From 2 Broke Girls....
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Back in May I wrote about a new Springsteen documentary I was looking forward to. Well on Saturday night I stumbled upon it and it was as amazing as I thought it would be.
While I love Bruce I wouldn't call myself a die-hard fan but the people in this documentary were. They were fans from all over the world who sent in (in video form) their love for the man who makes the music that they live for.
There were a few reasons I loved it. For one I am a fan of music and always appreciate seeing people find their own band and to hear what that music means or does for them validates the band I have in my life. Secondly it showed many times where Bruce invited fans on stage to sing, dance or even just run around with. To see those interactions and to see what Bruce is able to do for people is astounding. I loved hearing all the stories, seeing the different ages of people and hearing why this man has changed their lives for the better.
I love music. I love everything about it. And if you love music and appreciate a fans love "Springsteen and I" is a documentary for you.
Here is my favorite clip from the Philadelphia Elvis:
I am super sad about this next news...SUPER SAD.
Lou Reed, the punk poet of rock n roll who influenced generations of musicans as the leader of the Velvet Underground died Sunday at the age of 71.
While he never approached the commerical success of such stars as the Beatles or Bob Dylan, no songwriter has emerged that had more of an impact since them but Lou. He introduced the world to the experimental theater in combination of rock music.
He pretty much began the indie rock that was introduced in the 1960s. The punk New Wave and alternative rock movements that followed in the 70s, 80s, and 90s were all due to Reed who songs were covered by REM, Phish, Nirvana, Patti Smith and countless others.
My favorite quote about his impact was this: "The first Velvet Underground record sold 30,000 copies in the first five years. I think everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band." - Brian Eno, Roxy Music.
Lou will be missed by countless musicians and fans alike.
"Despite all the complications
You can just dance to that rock n roll station
And it was alright.... "
Here is one of my favorite Phish covers a Lou classic... Rock N Roll
Oh why hello there. You thought I forgot about this blog didn't you? Well alas I have made my journey back but I must warn you I have the capability of disappearing at any moment.... We have officially hit my busy season at work and I have no way of predicting what will happen here the next two months but I just hope I am ready.
The only thing I do know is that Phish is gearing up to blow our minds away with another Halloween show tomorrow night in Atlantic City. I remember back to when I saw their Halloween show I was stoked. For those that do not remember they choose a random album to perform that night and perform it to its entirety.
No clue on what will happen tomorrow night but from the sounds of its going to be great. Why? Well because they are tearing it up as of late. Here is a review of their show in Reading last night.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Well Kanye West there was a time when I thought you may have been one of the greatest rappers ever. You have just flushed that all down the drain the last few years haven't you? The final straw happened just a few days ago when he rented out At&T Park (where the SF Giants play) and asked for Kim Kardashian's hand in marriage.
There is no coming back from this Kanye.
If you get a chance today follow THIS LINK. It will take you to a list of all the important Rock & Roll landmarks in the U.S. and where you can find them. Its pretty neat to see how many you can check off the list.
Thank you Rolling Stone for doing this.
I can not believe it is Wednesday already? Where has the week gone? The good thing is that we are halfway through it but the way time is moving these days is crazy!
Anyways, back to the grind.
Sorry I went MIA for a few days I had some Phish shows to see at Hampton and they were amazing!! I managed to make it through another three night run proving to myself that being 31 will not hold me back. So what it took me an extra day or two to recover, I still made it! ha.
I managed to capture a small part of Saturday nights Harry Hood on my phone. (video below). And yes that hat above is my latest purchase and will be seen on top of my head from now until the end of winter.
Hope everyone has a great day!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Is it too early for me to buy my tickets for the Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie that is set to be released next month? Not sure if I've been more excited for a movie in well since the last one premiered.
Also side note I actually am loving the Coldplay song they wrote for this soundtrack.
Also side note I actually am loving the Coldplay song they wrote for this soundtrack.
Leave it to Gloria Steinem to pretty much say everything I'm thinking about this whole Miley debacle.
"I wish we didn't have to be nude to be noticed. But given the game as it exists, women make decisions. For instance, the Miss America contest is, in all of its states, forms, is the single greatest source of scholarship money for women in the US. If a contest based only on appearances was the single greatest source of scholarship money for men, we would be saying 'This is why China wins.' You know? Its ridiculous. But that's the way the culture is. I think we need to change the culture, not blame the people that are playing the only game that exists."
I turned 31 last month and I can't help but thinking about the following things:
-Does this mean I'm officially old?
-Is it still okay for me to travel the country with my friends to see music?
-Why does everyone I know have kids or are pregnant right now?
-Does it matter that I feel as if I'm about 10 years behind everyone else?
-Is it still okay to live by myself and enjoy every moment of it?
-What about missing my parents. Because I still miss them just as much as when I went away to camp when I was 9.
-Does 31 mean that I can no longer pretend I'm a student to get discounts?
-Does it mean that this 6 lbs that I gained this year will just continue to add up and not go down?
-Do I have to pick a career now? I mean I think I have but I'm pretty sure it can change at any moment.
-Does 31 mean my mom will no longer put out a Christmas stocking like she when she stopped when my older brother got above 30?
-What could it all mean???
All I know is that I'm eternally grateful to still be roaming this earth at 31. I'm pretty sure all the questions above will just figure themselves out with time. Until then I'm still planning on hoping in my car on Friday to go see 3 nights of music with my friends. If anyone does tell me that that is stupid or irresponsible to them I will say you are old and jealous. :)
"Please me have no regrets"
The amazing show Breaking Bad came to a screeching halt a few weeks back with the best finale I have ever seen for a show. (I'm looking at you in shame Dexter....).
This show had it all. Great acting, spectacular writing, twists and turns you wouldn't believe. All and all probably a top 3 TV show of all time. I miss it already...
Helping me make it through this void is this great fan video. Do not watch if you haven't watched BB and ever intend to. That is my warning.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Here are some great videos I missed out on posting over the last few weeks. Each one is worth the watch. Trust me!
'Carrie' Coffee Shop Prank
'This is the End' Bloopers
Trailer for 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'
SNL 'Girls' staring Tina Fey
Stereotypes: Fantasy Football
The Final Shot
Saturday Night Live sure does love them some Arcade Fire. The band has performed on the show about five times now. This latest time they brought two cuts from their new album that included a great dance song called "Reflektor". Any fans of them (or the Talking Heads) will enjoy this tune.
Well its just about that time again. Only 3 days left of work then its off Friday to go back to the Mothership. Yes thats right. Phish is coming back to one of my favorite Virginia venues down in Hampton for a three night run. I have plans to hit each show with the usual crew. This is a well deserved trip after being crazy busy the last month.
Can't wait. Can't wait. Can't wait.
Unless you have been hiding under a rock you know that the last month in pop culture has belonged to Miley Cyrus. It started with her VMA performance, then moved into a breakup with her fiance, a feud with Sinead O'Conner, questionable photo shoots, hosted SNL and a number one record. Everywhere you turned you were hit with another Miley story. Love her or hate her you can not deny that she set out to make people talk and well they literally 'can't stop'. She has had two number one singles during this time and well I have to admit while I didn't care for her "Can't Stop" single the song "Wrecking Ball" is growing on me.
I'll save my thoughts about how she went about this last month for another post but lets just leave it with this... Mission Accomplished.
Oh My God! Guess What!?! I'm back to blogging full time now. I know what you all are thinking... Where did I go this last month? Did I just stop listening to music all together? Would I ever make it back to this blog? All valid questions all could be answered very quickly.
I worked a whole bunch in this last month making my life pretty miserable. I still listened to some great music but have been unable to get on here and get them out of my head. But good thing is that I have returned and it is nothing but full speed ahead!
I hope this last month has treated everyone well and you are happy and healthy and all excited for the holiday season. That is right its mid October I can start to get excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I'm going to go grab some lunch and then really get down to business here. For now here are some great things Jimmy Fallon has done in the last month that should interest you all!
Lip Sync Battle
What Does The Fox Say? (Live)
Jimmy and Paul McCartney Switch Accents
Jimmy, Miley and the Roots sing 'We Can't Stop'