Monday, January 23, 2012

Fire – Kasabian (album: West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum 2009)

This song is by the English group Kasabian.We have rocked to this song last night at the Big Day Out in the Gold Coast while waiting for Soundgarden to go on stage. It’s quite an awesome song!

So anyway, back to the Big Day out event. The main reason I wanted to go to this Festival is to see Soundgarden. I have never seen them perform live and I got really excited about their recent reunion and the fact that they are working on a new album. I was a big fan back when I was 16 and I was looking forward to have another one of my teenager dreams come true, I’ve got quite a long list of bands and Soundgarden was sure one of them. But as usual Great expectations lead to a big disappointment. Quite ironically, Soungarden had major sound issues; all we could hear is a lot of bass noises, no sounds of guitars and really high pitch sounds from Chris Cornell’s behalf. They sounded like a really bad death metal band or something like that. It was quite a disaster. I couldn’t even recognize the songs; I was trying to guess what they were playing. It was just horrible. I read in “” that Kenya West had something to do with this mess since he was testing his equipment in the next door stage. I’m pretty sure the main reason for this kerfuffle is a really bad soundman! He did such a lousy sound job it was just too painful, so we have decided to leave the premises just when they started playing “Fell on Black Days”. We sure fell on a black Soundgarden day!  Both my Hubby and I learned a very important lesson from this experience. It is a waste of time to see a band you really like in a Festival. If you want to see your band playing, go to their concert!

My Hubby did mention the great time we had recently on the Chris Cornell "Songbook" acoustic concert which instantly made me feel much better!

Overall, I had such a good time in the Festival. We all rocked to “Hilltop Hoods” and “Drapht” which is not my type of music but both bands gave quite a show and it was fun dancing to their songs. We all rested when “The Living End” was playing in the background and their performance was very impressive as well. Such smooth guitar riffs, how wonderful it was to listen to them. Rock music in its purest form! We continued resting while “My Chemical Romance” was on, they also had some sounds issues but it was nothing in compression to the “Soundgarden” disaster. My Hubby made a good point when he said that all Aussie bands sounded really good and the foreign bands had sounds issues. God of music must be Aussie!

I’ve learned another lesson from this festival, I’ve learned that the most important thing about Music Festival is the people that you are with, and I definitely had the best company last night. A big thank to my Hubby for arranging everything and spoiling us with another great festival .Thank you Cand for coming with ,even though it’s not your kind of scene and it was very “uncomfortable”, you are a good friend!  I think you’ll make a great soldier one day!  Thank you UV for being fun to be around and putting up with Cand’s constant complaining! Seeing you two dancing in the rain was quite a memorable sight! Oh and thank you guys for leaving “Drapht” concert early to make it on time for “Soundgarden”. I hope I didn’t ruin your night with my nagging! Back to the song, hope you enjoy it !

Lyrics: Fire

Info about the band: Kasabian

Monday, January 9, 2012

Country Song – Seether (album: Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray 2011)

This song is from Seether’s latest album. I wasn’t really impressed with this song when it was first released but my Hubby liked it and I might say it grew on me. Also the video clip is hilarious. The new album “Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray” is quite different from all of their previous albums. There are a few really good songs and there are some really bad ones. Overall it sounds more like Nickelback and not at all like Seether. The song “Tonight” is the perfect example for it.  What a horrible song, such a disappointment. In some of the songs Shaun Morgan sounds exactly like Chad Kroeger which is not a bad thing at all, it’s just really confusing. Anyway, I’ve decided to support them and purchase the album and enjoy a few of the songs in it. Hopefully their future albums will sound more like the good old Seether days back in “Disclaimer” and “Karma and Effect”.
My Hubby and I have been following the Sci-Fi TV show Eureka. It is quite an interesting show about a town that is full with mad scientists that invent really advanced technologies and about a normal ordinary sheriff that has to deal with all these science experiments that had gone wrong. It’s quite entertaining. The first two seasons were great, the third season was OK and the forth went completely wrong. From some reason they got rid of too many important characters and it became more like a really bad soap opera then a Sci-Fi show. I definitely recommend watching the first three seasons. Even though I didn’t understand half of the stuff that they were saying in this show, I enjoyed the dynamic between all the characters and the chaotic situations that they are dealing with. It’s quite a fun show.  Back to the song, I hope you enjoy the best video clip I’ve seen in a long time. It’s really funny.

Link to my previous posts on Seether: Never Leave, Broken, Gift, Sympathetic

Lyrics: Country Song

What’s this song about?

According to frontman Shaun Morgan, the track's title "got its name from the swampy verse riff". On the band's official message board, Morgan explained the track's background, saying "in some ways I guess I was dealing with growing up and having to make better life choices. It's definitely not country, but we recorded the album in Nashville, and felt like it was a small homage to such a wonderful city."(Country Song – Wikipedia)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Irresistible Force – Jane’s Addiction (album: The Great Escape Artist 2011)

This next song is from Jane’s Addiction new album The Great Escape Artist which is really wonderful. My Hubby loves it as well. I recently purchased the album and I must say, it took them eight years to release it but it was absolutely worth waiting for. The album is a combination of the good old Jane’s Addiction sounds with some electronic music and it is simply excellent. They've made a good use of today’s technology and still remained true to their music genre.

According to Perry the song is about a combination of the big bang theory and the Old Testament and the male-female act of cosmic love. Interesting concept, I don’t really understand the big bang theory and I don’t really care how we got here. The most important thing is that we are here to stay, at least for now. Speaking of cosmic things, on the 31/12/11 my Hubby and I sat outside our balcony on the 27th floor and we had the most divine experience  with a pelican that flew right above our heads. He flew so close to us that we can almost touch his beautiful wings. It was so breathtaking. We both agreed that it’s a great start for a new year. I love birds, especially pelicans. They are my favourite bird. They are such noble creatures. Anyway, I hope you enjoy Jane’s Addiction's ode to nature.

Link to my previous post on Jane’s Addiction: Stop , Three Days

Lyrics: Irresistible Force

What’s this song about?

This is a comment by Perry Farrell from Jane’s Addiction website:

“Many of you love the song Irresistible Force. You've asked me what the lyrics were about. Usually I wouldn't discuss it- I'd prefer to leave it up to the interpretation of the listener. For who likes to be given answers to a puzzle? Right? The fun runs out. However, there have been several misinterpretations given out by the press, and as the author, I do wish to clarify. The song is really a love story, and a theory on creation. Combining the science of the big bang, and the theology of the Old Testament. Adding the notion that it was in fact a conscious male-to-female act of cosmic love. I know of no life that was ever created without male-female union. A sexual explosion caused the creation of our galaxy, and all earthly life. We- in both his and hers image- continue this process. The line "We've become a big business" has nothing to do with Jane's Addiction- but speaks about God and his bride. "A galaxy merger. Two of us a big bang!" A true romance in the cosmos...”