Friday, April 25, 2014

Paramore Song Climbs Charts;NBA Playoffs

Paramore,active since 2004,is Hayley Williams,vocals;Jeremy Davis,bass;and Taylor York,guitar.Williams,25,changes her hair a lot,but what doesn't change is her feel for the music.This was shown Thursday night on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on NBC.It wasn't a canned vocal,but she went flat out for her viewers nationwide with "Ain't It Fun" from their latest album "Paramore"(2013).
The song,which was featured several weeks ago in this blog,is currently climbing the charts,to the band's delight.It's a jazzy sort of tune that got up to #21 on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 chart this week,and is #1 on the iTunes Alternatives Charts in the US.
The Paramore song that is featured here today,"Careful," is from their album "brand new eyes" and the video,taking us on a world tour with the band,was posted to YouTube three years ago.It had 11,518,000 views as of Friday afternoon.It's a true rocker,which earns it a lot of credit from this blog.*
The Rolling Stones' "Beast of Burden" was posted to YouTube a year ago.It's got guitar solos by both Ronnie Wood and founding member Keith Richards.The Stones are gearing up for the resumption of their 14 On Fire Tour at the end of May in Western Europe.*
Our quiet girl is Holly Throsby of Sydney,Australia with her "Making a Fire," appropriate since winter is now approaching down under.*
Nothing was quiet about the NBA Playoffs Friday night.Two teams that are hanging on for dear life stayed alive as the Chicago Bulls slipped by the Washington Wizards 100-97,and the Houston Rockets downed the Portland Trailblazers 121-116.James Harden led the Rockets to their crucial win with his 37 points.Both the Bulls and the Rockets are down in the series 2-1,and no team has ever recovered from being down 3-1 in the Playoffs.

Paramore: Careful [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

The Rolling Stones - Beast Of Burden - Live OFFICIAL

Holly Throsby - Making a Fire from Lisbon,Portugal

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Official Trailer (HD) 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Edition:The Rolling Stones;Demi Lovato;Madonna

Top of this week's blog is The Rolling Stones' "Postcard From Asia" promo for their current 14 On Fire tour,which resumes in Europe in about a month's time.The remainder of the tour's dates are posted at the end of the promo,including the just-released makeup dates for Australia-New Zealand.The tour has been in recess since 17 March because of the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend,the fashion designer L'Wren Scott.
Coupled with the promo is "Sway,"an officially authorised video from a 2005 concert in Austin,Texas.
"Did you ever wake up to find
A day that broke up your mind
Destroyed your notion of circular time
It's just that demon life has got you in its sway"
This song is the second track on the "Sticky Fingers" LP of 1971.The album was the first Stones LP to hit number one on both the UK and US charts.Pop artist Andy Warhol conceived of the actual zipper on the vinyl record's cover.
The 2005 video features two guitar solos by Ronnie Wood,but the studio recording of 1971 featured their lead guitarist of that era,Mick Taylor.
The new Australia-New Zealand dates are:
25 Oct-Adelaide Oval
29 Oct-Perth Arena
1 Nov-Perth Arena
5 Nov-Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
8 Nov-Macedon Hanging Rock
12 Nov-Sydney Allphones Arena
15 Nov-Hope Estate,Hunter Valley
18 Nov-Brisbane Entertainment Centre
22 Nov-Auckland,New Zealand Mt Sharp Stadium*
Demi Lovato's "Made in the USA" is from her latest album "Demi"(2013).It shows that she can play the guitar and act,as well as sing.Her full name is Demetria Devonne Lovato.*
"Papa Don't Preach" is a Madonna drama from her "True Blue" album.It's a little movie in five minutes,set in an Italian neighbourhood of New York City.Her full name is Madonna Louise Ciccone.*
Pablo Larrazabal of Spain got a lot more than he bargained for in the Maybank Malaysian Open Friday at the Kuala Lumpur Golf&Country Club.A swam of angry hornets chased him into a lake,stinging the golfer more than 20 times.He dried himself off and a doctor gave him some injections so he could continue playing.He indeed did so,scoring a birdie at the 14th hole.Englishman Lee Westwood scored a second round 13 under par 66 to top the leader board.*
Happy Easter,dear readers.

The Rolling Stones - 14 ON FIRE Asia Tour

The Rolling Stones - Sway - Live OFFICIAL

Demi Lovato - Made in the USA (Official Video)

Madonna - Papa Don't Preach

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Rolling Stones;Selena Gomez;The Masters

Tonight's music includes two Chuck Berry songs performed by The Rolling Stones in 1969,plus a recent Selena Gomez release."Carol" and "Little Queenie" are restored archival material from what looks like 16mm film footage.Very well done,because you can't tell there was ever a problem.The concerts took place in 1969.One of the most significant things about them is the appearance of master guitarist Mick Taylor,seen at Jagger's right,who was a new member of the Stones at that time,selected to replace original member Brian Jones.
The Hertfordshire,England native Taylor is considered by many to be the Stones' most accomplished guitarist in their career.He was a full time member of the band from 1969-74,and they were shocked when he quit,partly to get away from the drug problems of that era and partly because of clashes with Keith Richards,as well as songwriting credits he felt he was not getting.Taylor says he always felt he would not be with the Stones indefinitely.He was in turn replaced by Ronnie Wood.
Taylor was a member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers from 1966-69 before he auditioned for the Stones at a recording session,having been recommended by John Mayall.He didn't realise it was an audition.He just thought it was session work,but Jagger enjoyed his melodic style of playing.Taylor played on some of the Stones' classic albums,including Let It Bleed;Sticky Fingers;and Exile On Main Street.He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the Stones in 1989.
Rolling Stone magazine ranks Taylor as number 37 on its list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time.After the Stones,he went on to work with artists such as Jack Bruce and Bob Dylan.In 2010,he and Jagger went back into the studio to finish the previously unreleased track "Plundered My Soul" for the 2010 re-release of the LP Exile On Main Street.
Since late 2012,Taylor has been appearing with the Stones onstage again,including every date of their 2013 North American tour and at the Glastonbury Festival in England in June,2013.*
Selena Gomez's "Love You Like A Love Song"(MTV Version) was posted to YouTube in February.It had 493 likes and 23 dislikes as of Thursday,out of 81,603 views.The video gives a nod to her Mexican heritage with a pinata scene among Mexican musicians.There is also a sitar player in it.Not sure what India means to Selena-it is also given a nod in "Come&Get It" that was featured here a short while ago.*
The Masters is underway at the vast,difficult course of Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.As the course continues to dry out this weekend,it will play even faster and harder.American Bubba Watson,the 2012 winner,has the early lead at seven under par,while John Senden of Australia is second at -4,and a number of golfers are tied for third at -3,including defending champion Australian Adam Scott and Sweden's Jonas Blixt.The tournament was conceived as a special event that would capture the spirit of golf.

Selena Gomez - Love You Like A Love Song (MTV Version)

The Rolling Stones. Little Queenie (Complete) live 1969 A Chuck Berry song

The Rolling Stones, Carol. Live 1969 (complete) A Chuck Berry song.

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Rolling Stones;Avril Lavigne;Shell Houston Open

Tonight's videos include two classics and a new release.We start with The Firm's VH1 Classic video for "Satisfaction Guaranteed."The small club ambience is just right for the bluesy song and Jimmy Page's flamboyant guitar style,his British flash.Then we return to the Rolling Stones playing for 1.5 million people in Rio de Janeiro and "Start Me Up."Most interesting to me is Ronnie Wood coming out front for his guitar solo-haven't seen him do that too often.
The Stones are gearing up for the resumption of their 14 on Fire Tour following a break after the death of fashion designer L'Wren Scott,frontman Mick Jagger's girlfriend.It's been a rough period for this tight knit band,and we wish them a better than ever return.The European leg of the tour is to commence in late May.Most of the dates are already sold out,but big screens were set up in Singapore in March so those without tickets could watch the concert,so hopefully they will do that in Europe as well.
5-26 Oslo,Norway
5-29 Rock in Rio Festival,Portugal
6-1 Zurich,Switzerland
6-7 Pinkpop Festival,Landgraf,Netherlands
6-10 Berlin,Germany
6-13 Paris,France
6-16 Vienna,Austria
6-19 Dusseldorf,Germany
6-22 Rome,Italy
6-25 Madrid,Spain
6-28 TW Classic Festival,Werchter,Belgium
7-1 Stockholm,Sweden
7-3 Roskilde Festival,Denmark
The Australia-New Zealand concerts are in work.Probably they will be in October-November.
The new release is Avril Lavigne's demo of a song she wrote for Kelly Clarkson,"Breakaway."It's the first time we can hear Avril perform this composition of hers.It was a hit for Clarkson.*
The professional golf season is heating up as we approach The Masters tournament next weekend at Augusta National in Georgia.This weekend,the men are playing in the Shell Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston.After two rounds,Sergio Garcia of Spain holds the lead,having shot a 12 under par 65 on Friday.The ladies are playing in their first major of the season,the Kraft Nabisco Open at the Mission Hills Golf Club in Rancho Mirage,California.American teenager Lexi Thompson,19,and the seasoned Korean golfer Se Ri Pak,36,share the second round lead at 7 under par.

Break Away Avril Lavigne español - ingles (Official Full Demo 2014) New release-demo of Avril's song she wrote for Kelly Clarkson

The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up (Live) - OFFICIAL

The Firm Satisfaction Guaranteed featuring Jimmy Page,guitar