Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Emerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The group consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, guitarist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer. They were one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands in the 1970s.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Kelly Keeling: Mind Radio

Kelly Keeling is an American musician and songwriter. Keeling started playing at the age of 14 and first appeared on the music scene as the lead singer of the American heavy metal band Baton Rouge.In his career, he worked with many major hard rock acts, wrote movie soundtracks and played also with Christian rock bands.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Last Gig in Missoula, Montana

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 42


Today's Guest is: Kyle van der Laan


Kyle has an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College, and has published short stories in Pilcrow & Dagger, Dialogual, and Short Fiction Break. He writes a blog of stories and essays – Black Cat Prose – about culture, politics, sports, religion, and everything in between. Kyle teaches writing and humanities at Lyndon State College and Granite State College. He also plays keyboard and sings in the New Hampshire indie rock band 3 Rivers.

Black Cat Prose
Blog: http://blackcatprose.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackcatprose

3 Rivers
Website: http://3riversband.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3Riverslive

Friday, December 25, 2015

Trans-Siberian Orchestra


I wasn't going to post anything today, but at the last minute, I thought this was fitting.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Laugh, Laugh

"Laugh, Laugh" is a song by American rock group The Beau Brummels, written by guitarist Ron Elliott and produced by Sylvester Stewart, later known as Sly Stone. Released in December 1964 as the band's debut single, the song reached number 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart the following February. "Laugh, Laugh" was the first hit single to come out of the emerging San Francisco music scene in response to the British Invasion. The song was later included on the band's first full-length album, Introducing the Beau Brummels, released in April 1965.

Monday, December 21, 2015

BOTB Results: The Boxer

The Results are IN!

Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite and reason for the way you voted in the comments section. I’ll tally the votes and post the results in another post 6 days later. The Battles take place on the 1st and 15th of each month, and the results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st.  The other blogs participating in the Battle of the Bands are posting different battles (different songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their battles.  There are some really good battles going on!


Sunday, December 20, 2015

To My Three Little Birds...

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 41


Today's Guest is: Harmony Smith



Harmony is a full-time working mom who is trying to "do it all" while paying down debt and striving to achieve financial semi-independence. She plans to go on a road trip across America with her family in 2022 to celebrate their success. She blogs about family, frugality, side hustles, recipes, gardening, refashioning clothing, DIY projects, and more.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Celebrate Life

Today I celebrate being 365 days cancer-free. In honor of this, I'd like to share a song that is personal to me.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Only Happy When It Rains

"Only Happy When It Rains" is a song written and produced by alternative rock group Garbage for the band's self-titled debut studio album. The song was recorded at the band's own recording studio, Smart Studios, in Madison, Wisconsin, being mixed twice before its release. The bleak content of the lyrics was intended as a parody of the angst-filled themes present in mid-1990s alternative rock, as well as a sarcastic reference to Garbage's own preference for darker themes.

Monday, December 14, 2015

BOTB: The Boxer

Time for Round #14 of Battle of the Bands!


Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite and reason for the way you voted in the comments section. I’ll tally the votes and post the results in another post 6 days later. The Battles take place on or around the 1st and 15th of each month, and the results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st.  The other blogs participating in the Battle of the Bands are posting different battles (different songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their battles.  There are some really good battles going on!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Smithereens

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 40


Today's Guest is: Anne M Bray



Anne M Bray is a 2D visual artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. Day jobs include designing prints for underwear and loungewear, and teaching Digital Design at Otis College of Art and Design. She writes a variety of blogs. Her occasional music-related posts can be found on "The Glutton's Progress".

Friday, December 11, 2015

Johnny B Goode

 

"Johnny B. Goode" is a 1958 rock and roll song written and originally performed by Chuck Berry. The song was a major hit among both black and white audiences peaking at #2 on Billboard magazine's Hot R&B Sides chart and #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Velvet Revolver


Velvet Revolver was an American hard rock supergroup consisting of former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, alongside Dave Kushner formerly of punk band Wasted Youth. Original vocalist Scott Weiland formerly of Stone Temple Pilots left the band in 2008. In 2004, the band achieved commercial success with their debut album, Contraband. Despite positive reviews, some critics initially described Velvet Revolver as a mere combination of Stone Temple Pilots and Guns N' Roses, criticizing them for a "disconnection" between Scott Weiland and the rest of the band. With their single "Slither", they won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.

Monday, December 7, 2015

BOTB Results: Steppin' Stone

The Results are IN!

Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite and reason for the way you voted in the comments section. I’ll tally the votes and post the results in another post 6 days later. The Battles take place on the 1st and 15th of each month, and the results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st.  The other blogs participating in the Battle of the Bands are posting different battles (different songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their battles.  There are some really good battles going on!


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Don McLean's American Pie

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 39


Today's Guest is: Sissy Johnson



Hi, my name is Sissy Johnson. I am the author of the food blog, The Busy Cooking Momma. Besides my love of cooking and creating recipes, I am a huge music fan. I love all different genres of music. My music collection goes from Rock to Classical to Rap to Country and everything in between. I was the typical “band geek” in high school and college and miss those days terribly. I love that my love of music has been fostered in my child and it is definitely a bound that can never be broken between us. When in the kitchen creating, sitting working on my blog or driving down the road, you will find me with my music loud and me singing just as loudly. Music is my release and I love it! Have a blessed day.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Lobster: Blotto'd


Birmingham based punk reggae band, Lobster, formed back in 2009. Lead vocalist Spud, and bassist Charlie are brothers, who both grew up with trumpet player Elmo (or Adam, to his parents) and drummer Joe.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Boogie Oogie Oogie



"Boogie Oogie Oogie" is a song by the American band A Taste of Honey. Released from their self-titled debut studio album in 1978, it became an extremely popular "crossover" disco song. The lyrics urge listeners to "boogie oogie oogie till you just can't boogie no more". It topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the Hot Soul Singles chart, and the Hot Dance Club Play chart. It eventually sold over two million copies and has become one of the most recognizable songs from the disco era. It also helped the group to win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist of 1978. It reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart.