Friday, October 23, 2009

A Very Scary Mix Monday

Hear me now! I was born 13th child, 'neath the 13th moon; Spit out hungry and born anew; Daddy drag me to the river tie me in rocks; Throw me in where it's deep and wide; I go down, I don't die... (Bruce Springsteen - A Night With The Jersey Devil)

  • Bruce Springsteen - A Night With the New Jersey Devil
The Jersey Devil is a legendary creature that is supposed to live in the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey. Read here for it's history or watch the following to see it come to life.

Bruce Springsteen - A Night With The Jersey Devil (Official Music Video) - Awesome video clips here

Richard Thompson was a member of Fairport Convention back in the late 60's/early 70's. This song is from his 1985 solo album Across a Crowded Room. Bonnie Raitt recorded a killer version of this song.

How could you have a list of Halloween type songs and not include this song by the late Warren Zevon.

From the excellent cd OK Computer, Radiohead gives us the story with "Up above Aliens hover making home movies for the folks back home".

  • John Fogerty - Haunted House

The original 1964 hit recording was done by Tupelo, Mississippi native and Sun Recording artist Jumping Gene Simmons. The song originally written by Johnny Fuller can be found on the new John Fogerty cd. Hey, that's Buddy Miller on guitar... that's scarey man.

I've always liked this song, but found it to be a bit unsettling. It was used in the excellent vampire movie The Lost Boys.

This song just creeps me out completely.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Kings of Rupp

I've been roaming around, I was looking down at all I see; painted faces fill the places I can't reach; You know that I could use somebody... (The Kings of Leon - Use Somebody)

The Kings of Leon invaded Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY last night (10/10/09) and played to an estatic crowd of about 10,000. The audience stood for the entire show and sang along to most of the songs.

KOL dipped heavily into their most recent and last years suprise success Only By The Night, leading off with Closer, Crawl & Be Somebody. The show steamrolled into some older material Taper Jean Girl and Molly's Chamber. The show moved at an amazing pace and each song felt like a classic. The screen overhead flashed live scenes with pre-arranged graphics and images seamlessly which greatly added to the overall show. The highlights were numerous; the fun Taper Jean Girl; the rocking Molly's Chamber and the powerful Sex on Fire. The house came down during the encore and Use Somebody was played, everyone sang and danced. Last night in Rupp they were the Kings.


  • Closer
  • Crawl
  • Be Somebody
  • Taper Jean Girl
  • Molly's Chambers
  • Fans
  • Revelry
  • I Want You
  • Charmer
  • Four Kicks
  • The Bucket
  • Sex on Fire
  • Notion
  • On Call
  • Cold Desert
  • Slow Night, So Long
  • Knocked Up
  • Manhattan
  • Use Somebody
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