!!!!

 

 DISCLAIMER:  

  

 

PLEASE DO NOT TRY AND ACT ULTRA COOL BY SAYING “Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)” by Digable Planets OR “Flipped Out in Singapore” by Chainsaw Kittens are albums that moved you otherwise you look like an elitist jerk dick.

AND its ok to LIKE some of the more popular albums even if you were sipping Starbucks or hating the govt back   in the day.

 


OK NOW!!!….lets go


AC/DC – If You Want Blood, You’ve Got It (LIVE 1978)

First heard this entire album a few years ago and it is just incredible..  And to me Bon Scott is the 3rd best frontman after Freddie Mercury and David Lee Roth but that is a whole argument for another day.  This LIVE album catpures AC/DC in it’s prime with Bon Scott.  Too bad he didn’t live to see what he started with AC/DC.   LIVE versions of Whole Lotta Rosie, High Voltage and Let There Be Rock.

 

Other: Bad Boy Boogie, The Jack, Problem Child

 

Aerosmith – Greatest Hits (1980)

Driving around Metairie, LA in late 70s, early 80s in Billie Jo Dwyers Cadillac with my sister and cousin listening to such classics as Dream On and Walk This Way.  This and Heart’s Greatest Hits were always on. 


Other songs: Kings and Queens, Come Together and Back In The Saddle.




Alice In Chains – Dirt (1992)

If you weren’t around when Nirvana and Pearl Jam hit you didn’t hear the Singles Soundtrack.  This was the album that had the song “Would?” on it and when it was released EVERYONE wanted a piece of Alice In Chains.

Other songs:  Rooster, Angry Chair, Down in a Hole

Allman Brothers Band – LIVE At Fillmore East (1971)




Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill (1986) Seriously when this album came out I think everyone had to replace the cassette at least twice due to playing it so much. I can recite every one of these raps verbatum and STILL to this day think “Fight For Your Right” is weakest song on album.  Personal favorite is still “Hold it now, Hit it” because of the BASS.






 


Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970)

I remember hearing it over the years but it wasn’t until around 1995 I was sitting around (flying) and really LISTENED to it MAINLY “A Bit of Finger/Sleeping Village/Warning”  …..its groundbreaking, amazing, dark, hard and just one of the top 10 albums of all time….


Other songs: N.I.B., Wicked World and The Wizard

Bob Marley – Exodus (1977)

This goes without saying that any album Bob Marley would be on this list.  I listed LEGEND above since every single person on the fucking planet has this album and considers themself a reggae expert due to having LEGEND in their possession.  THIS is the album where we first heard the song “Jamming” which is probably his most famous song.   The Reissue which I first heard in 2001 includes a 2nd disc of UNRELEASED LIVE material taken from the Exodus tour 1977 in London.

THIS IS PURE GENIUS.  I suggest if you don’t have the two disc reissue you are missing out.


Other:  The Heathen, Exodus, Waiting In Vain

Boston – Boston (1976

FOREPLAY/LONG TIME……

I was 7 the first time I heard this on album hour on WRNO and still to this day remember…..

This album will NEVER get old….

I don’t think there is a song on here that isn’t good….
“The album has been referred to as a landmark in 1970s rock and has been included on many lists of essential albums.” Wikipedia




Clash – London Calling (1979)

The album cover says it all….the title track….the video where they all sing with cold weather breath….its the fucking CLASH.

…credit to my sister to making me listen to this over and over again ….still classic to me….

Its #8 of the top 500 albums of all time
….go figure.
Other:  Lost in the Supermarket, Clampdown, Spanish Bombs

Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (1990)

Words cannot describe what this album does this to me…..its simply amazing from start to finish.  And it starts off with a vampire song about New Orleans.  

Also, Caroline is my all time favorite in so many ways….just perfect


Other: Tomorrow Wendy, Days & Days, Joey

The Connells – Boylan Heights (1987)

Brilliant album that tells a story of a man heading off to war and returning from war.  Absolutely brilliant and the minute I heard the first track, Scotty’s Lament, I was hooked.

Cult – Love (1985)

 




Depeche Mode – Some Great Reward (1984)




The ultimate Depeche Mode masterpiece.  From the opening track to the end.  Something to Do, Lie to Me, People Are People….THIS is and always be the best album they came out with.


Other: Master And Servant, Blasphemous Rumours, Somebody

 

 

 

Depeche Mode – 101 (LIVE) (1989)

Captured from Depeche Mode’s show at the Rose Bowl in front of 60,000 rabid fans this album is one of the best LIVE albums from start to finish.  It also carried me through basic training the ARMY so it has a special place in my life.

Doors – Greatest (1980)









Drivin N Cryin – Mystery Road (1989)

If you attended LSU between the years of 1989 and 1993 you could not avoid this band or this album.  So this album was key when it came out and everyone had it….Aint It Strange, Toy Never Played With, Peacemaker and House For Sale.  And everyones favorite, not mine, Straight to Hell.

 

Foo Fighters – Wasting Light (2011)








Heart -Greatest Hits (1980)

Iron Maiden – Number of the Beast (1982


The most iconic album cover from the 80s and one of the most iconic metal albums of all time.  I still remember being “spooked” seeing the album in stores and when I heard it at a friend’s house it blew my head off.  That is all.  Watch this excerpt from the show Classic Albums….judge for yourself…



The Jam – SNAP! (1983)

Released a year after they broke up my sister used to play this collection of Greatest Hits every day and I fell in love. They are simply amazing.  The Jam, the band that didnt really fit into the punk rock standards, The Jam didn’t want to be placed there. They did it their own way… and so brilliant good!! 

Other: Town Called Malice, In The City, Going Underground


KISS – ALIVE (1975)



Metallica – …And Justice For All (1988)









Mötley Crüe - Shout at the Devil (1983)

Driving to the bowling alley every Friday night at the age of 14 I had no idea who the Crue were but this cassette was on every night in my friends Mustang and it still resonates today.

 


N.W.A – Staight Outta Compton (1988)

OZZY – Diary Of A Madman (1981)

Pantera – Cowboys from Hell (1990)

Phish – Junta (1989)

Really my first introduction to Phish and simply amazing.  

Best heard LIVE.  Divided Sky is still the song I go back when I want to truly appreciate the power of music.


Other: David Bowie, Fluffhead, You Enjoy Myself





Pixies – Doolittle (1989)

Police – Regatta De BLanc

Now THIS is where the list changes as this has my ALL TIME favorite song ever in the history of everything.  That would be Message In A Bottle.  The reason I consider this my all time favorite is the fact it never gets old and its just as good every time I hear it.  With that said, I still remember hearing this on vinyl at my dads and every song is perfect.


Other: Bring on the Night, Regatta De Blanc, Walking On The Moon, On Any Other Day

I spent an entire Police concert in 1982 watching Stewart Copeland drum….PHENOMENAL see bleow

Police – Zenyatta MOndatta

Prince – Purple Rain Soundtrack (1984)

It’s 1984.  Freshman in high school….it was our anthem.  It was everywhere.  

Let’s Go Crazy, When Doves Cry, I Would Die 4 U….Darling Nikki.  

EVERY SONG A CLASSIC…

I also saw him at the Superdome with Sheila E opening.  Threw up my guts on Dome Foam…so that.


Other: Computer Blue, Baby I’m A Star


Queen – News Of The World (1977)

The album cover is what got me and the musis followed.  THAT IS ALL!! 

Freddie Mercury is a genius.


We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions


Other: Sheer Heart Attack, It’s Late






R.E.M. – Chronic Town (1982)

It’s only 5 songs but this is the first time I heard R.E.M. and was immediately hooked.

They are still one of my top 5 bands today.  WAY ahead of their time.

From the opening of Wolves, Lower to Stumble it flows and its perfect.

Other: Gardening At night, Carnival Of Sorts

R.E.M. - Document (1987)

R.E.M. – Life’s Rich Pageant (1986) 





Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine (1992)

“Anger is a gift”

What can I say about this album that hasn’t been said before?  It is just one big punch in the face from beginning to end.  This kind of sound was never heard before and was just off the charts.  I was hooked.  I needed to see them LIVE and to this day one of the 10 best concerts I have ever seen.  And Know Your Enemy has Maynard from TOOL so extra bonus.

Other:  Bombtrack, Freedom

Replacements – Pleased to Meet Me (1987)

RUSH – 2112 (1976)

RUSH – Moving Pictures (1980)

THIS album is what got me into RUSH…..

and it came out in like 7th grade so it was the only thing we listened to.  It was EPIC.

From the opening of Tom Sawyer to last notes of Vital Signs, a complete masterpiece.

It’s the album with the YYZ crazy drum, guitar and bass solo song for God’s sake.

Seeing them play it LIVE in it’s entirety start to finish in 2011 was a dream fulfilled.

Still get chills hearing the opening notes of Red Barchetta.


Other:  Camera Eye, YYZ, Limelight

Scorpions – Blackout

 


Simon and Garufunkel – Greatest Hits


SINGLES (Soundtrack) (1992)

When MTV first played Pearl Jam Unplugged I first heard State Of Love and Trust and immediately was in search of this album.  Come to find out it was on a Soundtrack to a movie.  Well after hearing all of the Seattle bands including Heart, Soundgarden and Alice In Chains I was hooked.



Other: Battle of Evermore, Nearly Lost You.

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ATTENTION!!!!    DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS I AM NOT ABLE TO ADD STORIES TO SOME OF THE LAST FEW ALBUMS BUT KNOW THE PLACE THEY HOLD IN MY LIFE….

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Smashing Pumpkins – Gish (1991)

Smiths – The Queen Is Dead (1986)

Squeeze – Si

Thanks sis and this basically ruled most of my high school days in Uptown New Orleans

Stevie Ray Vaughan – LIVE ALIVE (1986)

Sting – Dream of the Blue Turtles (1985)

Sting – Bring On The Night (LIVE)(1986)


Toad The Wet Sprocket – Fear (1991)

Tool – Undertow (1993)

Tool - Ænima (1996)

Because of the significance of this album I felt the need to post in its entirety.  This album changed my life in so many ways.  It signifies a huge turning point in my personal life.  You have to listen from start to finish to fully appreciate this stroke of genius that is TOOL.  


Tool – Lateralus (2001)

Tool – 10,000 Days (2006)

T.S.O.L. – Revenge (1986)

We listened to this album almost every day on the way to school during my senior year of high school  It was a mainstay in my Jeep and very underrated by a very underrated band.

U2- Under a Blood Red Sky

Who didn’t like this album?  This was U2 captured at the perfect time.  This was pre-Joshua Tree so it was right before they went from big to super huge.  And it’s U2.

Considered U2′s “Greatest Concert” and to me it is.  


Van Halen – II (1979)

My 2nd favorite Van Halen album (See below) because its the first album that I listened to all of the time and it consumed me.  I was 10 years old and I guess the perfect age in a perfect time in music.  I still remember to this day letting “Outta Love Again” and flipping the vinyl over to listen to second side and one of my all time favorite VH songs in “Light Up The Sky”.  Also, I used to go L to R on balance to hear just the bass or just the guitar.  VH albums were good for that.

AGAIN entire album attached.

Van Halen – Fair Warning (1981)

My ALL TIME favorite VH album and my Top 5 all time in music.


MEAN STREETS….So now I am 12 and Van Halen rules my life.  This album came out and quickly shoved VH II in the back as its EPIC and it’s Roth but also the harmonies between EVH and Anthony are unmatched.  Since again we are talking about vinyl the first side was 4 songs that were tough but that was only the beginning.  Second side starts with UNCHAINED and that’s all I will say about that…..


I would post entire album but I figured I would post Roth being ROTH.  

And the stage & tour were EPIC but who was better than VH in 1980? no one


and yes I get chills still watching this….

Widespread Panic – Space Wrangler (1988)

Working at the LSU Daily Reveille I was able to get access to albums before they were available to the public so I did a review for this album by this band called Widespread Panic and the band name led me to believe they were a heavy rock band….

….was I surprised and needless to say THIS was simply amazing.  DRIVING SONG is still my all time favorite song and millions of fans can’t be wrong.

Widespread Panic – Everyday (1993)

Zebra – Zebra (1983)
HONORABLE MENTIONS!!!!…and by Honorable I probably heard them while under the influence so they sounded much better but STILL they resonate today with me.

 

311 – Music (1993)











Better than Ezra – Surprise (1990) (CASSETTE ONLY)









Blues Traveler - Blues Traveler (1990)



Dr. Dre’ – The Chronic (1992)

 

Eric B and Rakim – Follow The Leader (1988)

Indecision – Ponder Yonder (1991)

Kevn Kinney – MacDougal Blues (1990)

Outkast – Stankonia (2000)

Public Enemy – Apocalypse 91…The Enemy Strikes Black (1991)



Red Hot Chili Peppers -Californication (1999)

 

Run DMC – Raising Hell (1986)





 

 

 

 

Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream (1993)




Stevie Ray Vaughan – The Sky Is Crying (1991)

 

 

 

 

 

 


One of it not my favorite skit from In Living Color…. 




CHEERS!!! 


ROCK ALWAYS AND FOREVER


THAT ISALL FOR NOW!!!!!
It’s my birthday this weekend…..cheers
ENJOY first Mardi Gras weekend….stay safe
















ALBUMS THAT HAVE STAYED WITH ME…..FOREVER

THE LIST OF ALBUMS THAT HAVE STAYED WITH ME….
from the day I first heard them to the day you’re reading this…I promise they’ll be with me…
FOREVER
 
About a month ago on Facebook, someone sent me this:

“Rules: in your status update, list 10 albums (not in any order) that have stayed with you over the years in some way. Don’t take too long on this list – just a few minutes, tops. These don’t need to be “great” records, just records that have meant something to you personally. Then tag ten (or more!) other friends, including me so that I’ll see your list. I chose people who I thought would go along. If I didn’t choose you, and you’re interested, by all means respond.”
  THIS IS THAT LIST…and obviously not only 10 songs.
 
 

Link  —  Posted: February 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

So here they are some 80s jams to start your week.   These are songs I look to get me going when I need it.

Most of these are the Velveeta of 80s rock but that is why I posted them. Many are repeats but who the fuck cares, put your helmet on and rock the fuck out.

CHEERS!!!!

OZZY

Twisted Sister

DIO>

Skid Row

Dokken

AND

RATT

Motley Crue

Motörhead

Krokus

Guns N’ Roses

Aerosmith

Def Leppard

AND

BONUS!!!!

For a good laugh….VANDENBURG

NOW….LIVE 1982 OZZY LISTEN to how freaking good this sounds….his voice and how crisp the band is…….WHAT A TIME!!!!
CHEERS to a fantastic week……be careful fuckers….some reminders to be smart when getting stupid.

 

 

 

Aside  —  Posted: February 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

“The Day The Music Died!”…..GRAMMYS 2014

 
Music is such a sad state of affairs nowadays…..I know many will disagree but music today is NOT music.  I am part of the older generation and everyone’s parents always hated their kids music.  I GET IT.  I watched the Grammys because I am subjected to it in the car with my 5 year old and 12 year old.  I don’t listen to today’s pop or rock for the most part because it all sounds the same so I wasn’t expecting to know some of the artists but when Willie, Kris and Merle came out, it was amazing that the song is over 30 years old and everyone knew it.  I was impressed to see a few young black and white people in the audience singing along. THAT IS STAYING POWER.  30 or 40 years from now NO ONE will probably know ONE SONG from this era of music. It also seems like to me they have to have a “big theatrical show” just to make the song interesting. There’s just no class in some music nowadays. It’s just about the show. 
 
 
 
 

“The Day The Music Died!”…..GRAMMYS 2014
RIP 1/26/2014 

Hollywood and the music industry are made up of “flash in the pan” people…like the One Hit Wonders of the 70s and early 80s.  No REAL staying power in either industry anymore.  The producers aren’t interested in talent ….that takes too long to culminate.  They’re only interested in the money regardless of how short term it is.  Hollywood and the Music mecca has gone bonkers. Referring to each other as “the greatest ever”, or “your God”. etc. It must be a lonely world up top from what I hear. And with all that fame and fortune can they really trust anyone?     

The Grammys have morphed over the last 20 years into a freak show. Music as an art, has taken a sharp noise dive. Why don’t they give an award EVERY YEAR to the inventor of Autotune which allows people who can’t read a note or sing an opportunity to call themselves singers? I’d pay big bucks to hear a no talent like Kanye West (winner of 21 Grammies) sing a standard WITHOUT Autotune or ANY special effects. 

As far as the Grammys…..Worst Grammy’s show ever! … and the biggest turn off… the mass gay wedding. I have nothing against a person’s choice, but I’ve had it with this “gay agenda” nonsense being forced in front of my face by every form of media. Could they keep politics out of music?  Where did the marriage fit in? Talk about pushing it down your throat. Another reason why I don’t watch these sick shows, nor would I want my kids to watch.  Never let a good awards show go to waste to promote your agenda, huh Hollywood?  A music awards show is definitely not the place for any weddings, gay or otherwise. I am so sick and tired of having gay rights slammed into my ears. So you’re gay, get on with life then and leave me the heck alone. If i want to see a gay couple get married then i will go to somebody’s wedding. As far as the mass gay wedding well I thought I was tuning into The Grammys not a political statement. We are tired of Politics infiltrating entertainment. We pay to see entertainment not politics. Just complete non-sense.   I thought the Grammys was about music, not politics. that’s the last time I watch the Grammys… it’s been going downhill for too many years!

And before you read last night’s performance review…..READ my 2012 one….
 

 


I watched the entire broadcast last night and counted ONE performance that could actually be called quality music worthy of a Grammy. Keith Urban’s “Cop Car” with Gary Clark Jr. was pure unadulterated MUSIC. No fire, no half-naked dancers, no fog machine, no laser light show, no rap, no twerking and no censored lyrics. It was basically two musicians singing a great song and playing amazing guitar, just pure music.. The rest of the acts were marginal at best. Even Sir Paul was actually pretty average.  Then you have Ringo Starr with Peter Frampton (if anyone noticed) singing a song from 1973 so he could shamelessly promote his book of photographs.

And what’s with these Grammy performances that have very little to do with music anymore? I mean, Taylor Swift didn’t go overboard, but did you see Katy Perry’s performance? It’s like they have to go way over the top to sell their music. NO integrity.

Now, to why I REALLY wrote this….
First of all, I can’t stand either of “Tha Carters”. They are both so full of themselves. I don’t think that they were impressive.  Beyonce and Jay Z are the King and Queen of what?    Beyonce, looked and sounded drunk, her strut and attire can be seen on any stage with a pole. Jay-Z dances like a white boy and his rants of unintelligible gibberish that everyone thinks they must have illustrates how tasteless our society is becoming. That performance was awful and the song is worse.  They had all the special affects and distractions needed to take viewers and listeners away from the musicality. It’s less about making music and more about “the show”.   These two are so overrated! Please leave!

Why did Beyoncé dress like a stripper?  Why don’t women dress to show their talent instead of T&A? How are we going to get respect for our talent with the emphasis on the wrong kind of attention? Do you remember the fight for women’s rights or read about it in school? Women used to demand their rights now they are being fodder for the sexual advertisements. Women dress how you want to be treated. Disappointed in the emphasis in this show. All flash, no substance. Sad.   

Consider this….. The Beatles never used light shows, dancers or any of the the technical magic.

Seriously, and people calling Beyonce the Lord?  Child please, go and take several seats. There is only one Lord and she ain’t it! His name is Jesus!   Both Jay-z and Beyonce are Illuminati puppets anyway.

If you really think about the words “talent” and “artist” these two do not even scratch the surface of what those two words mean. Nor do most of the other top 40/Hip Hop acts of today. What passes for artistry and talent now days is hype, pure and simple. Hype that is projected by image. What do these images say besides “sex is hot” and “look at how attractive and sexy I am.” None of these so called artists have anything real to say half the time. Yet they are put on this level of such extreme hype. It’s just sad that anyone would be so unable to recognize true artistry and replace it with this garbage instead.

I figure that the less talent an artist has, the more, gyrating, twerking, etc.. they have to do on stage so hopefully, nobody will notice the pathetic lack of talent!  Watching Beyoncé (who has a so-so voice; not terrible but not great) wear the skimpiest costumes, bump, gyrate, and stick her booty out to the audience like she wants somebody to “come up from behind and do her from the rear” is disgusting. How is anyone supposed to take her music seriously? I’m so glad I grew up in the 70′s. We had an abundance of talent; and still do! Young people today are doomed to a no-talent bunch of losers.

Madonna was awful, I was waiting for Oompa Loompas to come out. It’s time for Madonna to come out of the closet. She looks like a drag queen anymore. 

Taylor Swift was such a joke. I thought Pink was great. I loved the aerial act.  That took a lot of skill and a lot of practice to put on Pink’s flawless performance. I would rather watch that then Taylor Swift looking like a teenager having a seizure on stage. That’s not even cute. Taylor Swift is a spotlight hog. I’m sick of seeing her everywhere. And Taylor…..releasing an album that is country and pop to grab two genres gets you nothing overalll….stick to one GENRE.

I thought the Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar song was ok but then again….what am I comparing this to?

I felt very bad for Kris Kristoferson. His voice isn’t anywhere near what it used to be. Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson were just OK but seemed to lose it at times. If it weren’t for Blake Shelton bailing them out it really would have been terrible although Willie did hit some very good notes in his first song.  A senile nightmare. The couldn’t remember how to sing, any of the lyrics or when it was their turn. Not everyone can perform in their 80′s and its ok to lay it down rather than embarrass yourself and that was borderline embarrassing.

Not a huge Beatles fan but seeing Paul and Ringo together on stage again was key. Although Ringo really wasn’t playing the drums for the song (he did some drumming but just followed the other drummer) it was really good seeing him and Paul embrace at the end.

And as far as Daft Punk, Pharrell, Nile Rodgers and Stevie Wonder. BRILLIANT!!!
The song is brilliant as its timeless, original and that is why it won. 

Metallica and Long Duck Dong (ok Lang Lang)?  And those of you who thought the Metallica performance was good haven’t seen them LIVE before as that was horrible in comparison…they need to tighten it up even at their age.  Because if you want to get out and perform at that age you better be able to…….
And why was the piano turned up so loud? Also Metallica has gotten sloppy over the last few years….see album with Lou Reed.   
And speaking of Metallica, why did they need to be there performing a song that was over 25 years old?  I realize “One” is a classic but seriously it just didn’t fit.  

Maybe its just me but why does everyone have to “collaborate” to make a song these days. Take a look as almost EVERY song is someone with someone else.  

The best performance of the night (and I use the word BEST loosely) was NIN and Queen of the Stone Age and they cut them off.  It was just surreal.

SUMMARY

The music industry died and someone forgot to tell these people. As much as I don’t care for Country music, at least the awards are more about music and less about trash as was exhibited with Grammys 2014.
Ashamed isn’t it?  The music industry slowly dying in front of our eyes, (ears), I have wondered, since its very conception, how anyone could call mumbling into a microphone music. Although it does open up the category to the totally tone deaf, and talentless mumblers the music industry seems to be dominated by these days. I really would love to see a demographics on who is buying their shit. I have a feeling they are buying it themselves. 
The other amazing (not) thing about the music industry is, instead of great music, it seems the performances that go with it are more important than the actual music. Everything has to be a half assed attempt at a Vegas production number, with the scantly dressed women singing and strutting their stuff. 
People don’t buy music the way they use to any more, They blame the internet, but the real reason is where 1 tune, and I use the word loosely, may draw attention, everything else on an album is SHIT.  The internet offers you the opportunity to just own the single again, as in the old days of the 45′s. 
I know every generations parents have complained about their children’s music. And I certainly do complain, but, for me I am so insulted by what they call music today, and I only turn the radio on when kids ask. And I do morn “The day the music died!”

I would like to offer my condolences on the death of music. I’m sure its in a better place.

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Hopefully it makes people appreciate the amateur talent playing in bars.
 It’s live, not synced and not at the mercy of the might music industry.

PS:  Sorry Sean Lennon , no one notice your attempt to look like your dad.

When a real estate commercial featuring a song from over 25 years ago dominates the Grammys, you know music of today is horrible.

2014 Coldwell Banker TV Ad: Home Sweet Home

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“The Day The Music Died!”…..GRAMMYS 2014

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