Friday, September 12, 2014

Toto - Africa

Why is this song so oft covered?  Because it's awesome!

The original

It's been covered by, what seems like, everybody and their dog.  From amateurs (see below) to professional bands (see list below, no videos), everybody seems to want to add their interpretation.  Funny thing is that most do it the

Choir! Choir! Choir!

Mike Masse & Jeff Hall AKA two random guys singing in a pizza shop

The Professionals (only
Chaos Divine
Relient K

Musical Discoveries of the Day: Sept 12, 2014

Scott Helman (via Alan Cross)
Cry Cry Cry
(no, not a cover of Johnny Cash)
Sign up for his mailing list and get the ep for free. Excellent.

That is all for now...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Power Metal?

When i was younger I was into metal.  But back then, what I considered metal is now considered rock.  Lately, I've been getting into this sub genre of metal called "power" or "symphonic".

The first song below is the seed of my Pandora station.  I discovered it as an actuary friend of mine introduced me to it:

Click here for the youtube playlist.


Blind Guardian - Soulforged

Blind Guardian - Battlefield

Hammerfall - The Templar Flame

Gamma Ray - Fight

Sabaton - Gott Mit Uns

Tyr - The Lay of Thrym

Friday, February 14, 2014

Musical Discoveries of the Day: Luke Sital Singh

There have been only a handful of times where I heard one song and went out seeking an entire album.  It just happened today...twice.  Both from the UK.

At the suggestion of my one reader, here's a youtube playlist with all these songs (only 2 today).

Introducing Luke Sital-Singh
Nothing Stays the Same

and, Royal Blood
Little Monster

Unfortunately, Royal Blood's album is not available in the US yet.  Hmmm...I have a cousin in the UK...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Canadian Music Edition

Everybody seems to know about Arcade Fire, what with their recent album release.  Then there's Justin Bieber.  That's enough about him.

Anyway, here are a bunch of "old" Canadian tunes from the late 90s/early 00s.  I was inspired to do this post after the first song below came up when I put my iTunes on "shuffle".

The Watchmen - Absolutely Anytime

The Tragically Hip - Grace Too

Big Wreck - The Oaf (My Luck is Wasted)

Spirit of the West - Home for a Rest

Treble Charger - American Psycho

Gob - Give Up the Grudge

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Great CCM songs from the 90s

To me, cause I'm old, the golden age of Christian Contemporary Music is the 90s.  Funny thing is that even CCM has a mainstream and non-mainstream music. Most of these are not in the mainstream.


Banquet at World's End by Daniel Amos (on Motorcycle (1993) )

A Place Called Love by Fleming & John (on Delusions of Grandeur (1996) )

Dancing in Concert With The Infinite by DigHayZoose (on MagentaMantaLoveTree (1993) )

Imagine That by The Lost Dogs (on Little Red Riding Hood (1993) )

Christ Saves by LSU (on Grace Shaker (1994) )

Dome of the Rock by Magdallan (on Big Bang (1992) )

Great Lengths by PFR (on Great Lengths (1994) )

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Lorde Royals and covers

Lorde's song Royals is fantastic.

Here's a 7 foot tall clown covering it:

And here's another band covering it but with cool instrumentation

While we're talking about 7 foot tall clowns, listen to his voice!  Dude can sing!