Archive for the 'music' Category

01
Nov
08

The best thing to EVER come out of Canada…

Click it and listen.  It’s better than stewing over politics.  Or politicking over stew.

(It’s the band RUSH… not the king of talk radio.  Calm down, libs.)

EDIT: This track just came on… and you owe it to yourself to give it a listen.  (Tai Shan — Click) You can’t dismiss Rush as a brainless metal band after you hear this.

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17
Oct
08

Is nothing sacred? (Dancing With the Star…Wars?)

Just watch.  The power of the Dark DORK Side compels you…

I lawled.  Then I cried.  Then I blacked out.

13
Sep
08

Fake Plastic Drums = Legit Musical Training?

Check out this video of a video game commentator subbing in for the drummer of Coheed and Cambria. 98% on Expert indeed…

Vodpod videos no longer available.

27
Jul
08

Smells Like Naked Baby

Like many people my age, I can tell you exactly where I was and what I was doing when I first heard Nirvana.

I was tutoring a friend of mine, and we had the radio on to one of Amarillo’s top-40 stations, and amidst the Mariah Carey and Paula Abdul, I suddenly hear…

…what AM I listening to?  Good lord, what IS that?  (Click to Listen.)

It was “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”  And that one song singlehandedly was responsible for the next step in my musical and cultural evolution.  So much rage.  So much energy.  So unlike anything I had ever heard before.  I was in 9th grade.

I went out and bought the single, and listened to it until the tape wore through.  My mother got my Walkman (look it up, kids,) heard the song, and officially became deeply concerned for what her little boy was listening to.  It was a delicious moment.

An article over at NPR music that my wife pointed me to this morning showed me another side of Nirvana’s Nevermind album, pictured above.  That was 1991.  Seventeen years later, the baby on the cover…?

Yeah, he grew up.  His name is Spencer Elden, and he’s 17.  (Click HERE to read all about it.)

I get the crawls when family looks at my naked baby pictures.  This kid?

“Quite a few people in the world have seen my penis,” he says from his home in Los Angeles. “So that’s kinda cool.”

Thank you, Spencer. And here’s to your inner child.

26
May
08

We Didn’t Push The Pixels

Game Jew… I think I love you, man…

16
Apr
08

WANT…

wantwantwantwantwantwant...

Read about this little beauty HERE (click).  Then buy me one out of the sheer goodness of your heart, kthxbb.

28
Nov
07

‘Tis the season… for strange music (UPDATED)

I thought I’d share one of my favorite seasonal resources with my many (LOL) readers: The X-Entertainment Christmas Jukebox.

If you’re familiar with the X-Entertainment website (warning: NOT porn,) then you know what to expect. Matt (whose name I can’t seem to recall,) a twenty-something writer from New York state, has spent nearly a decade (I think) writing capsule reviews about toys, TV shows, and life experiences from his childhood (still in progress.)

His streaming Christmas jukebox (linked below) contains a collection of holiday favorites from radio and TV of yesteryear, as well as some more obscure tunes (Dominick the Christmas Donkey or Run DMC’s Christmas in Hollis are a couple which spring to mind.) Not all of them are child-friendly, but you are guaranteed to smile and groan as the  Christmas memories come crashing through your brain.

NEW: They play in their own window (not sure what the plugin is… probably flash.)

Enjoy.  2006 Jukebox




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