Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Back To The 80’s

June 20, 2010

I’ve been a way for a while, of course, never really that far away… if you are ever looking for me, you can always find me on playerpress. Or you can probably figure out what I’m doing by reading one of Kerri’s blogs.

But here are a few items that belong here as these events relate to music and movies…

Kerri and I went to see HALL & OATES on Virginia Beach June 5. We heard “I can’t go for that (no can do)”, “Rich Girl”, and “You Make My Dreams Come True”. The lead vocal was missing from all three. The instrumentals were there for the most part, although I wanted to hear the drums in “dreams”. Maybe I wanted to go back to the 80’s and see if it would have sounded better.

So maybe I was still missing the 80’s when Kerri and I finally got back to the movies after taking two months off. We went to see THE A-TEAM. We went on a $5 night, used a gift card that we got from a contest at our church, and received a coupon for free pop corn and soda. Free, free, free, I love free. But the movie was fun too. Kerri did not see Starsky and Hutch, which I also liked, because I think there is enough of the old story and enough new material.

However, one thing that was interesting was the use of Iraq as the backdrop. I guess I’m used to Vietnam from Chuck Norris, or Good Morning Vietnam, or Tropic Thunder, or many other movies that use Vietnam. I guess Iraq will be the scene for many movies to come. One more thing, if you go, I want to know what happens at the end of the credits, so don’t leave. Spoiler alert, we saw Face and Murdock.

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For The Longest Time

March 16, 2010

A while ago, I was in an a capella group, and we were recording “For The Longest Time.” I was singing lead, and started one of the verses with “Maybe…” (in fact, there is a bridge that starts with Maybe, but none of the verses do)

But I did not panic, and kept going….

“Maybe this won’t sound like we rehearsed,

I forgot the words to this next verse,

But we’re still singing (just then, the phone rang as if on cue)

And the telephone is ringing,

And I am psyched, for the longest time….”

This is one of the series of stories from music groups that I was in, this one is for Vocasm….

One For The Band

January 23, 2010

Maybe I am getting nostalgic.  Missing my younger days.  Anyway, I was thinking about bands and groups that I used to be in.  I decided to blog about them, starting with the major groups, but eventually I want to look at everything in chronological order.

Quick Outline….

Early years at BACS

Years at NSHS

Musical Parts

Vocasm

St. Paul’s Schola at BACS

Recordings from mid 90’s

Cape Ann Community Band

Practice bands

Dan Gonzalez, John Fredrick and DJI

Solstice Singers

A Work In Progress

The Free Jailbirds