If you love They Might Be Giants as much as I do, then you are going to love the fact that they are giving away an album for free on their site. Not just any record, but a live version of Flood to honor its 25th anniversary.
Last year, when the Johns were touring Australia, they were so overwhelmed by the love they were getting from the land Down Under that they decided to do something special for them. To make one of their sold out shows ever more memorable for their fans, they told Yahoo! Music that they played Flood in its entirety during one of them. The band recorded their performances on the tour and from those recording we get a free album.
Almost all of the songs sound just like did a quarter of a century ago, but some of them have a new sound. The opening to Istanbul (Not Constantinople) will amaze you. Birdhouse In Your Soul will make you feel like you are at the show. That is, if you close your eyes and start Whistling in the Dark.
This album is a must have for fans of music and TMBG.
I will admit, I am promoting this digital download, even after one of the Johns called me strange, many many moons ago. I can’t remember what I said to get that response, but it still hurts. Listening to live version of Flood makes it a little better, just a little bit.
Sometimes if you are not familiar with a genre of music, it all sounds alike to you.
Well, Sir Mashalot took six Country songs and mashed them all together as one song. If you didn’t know it was six different singles, you would swear it was just one. How scary is that?
So listen to Sure Be Cool If You Did by Blake Shelton, Drunk on You by Luke Bryan, Chillin’ It by Cole Swindell, Close Your Eyes by Parmalee, This is How We Roll by Florida Georgia Line and Ready, Set, Roll by Chase Rice as one tune and see if you can tell them apart. I mean the voices sound different, but the melody sounds the same.
BTW is it wrong, I want to see more people do this with other types of music like Rock’n’Roll, Jazz, Pop and Rap to name a few for starters?
OK Go is the King of Music Videos for the new century and they want to wow you with their new one. I Won’t Let You Don’t Down starts off slow, but then there is a moment that will leave you in awe for the rest of it. Once it all syncs together, you won’t be saying that their latest let you down.
Luke Bryan was on Good Morning America today and he posed for a picture to let the world know what his hashtag is for the performance. But I wasn’t looking at the sign, I was looking at the ball of light by his, you know, balls. Who knew he had flashlight down there? The last time I saw a guy’s, you know, light up like that, was when we tried a glow-in-the-dark condom. Although my guy’s, you know, didn’t have the angelic glow that the Country singer’s does in this photo.
Fifty Cent was asked about that awful first pitch he had the other week during a Mets game, and he explained what happened. According to Billboard on a recent Reddit chat when asked about it, he said, “I have a skeletal muscle injury on my left shoulder from excessive masturbation so take it easy lol”. Maybe if he took it easy on himself, he would not be credited with the worst first pitch in baseball history.
Did you know that UB40 is still touring and people are paying to see them? On Monday, several concert goers were forced to walk out on their show in Cambridge because the bass was too loud. According to the BBC, it got so bad that one woman walked out during the first song because her ears were bleeding. Other people complained of headaches and some even claimed it messed with their heart rhythms.
A spokesperson told the BBC, “sorry that Anna’s night was spoiled.” That is cold, real cold.
Seriously, who knew that Reggae music could be such a headache? Well, I’ve never been a fan of UB40, so I probably knew.
The world has anxiously been waiting two and a half years for Rebecca Black‘s followup to her huge hit, Friday, and we finally got Saturday this weekend. Is it at as good? No. But isn’t as bad either.
I can’t wait for Sunday, because that is a day us 9-5ers never want to end!
How many times have you gone to a concert and wish they would play your favorite song, but after the final encore you realize they are just not going to do it. How far would you go to have that band perform that tune?
Well in Spokane, Washington, on Saturday, one fan was willing to let Eddie Vedder shave off his really long dreadlocks if was able to headbang to Brian of J one last time. Well Pearl Jam obliged and off went one dreadlock at a time. And now that guy can tell his friends that he had his head shaved by Eddie Vedder as he rocked out to his favorite song live. Just like each dreadlock has a story, so does he about how he lost his long hair.
BTW if this music thing doesn’t work out for Vedder, he could so get a job as a barber. He seemed like a natural as he sawed off each dread.
Finally, didn’t he look so much better once all of those locks were on the stage!
Ever wonder what Ricky Martin looks like the morning after you bang, you bang; well now you know thanks to a video he posted on Instagram. I don’t know about you, but I still want to live La Vida Loca with him after this because now I know he looks really cute in the morning, afternoon and night.
Mark Hoppus Tweeted this picture of his shocked reaction when a shark bit down him. I bet out of all the small things to attack him, a baby shark was towards the bottom of his list. Oh well, at least we got this cute picture out of the brutal attack.