Monday, April 26, 2010

Two weeks.... music

Only two weeks until what will (hopefully not!!) be the trip of my lifetime. (I still need to get to Mexico again, Costa Rica, Galopagos..!!!).

One enourmous part of my life is music. I play music (guitar, keyboard, drums, harmonica, flute), I hear music (huge difference between listening and hearing!), I have musical vibes in my blood stream. I already rambled off a few bands to be heard on the trip, but because I am bored, I will list what I got on the iPod now. I listen to any and everything, so the list is quite eclectic and probably most artists are unknown to several.*

Suggestions are greatly appreciated.... how else do you find new music??* If anyone knows of a band listed, and knows of something I may like, I WILL put it in the iPOD... and give it a chance. most turn off things too qick to even know if they dig it or not.

(in no order of favorites....just what comes out of my mind......)

Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst (Conor IS Bright Eyes), Jack Johnson, Cage, Incubus, Citizen Cope, Miles Davis, Led Zepplin, The Doors, Atreyu, Air Supply (yea, I said Air Supply), Portishead, Kings of Leon, Plain White T's, Nas, Les Claypool and his many bands (Primus, Frog Brigade, etc...), Pink Floyd, Boston, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, The Wailers, 311, The Agony Scene, Alice in Chains, Arlo Guthrie, a little bit of Janis...can only take so much of her, Poison The Well, A Jealousy Issue, New Found Glory (not a bad show the other night at CCSU... too much new stuff), Marshall Tucker Band, Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dave Matthews Band, Hatebreed (eh), Galactic, Ryan Montbleu Band, moe. (gotta be in my top 10 bands.... way too many to do a top 3, forget one), Tool, A Perfect Circle, Dashboard Confessinal, The Dillinger Escape Plan (coolest band name ever), Tupac, Biggie, OLD Mobb Deep, Blood for Blood, Jane's Addiction, Every Time I Die, The Grateful Dead, Ratdog (oh, Bobby, why...), Phish, Phil Lesh and Friends, Keller Williams, The String Cheese Incident, Nirvana, Widespread Panic, Muse, The Reckoning, Bob Dylan (Conor Oberst is the next BD), Eighteen Visions, Gin Blossoms, God Forbird, Radiohead, Full Blown Chaos, Hopesfall, Green Day (Dookie and prior), Metalllica (pre-Load... again, d-bag sellouts), Interpol, Damien Marley (Bob's son), Simon & Garfunkel, George Clinton and P-Funk, Deep Banana Blackout, Remembering Never, Crosby-Stills-Nash, Jethro Tull, Soundgarden, Sublime, Santana, Butthole Surfers, The Meat Puppets, Buddy Guy, a little bit of the old Ludwig Van (Beethoven... from Clockwork Orange... book better), Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Paganini (5th caprice.... wow.... link to video of best shredder EVER playing the 5th on electric guitar), Straylight Run, Lotus, The Black Crowes, A Life Once Lost, Bud and Budd- The Kind Buds, The Mars Volta, Michael Frantiw/Spearhead, Spearhead alone, Killswitch Engage, Seemless (Killswitch's original singer's new band), Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, Mother Love Bone, RAQ, Senses Fail, Stome Temple Pilots, maybe some Coheed, John Gilmore solo stuff (Floyd lead guitarist), Better Than Ezra, Spin Doctors, Beach Boys, John Denver, The Bled, Johnny Cash, Candiria, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Drowning Pool (pre lead singer's death), Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Foo Fighters, Tenecious D, From Autumn to Ashes, Fuel, Into Another, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Oasis, MxPx, NoFX (I hate the Misfits!), Live, REM, Kottonmouth Kings, Lords of Acid, The Chemical Brothers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, OutKast, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jefferson Airplane, G. Love and Special Sauce, Perpetual Groove, Jeff Beck, Patsie Cline (my father loved her... know the songs by heart), The Bloodhound Gang, CKY, Cypress Hill, Flyleaf, System of a Down, Depeche Mode, Bootsy Collins, Cat Stevens, Edgar Winter Group, Mgmt, Trivium, Beck, Slightly Stoopid, The Roots, Silverchair, Candlebox (best band to learn on guitar), The Used, AFI (eeehhh), Eminem (I guess... I think he sucks besides his flow skills.... generic, corny and lame lyrics... Ill take Cage over him any day), The Pretenders, Blink 182 (2004 and prior), Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Portishead (needs to be mentioned twice!), The Mamas and the Papas, Roy Orbison, Ben Harper, Bens Fold Five, Matchbox 20......

....that is where my Brian brain train ended. I encourage all to check out any bands listed. how does one learn with closed eyes and ears??



  1. Brien, a very impressive list! but where is Elvis? Springsteen? Chicago? BS&T , Steve Vai! and Slipnot has nothing on Joni Mitchell!

  2. Heheee

    I thought I listed Chicago... maybe it was Kansas. =)

    Never been a big Elvis fan. Bruce Springsteen reminds me of an ex so I am can't listen to him anymore...

    One band I can't believe I hadn't heard of until today, and have added to the list, is Traveling Wilburys... Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, and Jeff Lynne (a producer for the Beatles, wrote songs for Harrison) were the members!

    Regardless, there will be no bad music (in my opinion) on the trip.