Meatloaf on my mind

12 11 2008

Don’t ask why, because I honestly have no answer, but I’ve had Meatloaf on the brain lately. And no, not the food. I’m talking about the man, Meatloaf, who haunted us with his ridiculous music videos in the 90s. I have a love/hate relationship with this man. On the love side- I absolutely love the fact that he has man-boobs in Fight Club.

I found this commercial and had to share it with you (and yes, it’s the extended version):

Which is a spinoff of Meatloaf’s Paradise by a Dashboard Light, which I can, and can’t, believe he actually agreed to do.

And this, ladies and gentleman, is by far my favorite Meatloaf song and video:

Oh, and I just figured out why I have Meatloaf on the brain. I’m doing a training guide on building websites and came across a site that features examples of flash, and this is one of them. *If you don’t at least chuckle at how ridiculous this video is, then you must have no sense of humor at all… or you think I’m completely retarded.

… and just to throw some more in there because I haven’t mentioned it enough in this post: Meatloaf, Meatloaf, Meatloaf.



you can vote however you like

30 10 2008

thanks jes for sharing this vid. it’s so awesome, great performance!

Counting Crows at Wellmont Theatre Tonight

27 10 2008

I just received this email moments ago, just in the nick of time:

Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz is fighting the flu and unfortunately will not be able to perform tonight at The Wellmont Theatre.  Tonight’s opening night show has been rescheduled for tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 28.  Counting Crows will perform Wednesday, October 29 and Thursday, October 30 as planned.  Tickets for tonight’s show will be honored tomorrow (Tuesday) night, and tickets remain available for the Wednesday and Thursday performances.  We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at The Wellmont Theatre tomorrow night.

I almost fell out of my chair laughing. I didn’t even know the Counting Crows were still around!

You know we ALL remember this video with Duritz’s killer dance moves (and that hair! and those clothes!:


27 10 2008

Things that are making me happy/driving away my boredom:

My ever-growing collection of ampersands (I desperately need an ampersand pumpkin now!):


Music on my mind

27 10 2008

Not all directly related, or influenced, by each other (though some definitely are)- but I’m definitely a big fan of all of them, especially the Black Keys; I’m pretty sure they’ll always have a place in my heart. And though I just got introduced to Witch,  J Mascis has never failed me.

1. Junior Kimbrough- I Gotta Try You Girl

2. Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band- Sure ‘nuf f ‘n Yes I Do

3. Tom Waits- Lie To Me

4. Black Keys- Your Touch

5. Witch- Seer


It’s all gone a bit Pete Tong

24 10 2008

Cockney slang for “wrong”, and also the title of a mind-blowing movie. I bring this up because Pete Tong is playing at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza tonight with a few other DJ’s.

I was first introduced to this movie about two years ago by a dear friend, whom is famously nicknamed Stef Boyardee, and didn’t fail to impress me once I actually saw it. I wonder if I would have found this movie on my own, or if I would have liked it as much without Stef’s recommendation (since I’m not huge into club music) but I could definitely appreciate the storyline and Paul Kaye executed a fine performance. Click on the above image for the IMDB stats. And you should definitely check out this movie if you haven’t seen it!


“That’s not going to cut it in fish-town”

23 10 2008

Do yourself a favor and watch the whole thing, honestly, it’s worth it.

This is the first of many installments of my favorite music critics:

It completely speaks for itself.