Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Shirley Manson's Garbage

Garbage is an American-Scottish alternative rock band formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1993. The group consists of Scottish musician Shirley Manson (vocals, keyboards, guitar) and American musicians Duke Erikson (bass, guitar, keyboards), Steve Marker (guitar, keyboards), and Butch Vig (drums, percussion). All four members are involved in songwriting and production. The band have counted worldwide album sales of over 17 million units.

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Rock Band with a Holiday





Short and sweet today.

311 is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in 1988 by vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson, bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills. and drummer Chad Sexton. In 1992, Doug "SA" Martinez joined to sing and provide turntables for 311's later albums, rounding out the current line-up. The band's name originates from the police code for indecent exposure in Omaha, Nebraska, after the original guitarist for the band was arrested for streaking.

Friday, June 24, 2016

#FridayFive - Misheard Lyrics

Some time ago, I wrote a post about ELO and in that post, there was a mention of ELO's song "Don't Bring Me Down" and the often misheard lyric in that song. There was a bit of a discussion among friends and I knew then I wanted to do a piece about misheard lyrics. With the Friday Five, I am happy to finally bring you a small number of songs that have misheard lyrics.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

BOTB Results: Love Yourself

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.

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. As I only post Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, the posting date will be closest to those dates as possible.

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!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Country Music's Gentle Giant

Don Williams is an American country singer, songwriter and a 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He grew up in Portland, Texas, and graduated in 1958 from Gregory-Portland High School. After seven years with the folk-pop group Pozo-Seco Singers, he began his solo career in 1971, singing popular ballads and amassing 17 number one country hits.

Friday, June 17, 2016

#FridayFive - Don't Look Ethel


The other day a friend and I were talking about novelty songs. Most people automatically think of Weird Al when it comes to novelty and parody, but there were a few that were popular long before he became popular.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Battle of the Bands: Bieber vs The Maine

Time for the next round 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.

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. As I only post Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, the posting date will be closest to those dates as possible.

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!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Native American Rockband - Redbone


Born in Coalinga, California near Fresno, brothers Patrick (bass and vocals) and Candido "Lolly" Vasquez-Vegas (guitar and vocals) moved to Los Angeles in 1969 to form the group Redbone with mere cents in their pockets due to Pat winning the first ever singing competition held by Coca-Cola. He won a recording contract and travel to create a career which he then put off to move to Los Angeles with his brother Lolly. They began playing local shows on Hollywood and Sunset Blvd, at local clubs like Gazzari's, as well as writing and playing guitar and bass on records by Tina Turner, Sonny & Cher, James Brown, Little Richard, Elvis, and other legendary names.

Friday, June 10, 2016

#FridayFive - Sunny Disposition

Hello Friday. How ya doin'? It's time again for The Friday Five


For those of you new to the Friday Five, it was born out of inspiration from John at Sound of One Hand Typing  Be sure to stop by and say hello on his blog as well.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

BOTB Results: The Man Who Sold The World

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.

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. As I only post Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, the posting date will be closest to those dates as possible.

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!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Feelin' Good with Wilko Johnson

You might recall today's artist from his acting career. He played the role of the mute executioner, Ilyn Payne, in the first two seasons of a little show called "Game of Thrones".  He and I have a common bond and I would like to share his story with you today.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Friday Five - Beastie Boys



It's time for a confession.

I'm struggling with some stupid life drama right now, and as a result, I haven't prepared my posts in advance like I usually do. So, I'm borrowing an idea from a blogging friend that I like, and going to attempt to try something new around here. I'd like to thank John from The Sound of One Hand Typing for the inspiration. Each Friday, I will bring you 5 videos. These 5 videos will either be themed, or of a specific artist. I hope that you enjoy this new feature on the blog.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Battle of the Bands: Michael Stipe vs Nirvana & #IWSG

Time for the next round 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.

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. As I only post Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, the posting date will be closest to those dates as possible.

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!