Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Favorite 2010 Music:

A year end, top 10 of personal favorites...

Oceansize - Self-Preserved While the Bodies Float Up
A fascinating and challenging work from a band that just keeps getting better.

The Pineapple Thief - Someone Here Is Missing
Embracing an edgier sound, lightning struck and TPT created a classic.

Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here
A haunting and sonically beautiful career highlight for these dark masters.

Lunatic Soul – Lunatic Soul II
The journey concludes, sounding even better than the original.

Deftones – Diamond Eyes
Some of their heaviest riffs to-date translated into some of their best work ever.

Cynic – Re-Traced
This epic EP reinvents the past to blast off into a new phase for this cutting edge band.

Broken Bells – Broken Bells
A groovy collaboration that worked out to be greater than the sum of its parts.

Slash – Slash
The best straight-up rock album of the year and as classic and anything he has done.

The Sword – Warp Riders
Reminding me of last year’s psychedelic blast from Mastodon, The Sword have ascended.

Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine (re-master)
One of the greatest albums of all-time now sounds bigger and better than ever, almost new!

Live Albums\Re-releases

Porcupine Tree – Anesthetize (live) & Atlanta (live)
Amorphis - Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes (live)
The Cure - Disintegration (re-master)

If The List Was Longer…

All That Remains, Alter Bridge, Black Country Communion, Blind Guardian, Brandon Boyd, Cloverseeds, Coheed & Cambria, Decrepit Birth, Demians, Sully Erna, Fistful Of Mercy, The Gracious Few, Haken, Iron Maiden, John 5, Jónsi, Kamelot, Mnemic, Mutiny Within, Nevermore, The Roots, Sevendust, Silent Civilian, Solution .45, Stone Sour, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights
Live long and prosper. May the Force be with you. Happy New Year. So say we all.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

watched the Classic Albums Blu-Ray: RUSH 2112 / Moving Pictures and it is required viewing for all fans of rock! (Thank You, Lisa Claus!)

Monday, December 27, 2010

has landed and is already rockin' the tri-state! (now, when is nap time?)
It is WAY too early to be dealing with the airport...but up up and away!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Flight cancelled, rescheduled for tomorrow morning. More Lisa-time, Yay!!
had the best Christmas ever! Leaving 60 and sunshine for 25 and snow! Happy Holidaze!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! No matter what you celebrate, we wish you the very best holiday and a superb 2011! Rock on!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sign of the times: the new Christmas candle decorations I bought are not called "battery operated" anymore. They are now... Wireless!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

28 years later, we finally get a Tron 3D with a million times more processing power and double the Jeff Bridges! I'm in!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Random act of jolliness coming up!
It may pass, but for now, this Southern boy is enjoying a little snowfall in the holiday season! Time for random acts of jolliness!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

phase one complete: all is well [;-)
the race is on: getting Lisa to the airport in Huntington and getting back before the winter storm dumps several inches of snow in my path!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Fun from Facebook

Games like this circulate the social networks and can be quite revealing! This is how mine turned out:

1) Turn on your MP3 player or music player on your computer. (2) Go to SHUFFLE songs mode. (3) Write down the first 15 songs that come up - song title and artist - NO editing/cheating, please. (4) Choose 15 people to be tagged. It is generally considered to be in good taste to tag the person who tagged you.

Out of 44,996 in iTunes, these were the first 15 from my iTunes DJ

Artist - Title

Mahavishnu Orchestra - One Word

Iron Maiden - The Mercenary

Nina Simone - My Father

Porcupine Tree - Dislocated Day

ABBA - Suzy-Hang-Around

The Cure - A Forest (Live)

Radiohead - The Gloaming (Softly Open Our Mouths In The Cold)

The Producers - Here's To You

Tears For Fears - Mothers Talk

David Gilmour - Coming Back To Life (Live)

The Replacements - All He Wants To Do Is Fish

Garbage - Drive You Home

Anathema - Ascension

The Four Tops - Walk Away Renee

Frank Zappa - Let's Make The Water Turn Black

What does your music library say about you?
For the second time Porcupine Tree have been nominated for a US Grammy in the best surround sound mix category. No Beatles this time! [;-)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thank you, Trent Reznor, for remastering Pretty Hate Machine! Now, one of the best albums ever recorded sounds bigger than ever!
Snow... Hey Oh!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

By-Tor and the SNOW Dog!!! Getting our first flurries of the season...too warm to stick but very pretty!