Saturday, July 23, 2011

S is for Slade and Straight White Lines

Slade is one of my most favorite bands!i was a my grandmas and i was maybe 10?and the next door neighbor was having a garage sale.i walked over to have a look and noticed a box of vinyl records.i was looking at them and the owner guy came over to me and said do you like music?i told him i just got from Santa a record player radio tape player thing but i didn't have any records yet.he smiled and pulled out the SLADE-ALIVE
album and said here you would want this one.i asked how much and he said how much do you have on you.i had .50 cents.sold he said and i have to say it was and is one of my favorite albums and bands ever!

I have this twitter friend Neal Brooks,we have never met but have tweeted from time to time.he has a band called Straight White Lines. i love the song Outlaw!i wanted to showcase Neal and his talent.I think Neal would have a better solo career,and have added some of his solo stuff.If any record company or record producer person wants to
sign Neal do it! if i could i would sign him in a heart beat!such a talent! in fact i told him he should go on American idol!i am sure he would win!and he has a cool beard!AND ladies i think he is single (hint hint)

so i hope you will enjoy the following clips.
albums to buy The Very Best of Slade or Slade -Alive
listen to "Outlaw" here

follow on twitter @nealyb

R is for R.E.M.

Two of my favorite bands come from Athens,Georgia. the first is the B-52's the second is R.E.M.! They are one of the first popular alternative rock bands.they formed in 1980 and have 15 studio albums!check out some of my favorite songs!

albums to buy In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988–2003 and Collapse into Now

follow on twitter @remhq

Q is for Queen

Queen! i love to drive with Queen blasting in the car! just classic songs,songs you can dance to. and sing along to.Freddy Mercury died in November 1991,but his legend  and legacy of showmanship and is probably one of the top singers of all time and one of the greatest voices in music!

album to buy:Queen- The Platinum Collection

P is for Peter Paul & Mary

I just love Peter,Paul &Mary.they are folk singers and became one of the biggest music acts of the 1960's.I picked 3 songs. The first one "Puff the Magic Dragon" is a song dear to my heart,even one my kids favorite songs.when i listen to it i think about childhood and growing up and losing your dreams and becoming a "grown up".i never want to "grow up" the second song "Leaving on a jet plane"i really like also because when i hear it the song i think about dying and just saying goodbye to all of your loved ones.i think i would love to have it played at my funeral.also i think of when i went away from family and friends and went on a church mission for two years and the sadness i had for leaving.whatever meaning you get from it,i would be interested to know.the last one i just added because it is such a sweet song,and Peter,Paul &Mary singing it in such a beautiful way.,_Paul_and_Mary

album to buy :The Best of Peter, Paul and Mary: Ten Years Together

Monday, July 18, 2011

O is for Orleans and the Offspring

thanks to my twitter friend  Wes @cdub453for the suggestion of Orleans as a band for the letter O.
I have to admit i love the songs, but never knew what the band was may be the same take a listen to these classic songs!

another band i really like is the Offspring!this is a great band and kids relate to the music! and they also have a great sound!
follow them on twitter at @offspring
album to check out Greatest Hits (The Offspring album)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

N is for Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks is a member of Fleetwood Mac and has an amazing career as a solo artist.i love her and her music.I love when a singer can write amazing songs!well Stevie Nicks is a music Icon!i had this dream about me and Stevie.I still remember this dream,it happened about 3 years ago.and it was a fun dream.I have always wanted to be a rock manager.well i got my chance in this dream!Stevie Nicks needed a manager to help with this tour she was i somehow got the job!this was an amazing be in the presence of a legendary music Queen!she sang all of her amazing songs.we interacted and it seemed as real as any dream i have ever had.i guess it made me so happy,that i remember it.when i awoke in the morning i was just so happy and had a smile on my face.hey Stevie if you need any help let me know!

her are some songs i love! i play these songs in my car,certain songs just sound better while driving!maybe it is the energy you feel from such powerful songs!that is my test to a great song,its drivability.
follow Stevie on twitter @RealStevieNicks
album to check out.Timespace – The Best of Stevie Nicks

Thursday, July 14, 2011

M is for Marcy Playground

So far i have been at 2 Marcy Playground concerts.they came to my town Idaho Falls on November 5th ?not sure the year. after the song "Sex and Candy"came out,it was an amazing show!i was lucky i had a front seat in this tiny theatre and during the show,the drummer Shlomi Lavie playfully tossed a drumstick to the lead singer John Wozniak,it bounced off of the stage and into the band pit.i was in the best spot and immediately grabbed it.later i had all of the band autograph it.i guess it is also a rare item because it has been played.and they usually only throw out new sticks.i will always cherish it.and hope to have a man cave someday,so i can proudly display it,along with all of my other rock treasures.

my second concert was a little more was in a town Pocatello in 2009 and i was able to get front row,like i always was another amazing show with all of the old hits along with songs from their fourth album Leaving a fit of rage
it was still a high energy and very fun show!if Marcy Playground ever comes to your town GO!it is alot of fun.i wasn't able to met up with the guys after that one but fun never the less! and i cannot wait until i can go to another one. if i could i would probably be the roadie for them.

follow Marcy Playground on twitter at @marcydylan @BlizzardOfWoz
album to check out the self titled Marcy Playground or Leaving a fit of rage.or all of them!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

L is for Lita Ford

I just love Lita!she is know as the queen of metal! she can play the guitar and sing and she is hot!she was in the Runaways as a lead guitarist,now has a great solo are three videos to enjoy.

follow the queen of metal on twitter @litaford

album to check out The Best of Lita Ford

K is for Kid Rock

i just love this song by Kid Rock.Cowboy!it is just too bad that he didn't do either a movie about the song or a tv series.but hey it is not too late! i wanna be a Cowboy baby!love the cameo by the late Gry Coleman and also Ron Jeremy on piano.the second video "Bawitdaba"really brought Kid Rock success in 1999.which everyone just went crazy over,including me.
album to check out Devil Without a Cause
follow Kid Rock on twitter @KidRock

Monday, July 11, 2011

J is for Daniel Johnston

I love the music of Daniel Johnston!alot of musicians love his music also.they cover alot of his music.i expecially love when he preformed with the Capital Years on Feb. 22, 2008 - Philadelphia.i also love his art!someday soon i am going to buy some of it.

album to check out The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I is for INXS

The 80's brought many great bands,some are "one hit wonders" but a band i really enjoyed and still do is INXS .Michael Hutchence was the lead singer until  22 November 1997,when he took his own life .in the first two videos you see the brillant Michael Hutchence and the last video clip is with J.D. Fortune who is the new singer for INXS.

INXS - Pretty Vegas (Official Music Video). Watch more top selected videos about: INXS

follow them on twitter at @INXS
album to check out KICK

Saturday, July 9, 2011

H is for Jimi Hendrix

Rock Legend Jimi Hendrix is the man! I just wish i had his talent to play the guitar like he does!check this out!playing guitar with your teeth,lighting your guitar on fire smashing your!

Friday, July 8, 2011

G is for Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses: Izzy,Steven,Axl,Duff,and Slash

JULY 1987 Appetite for Destruction was released and it blew everyone including me away! i have been a HUGH fan ever since!  it is one of the all time best selling albums in the WORLD. listed as 500 of the best albums ever made! Guns n' roses is truly what Rock and Roll is all about.i just hope someday they will all reunite for a concert tour and i can watch what is truely one of the best Rock and Roll bands ever!

follow on twitter @Slash ,@StevenAdlerSite , ,@axlrose @izzyjeffisbell ,@DuffMcKagan64

THE ALBUM TO BUY Appetite for Destruction

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

F is for Fink

i hate the fact that people have blinders on when it comes to music.i know some people that they only listen to one genre of music like country or whatever.and they exclude all other music that comes out.i listen to it all,sure i have favorites and alot of records or Cd's on heavy rotation,i just wish people would add some variety to their life.

I stumbled upon Fink while reading an article on new music.i listed all of the new artist and went home to explore.i was blown away with Fink!the song they mentioned was "Blueberry Pancakes"!and it was all i needed to become a fan!i bought all i could get ahold of.and he is just a hidden talent,well at least not very well known in the states. take a listen and let me know what your think.

follow Fink on twitter @Finkmusic
album to buy Distance and Time

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

e is for The Eurythmics ,Gloria Estefan,Escape club

The 80's was the best time growning up!the best music,hit after hit!band after band!the style of clothes,movies,music.if you did not grow up in the 1980's you missed out!

The Eurythmics :Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart (don't you just love Daves hair!)

Gloria Estefan:she ruled the charts kinda like Taylor Swift of Lady Gaga does today.the "Queen Of Latin Pop"is a must have for any music collection.her songs of  pop and romantic ballads were a staple of radio play.
follow Gloria on twitter

The Essential Gloria Estefan is a great album to check out.

Escape club

follow on twitter at @TheEscapeClub

Sunday, July 3, 2011

D is for The Doors (rest in peace Jim!)

tonight as i write this post.It marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Jim Morrison (Mr. Mojo Risin')who died on July 3rd i pay tribute,with a couple of videos.I am a hugh fan of The Doors.i hope you are also,if not you owe it to yourself to check them out.

The Doors:     Ray Manzarek,John Densmore,Jim Morrison,Robby Krieger

follow The Doors on twitter @TheDoors
For an amazing documentary on the doors,check out When You're Strange
album to check out Legacy: The Absolute Best

Saturday, July 2, 2011

c is for Crash Test Dummies,Glen Campbell,Bill Cosby,Counting Crows

Crash Test Dummies
:this song is a sad song.i cried the first time i heard it and it still chokes me up.just to think about when the super hero is just doing average,day to day stuff.not doing super hero stuff.just has alot of emotion to it doesn't it.

i have always liked this song but am now digging deeper into the rest of the Crash Test Dummies music.
follow on twitter @CTDBrad
this is a greatest hits album to get you in the right direction The Best of Crash Test Dummies

Glen Campbell
i grew up with my mom playing Glen are two songs i really like.

follow glen on twitter @GlenCampbell
and here
check out his greatest his album

Bill Cosby:
i just love the good old comedy,i just thought to throw in this classic clip.
follow bill on twitter @BillCosby
and here
album to check out.The Best of Bill Cosby

Counting Crows
i was blow away when i found at my local library. Across a Wire: Live in New York City

it is the most amazing 2 disk set i have stumbled upon The first disc is from VH1 Storytellers,The second disc,is from Mtv's Live from the 10 Spot.amazing go get it!

follow them on twitter @countingcrows

Friday, July 1, 2011

B is for Beck,The Bangles,Bananarama and The B52's

    I really like Beck!he is very innovative in his videos and music and one of the most creative and idiosyncratic musicians
follow Beck on twitter @BECK

The Bangles -who doesn't love hot chicks that can rock!Susanna Hoffs,Michael Steele,Debbi Peterson,Vicki Peterson ( side note everyone in America including me had  a hugh crush on Susanna Hoffs)
Bananarama  Keren Woodward and Sara Dallin (wow stunningly beautiful!)

with more hits than the Spice girls, more album sales than Girls Aloud, two Band Aid appearances, an entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest girl group surpassing the Supremes with more charting singles, all of which were international hits, four hitting the Billboard Top 10.Bananarama is here to stay!
The B52's are Kate Pierson,Fred Schneider,Keith Strickland,Cindy Wilson

follow the B-52's on twitter @theb52s

I love  The B52's when Private Idaho came out in 1980,i freaked out!i have listened to them every since!my favorite songs are of course Love Shack,Private Idaho,Roam and anything from Funplex
also my favorite album is FUNPLEX.the whole album is perfect!

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