Thursday, March 31, 2011

She's Got The Look

Well, I've got this one friend who's slightly younger than me, and I like her a lot. Problem is is that she doesn't like me back like that. One of my friends suggested that it might be because she doesn't want to lose me as a friend, which could possibly make some sense though I'm not sure. I wouldn't say I'm stuck in the friend zone, but its still frustrating. Ok, that rant makes me feel a little bit better.

Below are a couple of songs that remind me of her whenever I listen to them

Roxette's The Look

Asia's Heat of the Moment

Wrong Generation

Hell, I'm only 20, yet I grew up watching 80s cartoons, listening to music from the 70s and 80s, and now people think I'm 10 years older then I am. I admit I love the sound of vinyl over mp3 any day, and Miami Vice is one of my all time favorite shows. I just find it bad that I can better relate to my parents generation than my own. Then again, my generation doesn't have too much to speak for in terms of culture and music. Jersey Shore and Autotune are both proof that we're turning into a cultural wasteland where any talentless idiot can become famous. Damn, a rather short rant, but I'll leave you with this, one of the most iconic scenes from the TV show Miami Vice. I just wish it were a better quality, but thats youtube for you.

Get The Knack

Heh, picked this album up a while back for one song, and probably this band's most famous song: My Sharona!

One day one of my female friends started getting mouthy and I decided to call her Sharona. It confused her and she stopped mouthing off. She has yet to make the connection to this song and me calling her Sharona on random occasions.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Boston's Self Titled First Album: Side One

Ah, Boston's debut album, one of the first albums on vinyl I ever bought. This is one of my more favorite albums, and gets a large amount of airtime when I'm DJing at my college's radio station. Its the second best-selling debut album of all-time in the United States, after Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction. For this post I'll go through Side One of this album

Side 1 Track 1: More Than A Feeling. The album's lead single, and a definite staple of any classic rock station. This is easily one of the most recognizable songs off the album, and in 2009 was named the 39th best hard rock song of all time by VH1. Below is a video of More Than A Feeling

Side 1 Track 2: Peace Of Mind. The album's third single, which peaked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977. The song is a commentary of the growing materialism amongst the Baby Boomers and the band's rejection of said materialism  Below is a video of Peace Of Mind.

Side 1 Track 3: Foreplay/Long Time. The second single off the album, which couples the instrumental Foreplay with the song Long Time, which is combined on the album and is often played combined on the radio. It clocks in at a weighty 7:47, with the first 2:25 being the Foreplay intro. Below is a video of Foreplay/Long Time

First Post

Well I can't start a blog off without a first post, in which I'll give a rundown on how I plan on making this blog First off I plan to review something, be it music, a movie, or some type of internet phenomenon. In consideration to the rant part occasionally I will go away from the review part and make comments on something in the news, which quite often ends up with me ranting. Look soon for my next post where I will kick this site off in a proper fashion!