Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Your favorite songs?



I'm still creating new videos of my favorite songs . . . but . . . in the meantime, I'd like to know your Top Ten favorite songs of all time.

It doesn't matter what decade it is, past or current . . . nor does it matter what genre of music.

Hopefully I'll get enough of you to comment for a future project I'm thinking of doing . . .


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Faces ~ Silicone Grown



There is no way I was gonna leave Silicone Grown out of my series of all time favorite songs.  It is another song by The Faces, written by Rod Stewart and Ron Wood . . . lead vocals by Rod Stewart.  One of the most awesome songs ever!

I found an interesting blog while researching for the two posts and videos on The Faces that fans of the group will enjoy . . . http://britrockbythebay.blogspot.com/2010/05/faces-october-1973.html . . . check it out!

Silicone Grown comes from the album Ooh LaLa, in my opinion, the best of their four albums.  Actually, with the exception of Rod Stewart's album Never A Dull Moment, these were the best songs of his career.  At least they are my favorites.

Here is another video I created

 for one of my favorite songs ever ~



Silicone Grown | The Faces
Lyrics

written by 
Rod Stewart and Ron Wood


Wait a minute honey
I don't think the joke's too funny
I stayed up all night
Checking out the doctor's guide

Wait a minute honey
Stop pretending you're a bunny
Well I might've guessed
You been to see a specialist.

I remember you said
That we gotta keep abreast of time
But obviously you don't know where to draw the line
Don't try and tell me it's a-what you been eating
Since when have you been 44 around the (get on with the song)

At the Moulin Rouge tell you baby we could knock 'em dead
Just sign right here all I need is 10%.
Now you make me feel like a pimp in the White House
For a senator's daughter you're stealing all the headline news

Oh shake me, shake me, shake me up all night long
We all need a laugh and I guess you're just the one
You got more front than the Hague Museum
Oh home grown silicone you really got the best of me



Monday, March 21, 2011

The Faces ~ Ooh La La




This is another post in a continuing series of videos I have created as a tribute to my favorite songs of all time.

You could say that being a part of The Faces was the start of success for two of the most successful and enduring rock stars of our time, Rod Stewart and Ron Wood.

The Faces began as a collaboration of five guys from two relatively successful bands that had broken up . . . The Jeff Beck Group and The Small Faces.  The band and their sound was awesome, however, there was one problem . . . Rod Stewart had high aspirations for himself . . . he wanted to be a superstar.

As the group put out studio albums and regularly toured, Rod Stewart was pursuing his career as a solo artist.   As his success grew, so did the tension and resentment within the band.  In the end, Ron Wood started touring with The Rolling Stones and eventually joined the band . . . and he is currently a member of the band to this day.  The Faces broke up soon after.

Although attempts at reunions have been made through the years, the band that could have been never "was" again.  Blame it on ambition, aspirations . . . and egos.

Ooh La La has been one of my favorite songs since the first time I heard it . . . as a fan, I am grateful that the egos collided long enough to put out some awesome music. 

Here is my tribute video to one of my favorite songs ~






Ooh LaLa | The Faces
Lyrics

written by
Ron Wood and Ronnie Lane

poor old Granddad, I laughed at all his words
I thought he was a bitter man
he spoke of women's ways
they'll trap you when they use you
before you even know
for love is blind and you're far to kind
don't ever let it show

I wish that I knew what I know now
when I was younger
I wish that I knew what I know now
when I was stronger

the can-can such a pretty show
will steal your heart away
but backstage back on earth again
the dressing rooms are grey
they come on strong and it ain't too long
for they make you feel a man
but love is blind and you soon will find
you're just a boy again

when you want her lips, you get her cheek
makes you wonder where you are
if you want some more then she's fast asleep
leaves you twinkling with the stars
poor young grandson there's nothing I can say
you'll have to learn, just like me
and that's the hardest way

ooh la la
ooh la la, la la, yeah

I wish that I knew what I know now
when I was younger
I wish that I knew what I know now
when I was stronger


Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Babys ~ Head First


The year was 1978 . . . in the midst of disco fever . . . one of my favorite songs of all time was born out of the disfunctional collaboration of awesome musicians who could not keep it together as a group . . . The Babys, featuring the awesome vocals of John Waite.

The group is known for the songs Everytime I Think Of You and Isn't It Time, both made it on the US and Australian charts.  Everytime I Think Of You peaked at #13 in the US.  Head First was not a commercial success, peaking on the US charts at #77, but for me, it remains one of my favorite songs of all time.

The following is a video I created . . . 
the first in a series of videos I will be
making on my favorite songs of all time.

The video has more facts about the song and the group.



Head First | The Babys
Lyrics

Well the first time that I saw ya
You looked down and out
And I had my doubts
About you
But baby since I've come to know ya
I ain't got no doubts
What it's about
Me and baby
We're going out tonight
She's gonna treat me right
Ooh yeah
Me and sugar
We've got it all sewn up
She fills my loving cup
We're going head first
Well the second time that I saw ya
Man you'd really improved
I was really moved
How I wanted you
I'm knocking at your door
To see if you're alone tonight
Cause I need some more
Of what you got
Me and baby
We're going out tonight
She's gonna treat me right
Ooh yeah
Me and sugar
We've got it all sewn up
She fills my loving cup
We're going head first
Baby baby baby
Take me in your arms and love me
Cause you know what I am anyway
You got me on my knees
I'm gonna say please if you want me
Cause I want you so
I'm never gonna let you go
Me and baby
We're going out tonight
She's gonna treat me right
Ooh yeah
Me and sugar
We've got it all sewn up
She fills my loving cup
We're going head first
Me and baby
We're going out tonight
She's gonna treat me right
Ooh yeah
Said me and baby
We've got it all sewn up
She fills my loving cup
Ooh yeah
Me and baby
Me and baby gonna rock and roll
She fills my loving cup
It's gonna be alright
Me and baby
We're gonna rock and roll
We're gonna rip it up
We're fallin' head first 



Saturday, March 12, 2011

My new home page




My home page is back!  Now you can keep up with all of my blogs, websites and places on the web in one place.  Click here to go to the blog, where you can follow via Blogger, Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs, my new Facebook Fan Page or through RSS feed via your favorite reader or email.  You can also follow me on Twitter where all my blog posts are automatically tweeted.

For my Adgitize and Entrecard blogging friends . . . within the next couple of days, I will be setting up Adgitize and Entrecard . . . so you will have one more place to click!

My apologies for not being around as much . . . there are not enough hours in the day for everything I have been working on, but I should be back to "normal" soon.

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

David Gilmour of Pink Floyd



David possesses all the ingredients of a major rock star.  His awesome vocals and guitar playing had a huge impact on The Dark Side of the Moon, the third most successful album of all time. In addition, his song writing ability was a huge part of Pink Floyd's worldwide success of the 1970s.

Several decades later, he's still rockin' us . . . David Gilmour is timeless!

David Gilmour's Official Website

I've chosen two videos that represent two distinctively different eras of David Gilmour . . . I really love the second video of the young David and the song "Smile" . . .







Smile | Lyrics
(Gilmour / Samson)

Would this do
To make it all right
While sleep has taken you
Where I'm out of sight

I'll make my getaway
Time on my own
Search for a better way
To find my way home
To your smile

Wasting days and days
On this night
Always down and up
Half the night

Hopeless to reminise
Through the dark hours
We'll only sacrifice
What time will allow us
You're sighing... sighing

All alone
Though you're right here
Now it's time to go
From your sad stare

Make my getaway
Time on my own
Needing a better way
To find my way home
To your smile