Top Five Rock Power Ballads – Episode 21

Episode 21

Pip and Chewie discuss their Top Five Rock Power Ballads of all time! You know how this goes… subscribe on YouTube, comment, like, share, etc. Here’s to you friends!

‘Mad World’ 2020 Cover

Diva and Curt Smith - Mad World

In my last post I commented on how life sort of seems to give you what you need at the moment. I ran across this video just recently of Tears for Fears bassist Curt Smith and his daughter Diva singing “Mad World”. The song was originally recorded in 1982 written by Roland Orzabal and sung by Smith. This version, stripped down and much slower, was covered by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules for the film … Continue reading

10 Day Influential Album Challenge

Mother Love Bone - Apple

I’m sure you’ve seen these things floating around Facebook. It’s a ‘challenge’ where you’re supposed to do something every day and then tag someone else to do to the same. Well, I got tagged recently. Here was the challenge: 10 Day Influential Album Challenge: I was challenged by [INSERT NAME] to post 10 albums that have influenced my musical taste – one record a day for 10 days. No explanation, no review, just the cover. … Continue reading

True Color – From Lauper to Trolls

Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick

Ferris Bueller famously said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” I really hate to say how busy I am. We’re all busy. We’ve all got shit that we’re dealing with. When I’m dealing with… stuff… I turn to the world of music. There’s always something there that speaks to me. Today, I turned to what I’d consider a classic. I’ve known the words to this one for years, but … Continue reading

Living in a Land of Confusion

As the kids say these days, it’s been about a minute since I’ve done any blogging. I could give you a bunch of excuses about how I’m so busy, how I’ve got too much going on, yada, yada, yada. And believe me… they’d all be true. But as I get older I realize that complaining about how busy I am is just sort of silly. Everyone’s busy. And no one wants to hear about it. … Continue reading

Sinéad O’Connor – Black Boys On Mopeds

I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

If you know me and you know you my taste in music you know I’m a huge fan of low key lyrical tunes. That said I’ve long been a fan of  Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor who’s probably best known for her cover of Prince’s song Nothing Compares 2 U. That song was released as part of O’Connor’s second studio album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got and while it’s a great song, it’s not even … Continue reading

What a Message… We’re Not Gonna Take It

Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry

Last week, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider released an acoustic version of one of my all time favorite songs: We’re Not Gonna Take It. This acoustic version was released to compliment Snider’s work with D.C. lawmakers to update outdated laws governing music. The song was originally released on the 1984 album titled Stay Hungry (along with a slew of other great tunes). It has come back into the mainstream as of late when Donald Trump … Continue reading

Late To The Party – Rachel Platten’s Fight Song

Rachel Platten - Fight Song

I imagine I’m going to catch a bit of flack on this one as it proves just how out of touch I am but that’s OK. If you know anything about me you know my iPod (which is ancient) is full of stuff like Zeppelin, Floyd, Van Halen and Jackopierce and the occasional “new” song. I saw Rachel Platten perform “Fight Song” on New Year’s Eve during one of the far-too-long extravaganzas and it caught … Continue reading

I Will Not Be That Guy – Cats In The Cradle

Family Fall Day

Apologies in advance for a sappy post. You’ve been warned. If you know anything about me you know that my family is the most important thing in the world to me. I don’t blog about family stuff all that much these days partially because I’m a bad blogger and partially for privacy and security reasons for my kids. I’ve got three boys who mean everything to me. I’ve got a Wife who is so far … Continue reading

15 Albums That Changed My Life – Part 3

Secret World Live (1994)

This is the 3rd and final part in a series about 15 Albums That Changed My Life. This list originally came from a Facebook post where one of your friends would tag you and you’d have to chime in. Here was the original “question” that was posed: “Think of 15 albums that had such a profound effect on you that they changed your life or the way you looked at it. They sucked you in … Continue reading