I love it when bands jam together like this. P.O.D., who are currently on tour with Three Days Grace and Shinedown, have been bringing back their cover of U2's "Bullet The Blue Sky" during their set. In the video below Zach Myers from Shinedown joins them for a slamming version. The pure joy in Zach and Marcos Curiel's playing is delightful to watch.
My friend Mark Hartless sent this to me and asked me what I made of it. Upon first viewing this is what I surmised:
During the Rebel Alliance action on the Forrest moon of Endor that eventually helped destroy the Second Death Star, a rebel assault force discovered a tribe of beings called Ewoks. These furry and diminutive creatures assisted the Alliance and later partied with the Rebel Fighters in their massive Tree House. That is where Ewok Music was first heard. You can listen to a sample here. During the lively celebrations(which may have included some type of mind altering beverages) Rebel Fighters must have had intimate relations with the Ewoks. Later creating the Human/Ewok hybrid. Over hundreds of years this hybrid species developed the technology to explore space all the while keeping their love of music alive.
During exploration of our Solar System an Ewok Space ship crashed on Earth somewhere in Estonia and the Ewoks were captured by the then suppressive Warsaw Pact Regime. Despite being tortured, used for experiments and as sex slaves, the Ewok/Humans were able to keep their love of music alive. Although by this time it had evolved into a fast paced, more angry form of song.
Once the Estonian Government deemed them useless to their cause they sent them to a work camp in the Latvia. The Ewok/Humans were able to escape and were given shelter by a scout for popular circus show, Cirque du Soleil. They were eventually incorporated into the act and were able to express themselves musically, but not as much as they liked.
After the fall of Communism they returned to the only place they knew as home, Estonia. While there, they were able to develop their unique sounds which had become influenced by artists such as Anthrax and The Muppets. After being suppressed for so long they were able to let loose and show the world the full extent of their art. This culminated on an Estonian "American Idol" type television show.
Well, according to the "FACTS" I was way off. This is actually Winny Puhh(which translates into Winny Pooh..go figure) an Estonian punk band that has been around for some time but hasn't really broken through to the West. Obviously due to some kind of Ewok discrimination. The name of the song they are playing is "Meiecundimees üks Korsakov läks eile Lätti" which, according to Google Translate, means "Meiecundimees one Korsakov just went to Latvia". So, that explains a lot. All I know is, this is the greatest thing since Black Sabbath and I'm going to start a tribute band.
At TWO years old this kid knows how to pick a lock with finger nail clippers. By 22 he'll be lifting paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and laughing at the world. Where did he learn how to do this?
There are many ways that you can Support The Troops. You can send care packages, help the families while the soldiers are deployed, volunteer, and then there's running...
Anyone who knows me, knows that I will do ANYTHING to help our troops! And they are probably the only people that can get me to run a 9K!
Yup, it's about 5.4 miles... And for a DJ at WAAF, that's a LOT!
I know I can do it, because I've done it before!!!
But, I need your help to meet my fundraising goals!
I'm running for "My Guys"... Who will you run for?
Get the feeling of crossing Home Plate at Fenway Park, and help the Home Base Program!
They do such amazing work with our troops!
The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program serves New England by identifying, motivating, and clinically treating wounded service members and veterans with combat stress and traumatic brain injury and their families. The Home Base Program serves the nation as a model for private-public collaborations as an educational resource about the invisible wounds of war that now effect an estimated 30 percent of those who served or are serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. We are also working on the development of new treatments for post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
In New England, an estimated 50,000 veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan are affected by TBI and/or combat stress. These invisible wounds of war are complex, individualized and extraordinarily challenging for all those affected. Families of veterans affected by combat stress and/or traumatic brain injury often need support as they seek ways to better understand and support their loved veteran. Many veterans struggle with the stigma associated with these injuries and may be reluctant to seek care.
Many veterans struggle with the stigma associated with these injuries and may be reluctant to seek care. While anxiety and distress may not be as obvious as the physical wounds of war, the scars are just as painful and deep.
Through a range of activities and events, the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program informs and educates the community about combat stress and/or traumatic brain injury as we seek to mitigate the stigma and encourage veterans and their families to get the support and care they deserve.
Since the number of professionals specifically trained to diagnose and treat these injuries is inadequate to handle the growing demand, the Home Base Program also offers opportunities for health care professionals from across New England and beyond to increase their understanding of how to help veterans.
When the venerable Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead turned 50 back in 1995 they had a little party for him at L.A.'s fabled Nightclub Whisky A Go Go. The night featured what is possibly the only performance by "The Lemmy's" who performed a short set of Motorhead classics to please the Rock God on his half Century survival. Can you guess who these guys really are? It's not too hard.
Some might think, the music genre Rap-Rock has been buried and forgotten and the red baseball caps have been replaced by 80's loving, vintage Chess King wearing, ironic fanny pack lovers. But not so fast Mr. Simple Minds T-shirt, Rap-Rock is slowly digging itself out of that shallow grave and returning with one of the vanguards of the scene.
Limp Bizkit has been trying to revive it's career for a few years but now have enlisted the help of Sizzurp lovin' Lil' Wayne on this latest collaboration, "Ready To Go". Behold the jam:
This is not the only evidence of the Rap-Rock Revival. Mr. Edward Van Halen has been working with the man who takes direction from his Mother when it comes to leaving people comatose, LL Cool J:
I think it's fantastic that the Library Of Congress has recognized the Ramones first album as a musical work that is "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". Since the 2000 National Preservation Act, the LOC has been preserving some pretty good stuff in the National Recording Registry. Works by The Beatles, The Stones, The Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five, and Bruce Springsteen are among many who have been deemed to be important musical achievements. Does that mean they recognize sniffing glue as "culturally significant" because of the huffers anthem, "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue"? Believe me, I'm not complaining at all. This is one of my favorite albums of all time. I think it's great that "53rd And 3rd", a song about a Vietnam Vet with a bad habit who hangs out at an intersection known for male prostitutes and kills to prove he's a man, is now preserved form the life of the Union in it's records.
Sure, there are other drug addicts and deviants preserved in the Nations most prestigious hall of records like The Beach Boys, James Brown, Michael Jackson, and fellow 2012 inductees Pink Floyd(for Dark Side Of The Moon, HUZZAH!) But aside from fellow New Yorkers Sonic Youth, Ramones are the first true Punk band and the first to have a song like "Beat On The Brat" in the LOC.
You could actually look at The Ramones as a microcosm of the U.S.A. You have the extreme right winger Johnny at odds with the extremely liberal Joey and in between Dee Dee and Tommy(drummer for this album) being pushed and pulled back and forth just trying to keep the beat steady. I've also thought "Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World" would make a great National Anthem.
This is too good not to share with my Local 420 Brothers and Sisters. WARNING: The Republic does not recommend lighting your blunts with a Light Saber. That is not their intended use and it may cause injury or unintended disembodiment.
Scott Ian from Anthrax dives head first into the special effects world, getting shot and blown up in the process. Learn what to do with condoms, how to make fake blood, and how to die and make it look real in the video below!
Click here for more details on the new Anthrax album...Anthems