Monday, January 25, 2010


Saw that Gov't Mule will be playing a special Halloween show again this year.  Their '07 show in Minneapolis was amazing, they performed Led Zep's "Houses of the Holy" from start to finish.  Really great stuff.  Last year they did a bunch of Pink Floyd songs (Pigs on The Wing, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Comfortably Numb, a few more).  This year they've chosen to cover a bunch of Rolling Stones songs, which I think suits the band perfectly.  Should be great, the show is at Tower Theater in Philly.

I was listening to WFAN this morning (the Boomer and god-awful Carlton show) and they got off on a tangent discussing the U2 concert playing Giants stadium tonight.  Carlton made a comment about how he first saw U2 in Syracuse in the early 90's (I felt old) and Los Lobos opened.  Someone in the background made a comment about how Los Lobos is not even a good band, I couldn't believe it.  The comment was "besides La Bamba (!!!) what did they ever do"?  Talk about flaunting your stupidity.  Saying that "La Bamba" is even representative of the band, and to say that's the only song you know from them speaks volumes about that person's musical ignorance.  Suffice to say that Los Lobos is one of the finest bands this country ever produced, and they are still a smokin' live band. Really pisses me off when people make comments/give opinions with no knowledge whatsoever.  I'm sure that person went right back to listening to the new Colbie Caillat cd.

I saw a link for an "article" on this morning that I had to click - "20 Fall Albums We Can't Wait To Hear"....on my god, was it awful.  This is what they deem the best of the bunch:  Madonna, Mariah Carey, Shakira, the soundtrack to "New Moon" (can't wait for that one, more boring songs that can be played on any CW show, or of course, Grays Anatomy), Leona Lewis, Alicia Keys, Usher.  There's more but why bother?  The only disc on the list remotely interesting is the new Flaming Lips.  Incredible how people will listen to (and buy) just about anything that's promoted heavily and is played on the radio.....and that's been my argument against narrowcasted radio since the beginning.  At least the internet has opened the door to allow people to listen to and find great music they'd never hear otherwise.  But there's no underestimating the taste of the general public - look how many overproduced records Mariah Carey has sold....

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