We lost a lot of great people last year. It’s been tough processing those who died before their time.
Sorry for not putting more out last year. Listen to a number of new albums and will talk about them later on, but right now I want to talk about Green Day.
I have watched them change and grow over the years and have been impressed with what they have said of late and what they yell out loud.
Here is a look back at Green Day and good luck to them in the future.
Looking forward to many more years of their music.
Two greats have passed recently and I thought I would post these memorable moments.
If you haven’t seen this amazing show on HBO your missing a piece of music history. The show brings the influences of what make our music today to the for front and each week they also create a song around the interviews and influences discussed that week. It represents where our musical roots have come and how over time they have connected together.
Check the website, Foo Fighters Sonic Highways.
Also I listened to the new album with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. It’s amazing. But here is a little taste of what the album is like.
Well I was very impressed with the latest album but I must say last night’s performance in Denver was great.
Thank you for the half hour encore as well. It was spectacular.
Also I’d like to say that the other night at Mo’ Betta Gumbo in Loveland had a very talented blues singer Johnny Johnston. He will be at Mo’ Betta Again on the 18th of April and at the Cactus Grill in Loveland on the 19th.
Well if you have never heard of this song by Europe you missed it awhile ago.
But here is a much more feeling version of the same song, with 1491’s acting it out with Europe singing.
Albums I have been enjoying you may also find good.
Change – Rascal Flatts
Grinning Streak – Barenaked Ladies
The Midsummer Station – Owl City
More Than You Think You Are – Matchbox Twenty
Native – One Republic
Some more music video’s you might enjoy.
The Deadly Gentlemen – Bored of the Raging
Shakira – Can’t Remember to Forget
Russian Police Choir – Get Lucky
Something else a little fun if you have never seen the movie – The Guru
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people.
Coming to Denver and the Surrounding Area.
Bryan Adams Sept 22,
Melissa Etheridge Oct 9th,
Alanis Morissette Oct 10th,
Jackson Browne Nov 14th,
Alice Cooper Nov 23,
Chris Isaak Dec 4
Budweiser Event Center
Celtic Thunder Nov 20
Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons Sept 19th,
Red Hot Chili Peppers Sept 27th,
Madonna Oct 18th,
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Nov 18th,
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Nov 19th
!st Bank Center
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson Oct 2nd,
Sheryl Crow Oct 6th,
New Order Oct 10th,
The Smashing Pumpkins Oct 16th,
Bob Dylan & His Band performing with Mark Knopfler Oct 29th & 30th,
The reason I bring this up, I heard Neil Young talking about his dislike of MP3’s and figured I would take a look the whole thing. I have spent the last few weeks taking a good hard look into the reality of this argument. I’ll be the first one to admit that I own a lot of Vinyl, but I also have a number of CD’s and MP3 albums.
If you are really into the quality of music you may know this already. Vinyl is analog, CD’s and MP3’s are digital. What does that really mean? Well I can’t explain it any better than this website did so you can look at this. What does that mean to your ears? They are actually hearing more from an analog recording than from CD’s or MP3’s. Funny thing is though if you want to have the closest to Vinyl while you are out traveling around, .wav is a better choice.
When I record my Vinyl off to my PC to listen to on my other players I’ve always made a .wav then convert it to a different format, but I always save those .wav files because I do like them better. A couple articles talk about all the issues with the formats and sound. I would like to share those with you instead of me rehashing what they had to say.
Is the sound on vinyl records better than on CDs or DVDs?
Why Neil Young Hates MP3 — And What You Can Do About It. The title is a little deceptive but it talks to the techy side of things as well as Neil Young’s take on MP3’s.
I’m not here to try and sway you on converting to vinyl and .wav’s, I’m just trying to give you an idea on what I’ve heard from a number of musicians who also say they have Vinyl and won’t be without it.
I did find this fact interesting, “The evidence of vinyl’s comeback is much more than anecdotal. The last three years have each set successive records for vinyl sales in the CD era. In 2010, 2.8 million LPs were sold, up 14% from 2009–and more than any other year since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. Vinyl sales now account for 1% of all album sales in the U.S., compared to 26% for legal digital downloads; CDs make up the rest.” According to Zack O’Malley Greensburg at Forbes Magazine.
That in itself is a very telling stat.
If your a purist you like Vinyl, and if you travel a lot you may like .wav’s. No matter how much I like to listen to music while I am out, when I play music on my phone it’s still not as good as my MP3 player or my CD’s in the car.