Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ramble On - Jan. 27

Walk- Pantera-  Avenged Sevenfold Cover -- I'm not the biggest Pantera fan, but I do really love a few of their songs, especially this one. And though it's been covered by millions of bands, from those practicing in garages to huge festival stages, this may be my favorite version that I've found. It is from Avenged Sevenfold at Rock am Ring (an enormous outdoor show in Germany) and in honor of seeing them tomorrow night, I thought I would share it with you. It's got some language nsfw (but it is a Pantera song sang by A7X, so that's to be expected).

Pop Evil- Last Man Standing --This is my "new" song of the day (even though it has apparently been out since October and I just heard it for the first time this week). I have to say that I don't love it. I was a big fan of "100 in a 55" and liked "Hero," but this song just doesn't do it for me. In a way it feels like it was made specifically with hopes of UFC or NASCAR using it, and in all likelihood, it probably was. But if you're looking for a good pump-up workout song, this one may be it. You just won't be finding it on repeat on my ipod other than when I'm working on my fitness.

Keep On Loving You- REO Speedwagon -- I have a ridiculous obsession with music from the 80's, especially gooey love songs. This song is up there on my list of favorites (and yes, it is my ringtone, thank you very much). I don't even know how it's possible to go from Pantera to REO Speedwagon on this list, but that's how my mind works. This song just makes me happy, especially the chorus. Don't try and lie, you like it too. I bet you'll be singing it to yourself for at least the next hour.    

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ramble On - Jan. 25

When You're Young- 3 Doors Down - (video is not out yet, but you can listen to the song on the band's Facebook-!/3DoorsDown)

It's been awhile since we've heard any new music from 3 Doors Down, and I wish I could say I was more pleased with"When You're Young." The song is the first single from their upcoming album, "Time of My Life," set to be released this April. It leads me think along the lines of the whole "It gets better" theme that a lot of artists are producing songs about lately, and that's cool and all, but the lyrics are so teenage-angsty that it seems weird coming from the far-from teenage band. Overall, though, the song isn't bad. It's catchy and I'm sure that it will be getting intense radio play soon (so you'll have no choice but to like it then). 

The Day I Tried to Live- Soundgarden -- This one goes all the way back to 1994 (old school, right?) but is still pretty great today. The video is all 90's and grungy, and actually pretty creepy, so if it's too much, minimize the screen and just listen to the voice that is uniquely Chris Cornell. Because you know that you agree with this Twitter post from Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery: "If I could sing like Chris Cornell I'd order Mcdonalds singing his melodies and in all high notes." I know I would. 

Faithfully- Journey -- Take two seconds and forget about the currently inescapable "Don't Stop Believing," and fall in love with this Journey song. My text ringtone and what would probably be me and the boy's 'song' if it wasn't so dang cliche, I just love the words and the video, not to mention that wonderful Steve Perry. Watching this awesome (in a so very staged way) video makes my little head image my dream future...ahhhhh. "Lovin' a music man ain't always what it's supposed to be, Oh girl, you stand by me, I'm forever yours, Faithfully" ♥ 


Caught Up In You- 38 Special-- Whenever I'm daydreaming and thinking about what the soundtrack of my life would be,  I always hear this song playing in the background of a "happy relationship/date" scene, not terribly unlike this video. But seriously, could this video be anymore 80's? Terrible perms, ridiculous clothes, gold chains....and that's just the band! Amazing. Just one more reason I wish I was born just a few years earlier. 38 Special, I am so caught up in you and this song (but not the creepy arm wrestlers in the video, though that may be what I look like at the end of p90x). 

All Over You- Live -- My last song on this very mellow playlist, Live brings us back to the 90's with one more love song for the day. Singer Ed Kowalczyk has such an unusual voice, making this song unexpectedly beautiful yet upbeat. It is quite simple, but really enjoyable, and one of my favorite Live songs.

♥ enjoy ♥

Monday, January 24, 2011

"it's time to ramble on"

after a dear friend told me that she actually checks out the music that i post links to on facebook, i decided to take my sharing of music to the next level (and really it was such an obvious level that i can't believe i didn't think of it sooner). honestly, what better place for me to share music than my music blog? so, starting today, i will feature 3-5 of my "songs of the day" along with a bit of my insights and opinions. the songs will come from what i've been struck by on the radio that morning, from what pandora thinks i should be struck by while at work, and whatever else is currently playing in my head. 

so, without further ado, here are today's songs of the day. i hope you enjoy <3 

Ramble On- Led Zeppelin -- Since this song is the originator of the title of this feature, what better way to start out my list than this. Such a great song. And, just by listening to Zeppelin, your cool rating jumps up 10 points.   

                                                                                                                                  Buckcherry- Lit Up -- The first Buckcherry song that I can remember listening to, this one holds a special little place in my heart.  Even though I don't "love the cocain," I do still love this song. Listen to it and try not to smile and wanna dance around- I dare you. 

Animal- Def Leppard -- This video (and now song after watching the video) is guaranteed to make you want to grow out your mullet or join the circus (or heck, maybe both). I'm not sure why I am so fond of Def Leppard. Maybe it's because every rock radio station that I have access to is stuck in the 80's and has conditioned me to like them (You know you have memorized all the words to "Pour Some Sugar On Me," don't even try to lie.) Or maybe it's just good music. We may never know.

                                                                                                                    December- Collective Soul -- I might as well throw in a song from the 90's if I'm covering every other decade, and what better song than this one? "Don't think about it," just listen to it and love it. (Btw, sorry about the video, but I couldn't get the official one to post.)  
Isolation- Alter Bridge -- Myles Kennedy is a bad, bad man, and combine him with Mark Tremonti and the rest of Alter Bridge, you can't get anything less than amazing. "Isolation" is the first single released off of ABIII, and if it is any indication of the rest of the album, it's a must have.

hope you enjoyed the music and heard something you liked. if not, try again tomorrow :)