Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Project 365 #25 - KBCO Studio C #26

Ever since Ultimate Electronics went out of business, I wondered who distributed the annual KBCO CD. Since I'm not a regular KBCO listener, I'm not in the loop. Today, while grabbing some food for the day on my way to work, I got my answer: Whole Foods.

I personally have never cared about this, but I know people who do.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Blasting the New World

As Marcus and I were heading to work yesterday morning, I exited I-25 at University and as we pulled up to the light, we heard something out of the ordinary. I rolled down to get a better listen I'll be darned if the driver of the Lexus in front of us wasn't listening to classical music at full volume. It was delightful and a welcome change to the rap/hip hop crap you usually hear from other vehicles these days. What sucks is, I am so out of the music loop that I knew I had played the piece on several occasions, but couldn't place it from the old memory files. I had planned to look it up at work, but by the time I got there, the usual stupid drama was in full effect and I never got to it. By the time I had time to look it up, the tune had escaped by head.

Later last night, as I was surfing Facebook, I found myself humming it and quickly started looking up pieces on iTunes and found it: Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 - "From the New World" - a piece I had definitely played many times over my earlier music days.

As I was taking that stroll down memory lane and finding other works I had performed, I got terribly sad. I wish I hadn't given up that part of my life so easily. I've really got to find a musical outlet. I miss it so much.

Monday, November 03, 2008


I'm watching the Bonnie Hunt show right now and her musical guest today is Labelle. Man, those women still have pipes! I can't believe that Patti Labelle is 64 years old. All three of those women look amazing and it's inspirational that they're still doing what they love. Patti sang the National Anthem at one of the World Series games this year. I bet that was cool.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Damn It

I just found out that Apocalyptica is going to be playing at the Ogden Theater on Monday night and I don't know of anybody that would go with me. Damn, damn, damn it!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Current Favorite Song

Even though I'm still kind of upset that 101.5 FM here in Denver changed its music format from the likes of Sinatra and The Brian Setzer Orchestra, I'm finding that I'm listening to it more and more because they really do have an extremely diverse playlist (especially compared to the likes of Alice 105.9 or KPBI 106.7). It's the station where I first heard my previous fav: Panic at the Disco's "Nine in the Afternoon". My most favorite tune at the moment is "Love Me Dead" by the band LUDO. Even though the lyrics are kind of sad (guy has love/hate relationship with his ex), I love the enthusiasm and melody. After seeing the video, I was even more hooked. The video from their YouTube Podcast in the extended in you want to see it.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Oingo Boingo

I was over reading Electric Venom and Kate had a bit of interesting trivia that I did not know: Oingo Boingo was on The Gong Show!

I was a huge fan of the group in the '80s. I mean, c'mon, I'm a child of the '80s. I danced in the .32 bars to "Goodbye, Goodbye" and "Dead Man's Party." Who didn't love "Weird Science?" I'm also a big fan of Danny Elfman's compositional style. I love the soundtracks he did for Beetlejuice, Batman Returns, not to mention "The Simpsons Theme" from the TV show.

It was their late '70s incarnation, known as The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, that appeared on the show. Check out the footage from The Gong Show in the extended. You certainly can't mistake that it is Danny Elfman with that flaming red hair.

Friday, August 17, 2007

In the Ghetto

The day before yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. His daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, made a video duet with her deceased father (ala Natalie/Nat King Cole) to the tune "In the Ghetto." It was done very well. I may have to get this song...it and the video are available on iTunes.

Van Halen Reunion

Van Halen announced this week that they will be going back on tour with former front man David Lee Roth beginning in September. If a date is announced for Denver, I'm going to go. All shows that have started ticket sales are sold out.

I'm not sure how good they will be as they haven't toured together in decades and former bassist Michael Anthony has been replaced by Eddie's son Wolfgang. This will probably be the last round for these guys, so I'd better see them now.

I've seen the "Van Hagar" version of Van Halen a few times, but never with DLR. I totally hated that incarnation with former Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone. That's the one VH album I refused to purchase.

I was a huge VH fan in the '80s and early '90s. I had all their albums on vinyl and the very first birthday gift Marcus ever got for me was all of their CDs. Awww, how sweet.