Dumbfounded One

Trying to understand it all.

Touch me I’m sick!!!

As well as Mudhoney (with my buddy Mark), I will be attending the Metal Masters tour, featuring Testament, Heaven And Hell, Motorhead and Judas Priest.

This summer is going to fucking rock!

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July 17, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Joe Cocker… Birthday greetings

This is almost as funny as this guy.

“Oh liver!”

“Don’t you know I have a leg?”

Ha ha ha ha ha!!!

July 2, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , , | Leave a comment

Sir Paul to play the Plains of Abraham

Paul McCartney has announced he’ll play a free concert on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City on July 20 to mark the city’s 400th birthday.

The former Beatle used Canada Day to make the announcement in a video message taped in London:

“Hello everybody in Canada. Hi, how are you doing? Paul McCartney here, and I would like to announce that I am doing a gig — a big gig — in Quebec City on the 20th of July…. We’re coming to Quebec for the first time. We’re going to have a great time! And I would love to see you there.”

It will mark McCartney’s only North American concert date this year, his first concert in Canada since 2005 and his first performance ever in Quebec City.

Just a few weeks ago, the 66-year-old performer played a free concert in Ukraine for a crowd of 300,000 in Kyiv’s main square.

Officials in Quebec City have been keen to drum up tourism this year, and McCartney is the big headliner they had been hoping for.

“Paul McCartney is more than a celebrity. He’s a legend, a reference, a musical and cultural icon,” organizer Daniel Gelinas told the Montreal Gazette.

“His presence here will draw the attention of the entire world.”

July 1, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , , | Leave a comment

Olde School Breakdancing… Commie Style

When the U.S. were spending millions trying to come up with a pen that would write in zero gravity, the Soviets were using pencils for 20 cents. Who really won the space race?

Check this out.

June 18, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , , | Leave a comment

Kiss cover band… MINIKISS!

Ok, don’t ask how I got to this, but I found a video on YouTube by a “little person” cover band of the band Kiss. This was their appearence on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

I love Kimmel’s comment “Why God invented television”.

June 17, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Will Farrell and Dave Grohl. “Leather and Lace” duet.

Don Henley and Stevie Nicks song “Leather and Lace”. By Will Farrell and Dave Grohl.

June 17, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , , , | Leave a comment

Take out Gene….

Take out Gene… what a great looking family!

May 6, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , , , | Leave a comment

Damn you, Karma and Led Zeppelin…

As everyone knows, Dumbfoundedone isn’t afraid to download the occasional bootleg and whatnot from the Internet. I recently downloaded the December 2007 Led Zeppelin show at the O2 stadium and loved watching it. The only thing is, I can’t delete it off my computer. I have 9 gigs of Zep that I can’t get rid of!

Karma is a bitch… and my name is Dumbfoundedone.

*** By the way… thanks for my 5000th hit

May 5, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , , , | 1 Comment

Posting the Pogues

I’m listening to “Dirty Old Town” by the Pogues, so I thought I would post a picture of Shane MacGowan. The ears!

And here it is.

April 19, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , | 10 Comments

Recording tracks… calling all musicians.

Hello all.

It’s time for another “Dumbfoundedone idea that probably won’t pan out to anything” moment.

I have always wanted to record a song, with a full band, using the Internet. Meaning… each instrument is recorded in the warmth of everyone’s own home, separately, then e-mailed (or something) to the producer that will put all tracks together to form the song. Ultimately, an original song would be ideal, but seeing as this is a new idea, maybe a cover song (I’m partial to Pink Floyd’sFearless” right now) would be best to at least start things off with.

Any takers? I know a few of the regular DFO readers are musicians (that I know personally) so please let me know! Even Mr. or Mrs. Joe or Jane Doe in Australia or South Korea are welcome to brainstorm this with me. Any help is appreciated.

AND PLEASE NOTE!!! Even the most basically trained (read: 3 chords) people are welcome to participate.

DFO

April 12, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Most Iconic Album Cover

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Music fans have voted Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures as the most iconic album cover of all time.

The black and white pulses design by artist Peter Saville topped a poll of British bands that included the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

The cover of Joy Division’s debut album, released on the late Tony Wilson’s Manchester-based Factory label in 1979, represents 100 pulses from a collapsing star.

The image was found in the Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Astronomy by the band’s guitarist Bernard Sumner.

Bass player Peter Hook told the Daily Mirror: “We weren’t interested in being on the cover – we wanted to do things in a different way.”

Unknown Pleasures took the top spot over fellow Manchester band The Stone Roses for their 1989 eponymous debut.

The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from 1967 came in third.

Others in the top 10 include The Smiths Meat Is Murder and Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy.

Aside from Unknown Pleasures, Saville also designed album and single covers for a host of Factory label artists, including James and New Order.

Joy Division disbanded in 1980 after singer Ian Curtis’s suicide but have been credited as one of the most influential UK groups of the past 30 years.

The poll was conducted by budget music retail site MusicMagpie.co.uk.

The firm’s boss Steve Oliver said: “It’s so much more stylish for people to show off their cool CDs rather than as digital downloads.”

Top 10 Most Iconic Covers:
1. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
2. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
3. The Beatles – Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
4. The Smiths – Meat is Murder
5. Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy
6. The Beatles – Abbey Road
7. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
8. David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
9. Paul Weller – Stanley Road
10. Sex Pistols – Never Mind the B*****ks

March 21, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , , , | 1 Comment

Favorite 80’s videos – #1

Here it is! Morrissey’s “Every Day Is Like Sunday”. Even though Morrissey is barely in the video, this (in my opinion) is the best of the 80’s. It seemed like every girl in my high-school had the same haircut as the girl in the video. Not to mention, any video with the Golden Girls rejects in it has to be cool.

It’s also my favorite song of the 80s.

March 9, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , | Leave a comment

Favorite 80’s videos – #2

Ok, this is THE song for me. This song got me ready for the grunge movement of the early 90’s. “Epic” by Faith No More was released in 1989 and changed the way I looked at music. The Soundtrack to the movie “Judgement Night” finished me off for good.

March 9, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , | Leave a comment

Favorite 80’s videos – #3

Laugh all you want, ABC’s “The Look Of Love” is my 3rd favorite video from the 80s. Corny, cheesy and just plain wrong. Yet, I love it. Corny, cheesy and just plain wrong sums up the 80s anyway. So enjoy it.

I SAID ENJOY IT!

March 7, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , | Leave a comment

Favorite 80’s videos- #4

#4 brings us to the Grandmaster! This is the song that “broke” hip hop and rap. Most people say Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” was the first “mainstream” hit for hip hop, I disagree. This is Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five with “The Message”.

March 6, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , , | Leave a comment

Favorite 80’s videos – #5

Ok, for the next 5 days, I’m going to be counting down my Top 5 Music Videos from the 80s. Why? BECAUSE I CAN!

Today, we start off with Stephen Tin Tin Duffy’s “Kiss Me”. Stephen was an original member of Duran Duran until he punched one of the other guys in the face.

March 6, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , | 1 Comment

New York Dolls – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto

As posted earlier, I went to see the New York Dolls this week. Two words.

FUCKING AWESOME!

The first video here, I was about 10 feet behind the person that shot it.

This is a better quality video from the same night.

David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain still have it.

I was there. I got the T-shirt.

February 21, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , | Leave a comment

I’ve been playing a lot of Queen recently.

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I know I saw “We Will Rock You” with my nephew Kelly recently, but HOLY CRAP! I have had Queen songs in my head for, like, 2 months now.

February 6, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , , , | Leave a comment

don’t ask

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You say the hill’s too steep to climb, try it
You say you’d like to see me try climb it
You pick the place and I’ll choose the time
And I’ll climb the hill in my own way
Just wait a while for the right day
And as I rise above the tree-line and the clouds
I look down, hearing the sounds of the things you’ve said today

Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd, smiling
Mercyless the magistrate turns round, frowning
And who’s the fool who wears the crown
Go down in your own way
And every day is the right day
And as you rise above the fear-lines in his crown
You look down, hearing the sound of the faces in the crowd

You never walk alone, you never walk alone
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you never walk alone, you never walk alone

January 14, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , | Leave a comment

this is how nervous i am

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January 8, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , | Leave a comment

metal/punk trash guitarist by day… sucks ass by night

Ok…. I’m playing in a band tomorrow. I’m on a fist date.

So what am doing right now? I’m watching James Taylor and the Dixie Chicks… together.

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January 8, 2008 Posted by | Music, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

trash, go pick it up, take them lights away

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My buddy Chris sent me an e-mail this morning telling me about the upcoming NY Dolls show here in Toronto on Feb 18th.
As a present to my wife Patti (today’s her birthday), I went and got tickets.
Yeefuckinghaw!

January 6, 2008 Posted by | Music, Uncategorized | , , | 3 Comments

is dumbfoundedone picking up the axe again?

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Yes, the rumors are true. I will be playing in a group again starting in January. All hail the axe god, dumbfoundedone.
Thanks Marcus. And thank you Cleveland! Goodnight!

December 19, 2007 Posted by | Music | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Beatles did Stairway To Heaven?

From the early 90’s Australian TV show The Money Or The Gun by The Beatnix, Australian Beatles Tribute Band.

December 19, 2007 Posted by | Music | , , , , | 1 Comment

i did it!

Holy crap! I just found this on YouTube. I didn’t even know that this video existed. It’s my #1 song of all time. It’s by Faith No More and Boo Yaa T.R.I.B.E. from the Judgment Night soundtrack. Movie sucked ass, but what a song.

December 13, 2007 Posted by | Music | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cannibal Corpse – Lounge Style

Everyone knows that I am a fan of the “death metal” outfit Cannibal Corpse. With album titles like “Gore Obsessed”, “Tomb Of The Mutilated” and “Hammer Smashed Face”, how could I not? (don’t laugh… I’m serious, I do like them)

One thing that I also like is “Lounge Music”. Richard Cheese, Jaymz Bee and Stan Getz are some of my favorites (once again, I AM SERIOUS).

The video here is an amalgam of both. Unfortunately I don’t know who the dude is that sings this.

This is from an Australian TV show. For those in the know, Australia tried to get CC banned in last year and prevent them from touring. Does this mean that the lyrics are ok if you get an overly happy lounge singer to sing them? Is it the head banging at neck break speed? What is it Australia? I want to know!

Enjoy the video.

November 2, 2007 Posted by | Music | 2 Comments