Friday, May 30, 2008

Journey at 42

How can you compare Arnel without listening to the original? I know that nothing can compare with this fantastic and amazingly well done music video, but focus on the music, people. This has the best Steve Perry "come hither" look that I know of .

Also, have you ever played air keyboards? Not that easy.

Journey at 43

Man, I feel like I am betraying Journey. Journey, with new lead singer Arnel Pineda, was on Ellen. Take a listen and tell me if he compares with the original. I really think it's funny that since Steve Perry quit the band, Journey has tried to find lead singers that sound like Steve Perry. They are living in the past. They need to find someone that can actually write some good music. I mean, they are doing a good job in the "Sounds Like Steve Perry" contest. However, do you know the last time new Journey was on the radio? I would say never.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Journey at 44

There are basically 3 songs that "are" Journey (4 songs in some circles). This is one of them. Back in the day of BYU and roommates we would always listen to this song while driving in the car. Of course, since it's Journey, we are singing and dancing along. One line is "Some will win, some will lose. Some were born to sing the blues." The front passenger would always point to the different passengers during that part and I would ALWAYS get the point for "Some will lose." Are they trying to tell me something?

Just for your information: the 3 quintessential Journey songs are Don't Stop Believin', Open Arms, and Faithfully. Some would argue that Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) is the 4th Journey song, and I would agree, but I don't think it's as well known as the other 3.

Steve really likes the shirt he's wearing. I swear I saw videos of him wearing this at two different concerts.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Journey at 45

I have to say that Steve gets a pretty good workout from these concerts. He definitely looks in mid-season form. I love the subtitles at the bottom.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Journey at 46

The video quality on this fairly stinks, but it is kind of a fun video, especially since Steve is sporting the 'stache.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Journey at 47

Love don't leave me lonely!! Yes, that is Randy Johnson. You have my permission to be impressed. I also think Steve Perry has a perm.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Journey at 48

I had never seen this before.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Journey at 49

Journey is pretty much amazing. Watch for the Steve Perry "Lip Quiver". It happens.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Journey at 50

Journey is coming on July 11, 2008. I am getting super excited!

Friday, May 9, 2008

So bring it on, I've been bruised

Yesterday I saw Iron Man. I think Robert Downey, Jr. is a good actor. Here's a fun music video with him as the main star. It reminds me of the movie Russian Ark, because it is all done in one take. Elton John did another music video like this one starring Justin Timberlake. It appears to be done in one take, but then there is a camera angle change and you think, "Well there goes the effect they were going for."

Anyway, I like this video better because the song is better.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A Skinny Tenor Or A Charming Bass

We all know that Steve Perry is the number one singer on my list. He hits notes that even I can't reach (which I think is somewhat criminal). However, let's not forget other singers who also get the job done. If Steve Perry is the top then Howard Keel is definitely the 98th floor. He has such a deep, rich voice. And, as we all know: the tenors wow the ladies, but the basses take them home.

Howard Keel and I first met in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. He is one actor (and singer) whose movies I will watch just because he is in them. I can't say that for just anybody.

Here's a fun clip showcasing Howard's amazing voice.

I don't think we can really compare Howard and Steve. They sing in different ranges, perform different genres, and appeal to different audiences. Plus one is dead. But, if we could have them square off against each other, kind of like Battle Of The 80's Has-beens, who do you think would win?

Monday, May 5, 2008

Nobody Told You Where To Hide

So, this morning on the radio, I heard "Take It All Away" by Puddle Of Mud. Immediately, it whisked me back to the summer of 2002. During that time, I saw the movie The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Rings in the theaters seven times. I am not a big spender, so six of those seven times were at the dollar theater. My friends and I became very familar with the previews that showed at the dollar theater, and this one was our favorite (mostly because it had Vin Diesel and because he said "We're the best narcotics team this side of ..." I don't remember the rest).

Oh to be torn twixt love and duty!

I have been in the mood to listen to this song all day. It won an Oscar for best original song (or whatever they call it). It comes from the movie High Noon. I have seen all but the last 10 minutes of this movie, which is the big climax. I couldn't keep my eyes open.