It had been a long time since I had been in New York City so when the opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance to be in the Big Apple again. The setting was the Cherrytree Times Square release party for the new CDs by Die Antwoord and Far East Movement. I stood in the middle of Times Square in a daze...…
I was very excited to see Mt. Desolation. I am a fan of this style of music and I knew before I arrived that I would be in for a treat. True musicianship was on display and a delight to the crowd. At one point they joked about burning…
I made the trek to see Robyn again in Chicago..There were two special things about this show...one was the presence of Natalia Kills, the second was the infusion of songs from Body Talk 2 into the set.
The Far East Movement show in Indianapolis, IN. on September 30th was my first in person experience with the group. They took the stage equipped with their trademark space helmets and went into a blistering rendition of "Girls on the Dance Floor". When "Like a G6" was performed, the college aged crowd erupted. The local Indianapolis radio stations have been feverishly spinning "Like a G6" so all the college kids were quite aware of the song. "Go Ape" and a…
I went to a Sting concert a few years back in Indianapolis...Annie Lennox was the opener. It was fantastic.
I was in the front row. The row was actually 10 feet from the front of the stage so there was an open space. Sting's guitar player opened the show and at one point Sting comes out and sings a song. The audience was sitting so I really thought this would be the best time to snap a picture but I didn't want to stand in peoples view.
Ok so I watched the VMAs, wasn't impressed with the song nor paid attention to him trying to hard.
However I listened to the first song of his record and I have high hopes. The first song is "Music Again" and it sounds like Rick Springfield wrote it with "love is like oxygen" harmonies on the chorus mixed with Queen and a small piece of the Darkness and a middle instrumental that sounds like ELO. Very retro and 98% may not even know what I am talking about :) I research and… Continue
Added by Poly ☆ on November 24, 2009 at 8:30am —
Karen Carpenter was absolutely amazing. She didn't have the range of Mariah, but she sounded like an absolute angel and what makes her angelic voice adorable is the fact that in some of her songs, particularly "rainy days and mondays", her texas accent was actually really thick.
Added by Poly ☆ on October 19, 2009 at 6:00pm —
So I am on cherrytree chat and yakking guitars....I realized that guitars are very personal and some people spend a lifetime with them....
Sting has his bass, Willie Nelson has that acoustic thats about to fall apart, Prince has his Hohner, BB King has Lucille, Peter Frampton has his Black Beauty, Paul stanley has that ibanez or whatever it is......so whats yours?
Added by Poly ☆ on October 16, 2009 at 5:31pm —
I love bands that have a unique sound. I really get tired of hearing something that is really just a rehash of 20 other bands out. Muse I am new to and I do like that band and will be buying their record. However as much as no one out on radio that I can tell is sounding like them, they seem to have another band out there that did not enjoy the success they are having now but sound very similar.
It all starts with Jeff Buckley I think,. I believe he is the "grandfather" of this… Continue
Added by Poly ☆ on October 14, 2009 at 2:25pm —
P Diddy told his making the band group....how can you be a rapper and not no the history of rap...I.E. Rapper's delight.
In that vain I know a lot of useless crap. I noticed today when I was on Napster that lots of people have covered the Beatles "Long and Winding Road". I find it fascinating that this song has probably the worst bass line in the history of all music to be a song so covered. Clearly McCartney did not play it... the notes are wrong in most of the song and there are… Continue
Added by Poly ☆ on September 30, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Doing some research it appears that one of the beastie boys did the very same thing with regards to REM at a VMA and maybe REM rolling with it and Taylor Swift having her thunder stolen is different but in the end one of the beasties dressed up as a german dude or something and took over the mic in the same fashion except it was about spike jonze.
Just a thought.
Added by Poly ☆ on September 15, 2009 at 8:28am —
Finally a genius video. You know you have a good one if someone asks what its about and your response is....well.....murder by poison, attempted murder, lots of dead models via hanging, suffocation, fall, etc, feeling up triplets, and a crutch dance number.
Added by Poly ☆ on June 24, 2009 at 1:26pm —
During the day I like to stream 70's music. Sure I like all kinds of music but 70's intrigues me because the writing is not watered down. All is well until I hear "Into the Night" by Benny Mardones (spelling?) and "Fool if you think it's over" by Chris Rea.
Fantastic songs that would never sell nowadays but I was getting creeped out because they come across like pedophiles. Must be a 70's bit.
Added by Poly ☆ on June 24, 2009 at 12:53pm —
I was asked what I would have on my Ipod if I were stranded on a deserted island. I would assume I would have unlimited batteries or a solar powered Ipod. So it makes me think....what albums do I think are still good after 1000 listens, sort of like when star wars or men in black come on TV, I have to watch. So I reached way back for this one and thought about everything from childhood to present and even before childhood. It's pretty much everything from nice sweet sounds to skull… Continue
Added by Poly ☆ on June 16, 2009 at 9:00am —
I love all music old and new. So in recent years I have been hitting up this h*** in the wall place near my home that has at least a million 33 LPs and I periodically dig around because I find old record albums fascinating as if all these albums are being forgotten. I was looking at my collection and realized I had Control by Janet Jackson.
It prompted me to wonder why the guys from the group America don't seem to get credit for the song "lets wait awhile" because the America song… Continue
Added by Poly ☆ on June 13, 2009 at 7:42am —