Thursday, May 29, 2014

Monday To Thursday Reading And The Danger Of Experimentation

Numbers 29-32.

From the great Gizmodo.

The following is worse than Frankenstein's monster.  Hybrids are just no good.

What a bad idea.  You can't cross a couple of bands and expect something better than the originals.

And they cut out Jimmy's guitar solo, one of the highlights of Whole Lotta Love.  A much worser idea than the overall concept of this.

Take a bath in this, you'll lots feel better.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

This Week's Reading And Rush

Numbers 22-28.

Rush is not my favorite band.  Rush is not even my favorite Canadian band.

But don't misunderstand- I do like them.

I only have two of their albums- Moving Pictures and Signals.  I think they went too synthesizery after that.

Still, Moving Pictures is one of my favorite albums.  It came out my senior year of high school.

I rarely listened to "side 2" of the album because "side 1" is so impressive.  Red Barchetta is my favorite song on the album.

I never even saw a red Barchetta until the internet appeared.  When Gran Turismo 2 came out, I had to create one to drive and it was my favorite vehicle.

Yesterday morning while channel surfing I ran across a movie chronicling the band's history.  I didn't intend to watch the whole thing when I ran across it.  But I did.  Because it was solid enough to hold my attention. 

I would give it two thumbs up if I were two movie reviewers.  I'll daresay it was excellent.  Watch it if you ever run across it.

I am still not the band's biggest fan, but I do respect their intensity and musicianship.  They definitely deserve their Hall of Fame recognition.  Especially for a 3 man band.

To me, though, something about the music always seemed a little too perfect, like in a mechanical way, to me.  Like a computer would generate or something.  Which is why I rank April Wine and Triumph above them.

It's just a personal taste thing.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Weekend Reading And Our Modern World

Numbers 19, 20 and 21.

I am considerably amazed at the advances on the march in our world today.

May the work of geniuses always be appreciated.

This was an awesome experience.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tuesday-Thursday Reading And An Anniversary

Numbers 16, 17 and 18.

I was going to post this Tuesday, which was the 10th anniversary of this situation comedy's passing.

I've loved a lot of sitcoms along the way.  Andy Griffith.  Dick Van Dyke.  Mary Tyler Moore.  All In The Family.  Bob Newhart.  Cheers.  Cosby.  Seinfeld.

But I think with the perspective of time tesing all candidates, this one is king of the mountain.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Recent Reading And The Non-Clutch Cardinals

Numbers 6-15.

I didn't write this article, but I could have.

I like linking to articles that support my opinions.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Wednesday To Friday Reading

Numbers 3-5.

Why bother watching NBA playoffs when you already know the end result?  Even though there could be some exciting games and series along the way, it will all soon be forgotten.