Friday, August 04, 2006

Catchin' Up

It's been too long since I've written much of anything. I find myself incredibly busy (or maybe just more interested) with other things. I took on a work project which requires much more time than I anticipated. I have three or so sculpture projects in my head. I'm going through a lot of old CDs and transferring them to my computer – lots of oldies and goodies.

Anyone know of Todd Snider? His "Songs from the Daily Planet" was one of an enormous amount of music brought to me by the letter "T." Probably half the music I listen to with any regularity can be traced back to "T." She has great and varied taste and musical interests.

Anyway, Todd Snider's music is fantastic. It's a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. It's usually funny but some songs are very touching. It's been a long time since I listened to his stuff.

Then in the "S" section is the great Joe Satriani. I looked up his website and discovered that I missed the incarnation of G3 that included: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and … yes… wait for it. Yngwie J. Malmsteen. Oh yeah. Not Yngwie F. Malmsteen, but Yngwie J. Malmsteen.

Except Mr. Malmsteen is not so Yng-wee anymore. He's kinda Yng-jumbo. I know: pot-kettle-black, but he's… yes… wait for it…
still wearing 80's tight leather pants or spandex. Oh the horror.

He still plays really fast though. It's not as… well as emotive as either Joe Satriani or Steve Vai but I can't even form an F chord, so you go Yngwie! Far away as far as I'm concerned.

Rock On!

2 comments:

jen said...

does that todd snider record have a song on it about the song "louie, louie"?

if so, i adore it. and think that song is the height of social commentary within a great country-pop song.

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