Desire - Ozzy Osbourne, No More Tears
Desire - Ozzy Osbourne, No More Tears
And that's insane about the sound! You think they would have noticed or something. I do hope the second night at the Bowl was better for you! :thumbsup:
I had my SR show last night!!
Got into detroit about 2 hours before the doors opened and got into the pre-sale Livenation ticket line, which was great as they let us in before the huge ticketmaster line that stretched for blocks. It was great though as when we were standing outside, Jonsi came by on his bike, wearing this huge grin when he saw the crowd gathering. He biked within a few inches of us and we all said hello and in his gentle icelandic accent, he said, "hello, hi. hi hi." and waved before continuing biking around downtown. Cool stuff!
Here was the setlist:
Viđ Spilum Endalaust
Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
Very eccletic setlist, but also really damned good. I hadn't heard Svefn since 02, so this was huge for me. The band seemed really, I dunno, "raw" tonight, or as raw as an icelandic ambient band can be. Jonsi was all over the stage and I don't even know how many bow's he ripped up. They didn't have the brass or strings with them, which did hurt a few songs a bit. Hopp--> Meo felt a bit empty without the strings towards the end of Hopp and the end of Saeg could have gone either way.
The band did fill in some of the gaps though, using loops, distortion and whatnot. Jonsi did a great number at the end of Saeg on his guitar, which was nice. There was also a great amount of crowd interaction, with the band asking us to sing the background vocals in Meo and to clap and do the background "la la la la" during Gobbl. Plus, they had three members of Parachutes all pounding drums (the name eludes me, but the ones you'd see being used on a battlefield march?) which was awesome.
They had on the wackiest outfits as Jonsi had a black (what appeared to be) boat captain outfit, Orri (drummer) had a crown on, Georgg (bass) had a 1920's suit and hat and Kjarri (keyboards, vocals, guitar, etc, etc) had a sports jacket on. I'm used to seeing them in shirts and jeans, so this was a welcome surprise.
The crowd was really energetic during the interactive parts and lots of cheering. One a-- kept yelling random stuff and I hope great harm comes to him.
Overall, it was a really fantastic show that did not disappoint. SR never cease to amaze me and tonight was no different.
I've been listening to two leaked tracks from Scott Weiland's upcoming solo album like crazy the last few days.
And the album won't be out for two months yet!
I'm really hoping the whole album gets leaked well before that.
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones. Part of my 4 hour Rolling Stones playlist.
STYX- Greatest Hits!!!!
They performed a free concert in Ames, IA; for flood relief charity. My brother went and saw them, lucky bastard. His girlfriend in college and him had Mr. Roboto as "their" song. Unfortunately, they did not play it because Dennis DeYoung owned the rights to it. And he took them when he left the band. But, I saw somewhere he was playing with them on June 13, 2008. So I don't know what the deal was.:confused:
I have a Styx greatest hits CD. It had the 95 version of "Lady", which was actually a pretty re-recording that sounded pretty close to the original. A while back iTunes put the complete Wooden Nickel recordings on there, and I downloaded the original version of "Lady". Great tune.
Billy Joel's theme to Bosom Buddies. "I never said you had to... don't get me wrong!... Leave me alone!"
I've been hearing a lot of Fleetwood Mac, so next coupon I get to a store, might have to pick up their greatest hits CD. Wasn't that up there once with the Eagle's one for all-time sellers?
Myself, I used to listen to a lot of the early stuff as well as those two. They had many albums with different guitarists/ singers who wrote and played some really cool stuff along with original members Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.
Miles Away: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z6jPru9dFc
Who wrote the original version of Green Manalishi remade by Judas Priest
Bare Trees: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paxwe8F90X8