Monday, February 18, 2013

High Hopes

Pink Floyd (without Roger Waters) released "The Division Bell" back in 1994. The album is David Gilmour's version of some sort of battle between Gilmour and Waters, a battle of lyrics, a battle of musical notes and guitar tabs. It is a new version of Us and Them: Me and You, where "me" is Gilmour and "you" is Waters...

High Hopes is one of the tracks of this album, a track played in their own style by Nightwish some 11 years after. Both interpretations are shown below.

Chose the one you like, or play both and compare them. The choice is all yours!

As for me... I have tickets both for Roger Waters' The Wall (28th of Aug. 2013) and Tarja Turunen's Beauty and the Beat (11th of Apr. 2013)!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Strange World

The other day I was told by a mate that he doesn't listen to a certain kind of (foreign) music because he doesn't understand the lyrics. I think it was his excuse for not liking hard rock or heavy metal. I did not wanted, and I did not ask for, an apologize simply because I do not care what music my mates love or hate (as long as it is quality music), and they don't have to listen to the same kind of music I am listening to.

Anyway, even so, if one wants to understand the lyrics prior to feel the sounds of music, well then, he/she needs poetry, not music. Music is a particular feeling, no matter if supported by lyrics or not. Great lyrics behind the music gives even more power to the music, but the sound is the one which creates the music, not the lyrics!

Listening to Iron Maiden's homonymous album (1980), the sounds of Strange World captured my attention. This song sounds very psychedelic to me. There is another song with a very similar approach on this album: Remember Tomorrow.

More than lyrics, when a song is linked to a good movie, the inner feeling is complete. Searching for an appropriate video for Strange World, I have found one with scenes from Ladyhawke.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

History of The Eagles

The new two-part documentary, HISTORY OF THE EAGLES - The Story of an American Band, will make its television debut on Showtime.

Part One: Friday, February 15, at 8 PM ET/PT.
Part Two: Saturday, February 16, at 8pm ET/PT.

A documentary by Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy Award-winning producer, Alex Gibney.


Alice Cooper's original Poison is now covered by the brightest star of the Finnish rock scene (as mentioned in Metal from Finland), the soprano singer Tarja Turunen.

When there's a duel between two men, well then, let the best win! Only when we are talking about a man - woman contest, one should be a gentleman!

I must say that this is not a contest. It is rather a different approach, a different sound, a different style! Have your say!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Jumping My Shadow

Recently I was listening to a Skyclad playlist on, and Jumping My Shadow seems to catch my attention. Although the idea of this song is not an original one, it starts with a nice Kahlil Gibran quote which I am posting right now:
And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Why am I telling you that this is not an original idea? Because it reminds me of Cinderella's Don't Know What You Got ('Till It's Gone).

Searching the web for Skyclad I've found this meaning on Encyclopaedia MetallumSkyclad is a pagan term for ritual nudity, meaning literally that the practitioners are clad only by the sky, due to their highly nature-oriented beliefs.

Below are the above two great love songs, and I hope you'll appreciate to their fair value!

Monday, February 4, 2013