Thanks for posting this.
Thanks for posting this.
Thursday ------- "The Things That I Used to Do". Here are three different takes on that old Blues standard. (BTW, these videos show one thing that I love about YouTube. These are HISTORY. I owe a debt to everybody who posts things like this to YT, and I am very grateful to them. THE Guitar Slim? How many of us have a copy of that in our collection? Albert Collins in front of a festival crowd? Chuck Berry doing Blues? In front of a seated, formal, French television taping audience? Amazing.)
Inspiration for this is coming from a number of places. First of all, Tom Keifer in on the cover of the current (Jan. 2013) issue of Vintage Guitar magazine. Then, there is a line in the song that goes 'It'll be awhile, before I get my peace.' That made me think of some people I'm aware of right now who are facing some difficult situations. Please hang in there folks; what you're facing will make you better and stronger once you come out the other side.
Friday ------- "Fool". As in "Fool for Your Stockings". Somebody comes up to me and says 'tell me about guitar tones', I say 'Get a copy of ZZ Top's Deguello'. You start there, you'll get the idea. Here are two cuts; one the studio, and the other Frank, Dusty, Billy and THE Miss Pearly live in Germany. Have a Happy Friday everybody! Don't be a Fool, and don't get Cross...
I'm Goldtop, and I'm a Fool for Stockings
OK - I admit it. something about Lady Gaga is a guilty pleasure.
In this song, I'm both intrigued and impressed how the third word of each verse gets a little mini vibrato. It adds a texture to the song that I just don't get tired of. In the first verse, the word is "help" at 0:21. In the second verse the word is "see" at 1:21.
There are other instances of unexpected vibrato - but those two really stand out. As the vocals begin in each verse, they ascend in pitch to a fourth word climax. The vibrato on the third word increases the 'pull' to the end of the phrase.
In sticking with my 'Friday ------- Fool' theme, I offer this. Probably my favorite Rod Stewart song, or at least one of them. Please note, and I am absolutely serious about this: I'm posting this purely because I dig the song and the title crossed my mind earlier. No hidden agenda, or statement intended; just music for the enjoyment of it. If any of the mods feel it is crossing a line please let me know, or delete it, etc. TO ME, this song is tongue in cheek, but everybody might not feel that way, so if it offends anyone it is MY fault alone. Rod Stewart "Foolish Behaviour".
I'm with you, man. I am not afraid to admit that at first I liked some of Gaga's music. (Now I find her tedious all the way around, but that's another subject.) "Bad Romance"? Cool. "Poker Face"? I liked it. But "Paparazzi"? SIGN ME UP!!! When I first heard it, I thought 'that's a hit'. Then I heard who it was. Of course it would be a hit. She's part of THE MACHINE. I am officially going on record here as being a Manly Man (if you know what I mean), but I dig this song! AND video! I don't know how many times I've seen this - gotta be in the several dozens - but I see something new every time I watch it. I never get tired of it, especially that yellow Mickey Mouse head bodysuit of hers at about the 5:20 mark. Let me help you with those laces, Baby...
So, here's "Paparazzi". And as a side note, maybe it's a little in the interest of fair play... sort of balances out the Rod Stewart take on things above. The difference? He only dreamt about it; she does it! Again; strictly music for music's sake.
Thanks to rugerpc for giving me the courage to speak up. :congrats:
P.S. - I like to try to imagine this with REAL drums and guitars instead of all the synths... It could be a good rocker I think.
Again, that good old Gift from The Gods, INSPIRATION!
Saturday... Coming clean yesterday about my fondness for some of Gaga's music... A new card/persona/idea for avatars... Reading Peter Criss' book, much of which is about the heyday of KISS in the mid to late 70's AKA "The Disco Era"... Clubs... Put 'em all together and what do you have?
Saturday ------- "Stayin' Alive". Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother!
Goldtop - Queen of Clubs!
From the 'Did you know?' department: Did you know that this woman was Billy Idol's mother? Strange but true.*
* Actually, I have no idea if it's true or not. Probably not, because I just made it up. BUT, more to the point, at one time she was a "Queen of (Dance) Clubs" herself. And she had a spiffy Gold outfit in this video. She and I seem to have so much in common; she had a Gold top, and I am Goldtop. She was a Queen of Clubs, and now, thanks to Hans, I am a Queen of Clubs. Serendipity my friends...
Goldtop/Queen of Clubs
The Raconteurs, Social Distortion, HIllsong United...
In a mood for Peter Gabriel tonight...
Goldtop/Queen of Clubs
Sunday ------- "She Thinks I Still Care". Late night. Thinking about people facing hard times. 'Dance clubs' yesterday, nightclubs tonight. Bars. Joints. Juke joints. Where there's a juke joint, there's a jukebox. Where there's a jukebox, there's George Jones. Or there should be anyway...