Instruments: Tzouras

Tzouras

Tzouras The girl had a work trip that took her to Athens Greece which meant remote-work with free hotel for me. I was enjoying it as much or more than any other working vacation situation with the hotel providing a nice view of and walk-able distance to the Acropolis. As is always the case, I did not have an instrument handy nor did I think I would feel the need to play around my time working and site-seeing. That changed on April 21st 2016 upon hearing of Prince’s passing. Like…

Bonnaroo 2018 Line-up and info summary

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Bonnaroo 2018 Summer means music festivals. And if you’re willing to risk the chance of spontaneous combustion from the possible gawd-awful heat, then you might wanna pock up that VW hippie van and drive on over. The last time the girlfriend and I went, we left the car running with the air conditioning on (sorry Earth) so that she might not suffocate. Now it was actually quite pleasant temps at night, but between my snoring and the all-night music, the SUV seemed like a motel/hotel/Holiday Inn. So if you’re planning…

Song of the day: Birdhouse In Your Soul by They Might Be Giants

TMBG - Song of the day: Birdhouse In Your Soul by They Might Be Giants

Birdhouse In Your Soul – They Might Be Giants I’m your only friend   I’m not your only friend But I’m a little glowing friend  But really I’m not actually your friend But I am Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch   Who watches over you Make a little birdhouse in your soul Not to put too fine a point on it   Say I’m the only bee in your bonnet Make a little birdhouse in your soul I have a secret to tell  From my electrical well It’s a…

Reviews: 2Pac Shakur’s All Eyez On Me

2Pac Shakur All Eyez On Me Album Cover

I came across this Pitchfork article and thought I’d start grouping some artist and/or albums on the same pages and maybe do a little editing and summarizing (while including link to full original), include related info… we’ll see where it goes. We’re new to this. – Frank 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me is the magnum opus of a paranoid genius – Pitchfork Tupac’s 1996 double album was made in a frenzy. It is paranoid and brazen, fun and fearless, but it is Pac’s singular style that keeps his magnum opus from coming…

Dolores O’Riordan, singer of Cranberries dies unexpectedly at 46 years old

Dolores O'Rierdan of the Cranberies

The publicist of the newly reunited Cranberries’ singer Dolores O’Riordan is reporting that “Family memebers are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.” To this day, whenvever I listen to Fleetwood Mac’s “Go your own way”, I always hear Dolores beautifully lalala-ing over the break. Here is a rare stripped-down performance on French radio. Dolores O’Riordan says goodbye in her final tweet. bye bye Gio. We’re off to Ireland 🍀 pic.twitter.com/d6HKOFJqGB — Dolores O’Riordan (@DolORiordan) January 4, 2018 Tributes  to Dolores on…

Song of the Day: “Back in Black” by AC/DC

Back in Black - AC/DC

Studio album by AC/DC Released 25 July 1980 Recorded April–May 1980 Studio Compass Point Studios (Nassau, Bahamas) Genre Hard rock[1] Length 42:11 Label Albert Atlantic Producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange Some sheet music and guitar tab:     Official Video       Back In Black (Live at River Plate 2009) Lyrics AC/DC Back in black I hit the sack I’ve been too long I’m glad to be back Yes, I’m let loose From the noose That’s kept me hanging about I’ve been looking at the sky ‘Cause it’s gettin’…

Song of the day: “Airbag” by Radiohead

Airbag - Radiohead

“Airbag” Single by Radiohead from the album OK Computer Released 24 March 1998 Recorded July 1996 – March 1997 Genre Alternative rock Length 4:44 Label: Parlophone,Capitol Songwriter(s) Radiohead (Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Phil Selway, Ed O’Brien and Colin Greenwood) Producer(s): Nigel GodrichRadiohead Here’s a simple video displaying some well thought-out tab – not the usual kind you find laying out the internet or on Ultimate Guitar (great on quantity but not always on quality)   “Airbag” Lyrics – Radiohead In the next world war    In a jack knifed juggernaut I am born again In the neon sign     Scrolling up…

Maynard James Keenan’s frontman wishlist.

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In his interview wuth Revolver magazine, Maynard James Keenan (Tool,Puscifer,Perfect Circle) talks about some of his favorite frontmen/frontwomen that he admires and draws inspiration from.  A name or two on the list may surprise you. Steve Martin “He shreds on the banjo. He has totally inspired me as a frontman, as a performer, and as a musician. I never saw him onstage other than on video, but he’s amazing with a crowd, and his stand-up albums were like rock records.” Gerald Casale (Devo) “He’s an absolute nightmare in the best…

Busker performs his version of John Lennon’s “Imagine”

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I love me some street musician performances. This busker gave the commuters chances to sing along though he picked up the crowd’s slack just fine. A very nice version of John Lennon‘s “Imagine” on the Chicago Blue Line subway platform.  Something about the trust involved in being blind and having the money bucket out on the L platform adds a bit to the feeling of the song. You’ll want to watch through to the end. This guy knows how to use the moving trains to his advantage! Please follow and…