Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sometimes I get really amazed by people and their musical tastes. Everybody likes different things, and some people like very different things. It's fascinating to me how much music is really out there. I like to think my taste in music is pretty good, but others probably think I listen to weird music. Those who think that absolutely have no idea whats out there. I'm not really that in to rap music, though I do like a lot of it I would rather hear and see people actually playing and writing the actual music. I think lyrics are important but theres something about the music itself and the way it makes you feel that is much more important to me. I have nothing against people who like rap that I find disgusting, but to me that usually means that they have a very closed mind. Individuals like that think whatever is really big at the moment or whatever the vast majority is in to is what they have to like to be cool or be accepted. Deep down hopefully they know that it's really not very good.
Anyway, on a lighter note, lets here some music. Today I want to try to display the range of my musical taste at it's widest points. When i was a little kid I was extremely into Michael Jackson for years. I actually bought loafers and pulled my pants up high to show my socks and would do the moonwalk in front of my family. I used to have Moonwalker  and HIStory on VHS, and this is one of my favorite parts from Moonwalker. On the other side of my musical taste you will find Rage Against the Machine, who I was also terribly in to and actually went to their reunion show at Coachella in 2007. This is one of my favorite songs of theirs. I hope you enjoy, and keep on listening to music!

Friday, December 3, 2010

It's Starting To Happen

About a week ago I finally decided to do everything in my power to actually start playing shows with a decent band and have some success. I knew that the first then I needed to do was call my good friend Darren. I've known him and his brother Brendan since kindergarten. They've been playing piano, guitar and drums since we were in third grade. We were in bands together from about the 8th grade until sophomore year of high school when we kind of drifted apart. So, I called and told him I had these songs that weren't half bad and asked if he wanted to jam. Of course he was more than ready, so yesterday I went over to his house. We were playing each other our songs and were both equally blown away at how good they actually were. I'm not tooting my own horn here but they have potential. He immediately said we needed to go over to his friend Cody's house where all the equipment is set up. We go there, Brendan is already there rocking out on the drums and our other friend Randy was slapping the bass, so we sit down and play our songs. We ended up jamming non-stop for almost 20 minutes, until Brendan couldn't take it anymore. We sounded almost like everything and nothing I've heard before. Needless to say I'm excited for what's ahead.
As always I'll end the blog with a song by a band/ artist I'm really into at the moment. I'm sure I've posted an Arctic Monkeys' song but here is a great quality live video of The View From The Afternoon. Enjoy