• 40 Questions about my Top 50 Artists.

    Fev 12 2011, 23h02

    1. How did you get into 31? Neil Young
    I remember Kimberly Locke sang "Heart of Gold" on American Idol and I loved the song so I found out it was by Neil Young.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? The Kinks
    You Really Got Me

    3. What's your favourite lyric by 29? Donovan
    "Superman and Green Lantern ain't got nothing on me."

    4. What is your favourite album by 49? Joe Walsh
    The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get. Only because that title is amazing.

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own? Billy Joel
    I believe only Piano Man.

    6. What is your favourite song by 50? Herman's Hermits
    "I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am."

    7. Is there a song by 4 that makes you sad? Green Day
    Maybe "Waiting" or parts of "Homecoming", but not really.

    8. What is your favourite song by 15? Queen
    "Don't Stop Me Now" at the moment.

    9. What is your favourite song by 5? Tim And Eric
    "Dirty Socks" because it's catchy and funny.

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? Simon & Garfunkel
    "Bridge Over Troubled Water" because it reminds me of the powerful performance Art gave at the HoF Concert this past year.

    11. What is your favourite album by 40? Cheap Trick
    I suppose "In Color" since it's the one I have the most songs from.

    12. What is your favourite song by 10? Dire Straits
    "Money for Nothing", at one time it was my favorite song.

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 33? Chicago
    Watching Peter Cetera perform "Little Danson Man" on Tim and Eric, I saw Chicago in concert way back but don't really remember anything from it.

    14. What is your favourite song by 37? Pink Floyd
    "Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)". Pretty overrated band in my opinion so I guess it makes sense I only like their big hits.

    15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? Creedence Clearwater Revival
    "Bad Moon Rising", not one of my favorites by CCR but it is a happy tune.

    16. How many times have you seen 24 live? R.E.M.
    Never, but I bet they'd be pretty good!

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23? Eagles
    Probably "Hotel California", I remember hearing it early in the morning and then it stuck with me.

    18. What is your favourite album by 11? The Rolling Stones
    I guess "Let It Bleed" since it has my favorite Stones song on it.

    19. Who is a favourite member of 1? Bob Dylan
    I guess I'm cornered so Bob Dylan.

    20. Have you ever seen 14 live? The Lonely Island
    Nope, not even sure if they tour but I remember seeing them on Fallon one night and they were pretty entertaining.

    21. What is a good memory involving 45? Black Eyed Peas
    Memorizing the words from their "Elephunk" album and singing their songs frequently in 5th grade.

    22. What is your favourite song by 16? Andrew Lloyd Webber
    "King Herod's Song" probably since I've loved it since I was in elementary school but "Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say)" is really growing on me.

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47? Wonder Showzen
    Either their theme song or the imagination song sang by America's perfect child, Tyler.

    24. What is your favourite album by 21? Elton John
    "Madman Across the Water", first album I ever heard by him which got me into him.

    25. What is your favourite song by 18? Paul Simon
    "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard."

    26. What is the first song you ever heard by 38? Fleetwood Mac
    "Landslide" or "Go Your Own Way".

    27. What is your favourite lyric by 3? Cake
    "And the muscular cyborg German dudes dance with sexy French-Canadiens."

    28. What is you favourite song by 2? The Beatles
    So many classic tunes but I'll go with "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32? Cream
    "Sunshine of Your Love", only because it was in School of Rock which I have seen far too many times.

    30. What is you favourite song by 8? The Mighty Boosh
    So many catchy songs, so I'll go with "I Love the Chosen One".

    31. How many times have you seen 17 live? The Who
    Never, but seeing them back in their prime would have been amazing.

    32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy? No Doubt
    "Trapped in a Box" because it's fast tempo is pretty uplifting.

    33. What is you favourite album by 12? Weird Al Yankovic
    Wow, surprisingly difficult question. I'll go with "Poodle Hat" since it parodies some of my favorite songs.

    34. What is the worst song by 46? Simple Plan
    Looking back they all kinda suck but I guess "I'm Just a Kid".

    35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34? The Righteous Brothers
    "Unchained Melody", it turned out to be one of my favorite songs.

    36. What is you favourite album by 42? Jason Steele
    Don't know if he's ever released an album but all his songs are pretty catchy.

    37. How many times have you seen 39 live? Michael Jackson
    Lmfao never.

    38. What is your favourite album by 36? Eddie Money
    "Can't Hold Back" since it has my favorite song of his.

    39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28? Led Zeppelin
    "Black Dog", listening to it on my uncle's CD player was when I first heard them.

    40. What is you favourite album by 7? Bruce Springsteen
    "Born to Run" since I'm familiar with most of the track on it.
  • Bob Dylan Concert 10/14/10 Charlotte, NC

    Out 18 2010, 2h03

    Thu 14 Oct – Bob Dylan

    One of the best concerts I've seen in a long time.

    His voice is even more raspy than usual and he definitely doesn't have the pipes he used to, but he knows how to put on a show. He presence on the stage is visible and for every harmonica solo he would move to the center of the stage and hold one arm out and lean back looking incredibly bad ass.

    He opened with Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat which I was unfamiliar with but enjoyed, then played Lay Lady Lay which he had only performed seven times on his tour that's been going on since March so I was thrilled.

    He played Just Like a Woman which was awesome because he let the crowd sing the chorus to which he simply said nasally after the crowd had finished "Juuuuust like a womaannnn." The funny thing was he changed the arrangement of close to every song he played and no one in the crowd recognized this song, but once he said "just like a woman" the crowd went crazy.

    After that he played Tangled Up in Blue, my original favorite song of his, which the crowd recognized immediately. He skipped a few verses of it but the guitar sounded great. Like I said, he changed up the timing of the chorus but his new version of it sounded good.

    The next one he played that caught my ear was Highway 61 Revisited which he turned into a ten minute instrumental, I love the whole Highway 61 Revisited album so this was definitely a treat.

    Love Sick and Thunder on the Mountain were both good after that, all I can say.

    He then closed with Ballad of a Thin Man which sounded amazing, the background behind him had Bob's shadow larger than anyone else in his band and the background was spooky creating a cool effect. The song is so spooky itself and the tone he sings in now made it sound great.

    The crowd screamed and clapped for an encore, so out Dylan came for more.

    He played Jolene which sounded awesome, and then transitioned immediately into Like a Rolling Stone. Dylan's voice wasn't too powerful, but for this one at the bridges to the chorus (e.g. "scrounging for your next meeeeeal") he belted out, along with "OH HOOOOOOW DOES IT FEEEEEEL?". The crowd was going wild, this was probably his best vocal performance of the night.

    He then thanked his band he played with and acted like the concert was over, when suddenly...

    Dylan's band bangs out the opening guitar for All Along the Watchtower and I was jumping up and down. I wanted him to play this so bad and it happening so suddenly blew my mind. The guitar sounded slightly Hendrix but Dylan showed that he does the best version of it, my favorite performance of the night.

    Anyway, he was great and would love to see him again. I was disappointed he didn't play my favorites like Maggie's Farm, Subterranean Homesick Blues, or Visions of Johanna, but I honestly couldn't expect him to play everything. It still was an all-star set list and he played 17 songs in 90 minutes, that must be a world record considering how long most of his songs are.