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TATTOO Van Halen

Van Halen are back. They are singing about a Tattoo. VERY rawk n roll.

Dave/David Lee Roth is with them!

Bizarre as it may be, it appears that he is not bald. Although I seem to remember him with significant hair loss back in the 90’s!

I have only listened to the new song ‘Tattoo’ once. As one would expect, it sounds just like Van Halen! Eddie can still play guitar and the previously mentioned Mr Lee Roth can still sing, although he does sound like his dentures are loose!

Benjamin Button has also become a member of the group! (Wolfgang VH)

I’m not hooked and I won’t be going to see them on tour.

I am quite sure that 40 something year old men, will be wanking themselves to sleep at night because their guitar god is back at ‘er! Let ’em have it!


Merch trade on Tumblr

A mention for the young Grungers in the music universe.

Side Projects!

When George Formby played ‘Leaning on a Lamp post’ and strummed along on his Ukelele, it wasn’t hip.

Eddie Vedder releases a “Ukelele” cd and Grunge Tweens go mad for it!

I was recently assisted by my 12 year old to spend $140 on “side project” cd’s. One week AFTER Christmas.
With cunning and wit she spotted them, side project after side project, in nooks and crannies around HMV, collecting an arm full before I had a chance to say “Chris Cornells chest is magnificent”.

Personally I had no idea that the ‘Side Project’ business was quite as lucrative.

OK, Dave Grohl drumming for ‘Them Crooked Vultures’ is not really on the same level.

I will be making myself more ‘aware’ of who is doing what from now on and I will be avoiding non necessary trips to HMV with Tweens in tow!

NO MORE Wasting Light

I have wasted more light than I care to think about by not paying this record more attention sooner!

Yesterday, for the first time, I listened to the cd of the same name by Foo Fighters, all the way through.

I know I saw them live earlier in the year, but there were distractions and songs from a gazillion years prior.  Not to mention the fact I was watching my Grunge Girl having the time of her life.  That in itself was worth paying a huge amount of cash for!

On the podium, exactly where he should be.

Just Dave

This cd is absolutely fucking excellent.  There really is NO other way to describe it!

I listened probably eight times and I cannot find fault. The only thing I will say, is that Back and Forth is very reminiscent of The Wildhearts (an excellent band of English origin who I would highly recommend) and could easily have been penned by one Mr Ginger Wildheart.

Other than that,  I can only say GOOD, GOOD, GOOD things about this Butch Vig  in Dave Grohls garage, produced cd.

Garbage should be given a listen at this point I think!

Krist Noveselic, makes an appearance on I should have known” and does nothing short of bring the house down. I tweeted that fact to him yesterday at @KristNoveselic and to my surprise and utter joy, he tweeted me back.

“Nate is Great” was my reply. I agree Sir, but you still kick serious Bass arse!

In the film Back and Forth, Butch Vig tells that he has not been in the same room together with Krist and Dave since Nirvana worked on Nevermind.

The re-collaboration was too long coming, but the results were amazing and I will be cranking this for a long time to come. It was SO worth the wait.

I haven’t been able to get Arlandria out of my head. This has not happened to me in a very long time.

I decided I that I wanted to learn to drum to this song.  Alas, when I asked my Drumming 12-year-old to teach me, she placed her hand on my shoulder and said “Sorry Mom, there is NO hope”.  She could be right, my attempts at drumming have so far sucked immensely!  I just want to be “in” the music.  Does that make sense?

LISTEN to Wasting Light NOW!

Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues (Shane McGowan)

Bad teeth and 80’s glam girl.

EVERY Christmas deserves this duo.

Sadly Miss MacColl is no longer of this Earth, having been wiped out by a power vehicle on the sea, while vacationing near Mexico some years ago.
Had the same thing happened to The Pogues frontman, he would have doubtless swum to shore, rubbed his head, smoked a fag and downed a shot of Johnny Walker!
Still it remains that this pairing is essential in any music loving household at Christmas.

Best played immediately after Christmas Dinner, it is certain to get rid of the in-laws so much quicker than your Brussels sprout infused farts and Brandy sauce belches.

Happy Christmas your Arse!!