Posted on: April 11, 2008 12:09 pm

Best Live Rock Performance You've Ever Seen???

Hey all,

With today's ticket prices for rock concerts out of control, as well as my diminishing interest in attending rock concerts as I get older (which, coincidentally coincides with my increasing interest in Jazz), I thought I'd reminisce about rock concerts of "yesteryear" (i.e. the old days for me, pre-children!).  Here are a couple of my favorites I attended back in the day:

1) U2 - Joshua Tree Tour - Best seats I've ever had: third row, Madison Square Garden.  I loved the band, that album, and their live performances.  The only negative was Bono's arm being in a sling from an accident during a previous show.  Highlights (for me) were "I Will Follow," "New Year's Day," and closing with "40."

2) Tom Petty - 1986(?) - Saratoga Springs  - had lawn seats, went mostly because a couple of friends were Petty fans.  Man, was he good live!  Loved "Runaway Trains," and the opening act, Georgia Satellites, were excellent live as well.

3) Monster of Rock - Meadowlands - 1991 - Went for Guns and Roses, but was blown away by Metallica.  Alcohol consumption partially impaired my ability to truly appreciate their performance (and I don't even remember Faith No More taking the stage), but Metallica simply owned the day - period.  Hey, at least Axl came out, which was generally a 50-50 proposition.

4) Kansas - The Power - 1988 - Most under-rated.  They got back together, promoted their new album, and played small venues.  Saw them at the Stanley Theater in Utica for like $10, went with 10 friends...and they were incredible.  Played all their old stuff really well, sounded polished, very fun.

5) Rush - 1994 (?) - Simply fantasic musicians

6) Tool - 1998 - Really good, nice visuals, and I saw them at Red Rocks ampitheater in Colorado.  Can't beat that venue...

There's plenty more, but those are some of my faves.  How about you?  What are some of the best shows you've seen?

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Posted on: April 6, 2008 5:49 pm

Workout Songs for Your I-Pod Playlist

Hey all,

I recently added a few songs to my I-Pod, including a few I plan to add to the playlists I use to work out, listen to while running, etc.  Here are a couple of the new ones I added, in no particular order:

* Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols

* Zombie - Miser

* Crush Crush Crush - Paramore

* The Missing Frame - AFI

* Are You Gonna Be My Girl - The Jets

I have a few faves from the "old days" (for me at least!) that include:

* Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue

* Going the Distance - The "Rocky" Soundtrack

* Rock Me To the Top - Tesla

* Slip Slide Melting - For Love Not Lisa (Also on the soundtrack to "The Crow")

* Save Yourself - Stabbing Westward

* Plowed - Sponge

* Nobody Hears - Suicidal Tendencies

* One Vision - Queen (From "Iron Eagle")

* Lunatic Fringe - Red Rider (from "Vision Quest")

I've got a bunch of others, but I'd be interested to see what other people listen to when exercising, as I'm always open to suggestions!!!





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