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A New Year

Posted in Daily Music with tags on January 2, 2015 by Verge

6:30 AM, alone in my office, building a vacant shell.

You want me?  Well come on and fucking break the door down…I’m ready.

Tuesday Music

Posted in Daily Music, Daily Pictures with tags on September 30, 2014 by Verge

Miley Cyrus – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia – August 2nd, 2014

Posted in Concerts with tags , on August 7, 2014 by Verge

I know it sounds ridiculous.  I’m almost 40.  I’m married, have a house, two cars and an amazing career.  But no teenage kids.  So I have no excuse to hide behind when I say…  I like Miley Cyrus.  Not all of it, mind you.  Some of it’s throw away material.  But hey, the last couple Radiohead albums weren’t exactly filled with timeless gems either.  Actually most of her songs are pretty fucking catchy, and have skilled producers and programmers behind them, so it’s no wonder that they come across as great pop songs.  And, like it or not, you must admit that she’s an amazing and very talented singer (check out the backyard sessions if you don’t believe me).

So, after a 3 month delay because of a “reaction to antibiotics,” we finally caught up with Miley in Philly last weekend.  Here are the pics and videos.

 

Lily Allen opened for Miley, which was a nice treat because we really love her too.

Oh, and Billy Joel was playing over at the ball park next door, so we hung around afterwards to enjoy a little free concert!

Sia

Posted in Daily Music with tags on June 19, 2014 by Verge

My prediction.  Best Song, Best Recording, and Best Female Performance of the year.

So, here’s a little sampling of some shit’s she done without a Grammy so far.

No, this is not a cover.  This is who wrote the original.

Tuesday Variety

Posted in Daily Music with tags on May 13, 2014 by Verge

Okay, so several of my friends question my taste in music.  Even battling me for who has the better collection.  I guess when you really love music, and talk to other music lovers, it’s bound to happen.  I guess we all love what we love.  So, eat this!

I’ve decided today is cover day.  Maybe if it’s done another way, you’ll learn to enjoy these songs.

Metal and Pop, what a beautiful combination.  When I was younger, all I listened to was heavy metal.  Metallica, Deicide, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Slayer, you name it.  Now I listen to a lot calmer music, and I’ve never lied about loving good old pop music.  I think Michael Jackson had something to do with it.

 

Speaking of my girlfriend, this happened back before the short, hot pixie cut and tattoos.

 

I had Billy Joel on my mind this morning.

 

okay, technically this is a cover of a cover (maybe) because Natalie Imbruglia made this song famous, but she stole it herself from someone, I can’t remember who.

 

I always loved this song, and tried to get my cover band to make it happen.  Never happened.

 

Neither did this one…yet.

 

This last one is on I think most people would say the original is just fine, but…you know, it’s cover day.  I’m allowed to love Pink.

 

 

 

Monday Musings

Posted in Daily Music, Daily Pictures with tags , on May 12, 2014 by Verge

Had a great weekend, complete with garden planting, two debates over the benefits of raising our own chickens, a show over in Philly, drinks with friends and neighbors, a prom, and the usual work/laundry/house cleaning!!

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!! ( a day late)

I love Chvrches, and this is awesome that they covered this song.  Hilariously, the video is exactly how they act on stage, so it’s pretty boring.  They supplement with a kick ass light show.20130623_222549_LLS

Obviously I’ve been on a huge 4AD kick lately, and I was never really into the Mountain Goats when they were on that label for a decade.  But, I’ve been really digging this song lately, and the video kicks ass.

I once went to see Damien Rice with my girlfriend because she was into him.  I thought it would be a laid back show, but it turned out to be one of the best shows I’ve ever seen.  It rocked and he sang his ass off, and we were in the front row.  I’ve never seen this movie..yet.  Maybe soon.

 

Another Ordinary Thursday Afternoon

Posted in Daily Music with tags on April 17, 2014 by Verge

I’ve been sick.  So shitty that I was well all winter long, through a blizzard outside in the cold, and when the weather finally broke, I did as well.  And then the weather turned mean to me again.

Passover Seder on Monday night was wonderful.   But the eclipse I had been looking forward to for weeks and all night had failed to thrill me.   Just a simple cold, cloudy night, alone in my backyard with an itch in my throat.   Some phenomena are more awe inspiring than others, I suppose.  All one can do is hope and wait.   Perhaps one day we’ll get a chance at something amazing again, or we’ll just ignore celestial events all together.

I’ve decided to take the day off tomorrow and run away on an adventure.  A great one.   Perhaps in the woods in Jackson I’ll discover Richey Edwards, and we can smoke a joint and do a shot, and discuss what happened the last fifteen or twenty years while he’s been lost.  I’ll ask him what he thinks of the Slowdive reunion just to piss him off, and he’ll just disappear completely and never be found again.  We are all lost at some point, some of us for longer than others.

My Thursday selections for you are as follows:

(these guys do a great Wicked Games cover as well)

 

When the sun hits, the clouds will clear, the fog will lift, and life will emerge.

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