The nominee's for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2016 have been announced! The list includes some first-timers and a few repeats. See what you think about this list:
~Deep Purple (repeat)
~The JB's (James Brown's backing band)
~Nine Inch Nails (repeat)
~The Spinners (repeat)
~The Smiths (repeat)
Do you agree with the list, or is it another one that furiates you??? Let the discussions begin!!
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame has announced their list of nominees for the Class of 2016. Tom Petty, John Mellencamp and the late George Harrison appear on the ballllot for "performer-writer". Other's hoping to make the cut include Jeff Lynne, Jimi Hendrix, Blondie, Michael McDonald, Steve Miller, The Isley Brothers and Gloria Estefan The winners will be announced early next year and the induction ceremony happens on June 9th at the Hall's annual gala in New York City.
Don't read any further if you don't want to feel old..... We first met Fred, Barney, Wilma, Betty and Dino September 30, 1960 which means The Flinstones in prime-time is 55 years old! Therefore, the theme song definitely needs a makeover and Brian Setzer and his orchestra happily stepped in and did just that. Here's the new version of the iconic theme "Bedrock Boogie".....
Meanwhile, Brian will go out with his 12th annual "Christmas Rocks" tour starting November 14th. If you hate Christmas and prefer the warmer months, be sure and listen for your chance to win a Funjet Vacations getaway for 2 to Jamaica from The Bay!
Now THIS really rocks! The Rock in Rio festival happened over the weekend, and here's some of what went down.This new "supergroup" features Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp. Together they are Hollywood Vampires and this Zepp cover gets some help from Lzzy Hale from Halestorm.
Then there's THIS version of "Whole Lotta Love" done by Foo Fighters and Jewel over the weekend in Arizona. I prefer the former....
A Dutch Neuroscientist named Dr. Jacob Jolij put together a complex 2-level equation to calculate how good a song will make you feel. He then put together a list of the top feel-good songs of the last 50 years. Here's a few that made the list:
~ Dancing Queen by ABBA
~ Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys (obvious!)
~ Uptown Girl by Billy Joel
~ Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
~ Livin on a Prayer by Bon Jovi (?)
~ Don't Stop Me Now by Queen (what about You're My Best Friend?)
He found that songs like these have certain key components in common. Positive lyrics, of course... there's also melodic tricks that work, such as writing in a major-third musical key. A rapid tempo of 150 beats per minute also subconciously makes people feel energized. I've got quite a different list of tunes that make me feel good -- anything that starts with "Rolling Stones" or "Allman Brothers". Perfect example for me right here......
Whatever song makes you smile will most likely be heard on The Bay this weekend as we get ready for the first home game of the season!
Happy Fall Y'all!! And Happy Birthday to The Boss! He's certainly held up nicely over the years:) As much of a road dog he is, he does have a few vacation spots he likes to visit. Oh, if we could all be so lucky - the highlight of my vacation was planting something that actually grew!