If anyone has been watching TV lately, you might have seen the new commercial for the Toyota Corolla, you will see a a sequence of events featuring pop culture from the last fifty years, but somehow they manages to jump from 1995 directly to 2013 in the last part, somehow neglecting the 2000-2010 span. This idea is not new, and it was done by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in their Dani California music video about seven years ago.
Let’s see how they stack up:
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If you love rock, metal, goth, or most other kinds of popular music, you will like Rock Band. Rock Band doesn’t use a controller to play the game. Rock Band uses the guitar, a bass guitar, a drum set, and a microphone. I’m good at the guitar. I knew how to play the Rock Band guitar because I had played Guitar Hero at Wal-Mart on the PlayStation 2. The first time I played Guitar Hero I was sucky at it but, went I had gotten better at it, I started liking Guitar Hero. Read more...(440 words, 34 images, estimated 1:46 mins reading time)
The newest album from Inkubus Sukkubus is a real treat to listen to. You can tell that the band is truly coming into its own. The sound is more refined then previous albums and a different tempo then they would normally use. The tracks have a more ballad like feel and yet still able to keep and hold on to the gothic metal sound that they are so famous for. This is a real treat for the ears that you can just listen to and enjoy for hours on end.
As always the band’s music has a pagan quality to it and it shine through with style and at the same time has a message about caring and what happens when people just don’t give a damned about each other. If people were more accepting of that message this world would be a much better place then it is today. I say keep doing what you are doing Inkubus Sukkubus and don’t let anything change you or let anyone tell you to change what you are doing. The fans love you and that is really all that matters, them and the message that your music brings. Read more...(396 words, 6 images, estimated 1:35 mins reading time)
Today I heard the absolute best rock version of The Star Spangled Banner I have ever heard. The song sent chills down my spine and goose bumps on my skin. It was not the old dry and drawn out for ever and a day version you keep hearing at sporting events. No, this one is a celebration of America and a tribute to those that choose to serve this country, not only those that service in the military but also the police and fire fighters as well. They want you to know and feel what those that protect us are doing so proudly and many times at great cost to themselves. Sometimes even their lives. This is a song that is fresh and invites you to stand when you hear it.
Here is the song itself being hosted on YouTube on the bands own account. This is a band that is worth taking not of and following.
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Sometimes you come across a movie soundtrack that is more fun than the movie it came from. While this movie great, the soundtrack features such a varied list of genres, you really won’t know which track to try first. On Robots: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, there is pop, hip-hip, soul, alternative, and even some experimental music from The Blue Man Group. It is hard to believe that there are only thirteen tracks on this list, considering how diverse the list is. It is great for dancing, partying, or just chilling. The tracks are upbeat, and they just make you want to move. So much high energy music is the perfect backdrop for a great family movie, even if some of the songs aren’t so family friendly, like Chingy’s “Right Thur”, or Fatboy Slim’s “It’s a Wonderful Night”. If you are able to see the extras on the DVD, you can actually watch the recording of “Robot City”, which appears on the list as just one song, but actually done in parts in the movie itself. The finale song of James Brown’s “Get Up Offa That Thing” can’t be a much better choice as we get to see all the robots dancing together in Rodney Copperbottom’s hometown in styles that are just as varied as this sound track is. If you are the type of music lover who wants it all, because you just can’t choose a certain genre to follow, then this is your kind of soundtrack.