Errols Weekly Music Update.

December 31, 2009

Weekly Update – 12/31/2009

Hot Tuna and Steve Earle at The Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park NJ on Sun. July 18. Tickets on sale this coming Tues. Jan. 5 at noon. (Live Nation Event).

Concierto Del Amor featuring Marco Solis, Anthony Santos and Miriam Hernandez at Madison Square Garden on Sat. Feb. 13. Tickets on sale this morning at 9:00 a.m. $64, $84, $114.50 and $139.50.

George Clinton at the Starland Ballroom on Thurs. Feb. 25. Tickets on sale this Mon. Jan. 4 at noon. $15.

Alkaline Trio at Nokia Theater on Fri. Mar. 12. Pre-sale tickets for American Express cardholders begin on Wed. Jan. 6 at 10:00 a.m. until noon on Thurs. Jan. 7. General public tickets on sale at 1:00 p.m. Jan. 7. $21 Also appearing at Starland Ballroom in Sayrerville NJ. On Sat. Mar. 13. Tickets on sale next Fri. Jan. 8 at 10:00 a.m.$20.50.

Other items:

Happy New Year to all!!! I know for many of us 2009 was a tough year (and that’s my main reason for writing this page so that hopefully you can free your mind for a few moments each week) and I pray that 2010 will be a much better year for everyone.

Thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends of James Owen Sullivan, 28 and drummer for the band-Avenged Sevenfold– who was found dead in his home this past Monday in Huntington Beach, CA.

VH1 has been airing the 100 “Most Shocking Moments in Music” all this week at 9:00 p.m. You’ll get the top 40 tonight and tomorrow and can always catch up as they are repeating it this week and weekend.

James Taylor will sing the national anthem tomorrow at the NHL’s annual “outdoor” game, the 2010 game being played at Fenway Park in Boston. The Dropkick Murphys will also perform “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” – song featured in the movie “The Departed.”

Rumor has it that The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac are planning a “stadium” tour in 2010. Sounds interesting but you know it will cost and “arm and a leg.”

It has been reported that Lars Ulrich, drummer for Metallica, has been dealing with “ringing in his ears” for some time now. “Tinnitus”-as it is known- has followed Lars since the beginning of his career when he wore no protection for years. Ooh Faa, anyone would have ringing in their ears if they were him. Hopefully there is a cure.

Lil Wayne is booking his last few shows before he heads off to a one year jail sentence that is supposed to begin on Feb. 9. Lil , whose real name is Duane Carter, pleaded guilty to weapons charge stemming from a traffic stop in NY which occurred in 2007. He performs tonight in San Diego and then 7 more cities before his sentence is to begin.

Did you catch “The Kennedy Center Honors” show on CBS Tuesday night (it actually took place on Dec. 6) where The Boss-Bruce Springsteen– was honored? (along with other actors/singers). Hats off to Ben Harper and Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland) for their amazing rendition of “I’m On Fire,” their harmonization was “off the charts.” Another highlight was Sting (who by the way, looked like a “mountain” man with that beard, cool look though I have to admit) performing with The Joyce Garrett Choir (along with the other performers that night) as they played a rousing rendition of “The Rising.” Of course, Melissa Etheridge was stellar as usual with her spin on “Born to Run.” John Mellencamp’s adaptation of“Born in the U.S.A.” was totally different and very cool. He still has “it.”And the ever popular Mr. Eddie Vedder performed an awesome dish of the Bruce classic- “My City of Ruins.” All in all very good performances for The Boss, he had to be pleased and honored with the personnel that was out there performing his songs, I would assume as an artist-that has to be one of the top compliments you could ever receive. (meaning other huge stars in their own right performing your songs).

My favorite “old school” song of the week belongs to Neil Sedaka with the classic “Laughter in The Rain.” “Strolling along country roads with my baby.. it starts to rain, it begins to pour..” Wow I walked in to my local pizzeria (and even though it’s in CT, the boys bring the water up from The Bronx everyday, so you know that “Bruno’s” pizza is the best pizza in all of South Western CT) and this song was on (they always have the “oldies” station on) and it’s been a while since I have heard this classic. Sedaka has some monster hits, there’s no denying that fact and this is one of them.

My favorite “classic rock” song of the week is “I’d Love to Change the World” by Ten Years After. Wow is this the best music or what? This is so classic and has to be included in your I-Tunes library. “They” don’t make music like this anymore.

Album Review: “Machine Head” by Deep Purple; released in March 1972.

Machine Head

OK for those of you “in the know” there is no explanation needed on why this remains one of the best hard-rock/metal albums of all-time. For those of you who do not know too much about the legendary Deep Purple, this is your chance to start with what many consider the start of heavy metal (I personally wouldn’t go that far when there was a band by the name of Black Sabbath that was also at the forefront- but let’s just say they were both at the starting line, OK?). Now for the newer generation of heavy/thrash metal, Okay so this is your father’s version of metal but look at it as “hard-rock” and you will then discover a whole new slew of bands within this genre, with these guys sitting at the top of the heap. Now for all you Kiss fans (including myself) or Red Hot Chili Pepper fans that are smarting because these bands did not get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this month- you have nothing to complain about- if you know (or will listen to) this album, then you know how cheated Deep Purple & their fans feel for not even getting a nomination. Are you kidding me??!!! If Deep Purple had only made one album and this was it- this should be enough to write their ticket into the Hall of Fame. This truly is an insult that this band has not been allowed to enter the gates of the Hall but that’s alright because the fans know that these guys are rock royalty and have already entered the bloodstream of fans of hard rock music around the globe. Of course everyone knows the dynamic “Smoke on The Water”-name one new garage band that didn’t start off with these classic riffs when they formed a band?- but this album also spawned two other songs that, in my opinion, are the greatest songs in rock history-so much so that if there is a “bible” of hard rock/heavy metal- these songs are in the first chapter. “Highway Star” and “Space Truckin’” (along with “Smoke”) are the pinnacle of the hard rock genre and really these three songs deserve to get them into the Hall-never mind that 25 year rule. Now I am in no way saying that the other songs on this classic album are “fillers”-JUST THE OPPOSITE-they are also classic tunes but just like in baseball- you’re number 3, 4 and 5 batters get paid the most because they knock in the most runs- and these three songs are in elevated stature because they are extraordinary “works of art.” Folks, this album is a MUST HAVE and should be included in your collection of music-even if you don’t like hard rock-just put it in your collection so that when people come to visit your home they will see that you have class and taste. They will look upon you in a different light and there might just be a beam of light that will surround you and the light will stream towards the heavens above you. Everyone will gasp. (Get the picture?)

Ok this “once in a lifetime” album kicks off with the freaking unbelievable “Highway Star.” This could be the best song ever to start an album. There is but one way to listen to this song- LOUD!!!!!- Put on your new headphones that you received for Christmas a few days ago, squeeze them as tight as you can into your ears and push play on this song. Don’t let up… keep squeezing as the organ solo will make you dizzy, thirsting for more. “I love ‘em.. I need ‘em… eight cylinders…” Then it’s on to one of the most blazing guitar solos ever recorded. Wow I feel like crying, that’s how good it is. I put this song on one of my CD’s for Spin class at MBIA and will never forget how great it was to spin to this awesome song-if you want a workout-put this one on your list, whew… I’m sweating already. “Maybe I’m a Leo” has this unreal funky groove that will have you “air-guitaring” right from the beginning. Deep Purple is one of the few bands that incorporated the organ/keyboards into hard rock and made it work. (Lots of metal fans say they don’t like the keyboards in their songs). The keyboard work by Jon Lord fits in so perfectly with this album, like a glove and with Ritchie Blackmore on lead guitar-well the combination is priceless. They both work off each other in this blues laden ensemble and the result is pure sweetness. Track # 3- “Pictures of Home” starts of with Ian Paice on drums (how good is this guy?) and this song is a fast paced masterpiece. Roger Glover is a beast on bass throughout the album but especially on this track. Blackmore’s “we not worthy” guitar solo is jaw dropping (again!!) and in the middle of the song when Lord takes over with the keyboards you will be reminded of “The Wizard of Oz” especially the part where Dorothy’s house is swept up by the tornado(about 3:19 into the track-you’ll see what I mean). Then Glover enters with his awesome bass work. These guys are so freaking talented, it’s beyond words. This song gets them into the Hall, I’m sorry. Side One ends with the groovy “Never Before.” If there is one thing about Deep Purple, they are very melodic and know just how to mix in the melody with the heavy riffs. This friggin’ song is so “on the money.” I’m telling you right now people, I’m speechless-this is pure greatness. If you are a fan of rock, rock and roll or metal-this song has it all. I could listen to this all day long.

Side Two starts off with the legendary “Smoke on the Water” and by now you may have all heard the story on why it was written but if not, here goes: This album was recorded on the “Lake Geneva shore line” at the Grand Hotel Montreux in Switzerland in 1971. Several days before they started recording there was a “Frank Zappa and the Mothers”concert being performed at a nearby casino. During the synthesizer solo on “King Kong” there was “some stupid with a flare gun” who burned the place to the ground. The members of Deep Purple watched from their hotel (not the Grand, they eventually ended up at the Grand after the fire) windows as the casino burned away. Roger Glover was credited with the title when he suddenly awoke from a dream. Whatever the inspiration, this song has to be one of the most recognizable riffs in all of music history, no? I can remember when I first starting playing the alto saxophone in grammar school, this was one of the first songs that I played and some dudes screamed up to my window (I lived on an avenue in Brooklyn, not the “side” streets) to keep playing it and they stayed there and “head-banged” while I tried to play it, albeit with a saxophone. They gave me the \m/ \m/ signs as they left. How great is Blackmore with the solo? It’s unbelievable how fantastically talented this band is. “Lazy” starts off almost like you’re in church and you’re thinking it’s going to be a ballad but no.. just wait a few as Lord (how apropos, huh?) finishes his organ solo. The boys are waiting in the wings and they slowly start to jam with the guitar and bass. Then it’s on to a full scale blazing escapade of guitars, drums and keyboards. The music is telling a story even before Ian Gillian starts to sing. I would have loved to be just sitting there when they recorded this track, it’s just unreal how good these guys are. (Have I said that already?) Ian even works in an awesome harmonica solo-think Aerosmith didn’t copy these guys when they first started out? Ritchie Blackmore’s solo is “off the charts” and this guy can play with the best of them, no doubt. Love the blues ending-the icing on the cake and just like that 7:23 seconds go by in a flash. The last track on side two-“Space Truckin’” is flat out one of the best rock songs ever recorded in the history of rock. How great is Ian on vocals? I’m speechless. This should be a national anthem somewhere. Can you imagine a whole stadium of folks head banging and air-guitaring to this tune? I can, I wish I could put it into law. (of course “The Star Spangle Banner” will be the first song played and then this one to get everyone moving.. I can wish, can’t I?). The drumming is spectacular on this track.

“Machine Head” is a pure masterpiece people and again this album should catapult them right through the steely gates of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Shame on the voting members of the Hall, it’s really a travesty that this band is not in yet. This is 37 minutes and 47 seconds of pure genius. This should be in your music library, period end of story.


Queen II

As I was looking through my CD collection this past week trying to come up with an artist for my top ten songs, I came across “The Game” by Queen and thought-“now wouldn’t this be tough??!!!- Name your favorite 10 songs by Queen.” (with no offense to Paul Rodgers-who is a rock legend- but these songs deal with the one and only Freddie Mercury).  I know I say it all the time but this had to be the hardest of all the choices I have ever done on this page (and that includes the Beatles, so you know that is saying a lot). Their catalog is so extensive filled with so many great songs-and I’m not just talking about the “popular” anthems-which have been re-released in so many different forms-but their “lesser known” classics can not be denied. I consider myself lucky as I was able to see Queen in their heyday and will never forget the show at Madison Square Garden (with Billy Squier as opener) with my best bud-Ron- and our mutual friend-Brian (who moved to Arizona not too long after that show). Brian’s dad drove us to The Garden in his van and I can remember all three of us rockin’ out to Queen songs on our way there. To this day, I’m not sure if I have ever seen a more electrifying front man than Mr. Mercury, he had a way of hypnotizing an audience like none other. He poured himself into every live show just like the person who poured that milkshake to the very top of those cool glasses for you as you sat on those iron, red topped stools at the local “five and dime store” store, when you were a kid. (remember that?). Queen’s music is everywhere, just think about it for a second. Think of “We Are The Champions,” “Another One Bites The Dust” or “Bohemian Rhapsody” and think of all the people across the globe that know these songs, it’s really incredible. Mercury is/was an Icon and no one can ever replace him (and the rest of Queen as well as Rodgers recognized this and had Mercury on video tape for their tour). Queen equals rock and roll. Queen is one of the greatest band’s to ever walk this earth. (Please there is no discussion on this, just accept it as fact).

Now another great thing about Queen is that you can pass it down to your kids (or your nephew or niece) and I have done that with my children. They both like Queen but my oldest son really has taken to their library and he has asked to join in on the fun, so here are my top ten songs by Queen (in blue) as well as my son’s top picks(in red): (If I could pick eleven, then number 11 would be “Son and Daughter”-love that friggin’ song from their first album or “It’s Late” from “News of the World” or “Stone Cold Crazy” from “Sheer Heart Attack” or “Dead on Time” from “Jazz”- you see how hard this is?). Again think of this as you are alone on an island and can only pick ten songs by the artist, what ten songs would you want to listen to-that’s how we approached this.

10.     Bicycle Race”– Go ahead and laugh at this song if you will but the arrangement of this track is spectacular. Come on you know you love this song-especially the part where all the bicycle “bells” ring in unison during the middle of the song. “Don’t believe in Peter Pan.. Frankenstein or Superman…all I want to do is…” Queen will be always remembered for the constant tempo changes in their songs and this could be the “poster child” for this notion. I remember one of the first CD’s I ever put together for Spin class at MBIA, what better song can one add, right? I can clearly see Meagan’s face as she laughed at me as I made believe I was ringing my bell on the bike during the aforementioned part-great song with sprints and hill climbs all in three minutes. This tune is off the very respectable “Jazz” album.

9.     Death on Two Legs (Dedicated To..)”– OK it’s an obscure classic from “A Night at The Opera” but “Bohemian Rhapsody” was not the only great song on that disc. Talk about your timing changes? This song is phenomenal. Another great thing about Queen songs are the background vocals-could be the best ever- and with this song, dare I say that these are the best background vocals on any song they recorded? Mercury is also very good on piano, take a listen for yourself and tell me Brian May’s guitar work doesn’t hook you in?

8.     Spread Your Wings”– “Wow”- That is the first word that comes to my mind when I think (or hear) this fantastic track from the very under-rated album –“News of the World.” This is rock at its best- the priceless piano work along with the passionate vocals from the most passionate singer of all time-Mr. Freddie Mercury and is the best song written by John Deacon, the bassist. (Not for nothing it is so hard even to pick the best song from “News of the World”-freaking awesome album). If you are looking for a classic song from the 1970’s- a la “Dream On” by Aerosmith-look no further than this unbelievable track.

7.     The Show Must Go On”– The last song on their last album made together-1991’s “Innuendo”- the organ in the beginning sends chills down my spine whenever I hear it. Written mostly by Brian May but definitely penned with help from his buddy-Freddie Mercury. This album was recorded when Mercury’s health was deteriorating but you couldn’t tell from his booming voice as he declares “Show Must Go On.” Elton John performed this at a Mercury tribute and has stated that this is one of his all time favorite songs. (I also have to give “props” to Paul Rodgers on his interpretation of the classic track when he was with Queen). This is a majestic song.

6.     Dragon Attack”– Check out John Deacon on bass guitar (from the album “The Game”) and tell me you don’t want to start taking lessons on how to play bass? And what about Roger Taylor on drums? And what about the awesome Brian May? And what else can be said about Freddie? Put them all together (like a perfect salad) and you get a GREAT song like this!!! When Taylor breaks away with the drums with his mini-solo, I just lose it… but wait here comes Deacon with his smooth playing on bass, can it get any better? The answer is a resounding yes as May blasts the doors down with his blazing guitar solo. Have I mentioned have freaking great all their parts are? Oh wait- the background vocals- “She’s low down…she don’t take no prisoners.. gonna make my way..” This is pure ecstasy,‘nuff said!!!

5.     “Rock It (Prime Jive)-This song is pure excellence. Now I have told you all that my favorite album from these guys is “The Game” and this “obscure” song always gets me out of my seat and works me into frenzy. Most of the song is sung by Roger Taylor as he is the one who wrote the song. Freddie sings just the beginning as it sounds like it’s going to be a ballad, then-blastoff-Taylor takes the reigns as the pace really picks up as he does an admiral job on vocals but an even better job on the drums. And of course the jaw dropping guitar solo sends me over the edge. If you do not know this song, please check it out.

4.     We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions”– Now we all know that these two songs have to be counted as one, right? (just like “Heartbreaker”/ “Living Lovin’ Maid” by Led Zeppelin or “Sgt. Pepper’s” / “Help from my Friends” by the Beatles) I can remember hearing “We Will Rock You” for the first time and just being totally blown away. I don’t think there is any other song that can match the sound to this tune, the “banging” on top of the piano is universal. When anyone hears the “boom, boom-pow” (sorry Black Eyed Peas- the original “Boom Boom Pow”) is there anything more recognizable? Then the beautiful “Champions”- this could be the best vocal that Mercury ever recorded. He did this song with so much… commitment, yes commitment. His dedication to making this one of the all time great songs shines through with his renowned passion. You know you have lipped synched this song a million times- I know I have. And of course every sports fan waits for the day that their team wins a championship so they can play this song. I was able to sing this song once in my life when the Mets won in 1986. Believe me, the day the NY Jets win it all (I know what you’re thinking-don’t say it) the tears will be streaming down my face as I will try to match Mercury’s fervor. (Check out the “re-mixed”bonus version of “We Will Rock You”- on “News of the World” I’m usually not a fan of remixes but this one will blow you away).

3.     Tie Your Mother Down”– Do you need a song to get you psyched up? Look no further than this classic from “A Day at the Races.” I can’t put into words on how much I love this song- it pumps me up like… I feel like I’m going to “blast off.” I feel like I can do anything when I hear this song and when Taylor slams the drums in succession towards the end of the track, well I feel like I’ve landed in “Oz.” This is head-banging classic music here folks, don’t kid yourself-they may appear “opera-etic” but don’t be fooled, especially when you have a guitarist such as Brian May there to “wipe the floors” with all the non-believers. The Foo Fighters also love this song as they have performed it with May and blew the cover off the ball. This is rock and roll at its best!!!

2.     “Bohemian Rhapsody”– How can this song not be on everybody’s list? This could be one of the greatest compositions ever arranged. (Move over Beethoven and Bach).C’mon you know you were all hooked from the beginning lyrics “Is this the real life..”I can remember seeing Ozzy in an interview one time and he said it was one of the best songs ever written.Love when Mercury rips the part “Faaaccceee the truth…” And what else can be said of the “opera” part of the song- yes get over it- it SO works that it is “scary good.” You also know that at one time in your life you have said “Galileo” and “Figaro” so don’t even try to deny it. “Easy come.. easy go… let him go..Mama Mia..” Then on to the best part- yes the “Waynes World” scene where they all sit in the back of that car and head-bang in unison. How friggin’ phenomenal is that part? It was actually written into a movie-how many other songs can say that? This is their masterpiece. Don’t even tell me you don’t like it- it’s impossible.

1.     “Fat Bottom Girls”– Ok so it’s not the most “PC” song but as you all know I am the man for the music. (And based on today’s standards, this probably warrants a “PG-13” warning). First off- You CAN NOT listen to (or own) any version but the one that is on the album-“Jazz”- because all the other versions cut out the “drum part” that ends the song-that is the real version-any other version is “sacreligious.” This song had me on the opening notes of “Aaahhh..” The beat is simple but yet so infectious (and of course it has the “hand claps” so how can it not be great?). And when Taylor “scales” down the drums, I immediately want to become a drummer just to be able to do that part-freaking AWESOME!!! This song gets into my blood stream and makes me feel like I’m 17 years old all over again, I can’t get enough of it, can’t just can’t…. “Get on your bikes and Ride!!!!” My favorite Queen song of all time by far!!! \m/ \m/

These are my oldest sons’ top ten songs from Queen:

10.     “Let Me Entertain You” – When I first listened to the great album “Jazz” this was one of those “stand -out” tracks. This song definitely has that Queen touch to it with a motor bike sound in the beginning and random people talking about “the show” at the end of the song. I love it when Freddie Mercury yells “Listen!” and then a loud guitar rift follows. This song is such a great song to rock out to.

9.     “A Kind of Magic” – My mother introduced me to this “disco like” song, and as I was a fan of their rock songs more than their later material, I was a little skeptical towards this song. But as time went by I realized what a fantastic song this is, I love Freddie’s vocals and Brian May’s guitar licks and solos. The guitar has a different sound in this song compared to other Queen songs and it really appealed to me. I also love when Freddie laughs “Hahaha its magic!”Whenever I hear this song I think of my mom and how she introduced me to this tune.

8.     “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” – What’s not to like about this song? This is a great danceable song that will have me singing it all day long. This song has such a great guitar solo, I’m always air guitaring along to it. My favorite part of the song is after the second drum roll, the bass plays a few notes and for some reason I have always loved that part!

7.     “Bicycle Race” – Is it possible to dislike this epic song?It’s so much fun to sing “You say black, I say white” and all of the other lines in this song. Only Queen would be able to get away with a “bell solo”, no other band could pull something like that off. I remember as a kid this was one of the only two Queen songs I ever wanted to listen to. (The other being “Another One Bites the Dust”) I still have memories of road trips with this song blasting in the car.

6.     “Play the Game” – This is the starting track of the amazing album “The Game” and is one of my favorites. I love the guitar in the song especially in the solo. The vocals combined with the background vocals in this song are perfect. Yes I know this the first Queen song with synthesizers but it doesn’t affect the greatness of the song.

5.     “Bohemian Rhapsody” – There is a reason this is their most popular song: because it’s one of their best songs ever recorded. There has never been a song quite like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and probably never will be. This shows off Freddie Mercury’s talent at composing and writing songs that will forever stand the test of time. This is a must have on any Queen fan’s Top 10 List. This song is just pure perfection.I love Freddie’s vocals on the opening part. “Mama just killed a man…”

4.     “Under Pressure” (feat. David Bowie) – With its signature bass line and the clap snap combo this song easily makes my top ten. I love the combination of Freddie Mercury and David Bowie, they have a great chemistry. I love how throughout the song they sing those random “dadada’s” and other odd words. My favorite part is when Freddie sings “Why can’t we give love another chance? Why can’t we give love, give love?”

3.     “Somebody to Love” – The first time I ever heard this song I was astonished by Freddie Mercury’s vocal range. I found it amazing that he could hit those high notes so perfectly. This song is proof that he had one the greatest voices in rock and roll history. The drumming in this song stands out too; it also shows off how good Roger Taylor is. I think Freddie sounds great with his back up choir; it just makes the song worth listening to over and over and over again.

2.     “The Show Must Go On” – Although I don’t listen to this song as often as other Queen songs when it comes on I stop everything I do and listen. This song has such meaning in the lyrics it literally talks about Freddie Mercury and his battle with HIV Aids. It’s such an inspirational song; it talks about going on despite all that is against you and keeping a smile on your face. Even in a dying state Freddie’s vocals are spectacular. It’s unbelievable how great he was as a singer, performer, and a person. I get chills every time I hear this song.“The show must go on, go on, go on, go on, go on….”

1.     “Don’t Stop Me Now” – Yes I know how can this be my favorite Queen song? But I can’t help it; this song just puts a smile on my face every time I hear it. This is such a fun song to sing along to that I can’t help but pretend I’m Freddie Mercury and am singing this song on front of a crowd of people. This song has such a great beat to it I just want to jump around and sing “I’m burning through the sky yeah, 200 degrees that’s why they call me Mr. Fahrenheit. “Honestly I think it’s impossible not to like this fantastic song.

Trivia Questions

Answers from last week:

1.     The Mavericks

2.     True (did you expect anything less from Kayne?)

3.     True (Ben Harper has won 2 Grammy’s)

4.     Graham Nash

This week’s trivia (Queen)-

1.     What is Freddie Mercury’s real name?

2.     True or False? John Deacon participated in the Queen with Paul Rodgers.

3.     What song did Vanilla Ice sample on his hit “Ice, Ice, Baby” (although he denied it)?

4.     What was Queen’s first number one hit in the U.S.?

Name That Tune

Answers from last week: (Way to go Tricia!!)

1.     “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me”- Dusty Springfield

2.     “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim”-Jim Croce

3.     “You Don’t Know How it Feels”-Tom Petty

4.     “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”- Barbara Streisand/Neil Diamond

Can you guess the title from the following lyrics from part of the song?

1.     “And the world will be a better place.. and the world will be a better place.. for you… and me.. you just wait.. and see…”

2.     “But I can’t leave her….while I need her more than she needs you….that’s what I’m living for…”

3.     “You get too much of it you get high… not enough and you’re gonna die… love gets you high…”

4.     “Love me true…. All my dreams fulfilled.. For my darlin’ I love you…. And I always will….”

Back on this Day

Back on this day in 1973, Journey made their live debut in San Francisco at Winter Ballroom.

Back on this day in 1982, Steven Van Zandt married actress Maureen Santora and the best man was Bruce Springsteen. Little Richard presided the ceremony and Percy Sledge sang at the reception. Wow now that is a dream line-up, no?

Back on this day in 1984, Rick Allen, the drummer for Def Leppard, lost his left arm in a car accident on his way to a New Year’s Eve party at his parent’s house in Sheffield, UK.

Back on this day in 2000, Chris Robinson married actress Kate Hudson. They divorced in October 2007.

Back on this day in 2003, Alex Lifeson (guitarist for Rush, do I need to tell you?) and his son were arrested in Naples, FL for allegedly assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and drunken violent behavior. Charges were dropped in 2005.

If it is your birthday today, you share the same birth date with Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith bassist) Burton Cummings (singer for The Guess Who) Peter Quaife (bassist for the Kinks) and Andy Summers. (Police guitarist).


1 Comment »

  1. It will be great to watch Metallica, i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.

    Comment by Maroussia — January 6, 2010 @ 1:03 am

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