Posts Tagged 'Rock'

Pirate Radio Has Reminded Me How Awesome 60’s Rock Is

 

I didn’t actually watch the movie.  The rest of my family is watching it and I’m just listening to the soundtrack through the walls.  Before I started getting into electronic music, I was a huge classic rock fan.  Just hearing these songs makes me feel kinda bad that I utterly forgot about them.  So, I figured today’s post should honor those songs that are hopefully never forgotten.  Because as awesome as some computerized auto-tuned electronic magic can sound, there’s nothing like the warmth and emotion of a guitar.  The song I’m gonna choose is by my favorite artist from the golden era of rock, Jimi Hendrix.  Did you know he couldn’t even read music?  Amazing.  Anyways, enjoy!

Count to Four!

Count to Four

UNSIGNED!!!!

So, considering I had nothing to better to do today, I went and saw a show.  Mainly to support one of the very few friends I still actually keep in contact with from high school.  Their band, Count to Four, killed it tonight!  And I’m really not just saying that, despite my slightly homoerotic friendship with its lead guitarist.  They played four songs that I honestly couldn’t tell you the names to, but I liked what I heard.  This is far from my favorite genre of music, but I can definitely appreciate what they’re doing.  They just got back from recording their album in Detroit somewhere, and now they’re working in post-production.  I really wish them the best of luck and I’m excited to see what the future holds for one of my favorite bands, Count to Four!

Check out their myspace for FREE downloads:  http://www.myspace.com/counttofourtheband

Add them on Facebook:  http://artist.to/counttofour/

Expect to see their debut album, as of yet unnamed, drop within the next couple weeks.  Keep your eyes open!

Mash-up Mondays: Lynyrd Skynyrd vs. Nelly

MTV Mashup – Lynyrd Skynyrd vs. Nelly – Sweet Home

This mash-up is so awesome.  I found this randomly on YouTube a long time ago and I thought it was worth sharing.  I tried doing some research on what “MTV Mashup” meant.  Unfortunately, I have no idea who to credit this mix to.  Luckily, that doesn’t take away from how awesome this is.  The pairing of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama and Nelly’s Country Grammar, two songs on opposite ends of the musical continuum, are blended together in such a way that makes you wonder: why don’t MC’s drop lyrics over country riffs more often?  Until then, we have mash-ups.  Enjoy!