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!
I didn't even know who James Corden was until I came across a segment called "Carpool Karaoke" that he did with Rod Stewart. He and Rod drove around telling stories and singing classic Rod Stewart songs together. It was brilliant. This one even takes it up a notch - James singing with the great Stevie Wonder! The only thing better would be to see James land a mobile sing-a-long with Mick Jagger! I have a feeling that isn't far off:)
If you're a Beatle's fan - wait until you get a hold of this! An updated and expanded reissue of Beatles 1 is coming out that will include great videos they created once they stopped touring and cut back on their TV commercials. The title is updated as well -- Beatles +1 It features 50 promotional films and videos, including 27 number-one songs with restored videos, and a second disc with 23 clips, including alternate versions and rarely seen and newly restored films and videos.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have provided audio commentary and filmed introductions to go with 4 of the videos. It's all presented in an expanded 124-page illustrated hardcover book with additional written material celebrating The Beatles' legacy. You'll also be able to get a 27 song-only audio CD with vinyl coming out later. Release date: November 6th. If you want to go see Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band live at The Lyric - grab the link for tickets here. Check out the trailer for Beatles + 1.....