I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been in radio so long…seen so many great shows…heard so many great bands – but it seems to be getting harder and harder to find bands/music that really excite/s me. With the exception of Silvertide (a great band from Philly you’ve probably never heard of…), and their phenomenal CD “Show and Tell”, it’s been years since I’ve found an album that I can listen to all the way through…over and over. Well, the drought is over. The band is The Parlor Mob, and the CD is “And You Were A Crow”. The album is over a year old, and I’m amazed I didn’t hear a single song from the album on any local “new music” station. As a matter of fact, if it weren’t for TV, I would have missed this one altogether…
Laying on the couch Sunday night, I was sitting through the latest episode in what looks to be a lame season of Entourage. The show was over <yawn>, and I was getting up to fix a snack when I heard THIS INCREDIBLE SONG playing over the credits. Was that a young Robert Plant? Was that an old Zeppelin song I’d never heard? No…but, but it sure sounded like Zeppelin might have sounded if Bobby and Jimmy were 22 today. Of course, they don’t list the music on the credits, so I had to dig, and dig, and dig to come up with the artist and the song. Finally, I found it. The song was “Can’t Keep No Good Boy Down”, and the band was…you guessed it! The Parlor Mob…a bunch of kids from Jersey. I picked up the album, thinking If it only had that ONE song on it, it was worth a few bucks. But as it turns out, the whole thing is pretty damn good. No. Really damn good. Zep meets AC/DC meets Blind Melon. If you get a chance, check out “Can’t Keep…”, “Everything You’re Breathing For”, or “Tide of Tears”. Those songs give me the same chills I got when I first heard Zeppelin 3. Really.
Check out an acoustic version of “Everything You’re Breathing For”
Grief is a wierd thing. There is no rule book on how to do it. For my first blog after sadness I thought writing about the band that says “all you need is love” would be a good. The Beatles- Rock Band will be available in all fine electronic boutiques on 09/09/09. It’s the biggest music game in history now with the biggest rock band in history. Sir Paul finally caved and gave permission. Realizing the dollar amount he will make can not be refused. Not to mention the millions of happy fans. You’ll be able to part of the band! With fab 4 extras, rare recordings and unseen photos from the Beatles archives. The play list is massive. Everything Beatles. And it’s true, all you need IS love…and Rock Band Beatles.
For all the kind words, prayers, good vibes, emails and calls regarding the recent death of my boyfriend. Very much appreciated. He would want me to be strong and get thru. I’m trying. Hang in there with me Workforce. I’ll get my funny back soon.
So what am I called now? There is no word for the girlfriend. My wonderful, loving boyfriend of almost 3 years passed away late Friday night July 3, 2009. He was surrounded by all who loved him. I am honored, grateful and thankful he loved me. And I will thank him everyday for the rest of my life for that. Please workforce, grab the ones you love and make sure they know you love them everyday. Watch over me Todd. I love you always.
Before I give you the Top 6 All-American items you will need for a great July 4th weekend, I would like to first say- celebs-stop dieing on us! I can’t handle another one! David, Farrah, Ed, MJ, and pitchman Billy-all RIP. Sad losses for the world over. No matter how wacky you thought Michael Jackson was, he was infact brilliant. He had no childhood so we could enjoy ours with his music. Even us rockers did the Moonwalk and the Thriller Dance. Wore the stupid glove and jacket. And his music was always on in the background at every high school kegger I ever attended. I will not comment on all the child diddling he was accused of. I prayed for him and those kids. Moving on to happy thoughts for July 4th Weekend, here are the Top 6 All-American Items you will need to get your chill and grill on this weekend-
6. Patriotic Yoga Dog T-Shirt- for the dog, not you!
5. Stars and Stripes Guitar-Shaped Belt Buckle and Bottle Opener- the ladies will be impressed by this one!
4. American Flag-themed rolling papers- just to hold on to for prosperity of course
3. American Eagle Beer Tap Handle- for the kegs in your back yard
2. Old Glory Do-Rag- those are way sexy on dudes and chicks
1. Good old American beer in an American Revolution Beer Stein!
Have a great July 4th Weekend! And remember, America Kicks Ass!