Thursday, 26 June 2008

Clem Clempson (Colosseum) Vid

I have to admit I really haven't listened much to Colosseum but I do know of Clem Clempson from when he played for a while with Humble Pie. I really love the stuff he did with the Pie and is another example of a guitarist that more people should know about. He's able to have a great blend of rock and blues and is certainly someone to check out if you love blues-based rock.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Led Zeppelin

I’ve never been a big fan of Led Zeppelin, I feel that Jimmy Page’s guitar somehow devoid of emotion. It’s all about spewing out lots of notes rather than feeling the music and trying to convey emotion. I also find that Robert Plant’s vocals to be a bit high pitched and harsh. However I did hear a more recent performance of Robert Plant and his new band and it’s way better than Led Zeppelin. I would seriously consider buying one of their CD and going to a live performance. Somehow it’s just a lot more mature and less about creating lots of loud noise.

Friday, 20 June 2008

I Hate My Computer

I’m really hating my computer. I didn’t buy a branded computer such as Dell or Compaq. Instead I got something that was put together buy this guy from a kit. It’s supposed to be good for those who are working with sound recording and graphics but there have been things wrong with it. For instance the slots of the media cards don’t work and at the moment I’m listening to music on only one channel. The result is that sometimes the guitar solo is missed out and sometimes the vocals have disappeared altogether. What utter junk.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Miller Anderson

You could say that Miller Anderson is a musician's musician. Generally people won't ever have heard of him however you will certainly know of people he has played with. And he's played with some amazing people over the years. Such as Mitch Mitchell, Keef Hartley and Mountain. I don't know why he's not more famous and can't understand why some people get famous and other don't. Miller Anderson is way better than the likes of Jimmy Page that's for sure! You can also read an interview with him here.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Car CD Player Stolen

Some one broke into my car and stole my CD player. It wasn’t the most expensive system in the world but it wasn’t very old and I really enjoy listening to music in the car because it makes my driving that bit more bearable. I don’t know how they managed to break in, perhaps I forgot to lock it up. I really can’t remember but at least they didn’t cause any real damage. The crazy thing is that they didn’t steal any of my Cds or even the passport that was sitting in the glove compartment. I don’t know if I’m going to replace it now, I might just plug my mp3 player into some speakers and sit it on the passenger seat. It’s not ideal but at least it won’t cost me anything. It’s terrible that you can’t own anything these days without someone wanting to steal it. My aunt’s GPS system got stolen out of her car some time ago. She saw it happening but wasn’t dressed at the time and by the time she got outside that bastards had gone.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Monitor Audio Speakers

I’m really fed up of my crappy old hi-fi speakers. I have decided to bite the bullet and buy a really good pair. I’m not very knowledgeable about speakers but I know what I like when I hear it. Therefore I decided to buy Monitor Audio. They aren’t the most expensive speakers in the world but they certainly aren’t the cheapest either. It’s amazing to think how expensive speakers really can get. Most of the price however is due to the type of wood that is used. Certain woods are most expensive however because I bought ones made from oak the price was less. Anyway, I’m delighted with them even although I’m amazed that I really did go ahead with the purchase.

Monday, 9 June 2008

Status Quo

Status Quo is not a band I tend to listen to but, wow, I would really like to be in the mosh pit of one of their gigs. The fans look like they really know how to have a good time. I love live gigs but if I go to one I have to be right there in the front. You just can't beat some good ol' rock n roll. I will wait all day so that I can be one of the first to get in and I’ll run with all the energy I can to get to the front. I’m just not one of those people who sit down at a rock concert and sit quietly. I don’t understand people who do that.