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Friday, February 24, 2012

More Music (Queen)

What better way to end the work week on this lovely sunny Friday, at least in Oregon, then to listen to a little QUEEN. This will be hard for me to narrow down but I hope you enjoy what I pick. I think will be going chronologically as well.

"Great King Rat" from their first album titled simply Queen in 1973

"Ogre Battle" from Queen II in 1974. Brian May does some amazing guitar work on this one as he did on every song.

"Stone Cold Crazy" from SHEER HEART ATTACK also released in 1974.

"'39" from A Night At The Opera released in 1975. An amazing acoustic guitar number.

"The Millionaire Waltz" from A Day at the Races released in 1976 and about Elton Johns manager at the time.

That is it for now and I think that on Monday I will finish out the rest of their discography they are too good of a band to skip any album.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

More Music (PJ Harvey)

Hey, hey, hey it is Thursday and today we get to listen to some PJ Harvey. I own three of her albums and they are all pretty good. She was part of that movement that I have talked about before in the early to mid 90's of female singers and bands that included Belly, and Tori Amos, and Liz Phair. I pretty much enjoyed them all and in fact I saw PJ Harvey and Veruca Salt and I think Belly in concert at the Salem Amphitheater. The show stands out for me because Grant and I were pulling the shoes off of crowd surfers and throwing them at the stage manager. It was a fun show. But enough about me lets get to the music.


"To Bring You My Love"

"Down By The Water" I believe that this was her biggest hit. Or at least the one that the studio pushed the most.

"Death is not the end" (Nick Cave and PJ Harvey and others)A Bob Dylan cover

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

More Music (Pink Floyd)

I have 19 Pink Floyd albums. I am not at all sure how I can narrow this down to 3 or 4 videos but I shall do my best. I like Pink Floyd but I really did not become aware of them until after high school. I had gone over to a friends house and his older brother was watching "The Wall" and well my mind was blown and nothing was ever the same. Thank you Shane for the introduction to a band that I really enjoy.

"Jugband Blues" The last song Syd Barrett did with the band.

"Shine On You Crazy Diamond"

"Us and Them"


I could pick more but then we would be here all day.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

More Music (Ozzy Osbourne)

Welcome to Tuesday and today we are back moving through my music collection and it is all about the master of metal himself Ozzy Osbourne. This is his solo work after he left Black Sabbath. I hope you enjoy today's ride on the...

"Crazy Train"

"Bark at the Moon"

"Flying High Again"

"Perry Mason"

I love Ozzy!! Even if old Ozzy is totally nuts. I still like his music. But let's close this out with some solo work by arguably the best guitarist that he ever had Randy Rhoades. Like all rock gods he died far to young.

Monday, February 20, 2012

More Music (President's Day)

Since today is President's Day we will take a break from our regular programming and throw up some songs with the name of a President in the title. I know, I know I am pretty amazing.

"Hail Columbia" This was played during George Washington's inauguration. Now it is used for the Vice President.

Well that turned out harder then I thought it would. How bout some patriotic songs instead? Good, no one objects.

"When Johnny Comes Marching Home"

"The Battle Hymn Of The Republic"

"The Marines' Hymn"

Friday, February 17, 2012

More Music (Operation Ivy)

Happy Friday and lets get fired up for the long weekend. Not for me but I know some of you are getting an extra day off. Today the band is the third wave almost fourth wave Ska/Punk, also known as ska-core, called Operation Ivy. They existed for only two years 1987 to 89 and had one studio album and were amazing. Anything that any of them did or will do in the future pales in comparison to what Operation Ivy laid down. I am talking directly to you Tim Armstrong. The rest of you just shut up and listen.

"Take Warning"

"Sound System"


"Healthy Body"

and one more bonus one by the DESCENDENTS mainly because I am feeling all punk rock!!

"Everything Sucks"

Okay two songs, "I don't Want To Grow Up"

Thursday, February 16, 2012

More Music (No Doubt)

Good Thursday to everyone out there. Today the band is a band that I really enjoyed when they were at their heyday and I have heard that they are working on a new album. I am not sure if they will be going back to their ska roots or not with it. Some people have said that No Doubt and Gwen Stefani destroyed Ska. I do not think that is the case it isn't a bands fault if radio and the public latch on to a song or group and make it popular. The only band I think that would actively run away from such a thing is probably Fugazi and those guys are weird. So anyway lets give a listen to some early No Doubt and some of their more popular radio hits.

"Snakes" (Early, early stuff and not really much of a Ska sound at all.)

"Total Hate" (Early, early, early but this song has more of a Ska punk sound to it.)

"Just A Girl" (This song put them on the map. Now I could say that I am tired of it from listening to it so much. But that isn't the songs fault. It is a good pop Ska song and I totally can see why it made them famous.)

"Sunday Morning" (There are several very good songs on the Tragic Kingdom album. One interesting thing is that Gwen wrote most of this album while dealing with the breakup of her relationship with the band's bassist Tony Kanal. When this album broke big they toured all over the world playing breakup songs. I always felt kind of sorry for him.)((I also love Gwen's look in this video)

(End It On This)

"Hey Baby" (Their next album went a little more Reggae more Dancehall if you will. I liked it though)


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

More Music (Nightwish)

Hello, one of the things that this project has done is made me realize how much of certain types of music that I have. Now I still feel that my taste in music is pretty eclectic but at the same time I have realized that I also have lots more of certain genres then others. One of those is heavy metal and within that genre I am heavily invested in the more epic power metal sub genre and this is one of those band and in some ways the best of those types of bands. They are Nightwish and they are from Finland.

"Over the Hills and Far Away" Their version of the Gary Moore classic.

"Wish I Had an Angel"

"Wishmaster" Live and Tarja's last performance with the band.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

More Music (N's)

Hey everybody!! Well we are into the N's but I am just not feeling it today. So I am not sure what that means. I think I am going to give you one song from each of the first three artists in my N catagory. Natalie Imbruglia, Neil Diamond, and Neil Young. I only own one album from each of them and this just seems easier.


"Solitary Man"

"A Man Needs A Maid / Heat Of Gold" This is from a live performance in 1971 on the BBC. It blew me away. I had never seen it before.

Monday, February 13, 2012

More Music (My Chemical Romance)

Welcome to Monday everybody and today the band is My Chemical Romance. They are pretty emo and they remind me a little bit of Queen but that may just be the lead singers vocal stylings. I have only one of their albums called The Black Parade and it really feels like a concept album to me. It may sound funny to say but listening to them this morning has helped to clean the taste of the Grammys out of my mouth from last night. Though it was nice to see Adele win, the show itself was pretty lame and I am not convinced she needed or deserved to win album of the year. But anyway on the the vocal and rock operatic stylings of My Chemical Romance!!

"The End"

"The Sharpest Lives"

"Welcome To The Black Parade" This was the big hit off of this album and I really do like it. But, on a side note I am kind of a sucker for songs with marching band drums. I just can't help it.


Friday, February 10, 2012

More Music (Muse)

Today we get to take a quick look at the English prog rock band MUSE. Now, I enjoy their music. I think they are a little bit pretentious in real life and take themselves far to seriously. But then again who doesn't. I hope you enjoy the tunes and have an excellent Friday and an amazing weekend.

"Uprising" Probably their biggest hit to date.



"Knights Of Cydonia" I like this liver version a lot and I love how into it the crowd is.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

More Music (Mumford & Sons)

I do not think that anything I write about this band is going to be a surprise to any of my regular readers. I have been posting their videos for awhile now and when I went to see them I posted some more live videos. But it is their turn on the list and here they are. Lets keep enjoying the music of Mumford & Sons. I hope you are looking forward to their next album as much as I am.

"The Enemy" (For Wuthering Heights)

"Roll Away Your Stone"

"White Blank Page"

"Home" They played this one in the concert. It was very good.

"Ghosts That We Knew" This is another new one and I think it will be the big hit off of the new album. You heard it here first folks!!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

More Music (Moby)

In a refreshing palate cleanser from yesterdays band today we are listening to Techno artist Moby. I only have one album from 1999 and that is Play. Now I do not listen to a lot of Techo and most of the time this type of music, be it dubstep, or drum n' bass, or any of the other myriad of names that it goes under, gives me a headache but I like pretty much all the songs on this album. So I hope you enjoy it.

"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad"


"Southside" ft. Gwen Stefani

"Bodyrock" There are some hot dancers in this video

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

More Music (Metallica)

There was a time in my life when I thought that this band was the best band in the world. They may have been. I do not know. I do know that they mattered intensely to me. Now they do not. Here is some songs. Yaay for Metallica

It saddens me because their first four albums were so good and then they met Bob Rock and it went downhill from there. Some would argue that the Black Album was the beginning of the end and others would argue that doing a double live album with the SanFrancisco Philharmonic was it. I think the whole mess with Napster also had something to do with it. I just know that I can barely listen to them anymore and their new stuff not at all.

Monday, February 06, 2012

More Music (Men At Work)

It is Monday and what better day then a Monday to highlight the great 980's band Men At Work. I have their first two albums Business as Usual and Cargo. I enjoy them both pretty regularly and in a little bit of Lance trivia the first album that I ever purchased was Cargo. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and please feel free to comment and tell me that you liked the music or even if you didn't like it.

"Who Can It Be Now"

"People Just Love to Play With Words"

"Be Good Johnny"

Now, lets hear three from their second album.

"Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive"


"It's A Mistake"

Friday, February 03, 2012

More Music (Meatloaf)

Ahhh today is a fun Friday. We are going to hear a few tracks from the classic 1977 album by Meatloaf called Bat Out of Hell. I hope you enjoy it and I hope that it brings a smile to your face like it does to mine. A little bit of trivia for you. The man who wrote and produced most of this album Jim Steinman also wrote the classic songs Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All"

"you took the words right out of my mouth (Hot Summer Night)"

"Heaven Can Wait"

"Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad"

Now some of you maybe saying, "But Lance, what about "Paradise By The Dashboard Light"?" The short answer is that the video for that is super long and most people have heard that song by now. But by all means look it up if you feel so motivated to do so. It is a great tale of a teenage tryst in the front seat of a car. It truly is a classic song. But I think I would be remiss at this time if I didn't play for you two other songs that I mentioned earlier, they are both classics and personal favorites of mine.

First up is the Australian duo AIR SUPPLY with "Making Love Out of Nothing At All"

Bonnie Tyler "Total Eclipse of the Heart"

Thursday, February 02, 2012

More Music (Manowar)

Well you folks are in for a real treat today. Some modern American metal the likes of which we are really only getting out of Europe these days. This band is called Manowar and they were formed in 1980 and came out of New York. It is hilariously epic and loves to sing about mythological subjects. I also love their album covers. Those are just plain amazing to look at. They are not big in America but like a lot of bands they are huge in Europe. I am going to do my best to choose carefully but some of these songs may have so swears. So do not say I didn't warn you.

"Return of the Warlord"

"The Fight For Freedom"

"Sons of Odin"

"The Gods Made Heavy Metal"

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

More Music (Madness)

That is the end of the letter L on the list and now we are on to M and today the artist of alphabetical order is the band Madness. I really enjoy their basically 2 Tone second wave ska sound and I challenge anyone who is having a bad day to listen to some Madness and not feel their spirits lift and their toes start to tap. I have basically a greatest hits compilation and I really enjoy it. I am really glad that they were on the list because it makes me feel like today is going to be a good day.

"Our House"

"Tomorrow's Just Another Day"

"It Must Be Love"

"Driving In My Car"