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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

More Music (Lisa Loeb)

Happy, happy Tuesday. Today we get to hear a few songs from the one Lisa Loeb album that I have which is called Tails. This album is notable because it was the first that brought her nationwide fame and contained her first hit single the song "Stay" that was used by Ben Stiller in the Ethan Hawke and Winona Ryder film "Reality Bites". Big surprise, I know, to my regular readers, to find out that I like a female singer-songwriter who plays guitar.

"It's Over"

"Do You Sleep?"


Monday, January 30, 2012

More Music (Led Zeppelin)

It is Monday and lets get the Led out. I like Led Zeppelin. I go in streaks where I listen to them a lot and sometimes I go months without hearing a song but when I do either in a movie or on the radio or when a friend plays them. I immediately remember why I enjoy them. Now I could throw up probably 30 songs. But I think I am just going to do three videos and they most likely be live ones. I have their entire discography. But I think I am just going to pick some that mean something to me on a more personal level.

"Immigrant Song" I listened to this song so much in high school on my Walkman. Yes I am that old. I flat wore this tape out.

"Misty Mountain Hop"

"Good Times Bad Times" This song, from the opening guitar and the drum beats signified an amazing new band and it was awesome.

I am going to give you one more song from Led Zeppelin III. The main reason being that for me I think III was their best album. I have probably linked this song more then any other song to various things but I love the song. It is "Broy-Y-Aur Stomp" and this version from the Earl's Court concert in 1975 is amazing.

Friday, January 27, 2012

More Music (Lana Del Rey)

I first heard this lady sing on Saturday Night Live a week ago and it was absolutely horrible. But a friend whose taste in music I trust recommended I listen to the whole album. So I did and wow. I really, really liked it. There were times where it even had an emotional impact on me. So I do not know what happened on SNL but if you get a chance after listening to what I play for you track it down and listen to the rest of it. I liked a lot.

"Born To Die" This is the first song off of the album and the video is a little artsy for my taste but the song is amazing. If you have to just close your eyes and listen to it.

"Video Games"

"Lucky Ones"

Thursday, January 26, 2012

More Music (Australian Day)

I listen either National Public Radio (NPR) or KNRK on the way to work each morning and since today is apparently National Australian Day. (Don't ask me why. I have no idea.) KNRK played 8 songs from Australian bands or artists and I liked that idea so I am stealing it. These are in no particular order but they are bands that I like who are from Australia. So please enjoy them.

1. Men At Work: "Overkill"

2. Midnight Oil: "Forgotten Years"

3. INXS: "Mediate"

4. Crowded House: "Don't Dream It's Over"

5. Olivia Newton-John: "Physical"

6: Jet: "Cold Hard Bitch"

7: AC/DC: "Thunderstruck"

8: GOTYE: "Somebody That I Used To Know"

There you go. I hope you guys enjoyed this little bonus musical excursion.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

More Music (Lady Gaga)

I know that some of my readers can't stand her. But I actually enjoy her music. Not always and not everyday but there are times when I like to listen to dance music and she works for me. I also think that minus all of the sonic affects and visual craziness she has a really good voice and plays the piano very well. I am still not sure how much is stage craft and how much is her but that really doesn't matter. That being said. You are only getting a couple of videos and they will be live ones because her videos are already all over YouTube.

"Born This Way" (Live on SNL)

"Judas (Live on SNL)"

This is a parody of "Bad Romance" and I found it actually pretty amusing. It is by a group called The Key of Awesome! there is a little bit of profanity so put those ear buds in kids.

Monday, January 23, 2012

More Music (Who wants a Kiss)

We are back at it and on this Monday morning the band that is kick starting the day is Kiss. This is the last band in the K's on my list and I have their first 4 albums and even though I am sure that Gene Simmons would sell his mother for a quick buck I really enjoy the music on these four. Kiss, Dressed To Kill, Destroyer, Love Gun are all solid rock and roll albums and they have some really good guitar and bass work in them as well. Kiss was just a solid band and the excelled at writing radio friendly songs especially in terms of time of songs. So any here you go..."The baddest band in the land!! KISSS!!!


"Black Diamond"

"Rock Bottom"

"Rock N Roll All Night"

"God of Thunder" One of my favorite Kiss songs

"Beth" There are 4 or 5 amazing songs from Destroyer it is probably my favorite Kiss album.

"Christine Sixteen" I might be wrong but I think this song is about sex. I am not sure though.

"Plaster Caster" This is from Kiss Unplugged which was on MTV and is actually really a good concert.

I guess I like this band more then I thought I did. I hope at least some of you enjoy the music.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


No posts from me today. I primarily use Youtube to find the music that I share with you guys. If SOPA passes I most likely will not be able to continue to do that. SOPA will effectively kill the internet and kill free speech.

Monday, January 16, 2012


I am taking a break from the list today because it is Martin Luther King day. We will jump back into the list feet first tomorrow. So, you may be asking, what are we going to be listening to today then. I am not sure. I will have to see what strikes as fun and interesting. Maybe I will just hit random on the old music player and throw up the first three or four songs that we get. Lets do it.

"A New World" Dark Moor

"Sound and Vision" David Bowie

"Movin' Out" Billy Joel

Friday, January 13, 2012

More Music (King Diamond)

Today is Friday and lets close out the week with some awesome Danish heavy metal from King Diamond. In 2006, Hit Parader magazine voted him the 85th greatest heavy metal vocalist of all time. I think I would put him higher on the list. I realize that this kind of music is not for everyone but you get what you pay for folks. So enjoy the head banging.




"Welcome Home"

Thursday, January 12, 2012

More Music (Kimbra)

As we move further into the K category in my collection we come across Kimbra. She is an artist from New Zealand and is featured prominently on the song by Gotye "Somebody That I Used To Know". So you have heard her here before. I enjoy her first and so far only album VOWS quite a bit. It is a little bit reminiscent of Florence and the Machine but also has some of the torch style of the late Amy Winehouse. I hope you enjoy listening to some of the tracks.

"Settle Down"

"Cameo Lover"

"Good Intent"

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

More Music (Katy Perry)

WE are done with the J's and now we move into the K's with our first artist being Katy Perry. Now I realize that this is just straight up bubble gum pop and make pretty liberal use of the autotuner and that she seems to be more known for her figure then her music. But I actually enjoy and like another big busted pop singer, she started out in the contemporary Christian music industry and had to go secular to achieve any success. I find that fascinating and whatever she is doing it is working as far as record sales go. There are times when I just like the mindlessness of pop music and her music fits the bill perfectly for me.

I also like that she actually makes music videos. Because I enjoy music videos.

"Waking Up In Vegas"

"Hot N Cold"

"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

More Music (Judas Priest)

Well we have reached the last of J's in my collection and it is one of the most hardest rocking bands in the land Judas Priest. Now, everything that I have in my collection is with Rob Halford because as far as I am concerned without Halford the band did not exist.

"Breaking The Law"

"Turbo Lover"

"Green Manalishi" The interesting thing for me about this song is that it is a cover of a much older Fleetwood Mac song.

"Love Bites"


Monday, January 09, 2012

More Music (Johnny Cash)

I could write pages and pages about this man. I love his music and I also respected him as being an honest individual about his problems in life and his faith. As he got older I feel that he ended life well and was a real example of how to die honorably and with dignity. I hope you enjoy his music as I will be posting songs from all across the spectrum of his career.

"It Was Jesus"

"If You Could Read My Mind"

"Sunday Morning Coming Down"

"Personal Jesus"

"God's Gonna Cut You Down"

Thanks for the music, Mr Cash.

Friday, January 06, 2012

More Music (Journey)

So here we are and we are going even more out of order because I am saving Johnny Cash until Monday. I have to much of his music and I need to devote more time this weekend to putting together a proper post for him. So today you get to hear a little Journey. I think most of you will enjoy it. These all come off of a Greatest Hits album that was released in 1988.

"Any Way You Want It"


"Send Her My Love"

Thursday, January 05, 2012

More Music (Jim Croce)

On we go and today we get the pleasure of listening to a little bit of Jim Croce. I have his greatest hits album Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits it came out in 1974 and I basically enjoy all of the songs on it. I do have to be in the right kind of mood to listen to it but there are times for sure when it hits the correct "note" with me.


"Time in a bottle"

"Roller Derby Queen"

"I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song"

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

More Music (Jill Sobule)

The train keeps rolling and we are on to a solo artist named Jill Sobule and the one album of hers that I own named "Jill Sobule". It came out in 1995 and she was part of that girl rocker movement from that era but she never really caught on a big as say Juliana Hatfield or Liz Phair but I do enjoy this album and I really should see if she has released anything else. The big hit off of this album thanks in part to the quirky music video and it's place in the MTV rotation back when MTV played videos is I Kissed a Girl. She did it long before Katy Perry did.

"I Kissed a Girl"

"Karen by Night"


"Hot in here (Nelly)" Covered by Jill Sobule. A little bonus for you that I found. (NSFW language)

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

More Music (Jethro Tull)

Hey everybody, we are back. The holidays are over and hopefully I can get us back on some kind of reasonable schedule. So here we go according to the crazy music player next on the list is Jethro Tull.

Now I own their first 4 albums and a greatest hits collection and there are times when I really enjoy just listening to it all. They are the kind of band that was not really radio friendly. Their songs went on a little long and often they were part of a greater cycle but people still like them and they put on a great live show. So lets give them a listen shall we.

"Some Day the Sun Won't Shine" from their 1st album This Was released in 1968. So bluesy. I like it a lot.

"A New Day Yesterday" from their 2nd album Stand Up this is a live clip from 1970. I really get a kick out of it.

Now I will hit you with a couple of their big hits.

"Bungle in the Jungle"

"Too Old to Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young to Die" This is a sad song but I like it so much. This is the extended version that is not usually played on the classic radio.