Thursday, June 21, 2007
Music is Not Dead
I mentioned in a previous post that getting a Sirius Satellite radio for Christmas had perked my interest in music. I had rediscovered a variety of new and old music that rejuvenated my love of music. So in March as I was resurrected from the death of music, I bought myself a guitar. I bought a Gibson Les Paul Vintage Mahogany Electric Guitar with a Crate V32 Palomino 30W Class-A Tube Combo Amp and a DigiTech RP350 Modeling Guitar Processor.
As part of the process of emerging from my music coma, I decided to start taking guitar lessons. So far so good… and I love my teacher. It is the funniest thing I do all week. I wish that I had purchased an electric and started lessons years ago.
Lately instead of downloading songs I use Youtube as a juke box. I have included some of my favorites below.
Only You -Yazoo
Ceremony -Joy Division
My Girlfriend’s Dead -The Vandals
Highway to Hell -AC/DC
I love Bon Scott’s voice and the introduction of the AC DC classic sound.
The Jack -AC/DC
Mr. Tambourine Man -Bob Dylan
I love the asking for a harmonica and the audience has several.
Tangled Up in Blue -Bob Dylan
This is one of my favorite Dylan tunes
Jessica –The Allman Brothers
Life's Been Good (MTV Unplugged) -Joe Walsh
Behind Blue Eyes -The Who
WOLD -Harry Chapin
If You Could Read My Mind -Gordon Lightfoot
Wichita Lineman Glen Campbell & The Stone Temple Pilots
Northern Sky – Nick Drake
Pink Moon –Nick Drake
This is the commercial that was in development while working on the VW website and it started my love of Nick’s music.
Why I don’t Paint People -Bob Ross
This video just made me laugh.
November Rain (acoustic demo) –Guns & Roses
This is just a cool sounding demo.
Hey Ya (Outkast Cover) -Obadiah Parker
This guy deserves a link to his music. Obadiah Parker
Fade to Black (acoustic) -Metallica
Four Horseman (acoustic) -Metallica
The video sucks but the sound is good.
Yngwie Malmsteen Acoustic Guitar
Everlong (Acoustic) -Foo Fighters
I have always loved this song in the acoustic form. I original obtained it through Napster back in the day.
Stairway to Heaven (acoustic cover) –Foo Fighters
The solo is awesome as is Dave forgetting the lyrics and making them up or asking the audience. I love it an artist that is not to concerned with his image. Very Funny..
Tiny Dancer (acoustic cover)–Dave Grohl
Again a great cover that’s pretty funny. This is my favorite Elton John song
Tiny Dancer –Elton John
Improvisation by Elton John
Interesting seeing Elton write a song from the manual for an Oven.
Born to Run (acoustic) –Bruce Springsteen
California Dreaming - Michael Chapdelaine
Redemption Song –Bob Marley
Overkill (acoustic from Park City TV) –Colin Hay (Men at Work)
Friend of the Devil (acoustic cover) –Counting Crows
I have wasted days and days listening to music on Youtube.
Labels: Gibson Guitar, Music, Music Videos, Youtube Music
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