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To The Tune Of

In the CD Player

Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
I busted out this disk again recently after having not listened to it for quite some time. I had forgotten how much ass it kicked.
Disturbed - The Sickness
Listening to this band makes me want to BREAK STUFF! They know what Metal means, when most other bands have forgotten. These guys RULE. When I finally had listened to Maiden so much that I needed a break from it, this tape went into the car's tape deck and hasn't come out yet. We're talking "wall of sound" style music here. And that wall is damn thick, and made of granite. Plus, true to their name, it disturbs Katie when I listen to it! Heh heh. If you like it hard, get Disturbed!
Iron Maiden - Brave New World
I grew up with Bruce and the gang, but stopped following them when Bruce left as I felt the music had lost something. Well, Bruce is back and Maiden now has a triple-axe-attack! I got the album as soon as I returned from my Honeymoon and as soon as I popped it in I was saying to myself "Yes! It really is true Maiden. Sounds the way it should!" After a couple of listens, the album really grew on me. I taped it and it hasn't left the tape deck in my car since. Outstanding! Get it. Now.
Keb' Mo - Slow Down
Tremendous Bluesman. I have seen him live twice and both were absolutely fantastic performances. The crowd was into it, clapping and singing along. Keb' has won 2 Grammies for his music and has actually been covered by B.B. King on his album Dueces Wild where he does Keb Mo' song "Dangerous Mood" along with Joe Cocker! I HIGHLY recommend that you check out this guy's music.
Type O Negative - October Rust
This album is almost always in my CD player. It is one of the best albums I have. Simply awesome. If you dont listen to these guys, then stick your pointy little head in your floppy drive and type "Format A:" because you're not using your brain for anything other than keeping your ears from slamming together.
Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause
I think this album is great. It's catchy, in a metallic sort of way. If you have senesitive ears, though, stay away. In fact, with sensitive ears in today's world, you'd be better off moving into the bomb shelter in your grandparents back yard and shutting yourself away from society until The Horsemen come knocking at your door.
Paradise Lost - One Second
These guys are big in Europe, but for some reason are relatively unknown in the U.S. One of my absolute favorite bands now. Simply ROCK. Also, check out their albums Draconian Times and Icon.
Jimi Hendrix - The Ultimate Experience
That's exactly it - The Ultimate Experience
Rob Halford - Resurrection
This album is simply an ass-kicker. I mean it is awesome. Rob has still got one of the best voices in metal. And so little good metal comes out nowadays. Get this one. Listen to it over and over and over again. Now, if only Judas Priest would do a reunion!
ZZTop - Six Pack
Their first 6 albums. Own it. Yesterday.

At some point I'll also be sharing my opinions on music in general and whatever specific bands/songs/etc I feel like talking about.

While it's not really a musical show, I am going to see a musician perform this weekend. Henry Rollins is doing spoken word at The Egg on Feb. 8, 2004. We saw him last year doing Spoken Word and he was really entertaining. Made you laugh and made you think. I am definitely looking forward to the show.

An exerpt from my News Page - Nov. 22, 1999 - Went to see Arlo Guthrie last night! What a great performer. Told a lot of funny stories. Poked fun at Bob Dillan a bit. His daughter and son played to form a 3-person stage presence. The venue was a smaller music hall as well, which lent a really nice atmosphere. An extremely impressive show. As enjoyable as a GWAR show (however, in a vastly different manner, I might add). City Of New Orleans was the highlight of the show, IMO. He actually didn't play Alice's Restaurant. Didn't want to start a song at the show that wouldn't finish until after Thanksgiving!