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    This May marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP, a commercial and critical smash hit. It sold nearly 2 million copies its first week and was nominated for Album of the Year, and also won Rap Album of the Year. It went on to sell 9 million copies in the U.S. alone. It sparked tons of controversy, with its lyrics, with many charging that they were very profane, violent, anti-women, and anti-gay. From tackling serious issues such as youth violence and crazed fans to poking fun at contemporary pop stars and rivals to battling his own problems including his wife, mom, fame, drugs, and so forth, the lyrics are very introspective, well written, clever, and really make you think. But his rhymes and beats were pure brilliance and I think Eminem should be lauded for speaking his mind and not caring what others think. He assembled a masterpiece. And while it may not be for the easily-offended, I think it is a great album. Truly one of the greatest rap records ever made and a symbol of our generation. It would certainly rank in my Top 10 list of Best Albums of the 2000s.

    Can't believe its been 10 years already. It seems like only yesterday when I was finishing up 7th grade and this album was all the buzz. My older brother and I listened to this record like non-stop that year.
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    Crystal Bowersox & Another Stack

    Crystal Bowersox
    Metro Toledo's Crystal Bowersox has again advanced to the next stage on American Idol. Folks here in The Glass City are excited to see her success. Never saw here live, even though she was a regular performer at a bar across the street from one of my usual hangouts. Those of you following Idol have seen her work. For a different side of Crystal I have attached a vid called Holy Toledo. Enjoy. (And I hope she wins!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q9h_TcnT4o

    Another Stack At The Office
    Here's my latest stack of CDs, taken to the office, to help me remain somewhat sane.

    The Seeger Sessions (Bruce Springsteen & Friends)
    A Retrospective (Son Volt)
    Looking Forward (Crosby, Stills, Nash)
    The Chirpin' Crickets (The Crickets, featuring Buddy Holly)
    Concert For George (Friends of George Harrison)
    It's A Mystery (Bob Seger)
    Anthology (Uncle Tupelo)
    The Legendary Oscar Peterson Trio (4 Discs)
    Boy's Night Out (The Ratpack: Sinatra, Martin, Davis Jr.)
    Morph The Cat (Donald Fagen)
    Chicago Live (2 Discs)
    The Beatles (1)

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    On PBS's Ameican Masters - When You're Strange a movie about The Doors.
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmast...the-film/1543/

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________

    The new Jeff Beck Emotion and Commotion is worth the listen.
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    On PBS's Ameican Masters - When You're Strange a movie about The Doors.
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmast...the-film/1543/
    That was AWESOME. I can't believe how much original footage was available.

    Back in high school, I had a close friend who was a huge Doors fan. I'll never forget that 1981 Rolling Stone cover with Jim Morrison: "He's hot, he's sexy, and he's dead." (She was a big Nick Drake fan, too, and he had also died many years earlier.)

    Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger are playing a show here his summer, but I'll be out of town.

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    ZG is threatening to take away my iPod. She doesn't like me singing along to Mudvayne. Scream with Me!!!


    EDIT: Another threat. Singing to Scarlet Letters.
    Last edited by Richmond Jake; 24 May 2010 at 10:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    ZG is threatening to take away my iPod. She doesn't like me singing along to Mudvayne. Scream with Me!!!
    Well, when my kid asks my why RJ was crying the night before, and I have to explain that you thought you were singing.... well, it's ugly....

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    SAW
    Anybody want singing lessons from RJ ?
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    SAW
    Anybody want singing lessons from RJ ?
    Only if he gives the lessons on a Friday afternoon.

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    Hall of Fame to honor John Fogerty for playing 'Centerfield'

    COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will honor Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician John Fogerty and his anthemic classic, “Centerfield,” during the 2010 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies in Cooperstown on July 25. This marks the first time the National Baseball Hall of Fame has immortalized a musician or song as part of the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
    http://baseballhall.org/news/press-r...centerfield%27
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    So apparently I blew a speaker in my car. I have a CD player in there which I use pretty much all the time. Well, I found something really unusual. Everytime the speaker goes out, all I have to do is play the opening drum beat of "Wherever I May Roam" by Metallica really loud and it fixes it. Every now and then, if I play something else too loud, the speaker will go out again, and it's gone out like six times already, but the Metallica song always fixes it! It's really weird.
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
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    Another Stack

    Here's the latest stack of CDs that this Bear carried to the office.....

    Memory Almost Full (Paul McCartney)
    Highlights: The Very Best Of Yes (Yes)
    All That You Can't Leave Behind (U2)
    Rockin' Down The Highway (Doobie Brothers.....live, 2-discs)
    Rooney (Rooney)
    Chicago XXX (Chicago)
    Endless Summer (The Beach Boys)
    Blood, Sweat & Tears (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
    Cameo Parkway, 1957-1967 (4 disc set of Philadelphia's famed label)
    Quadrophenia (The Who)
    Still Feel Gone (Uncle Tupelo)

    Here's a Rooney vid.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB809oiPE1c

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    YES - Rick Wakeman on piano - Close to the Edge
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKVYEShL2fs
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    YES - Rick Wakeman on piano - Close to the Edge
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKVYEShL2fs
    I only know Rick Wakeman for the King Arthur album; uh, but I gave that to sisterceleste's daughter, with all my other albums, when I moved here 3 yrs ago. Damn.

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    Late June Stack

    Here's the latest stack that this Bear carried to the office.....

    Hollywood Town Hall (The Jayhawks)
    Moonlight Serenade (Carly Simon)
    Revolver (The Beatles)
    Live At Massey Hall, 1971 (Neil Young)
    Fats Domino Tribute: Goin' Home (Various Artists) (2 Discs)
    Summerteeth (Wilco)
    Pocket Full Of Kryptonite (The Spin Doctors)
    Walk On Fire (Royal Crowne Revue)
    Back In The U.S. (Paul McCartney, Live) (2 Discs)
    Take Me Back To Tulsa (Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys) (4 Discs)

    Here's a video from Summerteeth. I enjoy Wilco and I really like this tune.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GDsvdSHJjY

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    Terry Kath

    This morning I was catching-up on some paperwork and was listening to YouTube vids. I plugged-in a few Chicago vids, back when they were a rock and roll band, not a pop band. Check out this example from 1977, live in Houston. Terry Kath was still alive and shows here why his guitar skills had Jimi Hendrix saying that Kath was the best guitarist he knew. The band is tight in this vid and the tune really takes this Bear back.

    In case you didn't know, Terry Kath would be dead a few years later, the victim of a Russian Roulette game. The world lost a great guitarist.

    Bear

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    I think I'm in love with PJ Harvey
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    Opening Riffs

    Years ago (Lyndon Johnson was President) I was working at a lumber yard and taking university classes. The guy I was often paired with at the yard was a music lover, much like this Bear. While manually unloading wood products from railroad boxcars we listened to our transistor radio. As soon as a song started we would shout out the name of the song, trying to be first to do that. We probably finished that summer about even in first-shouts.

    Opening chords (riffs) often set the stage for a tune. Here is a list of some of my favorite opening riffs.....

    Aqualung (Jethro Tull) (Might be the absolute best ever!)
    Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple)
    Kick Out The Jams (MC5)
    Hard Day's Night (The Beatles)
    Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix)
    Venus (Shocking Blue)
    Radar Love (Golden Earing)
    Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)
    Light My Fire (The Doors)
    When The Music's Over (The Doors)

    Radar Love may be the best road tune ever!

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    Opening chords (riffs) often set the stage for a tune. Here is a list of some of my favorite opening riffs.....
    Aqualung (Jethro Tull) (Might be the absolute best ever!) - Can name that tune in 6 notes (less actually, but that's the opening phrase)
    Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple) Can name that tune in 7 notes (same thing)
    Hard Day's Night (The Beatles) Can name it in - yes - one note
    Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix) Can name that tune in 4 notes
    Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf) Can name it in probably 7 notes
    Light My Fire (The Doors) Can name it in probably 4 notes

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix) Can name that tune in 4 notes
    I could probably do it in one, but it really depends on whether the distortion is on or not - two worst case scenario.
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    Opening riffs

    I will have to say that Smoke on the Water and Purple Haze are probably some of my favorite opening riffs as well.

    Will also have to include:
    "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith
    "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses
    "Back in the Saddle" by Aerosmith
    "Jump" by Van Halen and "Bad Medicine" by Bon Jovi...two of the greatest keyboard riffs
    "You Really Got Me" by Van Halen (sorry, I like this version better than the Kinks')
    "It's So Easy" by Guns N' Roses (killer bass riff)
    "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne
    "For Those About to Rock" and "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC
    "Can't Get Enough" by Bad Company
    "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" by Metallica
    "Photograph" by Def Leppard
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
    -Steven Tyler

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    Another Batch

    Here's the latest batch of CDs that I have at my workplace office.....

    Greatest Hits (Jerry Lee Lewis)
    Best Of (Mark Almond)
    Being There (Wilco) (2 Discs)
    Mind, Body & Soul (Joss Stone)
    Automatic For The People (REM)
    What's The Story, Morning Glory (Oasis)
    The Flock (The Flock)
    Dinosaur Swamps (The Flock)
    Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits (1970)
    There Is Nothing Left To Lose (Foo Fighters)
    Lived Across A Wire (Counting Crows)
    The White Album (The Beatles) (2 Discs)
    The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 (The Beatles) (4 Discs)

    Mark Almond was a great jazz-rock group from the 1980s. Wilco remains my favorite alt-country band. The Flock was a horn-rock band from the late 1960s and early 1970s......with incredible skills and creativity. The Counting Crows are one of my fave bands. My love for "just about everything Beatles" continues.....

    Bear

    EDIT: Here's an audio vid from The Flock.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huPzVVl9QSQ
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    50 Years Ago Today.....

    50 years ago today, this Bear was a 12-year old kid listening to my transistor radio. Within days the sounds on that radio included a cool tune sung by a large dude from Philadelphia. The Twist was born, dancing kids grabbed it and merged it with their knowledge of bobby sox, blue jeans, and rock and roll dancing. It was more than "boogie woogie". Lousy dancers like me could easily do the twist and look good doing it.

    Teens back then (in my neighborhood) went to "sock hops" (West Toledo Teen Town) or danced in a suburban ranch house's attached garage, a stack of 45's on the tall spindle.

    Chubby Checker's twist came out 50 years ago today.

    Bear

    http://www.philly.com/dailynews/hot_..._Twistory.html

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    Saturday afternoon I stopped by a record store that I hadn't been to in about 2 years out near my sister's house on the other side of town. I looked around and found some vinyl to purchase and when I checked my watch, I realized I had been there about an hour and I had only looked at about a quarter of the stock - and I thought it was only about 20 minutes! I could have easily spent two or three hours in there!

    The purchases:



    I've realized I really need to get a cabinet to start storing all of my records in instead of stacking them up against the back of the wall in the living room.
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    I watched a new documentary about the White Stripes on Showtime over the weekend. It's called Under Great White Northern Lights. It's about their 2007 tour through Canada which also included small side shows that they would do at a moments notice in bowling alleys, community centers, etc. If you like rock music, you should try and check it out. I may be biased because they're from Michigan, but Jack White doesn't get the credit for as great a musician/song writer/entertainer as he is.
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    Arcade Fire

    Even a soon-to-be-sixty-two geezer fella can enjoy some indie planning music. Arcade Fire is good and their new tune (also mentioned in another thread) is interesting. Check out The Suburbs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtbrY6QrgPw

    The lead singer grew-up in the suburbs of Houston.

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