Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Journey's New Frontman

Since in the 80's, Journey has been one of my favorite bands. Melodic riffs and Steve Perry's high-pitched crooning were more than enough to capture my attention and keep it for the past several decades.

Journey formed in 1973 and released several lukewarm albums in the first couple years. But it wasn't until Steve Perry came onto the scene in 1977 as Journey's lead vocalist that the band really started to skyrocket. The following year Journey's fourth album, Infinity, gave the band its first platinum record and several hit singles.

From 1977 to 1983, Journey continued to be a success thanks to the direction of Perry and lead guitarist Neal Schon. But creative differences plagued the band. Perry and Schon both pursued solo careers throughout the mid-80's and Perry left the band in 1987.

Since that time, Journey has tried to replace Perry with several leads, but each failed to give audiences what they desired. Finally in June 2007, Neal Schon discovered a Filipino singer, Arnel Pineda, online.

Pineda at the time was the lead singer for a cover band called The Zoo. The Zoo performed cover songs by Journey, Survivor, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Air Supply, The Eagles, Kenny Loggins and other popular acts from the 70s, 80s and 90s, began appearing on YouTube.com early in 2007. Schon contacted Pineda via e-mail who initially dismissed it as a hoax. Eventually the two connected and Pineda was announced as Journey's new lead vocalist in December 2007.

Who says that broadcasting yourself on YouTube can't be valuable?

So what do you think? Does Pineda sound like Perry?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sammy Davis Jr. - Mr. Bojangles.

A great performance by one of the greatest performers ever.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Awesomest Videos: Boards of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy

BoC make damn brilliant ambient music that is just a treat to listen to and this video.
Just be seated comfortably, lay back, buffer it fully and then put it on full screen mode and enjoy !

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Styx - Boat on the River

Have you ever searched for a song for 5 years with no luck? You only heard the song once, but you just can't find it? And then one day you wake up and the tune playing in your head? Waking up humming:

Take me back to my boat on the river, and I won't cry out anymore.

I have...

Styx - Boat on the River

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jackson Browne - Stay [Live 1978]

I just love this song, well yes it is a bit old... Okay too old, but still the good music never dies.

This is my favorite part:

'Cause when that mornin' sun comes beating down
you're gonna wake up in your town
and we'll be scheduled to appear

a thousand miles away from here

People stay just a little bit longer
we want to play, just a little bit longer

Now the promoter don't mind

and the union don't mind

if we take a little time

and we leave it all behind and sing

one more song here

Enjoy. :)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Flipsyde - Happy Birthday

I think the song speaks for itself.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Awesomest Videos: Jason Forrest - War Photographer

These Vikings are the mutt's nuts ! nuf said


3 Doors Down - Landing in London

Here is a nice song I like by 3 Doors Down.

Enjoy. :)