Thursday, August 11, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge/ Day 9

Theme: A song about getting into trouble

SONG OF THE DAY: "Mommy's Little Monster" - Social Distortion

I think just about everything Mike Ness writes is about getting into trouble, but this one is about both a guy & a girl getting into trouble, so it seems more inclusive.

30 Day Music Challenge/ Day 8

Theme: A song from a band you wish would get back together

SONG OF THE DAY: "People of the Sun" - Rage Against the Machine

Even though they did play at Lollapalooza 3 summers ago, and are maybe kinda sort of rumored to be possibly working on a new album for this fall, I still say they aren't really back together.

Monday, August 8, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge/ Day 7

Theme: A song you think no one here would know

SONG OF THE DAY: "Quero Ver o Oco" - Raimundos

This is a Brazilian band, a lot like Rage Against the Machine. I also have a CD of them doing Reggae.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Dead Kennedys

Last night Mr. Imo? drove into the valley from the city to see a legendary band perform on a smallish stage at an outdoor city music fest. The Dead Kennedys have been a long time favorite, as classic as the Violent Femmes or Nirvana for us, so the fact that he got to see them so long after their initial popularity was amazing. One of those bands you never expect to see play, but it thrills you to the core when the chance arises, and he got there so early he was on the rail in the front row.

He had to get back into the city after it all so he couldn't stay to meet them after the show, but he did say they would have sounded way better in our club than on that stage. We may be chasing down the agent.

SONG: " California ├╝ber alles" - Dead Kennedys

30 Day Music Challenge/ Day 6

Theme: A band an "ex-" introduced you to & your love of the band long outlasted "The Ex-"

SONG OF THE DAY: "This Charming Man" - The Smiths

Since said "Ex" is still a friend of mine, this seems like as good a Smiths song as any.

30 Day Music Challenge/ Day 5

Theme: A song off the first record/8 track/tape/ CD/ MP3 (depending on your age) that you ever bought.

SONG OF THE DAY: "New Sensation" - INXS

I bought the cassette single in the mall record store in 1987. I eventually upgraded to CD, and last year picked up a pristine copy on vinyl.

Friday, August 5, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge/ day 4

Theme: A Song about Space

SONG OF THE DAY: "Hallo Spaceboy" - David Bowie & Pet Shop Boys

David Bowie has done some masterful collaborations but next to "White Christmas" with Bing Crosby, I think this is my favorite.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

30 Day music Challenge / day 3

Theme: A Song about the Weather:

"Stormy Weather" - Pixies

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

30 day Music Challenge / day 2

Theme: A song about an animal


"Barracuda" - by Heart, covered by Rasputina

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

30 day music challenge

For my new venue I am doing a 30 Day Music Challenge on facebook so that we can get to know our audience a bit better. I think it is a good way for me to get back in the blogging groove. I have found a few templates to run this from so it will be a bit random.

To start off is ...

Day 1: A song that makes you happy

"Let's Dance to Joy Division" - The Wombats

Monday, August 1, 2011

Catch Me Killer

We had a local show on Friday and I was really impressed by the band Catch Me Killer. It was only their 3rd show together, thought they have all been playing in various bands over the years. They gave me one of their new EPs and I have been listening to it in my car. I keep being drawn to their song "Skin Deep". It is about being completely shallow and uncommitted, and with an attitude that reminds me of early Green Day.

I have started using a new site called Reverbnation to track bands I want to book. Here is a link via Reverbnation to Catch Me Killer.

"Skin Deep" - Catch Me Killer