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  1. You're right Elvish - Susan Tedeschi is great - she reminds me alot of Bonnie Raitt. I downloaded 3 songs on Amazon ... really impressive. And CC - I'm very jealous you got to see the Stones and Los Lonely Boys. I'll bet it was unforgettable! Love them both.
  2. thanks ea and bluesboy - I had just been reading about Burning man and realized it was pretty close to the anniversary of Grams death - I really didn't see anything about the origins so I thought there might be something there. I guess it's just a coincidence. I'd really like to check out the burning man though...what a concept. And Gram Parsons really rocked my world.
  3. They really have - I also love their covers of Tainted Love and Personal Jesus. For funny covers I think Steve and Edie doing Black Hole Sun is hysterical - and for being better than the original - Hurt by Johnny Cash is devastating. Flaming Lips doing the White Stripes - Seven Nation Army is really different and anything covered by Nirvana is incredible--Where did you sleep last night is heartrending and The Man who Sold the World is absolutely haunting. The Corrs covered REM's Everybody Hurts and it will break your heart. Imagine by A Perfect Circle is really good as is What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding on the same disc. I just love covers - as long as they don't sound exactly like the original and add something new to the work.
  4. ... first you have to define rock music and that is impossible and actually oxymoronic - it's like the rules of anarchy - just wouldn't be right. There has been great and mediocre and crappy music since people have been around I imagine - it's really disrepectful to artists who are trying to tell us something about themselves to say there hasn't been anything new or great in 20 or 30 years...there will always be rock - just like there will always be classical music - there are still kids in conservatories studying composition and one of them could write something today to rival Bach and Beethoven. If you think blues has died you need to listen to Joe Bonamassa or Jonny lang, if you think nothing is new you should listen to A Perfect Circle or Interpol or Tool or Kings of Leon and if you think country music doesn't rock you have to listen to Cowboy Junkies, or WIlco or even Willie Nelson or Patsy CLine and Hank Sr. If you limit yourself to one time or one genre and tell yourself the rest is crap you are missing out on a whole lot of incredible sound. I grew up listening to the Beatles, the Stones and the Doors but I love Outkast, Blackeyed Peas and the Roots too. oh and the Foo Fighters, the White Stripes, Greenday and Los Lonely Boys. Rock is not over - it never will be.
  5. DOes anyone know if this annual festival (or whatever it is) has anything to do with the burning of Gram Parson's body at Joshua Tree National Monument?? DId the festival start like the next year or are they completely unrelated? THANKS
  6. Anybody who loves blues - Stevie Ray, BB King, or Blind Faith should check out these some of these bands....the thread about Joe Bonamassa actually reminded me that people really need to hear some more blues : North Mississippi Allstars (here's a link to some free downloads - if it doesn't work just go to amazon.com and put them in the search) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00049QMVS/qid=1127514810/sr=2-2/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_2/002-1832976-2868858?v=glance&s=music also --- Shannon Curfman, Los Lonely Boys, Indigenous, Driveby Truckers, Sonny Landreth (INCREDIBLE) and Tab Benoit. Anyone with more suggestions - please enlighten me. Thanks :happybanana:
  7. I LOVE THIS BAND..... I'm also surprised no one has mentioned them yet - I really think someone must have but ok - neighborhood #3 from Funeral is my favorite - I hadn't heard any of their previous work - someone burnt me a copy of Funeral and said I had to hear them - they were right.
  8. Bluesboy - how could I forget about The Beatles movies - all with rock sound tracks of course...and the Elvis and beach movies - even older - so there certainly were rock soundtracks long before Flash Gordon in 1980. Thanks for the link - it was enlightening.
  9. I think there really were quite a few movies with rock soundtracks before FLash Gordon in 1980 - Rock and Roll High School - 1979 (incredible sound track by the way) Apocalypse Now - 1979 - featured The End but the Doors - and an awesome soundtrack otherwise Tommy - 1975 - The Who - the "rock opera" came out in 1969 Quadrophenia - the movie in 1979 - the album much earlier - 1972 - I think. Grease - 1978 - I would consider this semi-rock American Graffitti - 1973 Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell - both 1973? The Warriors - 1979 Up in Smoke - 1978 - this is a pretty rockin' soundtrack. Hair - 1979 - though the Broadway production was 6 or 7 years earlier. And also in 1980--- THE BLUES BROTHERS - definitely rock.
  10. I can't stop watching the news from New Orleans - this is beyond unbelievable! It looks like a third world country. At least the President finally shows up today and they get some food and water to the refugees -- refugees in the United States? How is that possible...babies dying on camera --- I don't understand why they don't put these people up at all the closed up military bases - it wouldn't take much to turn the water and power back on. We got medical care to the victims of the tsunamis faster than this. People don't have insulin or heart meds they need. Soon they'll be dying from dysentary and malaria...I'm at a loss to figure out how this is allowed to go on and on.
  11. Could it be "You're Taking Me Over" by DreamStreet? Here's some of the lyrics:\ Loving you My dream came true What can I do I feel you taking me over Tonight is ours Let's make a vow To always be in love this way, ooh...Oh oh woh oh oh... Loving you is all I need Every time you smile at me You're taking me over This is not a fantasy This is how it's meant to be You're taking me over Over, taking me over, over and over, loving me Every night, every day Every night, every day, every step of the way Turning me on and on and on And on, yeah...And on, yeah... And on, yeah... Over, taking me over, over and over, loving me Every night, every day Ooh ooh ooh...Baby... Over, taking me over, over and over, loving me every night, every day
  12. ALl of these are from the greatest film of all time - and possibly the most quoted. I think all the answers to all the great questions of life are to be found in "The Godfather"--- Goddamn FBI don't respect nothin'. In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns. I don't want my brother coming out of that toilet with just his dick in his hands, alright? Luca Brasi held a gun to his head, and my father assured the bandleader, that either his signature or his brains would be on the contract. It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes. Fredo - you're my older brother, and I love you. But don't ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever. I spent my whole life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless. But not men. I'll make him an offer he can't refuse We don't discuss business at the table. Leave the gun, take the cannolis.
  13. I can't see anyone's avatar - including my own - anymore since the boards were changed. Can I do something so I can see them again? I do see the pictuure of Scarface now though....just the second one though. HELP
  14. It sounds to me like a song about Bush and 9/11 and how the President seems to be a king. I think the writer feels that we've become paranoid and greedy - or at least our leaders have - and the rest of the world is eager for our fall. I'm not sure if he thinks the top of the world has already fallen or if it's something to come but that's what I get out of it.
  15. Great band - I really love "Danger in the Water" - and "Hounds of Love".
  16. DOn't think these were mentioned yet: The Boy with the Moon and Star on his Head --- Cat Stevens Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds --- The Beatles
  17. I really like how they say "schedule" - I agree that House is a great show, and my favorite reality show ever was Project Runway - a friend who lives in NY says they are working on a new season and had a little show at Banana Republic - I can't wait- the 1st season winner was the most talented and most deserving.
  18. I really loved INXS when Hutchens was fronting - I thought he had a real Jim Morrison kind of presence about him. ANd he was really adorable. The reality show (actually the whole trend) is kind of disturbing - TLC is doing a similar one to replace Lisa Lopez - what's next? A reality show for bereaved families to replace their dead? Who's Your New Daddy?
  19. I tried to find out something about them on a google search but all the sites were in french (I don't parlez vous)- there was one english site but it said I did not have permission to enter?? (that was donkeyskonk.net) if you know of any try to post a link.
  20. 24 Gilmore Girls Gray's Anatomy all the Law & Orders West Wing
  21. Frank Beard is easy to remember - he's the one without the beard. All ZZ Top songs are about sex or partying or both.
  22. Edna - I'm so glad I saw this post of yours. I got this error message most of the day today - I tried to get on about 5 or 6 times earlier in the day. I thought it was because of my posts about downloading - I'm really a terrible conspiracy theorist and I'm glad it wasn't just me. ( I hope it wasn't just me!) Are you secretly working for the AG and just trying to lure me into complacency? Edna?
  23. It?s been a long time since I rock and rolled, It?s been a long time since I did the stroll. Ooh, let me get it back, let me get it back, Let me get it back, baby, where I come from. It?s been a long time, been a long time, Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time. I love rock n' roll So put another dime in the jukebox, baby I love rock n' roll So come an' take your time an' dance with me Then, one fine mornin', she puts on a New York station You know, she couldn't believe what she heard at all She started shakin' to that fine, fine music You know, her life was saved by rock'n'roll and that's all I got to say!
  24. If I had a rocket launcher, some son of a b*tch would die.
  25. Some songs that I think appropriate (and I may be alone in my thinking here but don't dismiss them without giving them a chance:) Across the Universe - The Beatles Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve Closing Time - Semisonic You Get what You Give - THe New Radicals The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles In My Life - The Beatles If I had a Rocket Launcher - Bruce Cockburn
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