Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Battle of the Bands Winner Nickelback

Nickelback won something! They won my Mid May Battle of the Bands! Final score 5-2, and a vote for Queen. I'm late posting the results on BOTB Eve.

Let's get this party started. "How You Remind Me"

True "Rockstar" win my Battles...

Take a "Photograph"

Stay tuned a new battle will be here soon!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is so much more than an unofficial start of summer or an excuse for a three day weekend. It should be a somber reminder of the cost of war or conflict. A somber reminder that cost is measured in more than dollar and cents.

The day should be a reminder to the world to strive for peace. It should be a reminder for politicians to remember the sacrifice of conflict.  It should be a reminder that when diplomacy fails there is a price to pay.

Today is a day to remember those who have served in the military and who are no longer with us. Especially those who died in service. The people we remember were neighbors, friends, family members, loved ones, parents, someone's mom or dad. Yes they were Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines. Ues they served in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy and Marines. However, they were so much more. 

Some fall in the line of duty performing tasks, practicing, saving lifes, and just by performing dangerous tasks. Today is a day to remember them as well. 

Today is a day to remember their sacrifice and our Country's sacrifice. It is a day to pray and strive for peace. It is a day to remember and reflect.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

R.I.P Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman a legend of Southern Rock, songwriter, co-founder, organist, singer for the Allman Brothers passed away yesterday. I was able to see the Allman Brothers a couple of times when I went to the Wannee Festival in 2011. I am a fan and have covered many musicians with a closs connection to Gregg Allman. Like many I am saddened by this news.

Perhaps my favorite Gregg Allman solo tune..."I'm No Angel"

Here is an encore for one of the shows I saw the Allman Brothers at..

"No One to Run With" is one of my favorites from the 90s...

There are many classics like "Midnight Rider"

Gregg Allman "Come and Go Blues"

What are your favorite Gregg Allman songs? Favorite Allman Brothers songs? Any memories? Feel free to share in the comments.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

R.I.P Roger Moore

A Saint and a double Agent on the Silver Screen passed away as Roger Moore has died.

Above a clip from "The Saint." A bit from the "Persuaders!" below...

Of course he portrayed Bond, James Bond..a clip from "Live and Let Die"

Something from "A View to a Kill"

What was your favorite Roger Moore James Bond movie? He will be missed may he rest in peace.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Off for a while

I've been a busy bee for quite a while. Taking a few days off in a row to visit my parents. Who have some ailments, which I suppose come with growing old. I was trying to do another trip with my family but the logistics challenge of that kind of exploded.

Sames like my plans kinda go like that lately. I want to do this or that and end up doing none of the above. Life is crazy, kids, family, work..busy, busy, busy.

But it isn't bad. The flipside could be worse. But I'll see you all soon!

Friday, May 19, 2017

R.I.P Chris Cornell

The above song was from Chris Cornell's last solo album and I really liked the song.It shouldn't be a surprise Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog all produced some cool songs.

Audioslave "Like A Stone"..

Soundgarden "Blackhole Sun"

Temple of the Dog "Hunger Strike"

Briliant artist, super artist, talented song writer. On the flipside a wife lost her husband, Children lost a Dad. A tragedy. Hopefully he will R.I.P.

Life can be stressful. Rockstar, writer, artist, and everyday people. Everybody goes through stuff. It is too late for Chris.

However, if you or someone is going through something. Get help.

Call the Suicide Prevention lifeline 800-273-8255.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Battle of the Bands:Commercially Rocking with Queen

Welcome to the late, late night version of the Battle of the Bands.

How it works: I post two versions of the songs. You listen to the songs and let me know which one you thought was the best in the comments. I count up the votes and announce a winner at a later day which will be around May 21.

Short, sweet and rocking tonight!

The Song: We Will Rock You by Queen

Challenger One: Nickelback

Challenger Two: Pepsi Commercial Britney Spears, Beyonce, Pink and Enrique Iglesias 

Yes, I went a bit commercial. Who will win? Nickelback or the Pop filled Pepsi commercial? Remember your vote decides, Please vote in the comments and I will see you soon!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Battle of the Bands Results: Friday I'm in Love with these Results

Every vote counts in the Battle of the Bands. Yo Le Tengo raced out to an early three nothing lead. After putting this battle together I spent way too much time listening to Yo Le Tengo which I enjoyed!

However, Natalie Imbruglia rallied back earning the next three votes. We were looking at a tie until May 6th. Boom! Birgit at BB Creations, came through with the winning vote for...


My voters were "Torn"...

Don't get the "Wrong Impression"..

It could all be a "Big Mistake"...

Stayed tune the next battle is coming up May 15.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Battle of the Bands Results: Catching up 4.15

Well with the A to Z Challenge going on I missed the result post for my 4.15 Battle of the Bands. It was a strange Battle featuring a Chuck Berry song covered by Marty Robbins and Gene Vincent. Marty Robbins won convincingly 5 to 1. Our hero the Gunslinger.

"Running Gun"...

"El Paso"

"A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation"

Well I'll be back with my May Day results soon!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Ten Concert Game: The Blues

Nine artists/groups and one that is a lie that I have seen in concert. I'm doing mine by genres, starting with The Blues.
1) B.B. King

2) Hubert Sumlin

3) Buddy Guy

4) John Lee Hooker

5) Taj Mahal

6) Robert Cray

7) Albert Collins 

8) Keb' Mo

9) Bonnie Raitt

10) James Cotten

Stealing a facebook game and turning it into a blog post. However, with this I get to expand and add music. Please put your guess in the comments. Winner will get their own post.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Colonel Hampton bids farewell at his own Tribute..R.I.P

It was a tribute to an influential career, a celebration of 70 fabulous trips around the sun, an All-Star cast which became Colonel Bruce Hampton's final performance. Maybe the fans deserved an encore, maybe the musicians were such a delight to play with, perhaps he wanted to leave it all on the stage. Whatever the reason there was an encore. He passed his solo onto another musician and collapsed on the stage. The show, more importantly his life both came to an end.

Billboard News account of the event..

A song and slideshow from last night.."I'm So Glad"

A video for the show last night "Space is the Place"

Well I guess going out doing what you enjoy, surrounded by friends, peers and fans isn't a bad way to go. May he Rest in Peace.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Battle of the Bands:The Cure longing for Friday

It's a rainy, dreary Monday here so maybe, Friday would be a better thought. Some of you may even have a love affair for Friday. I'm not here to judge! I'm just here to share a battle of the bands.

How it works: I post two versions of the songs. You listen to the songs and let me know which one you thought was the best in the comments. I count up the votes and announce a winner at a later day which will be around May 7.

The Song: The Cure "Friday, I'm in Love"

We don't vote on the original. We vote on the contestants.

Contestant One: Natalie Imbruglia

Contestant Two: Yo La Tengo

If you are interesting in visiting other Battles or interested in the Battle of the Bands please visit this site for the complete list and more information.

Please vote in the comments.