Friday, November 30, 2007

One thing leads to another - in this case Lionel Richie

Okay still in my midst of my Amy Grant flashback but for some reason (maybe the title) that song reminded me of hanging out at CSUN listening to Lionel Richie's LOVE WILL FIND A WAY. I still think that is an amazing song. Here's a clip so you can listen to it:


Amy Grant

Wow it is amazing to me how one thing leads to another. Watching Oprah (yep I do it from time to time) one of her guests were Amy Grant which reminded me how I use to love an Amy Grant song in my younger years. I even bought her album (yep they were making them then) just because of this song.

So I thought I would see if I could find it on Youtube and I DID! Boy this brings back memories for me

and yep, I still love it. Can't believe I still remember the lyrics

- AnOldieButAGoodie.

Korean Artist IVY

Hey I admit I am a sucker for people who I feel are undeservedly bashed. Lately I've noticed this artist being discussed/bashed for her private life which no one who post actually know the details of and I don't feel like posting details that are unsubstantiated

I don't know too much about this artist but I did find this video which I like. She appears to be a hard worker with talent. I commend her for that. Here is Tempation of Sonata... Let me know what you think


First Song of the Day: Christmas Song

Well just a while ago I finally got to catch a bit of GMA (Good Morning America) and Josh Groban was on singing Christmas Song. Well I don't own a Josh Groban album and haven't found his rendition online but here is one of my favorites - Nat King Cole. In fact, I think I'm going downstairs and put his Christmas CD on after I post this.

Somehow this song just feels so right on a rainy day (It is raining in Los Angeles)



Thursday, November 29, 2007

Lyrics - Last Christmas via

Title: wham! - Last Christmas lyrics

Artist: wham!


Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day, You gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day, You gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

Once bitten and twice shy
I keep my distance but you still catch my eye
Tell me baby do you recognise me?
Well it's been a year, it doesn't surprise me

(Happy Christmas!) I wrapped it up and sent it
With a note saying "I Love You" I meant it
Now I know what a fool I've been
But if you kissed me now I know you'd fool me again


(Oooh. Oooh Baby)

A crowded room, friends with tired eyes
I'm hiding from you and your soul of ice
My God I thought you were someone to rely on
Me? I guess I was a shoulder to cry on
A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
A man undercover but you tore me apart
Oooh Oooh
Now I've found a real love you'll never fool me again


A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
(Gave you my heart)
A man undercover but you tore me apart
Next year
I'll give it to someone, I'll give it to someone special
I'll give it to someone, I'll give it to someone special
who'll give me something in return
I'll give it to someone
hold my heart and watch it burn
I'll give it to someone, I'll give it to someone special
I've got you here to stay
I can love you for a day
I thought you were someone special
gave you my heart
I'll give it to someone, I'll give it to someone
last christmas I gave you my heart
you gave it away
I'll give it to someone, I'll give it to someone


FirstSong of the Day: Last Christmas

Well if you surf the web I'm sure you've come across Ashley Tisdale's lipsynching rendition of Wham's Last Christmas. I am not a fan of lipsynching but it seems more and more people want/expect perfection. I'm fine with people not hitting the perfect note each time as long as they bring emotion and themselves to the performances. Too often when lipsynching people tend to be "cutesy" which I think is where Miss Tisdale went wrong. Still I'm not ready to throw stones at her or pubicly flog her. She will have good performances and bad and as long as she learns and grows from the bad then what is the harm, right?

Anyway here is a her performance

Come to think of it singing cutesy to Last Christmas isn't so bad. It's not like its a deep emotional song and the best thing is I remember really liking Wham's song so it gave me another chance to remember it. Here it is for you all too


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

First Song of the Day: Chris De Burgh--Lady In Red

Not sure how this song popped up on my radar today but the first song I heard today was via online and it's Lady in Red by Chris De Burgh. I do believe it is the only song that I know by this artist

Looking at my open tabs it seems it was in a link I click that opened to a tribute to Angelina Jolie:


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Widget for the Day

First Song I Heard Today - Humming Urban Stereo's Stalker

Had a late start today when it came to music. Watched GMA (Good Morning America) and tried to get warm. You know when it cools down a bit in Los Angeles we act as if it is FREEZING. Anyway the first song I listened to was one by Korean artistHumming Urban Stereo, a group who is becoming one of my favorites - which means I would pay for their albums.

So I share with you my first song for today - Stalker

Monkey Majik

Now to introduce you to a band I've really been into lately,Monkey Majik. Part of the interesting thing about them is that the the singers/guitarist, the Plant brothers although in a Japanese band and living in Sendai are from Canada. Together with the drummer,"tax" and bassist,"DICK" they have even had their second single"Around the World" peaking at 4th on the Unicorn charts.

Well here is a personal favorite (other than their Picture Perfect with M-flo)

and their website

Monday, November 26, 2007

Stella's Notch

Here is a band we happened to come across while following another band. Why don't you try to guess what band, they are connected in at least 2 ways. They went to Manila fairly recently in October for 9 days. And released their 1st album, Beyond Wonderland this year. With their almost enchanting sound we haven't been able to get enough of their music lately. I hear they may have another album planned but that is not totally confirmed yet so we may all have to wait a bit more.

I believe OldiebutaGoodie already added a link but here is their myspace page just in case and hey you can't have too much of a good thing.


Still trying new things

SensAsian Home Page

First Song I heard today - Kelly Rowland's Stole

Here is where we share with you the first song we hear each day.

Today is Kelly Rowland's Stole from her first album. I actually read an article about a show she recently did where the tickets were complimentary or 75cents - depending on the person telling the story. It made me think of the music business and industry. Is she not selling because of a bad album, a bad presentation or just mad management and promotion or could it be a bad economy. I do believe she has a talented voice.

Anyway here is a link to her Stole Video:

and a link to her Myspace:

and for a bonus here is Dilemna featuring Nelly:


Sunday, November 25, 2007

This Christmas - Donny Hathaway

With Christmas coming up how can I not share this classic with you. Donny Hathaway you are missed

Donny Hathaway

You know who popped in my head today when I was thinking of artist who I will never forget - or hope to never forget. Mr. Donny Hathaway. Please tell me you all know who he is?


Saturday, November 24, 2007

New Song by Jeffrey

A couple of days ago Jeffrey added another song to his SoundClick page,The Rush. Here is a link Soundclick.

Here is a quote from a bulletin Jeffrey posted on Mypace."So, I decided it was high time for me to upload a new song. I really like this song, it's totally my favorite song that I've written so far. Lyrically, it's not that deep, and vocally, there's not much too it, but I just love the beat and the way it turned out. It's all sexyyy.... haha, embarrassing. Yeah, listen to it!"

and the lyrics:
The Rush
Lyrics by Jeffrey Phung

Hush now, just another minute
I want you but I don't wanna forget it
When you come take me away

Hold on, tell me can you feel it?
How you come and push me to the limit
Feels like there's no words to say

'Cause I'll do what you want me to and
We'll sink into our own groove and
Feels like the world melts away

You strip me of my disguises
No need for the petty lies when
You come and say what you say

So hush now, tell me can you feel the rush?
Slow down, feel it as you feel me up
You got me crazy, really want you, want you
So hush now, I just wanna feel the rush
Speed up, I don't ever wanna stop
You got me crazy like I want to, I want to

Don't stop, I can still feel it
I want this and I don't wanna regret it
Just come and take me away

Hold on, tell me what you're feeling
I don't want for this moment to be fleeting
I just want to stay where I lay

'Cause I'll give you a fantasy and
I'll do more than you believe 'cause
Feels like your body's a stage

You strip me of my defenses
I fall hard when I lose my senses
'Cause you come and blow me away

(Repeat Chorus)


Upcoming Shows

Going to try to list more shows coming up in LA so to start here is some:

Nov.29th: Alex’s Bar 2913 E. Anaheim Long Beach Featuring:The Press Fire

NOV.30TH:The Westchester Sports Bar (8 BALL) 5630 W. MANCHESTER BLVD
From 8 until 2AM

Dec.7th:Judo Chop vol.9 Last JUDO CHOP in 2007! at Land on Second St. Jazz 366 E 2nd street $7(including one $2 drink) Featuring Thee Out Mods,The Press Fire,Eyeshine,Nirf,MISSING GLOREE

Dec.13th:Knitting Factory ANTI FEMINISMxHagakure US Coupling Tour 2007 Featuring:Rusika,Thee Out Mods $25($30 at the door)

More to be added to later..


Friday, November 23, 2007

A New Poll I found


Message Board

Working on setting up a message board. I think it is a way to learn more about computers (just like this blog) and talk about something I like.

Our message board: For the Love of .....MUSIC!

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Here is a clip I found online that is from a live M-Flo show. I like the song, it is not my favorite but one reason I like the clip is because it includes their original member, Lisa.

I like when groups can still work together and I really think they perform with genuine affection for each other. Also this clip has a siting of Verbal without the ever present shades.


Who is M-Flo?

Well here is a little snippet from their Wikipedia page:

m-flo is a Japanese hip hop group consisting of producer and DJ Taku Takahashi and emcee VERBAL as of 2002, ever since the former member Lisa left the group.

As to the origins of the group's name, VERBAL had explained that it was originally "mediarite-flow," an intended misspelling of meteorite, but for the Japanese that name was too long, and so Avex had requested that the name be shortened to m-flo. VERBAL had commented that "There's no deep meaning to it. I guess we wanna have impact like a meteorite."

I guess you can also call them one of my current musical obsessions.


Southern CA: Upcoming Live Shows You may want to Check out

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Just found out about it and won't be able to make it but Rahsaan Patterson is an incredible talent and I expect he'll have an incredible show. Please go out TONIGHT and support this guy.


Miss You Lyrics - M-Flo w/ Melody & Yamamoto Ryohei

Found at one of the better Lyric Sites

02. miss you w/ melody. & Yamamoto Ryohei
Romaji by: cori

DJ play that music louder, onegai


* futari de iru no ni I miss you
chikaku ni itemo Boy I miss you
sukoshi dake baby (the cold crush lover is here)
moshikashite maybe (the ryuusei's flowin this year)
ki ga kawaru mae ni rock with you
soshite kyou mo kono mama with you
doko made (mou) sukoshi dake
soshite asa made Uh Uh Uh in this atmosphere

Don't know why this love gotta be muzukashii
I'm the uchuu no Super lover BA-BARU na noni
Don't know why this TAKAHASHI TAKU no beat
Gotta be so fly with Ryouhei to melody... Now listen

I don't know why kimi no kijun wa
totemo high nanimo kamo so uptight
are mo kore mo PUREZENTO saretemo
Baby you don't know
sore dake ja nai yo

I don't know why sukima no nai mayoi no nai
taido is that PURAIDO?
cash or card kane de kaeru mono nan demo
ataetemo she always says no
I gave her this, I gave her that
kagireru mono wa
yume no you dakedo diamond rings are not forever
name anything, uchuusen that blings
just anything tsuki no hikari made mo
so baby come close to me

Ooh, baby can't you see
wakatte hoshii this is my kimochi
Ooh tell me, tell me cuz gendo nante nai
suki na mono buy shite la la la la la la
Ooh, you say that you miss me
but call mo nai shi
jaa doushite hoshii girl
Ooh oshiete so I can do it right
So tonight, you and I can just uh uh

* repeat


One... Tokyo minute de miseru love
I gotta lotta of it ma, dynamite bakuhatsu love
kimi wa HOT! HOT! ...doushitara ii n deshou ka?
cafe mocha HOT! HOT! ...daremo ga furimuite jealousy
tokechimau ze ATSUATSU She killin me la la la...
masumasu like Stevie, signed sealed DERIBARI-
suki na koto do it baby, kuchibeni nutte can we
majime ni futari de rock rock? If you don't mind

Ooh I'll tell you what this is all about
Your money ja kaenai mono dakara
demo (Oh!) mitai mitai your hohoemi
and hear your melody
la la la la la la
How can I can I tsutaereba ii?
Just spend some time with me
jikan ga nai so please
moshi maji nara futari gotta be
gotta be? loving and huggin and uh uh

* repeat

DJ play that music louder, onegai
Ooh How You Like Me Now, 2013(ni-sen juusan)nen SUTAIRU, m-flo's lovin' us now
La La kikoete kitara Come and get me
No, cuz this ain't no joke, you deserve it all, and I'm treating you right girl!

The way I'm livin' is 5 stars, sugoku large
chou-mirai, kou go kitai
Girl, you my type...what's your namae?
tomaranai pull over!
Throw ya, hands up in the air, kono ban
Girl, nagareboshi mita you na feeelin de Uh
sono hitomi ni hamatteta ze, itsunomanika because
I'm bound to wreck your body and say turn the party out
I'm bound to wreck your body and say turn the party out
I'm bound to wreck your body and say turn the party out

Tell me why doushite surechigatte iku no?
(why don't we kiss no more)
mou itsunomanika futari wa
(so far apart, tell me)
dou sureba ii no baby girl?
(Uh, How you feelin me now?)
We should be vibin' forever

* repeat x2

Bet you know what album I'm definitely getting. Again the lyrics were found at: I think they did a great job


Still flowing with M-Flo

It's just one of those days. This has to be one of my favorite M-Flo renditions ever. I present to you A CAPELLA MAN. I truly have respect for him. He had dedication and courage and I personally think he did one heckuva job!

Boom, Clap!


Trying a new thing - An M-Flo Day

I just can't enough of:

And what is day without DOPAMINE


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

I hope that no matter where you find yourself in life that you will still be able to recognize all that you can be thankful for.
If by chance you truly feel you have nothing to be thankful for then take a deep look and be thankful that you realize that you need to make changes

Enjoy the holiday.


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

November Birthdays

A few birthdays for this month:
November 2nd:Nelly
November 5th:(Kwon)BoA a K-pop,J-pop and now Chinese Pop singer
9th:Se7en Choi Dong Wook Popular Korean singer
November 10th:Eve (Jihan Jeffers),a rapper,singer
12th:Neil Percival Young-singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist and film director
14th:Yanni-self-taught pianist,keyboardist,and composer from Greece,
Travis Barker-Drummer,has been and played in blink-182,+44,Box Car Racer,Transplants and Expensive Taste
Alec John Such-bassist for the band Bon Jovi
15th:Kevin Tyrone Eubanks-Jazz guitarist,leader of the Tonight Show Band
17th:Isaac Hanson from the Hanson Brothers
21st:Björk Guðmundsdóttir singer-songwriter,composer,actress,and music producer from Iceland


Monday, November 19, 2007

Stuck in my Head - Stella's Notch

Since last night "Don't Know You Anymore" by Stella's Notch has been stuck in my head. I'm really liking it. Have to get their album


Sunday, November 18, 2007

DJ Ozma

As some of you know more than one person contributes to this blog. DJ Ozma is an artist that I love because he is so zany. He cracks me up. I know that I can always watch one of his video and laugh at something. Am I laughing at him or with him, it depends on the day and circumstances.

I must say that I always wonder when watching is video - was it actually planned or did he come up with it on the spot? Can you imagine what their video brainstorming meetings look like? Do they ever say no to any idea? They do look like they have fun though.


DJ Ozma's new PV

I first heard of DJ Ozma from last year's NHK's Kohaku Uta Gassen,an annual music competition of the most popular men versus women. Check out DJ Ozma's new single,Tokyo Boogie Back.


Saturday, November 17, 2007

11/15/07 Whisky A Go Go show

So as many can probably guess we went to the Whisky A Go Go show on the 15th.First up was the "Promenades"-Not as much energy as I like to see in a band but Another band had a similar problem,Aeronautics. One thing I noticed about bands with a girl singer is that the girls usually don't seem to have much energy. However both bands seemed young like they had time to develop more energy.

A band I really enjoyed was "Anatomy of Her":This all girl band produced a lot of energy pretty early in the night at 7:55. With earlier bands not yet getting the crowd out they sent fans and watchers out on the floor to listen and watch their set. At the end they also had a funny experience where their special ending was done on the second to last song yet played it off well.For more info about this band check out:,

After Anatomy came another good band,The Gravity Guild.One thing that always help tell you how great a band is how far people go to see them and they had some not just from San Francisco but also from a northeastern state(I just forgot the name,maybe PN). For info about the band,

The main band who was also releasing a album for the night was "Machina". Unluckily the smoke machine actually took away from their performance but they were an ok band.

Of course Random Ninjas rocked the night like they usually seem to. I always wonder if it helps that they have such great fans out there. Some came from Arizona staying a fews days to wait for this show.This show also debuted a new song(which I missed the name of).Another cool thing is that the RN's sales for the night will go to the Red Cross.

Last for the night was Lemon Drop Kick. I always think that last for the night must be a tiring spot yet LDK rocked it with lots energy.They were a band that made you glad you stayed out for the end.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Into the Night - Benny Mardones

Here is the clip so you can hear the song

Benny Mardones

Here is a bit of information about Benny Mardones


Followup to Nov. 2nd Post - Found the Song!

It is by Benny Mardones. I think I spelled it right. Anyway, I'll post more information when I get it

Here are the lyrics:
She's just sixteen years old
Leave her alone, they said
Separated by fools
Who don't know what love is yet
But I want you to know

If I could fly, I'd pick you up
I'd take you into the night
And show you a love
Like you've never seen, ever seen

It's like having a dream
Where nobody has a heart
It's like having it all
And watching it fall apart
And I would wait til the end of time for you
And do it again, it's true
I can't measure my love
There's nothing to compare it to
But I want you to know

If I could fly, I'd pick you up
I'd take you into the night
And show you a love, oh
If I could fly, I'd pick you up
I'd take you into the night
And show you a love
Like you've never seen, ever seen

If I could fly, I'd pick you up
I'd take you into the night
And show you a love, oh
If I could fly, I'd pick you up
And take you into the night
If I could fly, I'd pick you up
Oh, into the night, oh
I'd pick you up


Lemon Drop Kick

The band recently released a PV for their popular song 11:40 on myspace.

Lemon Drop Kick - 11:40

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Widget for the day

Lately I've had a fascination with Widgets. Please bear with me but be warned it may take a while


Thursday, November 15, 2007

All the Same Music

I've noticed that it seems like there is always new "styles" and names of styles of music coming out. Most of the time they leave me scratching my head. Then I listen to the bands and think "what new style is that?". I've come to realize that even with the older styles many crossover and are essentially the same. R&B, Hip-hop the same and so on. But I guess that is why music is so universal, no matter where you are in the end you have the something that can go back to a music you like and enjoy. That is why there are rap songs that can use a bit of an old big band tune or why industrial can sound like the sound of a song starting up with a drumbeat. So though I will still probably be a little irradiated when I hear a few terms in the end I know it really a bit of the 'same old'.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Just found this online so had to check it out

Weekly songs
Alicia Keys - No One Lyrics
Timbaland - Apologize Lyrics
Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love Lyrics
Chris Brown - Kiss Kiss Lyrics
Colbie Caillat - Bubbly Lyrics
Rihanna - Hate That I Love You Lyrics
Soulja Boy - Crank Dat Soulja Boy Lyrics
Rihanna - Umbrella Lyrics
Kanye West - Stronger Lyrics
Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry Lyrics
Get your blog's here.


Artists Blogs

Lately I've been reading a few artist blogs and I really like the way technology has allowed fans (and non-fans) to know various sides to the musicians/artists they support. One band who has great blogs is Oreskaband. They've recently finished recording and filming for their movie and is heading back to Japan.

One thing I will say, is that I notice it is easy to be mean and nasty. You do not have to like the artist or agree with them but so many of them are courageous for even putting themselves out there knowing that there are people right now who have not found a purpose in life so only live to pick apart. If that is you, change. Life is worth more than demeaning others.

Anyway, I write the way I talk so sometimes I am a bit here and there. If you have a moment check out the Oreskaband blog. These girls seem so down to earth and they really put on a good show. You may want to also join the myspace fan group I recently joined

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Two More Days - Random Ninjas Live

Well its two more days until the Random Ninjas show at the Whisky A Go Go. And I must admit I am excited. The more I hear about the lineup the more I'm liking it.

For those who don't know - Whisky Go Go - Thursday November 15th - Be There!

Random Ninjas (I can't find their banner)

The Gravity Guild

Lemon Drop Kick (can't find their banner either)

Tied for Last

I was introduced to this band today via a myspace friend request. Listened to a few of their songs. Have to admit they made me smile. And smiling is a good thing

Try to get out to give them a live listen


Monday, November 12, 2007

Will Downing & Rachelle Ferrell on the Brain

Due to a comment I now have Will Downing and Rachelle Ferrell on the Brain - which is not a bad thing. Good quality music from a great talent. Take a listen.

Take a listen and enjoy these artists who are just incredible together and amazing separately

Rachelle Ferrell & Will Downing - Nothing Has Ever Felt Like Thi

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An Oreskaband Birthday

I joined a myspace fan page for Oreskaband. Today is one of their member's birthday. So I take a break from our regular scheduled activities to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEADER

Here's a bit of Oreskaband for your listening pleasure

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Local Shows - Thursday 11/15/07

Here is a great chance to check out some great local bands.
Check their myspace pages for more information but definitely DO consider supporting and enjoying these local talents.

Random Ninjas

Lemon Drop Kick


The Gravity Guild

One thing that impresses me with the local sets is that they put aside egos and really support each others as artists. Hope to see some of you there because I'm definitely going


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Rock For Darfur - Today (Nov. 10)

1 night: 46 shows on 4 continents
Go to a ROCK FOR DARFUR concert tomorrow.
A portion of your ticket purchase will help save lives in Darfur.

Here is a full list of shows by city:

(Scroll down for shows outside the US.)

Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel – Colbie Caillat
Belton, TX – Bell County Expo Ctr – Three Days Grace w/Seether
Birmingham, AL – Bottletree – Rogue Wave
Boulder, CO – Club 156 – The Elevation Tour: Now On, Buff1 and Othello
Bridgeport, CT – Arena at Harbor Yard – Fall Out Boy, Gym Class Heroes, Plain White T's
Buffalo, NY – Evolution – Academy Is. . . w/Sherwood, Armor for Sleep & the Rocket Summer
Buffalo, NY – Xtreme Wheels – Family Force 5
Chicago, IL – Abbey Pub – Emmitt Nershi Band
Chicago, IL – House of Blues – State Radio
Chicago, IL – Martyr's – Enter the Haggis
Cincinnati, OH – Bogart's – The Clarks
Cleveland – Agora Theater – Sick of It All, Modern Life is War, Viva Hate
Dallas, TX – Palladium – Myspace Music Tour: Hellogoodbye and Say Anything
Dallas, TX – House of Blues – MuteMath and Eisley
Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl – Maroon 5
Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre – She Wants Revenge
Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café – Amoeba Music presents: Meiko and Quincy Coleman
Memphis, TN – Skate Park of Memphis – Cartel
Milwaukee, WI – The Rave – All Time Low, Boys Like Girls, The Audition, Valencia
Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues – Bob Weir & RatDog
Nashville, TN – Exit In – Pat McGee Band and Josh Kelley
New York, NY – Terminal 5 – John Butler Trio
New York, NY – Irving Plaza – Los Amigos Invisibles
New York, NY – Annex – Gabby Glaser of Lucious Jackson fame
New York, NY – Grand Ballroom – Streetlight Manifesto
North Adams, MA – Mass MoCA – Yo La Tengo
Portland, OR – The Towne Lounge – The Minus 5
San Diego, CA – Soma – Coheed and Cambria
San Diego, CA – House of Blues – B-Side Players
Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst – Zion I
Sauget, IL – Pop's – Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Deepfield
Seattle, WA – Neumo's – Suzanne Vega
Oneonta, NY – SUNY Oneonta – Ace Enders – NOV 11
Teaneck, NJ – Mexicali Blues – The Heavy Pets


Durban, SO. AFRICA – Wavehouse – NOFX
Adelaide, AUSTRALIA – Fowlers Live – Clare Bowditch & the Feeding Set
Brisbane, AUSTRALIA – The Zoo – Butterfingers
Dublin, IRELAND – Crawdaddy – Wallis Bird
Glasgow, UK – Oran Mor – Hot Hot Heat
Hamburg, GERMANY – Molotow – The Wombats
Launceston, TASMANIA – James Hotel – Dardanelles
Manchester, UK – The Phoenix – Buff Bang Pow! – The Foxes, Seaside Riot, Sound Stripe
Milan, ITALY – Blue Note – Charlie Hunter Trio
Perth, AUSTRALIA – The Metro – Megadeth
Sydney, AUSTRALIA – Enmore Theatre – Xavier Rudd
Zaragosa, SPAIN – Sala Oasis – Wilco

All donations go to the Save Darfur Coalition,
and to Oxfam's Sudan Crisis Relief and Rehabilitation Fund.

Please forward on.


The Wedding that Didn't Happen

Well once upon a time I was going to get married and while going through papers and what not I came across this list I had written (almost or over 20 years ago). Thought I would share some of the songs that would have played at my reception

Evergreen - Barbara Streisand
Somewhere - Barbara Streisand
Never Knew Love like this - Alexander O'Neal & Cherelle
Always - Atlantic Starr
You & I - O'Bryan/Stevie Wonder
Inseperable - Natalie Cole
You are My Lady - Freddie Jackson
Suddenly - Billy Ocean
Ribbon in the Sky - Stevie Wonder
We've Only just begun the romance is not over - Glenn Jones
Loving You - Minnie Riperton

The funniest part is I written across the page I scribbled - WHY DREAM.


Friday, November 9, 2007

Take A Poll 1

Saw this poll and since I've read a few articles about digital downloads, etc. lately I thought it would be a good one to share

Lyrics to Like A Star by Corinne Bailey Rae

I just love her voice and her vibe

Here are the lyrics courtesy of metrolyrics:

Just like a star across my sky,
Just like an angel off the page,
You have appeared to my life,
Feel like I'll never be the same,
Just like a song in my heart,
Just like oil on my hands
honour to love you

Still I wonder why it is,
I don't argue like this With anyone but you,
We do it all the time,
Blowing out my mind

You've got this look I can't describe,
You make me feel I'm alive,
When everything else is so au fait
Without a doubt you're on my side,
Heaven has been away too long,
Can't find the words to write this song of your love,

Still I wonder why it is,
I don't argue like this With anyone but you,
We do it all the time,
Blowing out my mind

na, na, na,na,
naaa naaaaaaa

na, na, na,na,
naaa naaaaaaa

Now I have come to understand The way it is,
It's not a secret anymore,
'Cause we've been through that before,
From tonight I know that you're the only one,
I've been confused and in the dark,
Now I understand,

I wonder why it is,
I don't argue like this With anyone but you,
I wonder why it is,
I won't let my guard down for anyone but you
We do it all the time,
Blowing out my mind

Just like a star across my sky,
Just like an angel off the page,
You have appeared to my life,
Feel like I'll never be the same,
Just like a song in my heart,
Just like oil on my hands.

[Like A Star lyrics on]


I've been really feeling this song today

Corinne Bailey Rae - Like A Star.

Rock For Darfur: November 10th

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Dedication to my Cousin - R.I.P.


Big Band

This morning I've been in a Big Band sort of mood. There are sometimes when life gets so AARGH that Big Bands & Standards and thoughts of relatively simpler times just seem to fit.

I guess you can say I am a moody music listener. I listen to music depending on my mood. The only music I don't ever have a mood for is hateful music, other than that there seems to be a time when I'll draw upon any of the variety of genres.

Anyway, I have my Slacker station on while I try to get things done and think through the upcoming funeral my family will have.

Tell someone they matter today. Okay?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Health & Music - Staying Alive

While watching Good Morning America this morning, there was a doctor who mentioned that you can perform chest compressions to the Bee Gees' Staying Alive. Now I can't get that song out of my head especially the doctor in his sort of flat voice "singing" LIVE, LIVE, LIVE, LIVE STAYING ALIVE, STAYING ALIVE

The song will not leave my head.


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Web surfing gadgets

Just wanted to try this out. Hope it works:


Jeffrey Phung

For about a year I have been listening to a really talented singer,Jeffrey Phung. He sings his own songs and his. One really cool thing is that even though he doesn't sale his songs on the internet he keeps making new ones. I think I've heard at least 2 this month. I think everyone should definitely keep an eye out for Jeffery to become a big hit.


Flying Songs

So the other day I saw Seal on the telli singing his new song for his album. It reminded me of one of his other songs which I consider a favorite,"Fly like an Eagle". So now that has me on a whole flying songs record in my head. So now I have Lenny Kravitz's "Fly Away" from his "5" album in my head. A course that also made me think he should have a new song soon and find out he is having an album planned for release in 2008.
That made me think that I have liked every 'flying' song that I've heard. I have another in my head but cant think of the name of the artist. oh well can anyone think of any other flying songs?

Eagles' Lyrics to Hotel California

Courtesy of lyrics007 - I'm beginning to love that site

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself,
’this could be heaven or this could be hell’
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say...

Welcome to the hotel california
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the hotel california
Any time of year, you can find it here

Her mind is tiffany-twisted, she got the mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the captain,
’please bring me my wine’
He said, ’we haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine’
And still those voices are calling from far away,
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say...

Welcome to the hotel california
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely face
They livin’ it up at the hotel california
What a nice surprise, bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said ’we are all just prisoners here, of our own device’
And in the master’s chambers,
They gathered for the feast
The stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can’t kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
’relax,’ said the night man,
We are programmed to receive.
You can checkout any time you like,
But you can never leave!

-AnOldieButaGoodie: Now Y'all can sing it with me

Flashback: Eagles - Hotel California

In honor of their #1 Album thought I would share with you one of my favorites. An Oldie but a Very Goodie - Hotel California. Thanks to taketyan for uploading this to Youtube


Eagles are #1

I was actually going to blog about this yesterday while Billboard was still going to give Britney Spears the #1 Album. I am glad to wake up and read today that Billboard has revised their policy and that The Eagles will get the #1 Album. For me it isn't about being Anti Britney Spears or anything but when one party sells 700K more than double the competitor than they have earned it fair and square.

So Congratulations Eagles from one Oldie to another.

- AnOldieButAGoodie

Tuesday, November 6, 2007



India.Arie on the Brain

Has it ever happened to you were you get into an Artist groove. It seems that since a bit before lunch I've been on an India.Arie kick - Video, Little Things, Can I Walk With You, I Am Not My Hair. She has been on a steady loop over here. She really has some great music out and it often touches a chord within me.

Se7en - Honey I Know

Well I found the first song I heard from Se7en. Again I like the quality of his voice (not hard to look at either) Anyway, here's a youtube clip.


Okay I'm embarrassed - Random Ninjas

I think maybe I got a bit too hyped about a possible Random Ninjas album.

Here is their comment they left:
Nov 5, 2007 1:15 PM
We will have an official announcement regarding our album soon! Thank you!

Now my wanting to get an album self just DECIDED ON MY OWN that they wrote that they would have some information out tomorrow - which would have been today.

Can you tell I'm loving this band?

Guess I will learn more about patience but Random Ninjas, please don't make me wait too long


Even More about The Random Ninjas

In a comment on my myspace they said information about their album will be out today.

I'll be honest - I CAN'T WAIT. I hope others will help me support this band.


Sometimes an Oops leads you to a Good Thing

Somehow my Se7en search took me to a BOA video of her singing my favorite Toshinobu Kubota song. Anyway since I wasn't too inspired by her version I searched for the real thing which then made me wonder if there was a music page for Toshi on myspace which I still don't know but did take a chance and found TOSHI REAGON which I must say I like, I like. In fact I am listening to music from her page as I type this.



I have not a clue what he is singing but I love the tone of his voice. I wonder what he sounds like live. He is a Korean Artist who is hoping to make his name known in the states. I don't know that much about him, not even sure when I first heard of him but I do remember hearing a song once from him and his name does pop in my head from time to time.

Take a look/listen:


Monday, November 5, 2007

The name is - Smile Bomb (Yu Yu Hakusho 1st Opening Theme Song)

Well I haven't figured out who the singer is but I was able to find the lyrics and NewWave knew the title (great resource for stuff like that) so courtesy of Hotlyrics here are the lyrics for the 1st Opening Theme Song for the anime Yu Yu Hakusho:

Yu Yu Hakusho Opening Song - Smile Bomb

Running in a crowd
In a faceless town
I need to feel the touch of a friend
In the countryside
I wonder far and wide
The isolation gets me again

I don't know where to go
When I feel like crying
Oh my

Its time to open myself
Do something new
And stop- and grow up a bit

Then suddenly my power and confidence
Swelling up
Magicly erupt
And its all because kindness
That I feel from people I don't even know
Then suddenly my intuition and my wisdom grow
And then I know
That most of all I sense compassions
Weild into strangers
Wherever I go
Thank you for waking me up


Anime Theme Songs... Yu Yu Hakusho

Woke up this morning with the theme song to Yu Yu Hakusho playing in my head. Does anyone know the title or artist? If I get time later today or this week I will try to hunt it down

I've found that I get hooked on many Anime songs. I think that is what first introduced me to Japanese Music. I can't recall what came first though. I know I was addicted to the Gundam Wing music for a while. I've found the same addictiveness when it comes to some Japanese dramas. Even for shows that I did not like the theme song is usually extremely catchy and gets stuck in your head.

Now if only I could learn some Japanese.

- AnOldiebutAGoodie

How are we doing so far

Just wondering do you find our blogs interesting? Boring?

Have you been introduced to a band or music genre you never heard before?

Is there a band or music genre you would like to introduce to us?

Let us know.


Sunday, November 4, 2007

For those who may wonder

Yes there is more than one person contributing to this blog. AnOldieButAGoodie has done the most posts but keeps forgetting to sign off. Hope to edit but if you're reading a post and wondering who wrote it and there's no author posted just know it is mostly AnOldieButAGoodie if it

1. Isn't signed
2. Rambles on
3. Changes subjects midstream


Music in Many Languages

So since this is my first post here so I'll keep it short.

As AnOldiebutaGoodie already mentioned we don't just listen to American bands or ones who sing in English but also ones in other languages. I guess the first other languages would have been Spanish though that was in some ways accidental. Next would have been Japanese then Korean. Those I got interested in after watching some Japanese and Korean shows. And I've also heard some good Chinese musicians however since I don't know any Chinese I can't say I listen to much. If you don't listen to songs in other languages I suggest you start. You can really miss out on some good songs. Now I can't imagine what I would be listening to if I hadn't heard of OrangeRange,Utada Hikaru,Tokyo Jihen,or Humming Urban Stereo! Even when you can't understand all the words some things just go past words.


King Tut Lyrics

Just in case you're..... enough to sing along to the song. Here are the lyrics courtesy of LYRICS007

King Tut (King Tut)
Now when he was a young man,
He never thought he'd see
People stand in line to see the boy king.

(King Tut) How'd you get so funky?
(funky Tut) Did you do the monkey?
Born in Arizona,
Moved to Babylonia (king Tut).

(king Tut) Now, if I'd known
they'd line up just to see him,
I'd trade in all my money
And bought me a museum. (king Tut)

Buried with a donkey (funky Tut)
He's my favorite honkey!
Born in Arizona,
Moved to Babylonia (king Tut)

Dancin' by the Nile, (Disco Tut)
The ladies love his style, (boss Tut)
Rockin' for a mile (rockin' Tut)
He ate a crocodile.

He gave his life for tourism.
Golden idol!
He's an Egyptian
They're sellin' you.

Now, when I die,
now don't think I'm a nut,
don't want no fancy funeral,
Just one like ole king Tut. (king Tut)

He coulda won a Grammy,
Buried in his Jammies,
Born in Arizona, moved to Babylonia,
He was born in Arizona, got a condo made of stone-a,
King Tut!

posted by AnOldieButaGoodie


Yesterday I mentioned a group that I find amazing. Their song is stuck in my head. Unfortunately I am probably butchering some of the lyrics but when you find a song creeping in your head no matter what you are doing and it is a positive experience you know that you're buying the album. I do not see that they have an album out "yet" but I will definitely let you know when I find out details. Anyway since it seems that I am having a YOUTUBE day here is their music video that I found today. Great stuff, right?


and now for a youtube pet peeve, if you go there and enjoy their music please let them know. Actually I recommend doing it with any singers, artists that take the time to share their stuff. So many people have no problem being snarky but when it comes to compliments it seems that our mouths/fingers can't work. Does it mean that I don't believe in criticism, well criticism has its place but can't it be constructive? Are your criticizing hoping that the other person will improve or to make yourself seem better or superior. I guess I'm just full of thoughts today.

Anyway enjoy the Random Ninja's video to Ground.


Trying things out

King Tut - History and Music

This blogger is old enough to have seen BOTH Los Angeles Exhibits of the King Tutankhamun tour. I discovered this morning (did you set your clock back?) that in honor of the discovery of the tomb - 85 years after the discovery was made.

I'm also old enough to remember when Steve Martin sung his King Tut song. For those who missed it (which I'm still not sure if that will make you lucky or unlucky) - Here goes

-an AnOldieButaGoodie entry

Saturday, November 3, 2007

If you don't know - Now you Know: THE RANDOM NINJAS

I really don't have the time to this band justice right now. Again, they are one of Myspace "friends" and I just love their packaging, presence and talent. I will blog more about them at a later time but check them out. Google them. Check them out on Youtube. Meanwhile here is a promo that they sent via Myspace Bulletin. Definitely loving their style and their Ninjaness!

A death in the family

We experienced a death in the family yesterday moment and for some reason ONLY TIME by ENYA keeps popping in my head

The lyrics are:

Who can say
where the road goes
where the day flows
only time
And who can say
if your love grows
as your heart chose
only time
Who can say
why your heart sighs
as your love flies
only time
And who can say
why your heart cries
when your love lies
only time

Who can say
when the roads meet
that love might be
in your heart
And who can say
when the day sleeps
if the night keeps
all your heart

Night keeps all your heart

Who can say
if your love grows
as your heart chose
only time
And who can say
where the road goes
where the day flows
only time

Who knows - only time
Who knows - only time

More about Rusika

While we weren't able to make it to the show last night (If any of you did please let us know how it was). I did find out from Rusika's Myspace page that their EP is now available for purchase.

The cost is low so please consider supporting a local band. We will keep you up-to-date on this artist and also let you know about other artist who have caught our ear so keep your eye on this page.

There are really a lot of artists who put their all out there but don't have the publicity or big bucks to get their name out. Many times you can catch them "live" and they are on stage giving their all. No lip synching and you get more than your money's worth.

Spice Girls New Video

So the Spice Girls are serious about their comeback. What do you think of the music video that they just released?

Friday, November 2, 2007

Just can't name that song...

Okay there is a song we discuss in our family. The chorus goes "If I could fly, I lift you up and take you into the night and show you love". Okay the words may be a little off but that is the way it goes. It is a romantic song until you hear the first few lines about the girl being a teenager. Anyway, does anyone know the artist/group and title for the song???

Do You Like Jazz

While checking our Myspace account this morning I started letting my fingers do some clicking and came across the page for THE JAZZ ASSASSINS. Love, Love, Love their The Black Panther. It was a perfect way to start the day.

I highly recommend you checking them out

contributor: AnOldiebutaGoodie

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Myspace and Music

One thing I love about Myspace is that I find a lot of unsigned Artists there and while not all make me want to buy their album there are more and more that I find that I think people should give a listen to.

I hope to spotlight some of them here and hopefully you will give them a listen. You may not share the same taste but you never know what you will find. The bulletins often inform us of events I would have never heard about.

Today I'll tell you about one of our Myspace "friends" who has a show in the Los Angeles area tomorrow. The band's name is Rusika and they are appearing tomorrow night - Friday, November 2nd at 2nd Street Jazz in Little Tokyo for Judo Chop Vol. 8.

Here is a clip from his Nisei Week performance:

Other bands appearing are: The Outskirts, The Unaware, L2D and Inazuma. The cost is $7 and includes a $2 drink ticket. It is an all ages event so take a chance and check this event out

Signing out,