"My Old School" is in fact one Steely Dan's more popular tracks, yet sadly never received the accolades that it was promised back in the day? Underrated?...yeah, I would have to say so. Ahead of it's time?...yeah I'd have to say that too.
Good call on that track Trexx!
Spacel0rd mentioned one thought that stands out for me on a personal level and that is "School".
For me, it works on so many levels, almost to the absolute surreal. I remember walking to school as a 5 year old...and turning around when I got to the end of the street...only to see my mom "waving" at me, as I turned the corner, when she could no longer see me. Years later, as a 17 year old high school student, and as the bus would pick us up, just outside our window...she would still "wave" at me...and yes...I would wave back, albeit in a more nonchalant, embarrassed way...........
It's funny...but as I listen to the song these days...the one thing about it comes to mind...and that is...I would give anything to see her in that window again...and "wave" to her just one more time...............
Thank you for the warm welcome. Great to hear from you my friend...and I must ask...do you still look like my buddy Al Pacino?...ahhhh you must...haha.
Yer right, Spacel0rds lists are the ultimate configuration in any and all that defines music. There is no limit to what this man has to offer and that in itself is part and parcel as to what makes this site as great as it is. The man knows his stuff!
Glad to hear that you are keeping "super busy", that's what life is all about...and then we find a moment to come back here and let the rest know that all is good...that's the way it should be.
Trexx, thank you again for the warm reply. It's guys like you that help keep this site amazing!
Sadly, and for the life of me, I don't understand why, but they did NOT play "New Orleans is Sinking"? Blew me away why they didn't??? They also did not play "Ahead By A Century", which, in my opinion is one of their greater tunes as a testimonial to what they can do in a more acoustic sense.
Not sure if that was one of the tracks that I included on the "sample Kimbaman" disc I sent out or not, but if it was, check it out...the damn thing has legs and is worthy of listen.
By the way, I checked out your video inclusion of you and the band playing...HOLY SHIT ON A STICK BUDDY!!!!!! You sure know how to rock and are far and away one helluva performer! The music is GREAT...and the sound was fantastic. I would love to see you guys doing a Quo track. I have to tell ya, you have the Southern Rock sound down to a science my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Makes me wonder why the hell I still live so far North as I do.....hahahahaha.
Seriously...I wasn't expecting such talent...not to take anything away, but you do know your chops when it comes to playing music...my hat goes off to you my friend! YOU ARE GREAT!
Uhhmm...I guess that means that I have to go easier on you should we do the political dance once again Eh?....hahahahaha. For what it's worth, I do believe that I have slid a wee bit further to the "right" shall we say, sooooo, perhaps we may be kindred spirits more so than we realized over the last number of years, in regards to politics? Music on the other hand...well, we're still "brothers from another mother" so to speak and I doubt that there'd be very little in terms of tussling in the bedroom before "mom" came in and said...."OKAY YOU TWO ASSHOLES GET TO SLEEP"....hahahahahahahahahaha.
Thanks for the response Jesse, good to hear from you and I sure hope that all is going good for you and that you are doing well my friend.
As stated, I'll try and frequent this great site more than I have in past.
Just when you thought it was safe to come back to Rikki's World of Rock...then Kim comes back outta the blue! Damn! I know, sucks and kinda severs the life out of a person now doesn't it?
Anyway, just finally able to get back into this site after trying for some months now, and wanted to mention the Tragically Hip gig I went to last Friday.
It was a great one. I won't go into details as most here most likely haven't heard of "the Hip" or really give a shit about this iconic Canuck band, but I have to tell you, it was a pretty good gig.
""yours truly" paid waaaaay too much for front row tickets, but it was worth it. Sound could not have been any better. Lots of room for moving around and boggeying to the quicker tunes.
Would I do it again?...nahhh...there are a number of other gigs out there that could offer a lot more for the price paid for these tickies.
I did this for a friend however, when he told me that, as a Hip fan, he was having "difuckalties" finding tickets,...so, using some computer savy, I was able to secure front row seats for the man.
Enough of that...HOW IN THE HELL IS EVERYONE DOING HERE?
I sure hope that all is well with ALL!
I'm going to try and make an effort to frequent the site more often, because I was looking at some of the past posts, and I realize that Jesse must have a hankerin' to kick my arse in a debate...as he always does... ;-)
"Status Quo with a twang"...I LIKE that!. I agree.
For what it's worth Jesse, I have 2 of their tracks on my humble little flash player. Keep in mind, I'm pretty selective when it comes to what I include on this little Sansa bastard, so with only about 130 songs, you gotta know, the Headhunters are up there on my list.
I love the remake of "Lonesome Me. They really kicked that one up a notch! When I first saw the video back in the late 80's, I was hooked.
Rik...my good dawd my friend...it has been awhile now hasn't it? I sure hope all is well with you and yours.
I miss you my brother and the site just doesn't seem to be the same without you these days?
Perhaps, we ALL need to revisit and get our priorities in line, and once again come together to ensure that this great site of yours rises to the top where it should be?
I have all kinds of time on my hands now. I would love to get the old site going again....Serious.....
Frank! Hey good to hear from you. I'm still up for that as I still have time as well. The way I see it, if Jimmy Page has time to do the Ellen Show, surely we can find some precious time to talk about it here.
My wife told me about it yesterday as she is a fan of the show and went on and on about this "good looking", "well spoken" rock star that was part of Led Zep...hahaha.
I have yet to watch the segment, but will post my comments after viewing it. All I told her was, "yeah, well he's pretty cool and great and all that, (Which he is), but if you saw the classic image of him from ages ago, backstage, ssitting in a chair, head back, pullin' on a bottle of JD, you may thought different of him at the time...hahahahahaha.
I've always got into moods where I rediscover bands, do you ever do this? Lately it's been Queen. I just bought their newly released (finally) Live At The Rainbow'74. So now I'm listening to the first 8 studio albums plus Live Killers their fantastic live album from 1978. I love rediscovering bands because I always hear things I never heard before. That's the musician in me coming out. It keeps the music fresh even after all these years.
These are the Queen albums I'm vegging out on.....
Queen Queen II Sheer Heart Attack A Night At The Opera A Day At The Races News Of The World Jazz Live Killers The Game
Plus...Live At The Rainbow '74
Any one else do this? And if so who's your latest band?
I do it all the time... been doing it for the last 40 years... I see no problem with it. It works for me, and by the sounds of things, works as well for you. That's what MUSIC is all about.
Well Jesse, you know me...a true blooded Quo fan, and these guys had at least 4 of them up front at some times, but bottom line, for a simple power punch, check out Rossi, Parfitt, and "Rhino" Edwards for starters on any given YouTube release...that should pretty much do it.
Yeah, I know, pretty easy stuff...but pretty good none the less.
I've always liked Judas Priest, but never got heavily into them. I've had "British Steel", "Screaming For Vengeance" and "Turbo" on cassette and "British Steel" and "Nostradamus" on CD, plus have several of their hits on my iPod, but I only recently began seeking out their early stuff on CD. I started out with "Stained Class" Holy shit, what a great album! I'm sure this isn't news to most of you, but I was too young when this came out and just never got around to owning it. Great riffs, great songwriting. I know Rolling Stone reviewers are dumbfucks, but I didn't realize just how long they've been dumbfucks. I have an old Rolling Stone Record guide that describes the early Judas Priest albums as "recycled Led Zeppelin". I don't hear that at all. If anything, a few songs nod in the direction of Deep Purple or Black Sabbath, but taken as a whole, I think they had a pretty original sound for the time. Outstanding album, Rolling Stone gave it a 1 star out of 5. I'd give it at least a 4!
I'm probably not saying anything the rest of you didn't already know, but I thought I'd share anyhow. Better late than never.
"British Steel" is arguably one of Priests most notable releases. For what it's worth, if a nubile 20 year old person were to ask me what "heavy metal" was all about, I would simply put this album on for them, have them listen to it from start to finish, and then turn around and tell them this,....THIS!!!! album was one of the best...welcome to heavy metal!!! This is the album that got me into heavy metal back in 1981, as a young dweeb of 22. Today, as a 55 year old, no count, fool, this album still makes sense to me...and I love it!