Thursday, December 20, 2012

The End of the World: a joke, right?

So, tomorrow it's the end of the world! You must be joking, right? :-)

I prefer R.E.M.'s version: It's the end of the world AS WE KNOW IT!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Geoff Tate - Queensryche Split

Geoff Tate talks frankly about Queensrÿche split in the following interview, but he also speaks about his new album, Kings & Thieves.

I am a big fan of Queensrÿche's Operation Mindcrime, but this isn't the reason I am posting these video clips. The main reason is the way Geoff Tate sees the relationship between him and Queensryche. I feel the same kind of relationship between myself and my job. I wonder what comes next with my company, considering its present situation, and what will happen with my career?

Anyways, enjoy the interview and the music!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Merry Heavy Metal Christmas!

Jingle Bells - from Merry Heavy Metal Christmas 2012, the new album by Charlie Parra del Riego.
Here is Charlie Parra del Riego channel on YouTube.

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

March from the Nutcracker

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Sometimes is a question of mood, some other times is a question of taste.
Today I propose a different approach of the very same song: Astronomy.
Blue Oyster Cult comes first, then it's Metallica's cover.
Do you a favourite one?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Black Label Society vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd

Years ago, while in Timisoara, I used to listen to Radio Stotka, a radio station in Novi Sad, Serbia. One of their shows put together two songs: an original one, and its remake. The listeners sent their votes to the radio station, and counted for each version. In more than 90% of the songs contest, the conclusion was: "Uvek je bolje original!", or "Original is always better!".

For today, I have chosen Lynyrd Skynyrd's "I Never Dreamed" as the original one, and Black Label Society with its cover. Each one has an original approach of the story within the lyrics, so it is quite hard to decide which one to vote for! Speaking of lyrics, Lynyrd Skynyrd say "Daddy", and Zakk Wylde says "Father"!

Which one is your favorite?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

♠ Motörhead ♠ Ace of Spades ♠

The single best expression of Motörhead's loud-fast-rules aesthetic, "Ace of Spades," also stands as one of heavy metal's all-time greatest anthems.

The car chase from Bullitt (starring Steve McQueen) is an excellent choice to outline this powerful song. If you want to go further to the streets of San Francisco, then Film locations for Bullitt is the website to go next!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Us and Them

I just talked with an old school mate about "Us" and "Them". Regarding a particular situation we are facing nowadays (we are working at the same company, only at different branches), "Us" and "Them" sounded quite intriguing, and this kind of "sound" led me to the "sound" of Pink Floyd.

Whenever I start to talk about to music my mind floats away towards the waves of the song, the words vanishes, and the paper (screen) fade to white... So: no more words, just sound! The great sound of Pink Floyd's "Us and Them"!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

SAVATAGE - Edge of Thorns

The other day a line from the lyrics of this song came into my mind, so I thought that Savatage deserves more than a post in my blog. This particular album, Edge of Thorns, is olso an excellent one! Enjoy!
And dreams that use to glitter
Safely now hidden under snow

Savatage - Edge Of Thorns Album Lyrics
1.All That I Bleed Lyrics
2.Conversation Piece Lyrics
3.Damien Lyrics
4.Degrees of Sanity Lyrics
5.Edge of Thorns Lyrics
6.Follow Me Lyrics
7.He Carves His Stone Lyrics
8.Lights Out Lyrics
9.Miles Away Lyrics
10.Skraggy's Tomb Lyrics
11.Sleep Lyrics
12.Labyrinths Lyrics
13.Exit Music Lyrics

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pink Floyd - The Animals

How about it? While thinking about it, take a few minutes and listen to Pigs, from The Animals, a Pink Floyd album.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Virgin Classic

There was a time when I used to listen to a single radio station that broadcasted classic rock.

That was a time with a great rock community, a community of devoted and passionate listeners, a community no longer wanted at a certain moment: soon after Virgin Radio London studio (1, Golden Square) was sold and rebranded as Absolute Radio.

It still broadcast interesting music, only that the induced atmosphere is far from the "original" one. How could a radio station to simply erase its own community of listeners, when anyone else would buy it?

It is hard to understand. Writing these lines makes me think that I was really attached to that area of the station...

Reaching the studio at its 15th anniversary might be an extra reason for my attachment to it...

Searching for Virgin Radio for the sake of good old Virgin times, with joy I've found the last of their Classic Rock station lies within Italy: Virgin Radio Italy.

Starting from the home page, wait or skip the ad, then simply click on Virgin Classic under Web Radio menu placed on the right side of the webpage, and enjoy the music!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Melancholy - Iced Earth

This song might seem to have a "melancholic" start, but one can feel the warrior behind the lyrics!

I have only recently "discovered" this American classic metal band, but it deserves our attention!

Useful links:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Three of a Kind

The other day I was listening to Last of a Dyin' Breed, the track that gave the name of Lynyrd Skynyrd's newest album (Roadrunner Records, 2012).
Starting from it, I've jumped to one of their classics: Free Bird. The way the sound "evolve" during the song made me search for Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin), and, subsequently, for Child in Time (Deep Purple).

When I am talking about the "evolution" of the sound during each of these three songs, I mean that your ears will be "prepared" with a gentle sound at the beginning of the song.
Then, step by step the tempo and the intensity of the sound are increasing until it reaches the climax which lasts exactly how it should last: no less, no more.
In the end, you will be spared of a rough transition back to reality, the sound comes down at a level compared to the one it started. It is like the climber which is compelled to come back from the top of the mountain, after he/she enjoyed the view. The pace is a little bit faster to the way back than to the way to the top...

Now I am letting you to enjoy the sounds of these great classic tracks, by posting them in the above mentioned order.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Back to Life!

After a sound journey into a good day to die, it's time to come back to life!

I must admit that this isn't my Pink Floyd's fave track, but it is related to the previous post, so here it is...

A Good Day to Die

When you listen to ManOwaR's "Today Is a Good Day to Die", well then... you really feel like the way they sing it...

But when Godsmack sing it, well, they are right too, only that their sound isn't as appropriate as ManOwaR's when we are talking about "A Good Day to Die". Their version of this "feeling" is rather a fight than an acceptance of the reality (within their lyrics).

It is up to you to decide which sound is more suited for "A Good Day to Die"!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Civil War - intro

Civil War was on some "Guns 'N Roses - Best Ballads" cassette tape I used to liten to many, many years ago, and I still own that tape. Listening to the intro of this song, one can hear a high tone voice telling the following words:
What we've got here is... failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it. I don't like it any more than you men.

"Failure to communicate" seems to be the key words for the song. But who is the one who speaks them? A band member, an actor? Accidentally I've found the answer after... But first listen to this great song, then scroll down and watch the very next clip.

This is the voice of a prison captain (Strother Martin) from the movie Cool Hand Luke (#133 on Luke (Paul Newman) is "a man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison".

"I don't like it any more than you men." Do you like the song? Do you like the movie?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

In Awe Of Rock - Let's Get Rock!

Noticing that lately Noctambulul and Sleepless Bobby included more and more music related posts, I draw the conclusion that ROCK deserves its own blog, so here it is my way of appreciating this genre of music: In Awe Of Rock.

Because Blue Oyster Cult was the band that triggered some sort of signal, and certain feelings occurred, well, this must be the band that will start the future list of rock related posts. So: Don't Fear The Reaper!