Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lisa's Rock Concert Highlights

Snapshots of some of my favorite rock concerts I've attended:
Styx, La Crosse WI, Aug. 2000
*This was my first time seeing Styx, and I got to meet Glen Burtnik.

Styx, Eau Claire WI, July 2001.

Night Ranger, La Crosse WI, July 2002.

Jackson Browne, St. Paul MN, Dec. 2002.
*I got a concussion between Jackson Browne and Tom Petty sets. Ouch!

Tom Petty, St Paul MN, Dec. 2002.

John Waite, La Crosse WI, Feb. 2003.

Kansas, La Crosse WI, Feb. 2003.

Styx, La Crosse WI, Feb 2003.
*Had the great pleasure of meeting JY and Todd Sucherman.

Coheed & Cambria, Minneapolis MN, Oct. 2005.

Motley Crue, La Crosse WI, Feb. 2006.

Steel Panther (formerly Metal Skool), San Diego CA, March 2008.
*Got to dance up on the stage! Hilarious, yet amazing skills these guys got.

Slaughter, La Crosse WI, July 2008.
*Got to meet the band at "The Animal House," downtown La Crosse.

Firehouse, Green Bay WI, March 2009.

Kansas, Rochester MN, Aug. 2009.

Monday, December 28, 2009

You know who's cool?

Jack Blades

covering "Summer Breeze" with Tommy Shaw (Shaw/Blades):

covering "Nature's Way," Shaw/Blades:

with Night Ranger, "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" live:

Night Ranger's "When You Close Your Eyes" music video:

Damn Yankees' "High Enough":

Hilarious album cover of the week

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Album I'm currently into

Tormato (Yes)

If you are able, I suggest looking into a copy of the album that includes the bonus tracks so that you can hear Jon Anderson's accapella piece "Days." Beautiful.

Not the best Yes album, but for any Yes fan, it's a must! You can definitely hear the link between their early progressive sound and their later poppish stuff in this album. Yay for Yes!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Featured absolutely random but awesome song

"Go" by Asia

Whythis song/Asia is awesome:

1. This is the ultimate super-group. King Crimson meets The Buggles meets Emerson Lake and Palmer meets Yes. Sorry, Damn Yankees; I think Asia might take the lead in this one.
2. Carl Palmer's drum stick flips.
3. Who doesn't like ambiguous sci-fi music video concepts?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Featured absolutely random but awesome song

"Talk to Ya Later"
by The Tubes

Why this song/The Tubes is awesome:
Steve Lukather co-wrote the song and also played the guitar solo on the recording.
Bill Champlin from Chicago sang back-up vocals.
Bill Spooner and Prairie Prince are pretty cool.
I am proud to admit that The Tubes are definitely my guilty pleasure.

David Lee Roth picture of the week!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Featured absolutely random but awesome song

"When the Heart Rules the Mind" by GTR

Why this song/GTR is awesome:
  1. Steve Howe. Yes. Enough said.
  2. No keyboard synths, just guitar-synths. That's bad-ass.
  3. Steve Hackett. Genesis. Enough said.
  4. Geoff Downes produced their album. Asia. Enough said.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Rock stars and their parents

Frank Zappa and his parents Francis and Rosemary, 1970:

David Crosby and his dad Floyd, 1970:

Elton John and his parents Sheila and Fred, 1971:

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