Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Madison Square Garden

The show was AWESOME!!!!! Tom Petty and the guys still got it!! I'm still wishing I'm back at Madison Square Garden watching Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers rock their old songs with some new songs from their new album MOJO. I was shouting, I was hooting, I was singing along at the top of my voice. I didn't care what the other people think of me, I didn't care bout the looks I got. What a great night!!! Hopefully, I'll get to see them again when they do their show at the Izod Center. I LOVED THE SHOW!! My brother came with me. I got him to go with me because I told him Buddy Guy would be opening for Tom Petty. Guy is a blues guitarist and my bro is into blues guitar right now. We didn't get to see Buddy Guy though, I wonder if we missed him or he didn't play at all.

The show started at 9pm and we were there before 9 and we did not see Buddy Guy at all. But boy when Tom Petty and the guys came out, WHOOOOO!!! I shouted!!!! It was a great feeling!!! I love New York!!! We were at the 230 section, a little too far but as I've always said as long as I can hear the music, especially live music, I'm good! I wish I can relive it again! Really, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is one of the living legend bands of today. Everyone should get to see them! Ahhhhh. I'm still smiling and recalling the concert last night. Love, love, love it! I'm just so happy that my bro who went with me saying "I only know one some from them" enjoyed the show. He was clapping as hard as everyone else too. I actually told him that you already know most of the songs on their setlist you just don't know it. And I was right. I know he loved the show he just don't want to admit it. :)

1. Listen to Her Heart
2. You Don't Know How It Feels
3. I Won't Back Down
4. Free Fallin'
5. Oh Well (Fleetwood Mac cover)
6. Mary Jane's Last Dance
7. Honey Bee
8. Breakdown
9. Jefferson Jericho Blues
10. Good Enough
11. Running Man's Bible
12. First Flash of Freedom
13. I Should Have Known It
14. Learning to Fly
15. Don't Come Around Here No More
16. Refugee

17. Runnin' Down The Dream
18. American Girl

Everyone was into it. People drinking, people swaying, people smoking, people singing. Best night ever! Mike Campbell was rocking the guitar solos. Benmont Tench playing with the pianos and keyboards - awesome! My bro loved Steve Ferrone with the drums. The beats was so good you can't help but nod your head and stomp your feet. Ron Blair holding the beats with his bass. I love the bass. Scott Thurston and his harmonica stealing the show. And of course, the man, Tom Petty!!! TOMMY!!! His voice is perfect. Never gets old. Running around the stage, letting the audience sang along. Hey-oh!

Show totally rocked! *sigh I loved it! I can't say more :)

UPDATE: to see pictures click here (not mine). My mistake, we did miss Buddy Guy :( last night.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger

"People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to because otherwise their youth goes with you. It's very selfish, but its understandable."

"The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it, but I don't want to be its prisoner either."

"You wake up in the morning and you look at your old spoon, and you say to yourself, 'Mick, it's time to get a new spoon.' And you do."

"I haven't had the time to plan returning to the scene because I haven't left it."

-Mick Jagger

Happy 67th birthday to Mick Jagger!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Is it better to go to a concert alone or with friends? (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

Anyone out there planning to see the awesome band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers @ Madison Square Garden?

What's your opinion: Is it better to go to a concert alone or with friends?

I normally would go alone but not because I'm a loner or something but because none of my friends share my taste of music. But then I think it would be fun to go with a friend. At least when I'm alone I don't have to worry about anything but just myself. One problem with being with someone else is that I have to buy for his or her ticket, I can barely afford one ticket so how much more if I got a buddy or two not unless that friend is willing to buy his or her own ticket. And that's why I'm thankful sometimes that no friend of mine shares my interest in music. But then again, it's kind of sad having no one there to share the adrenaline rush and the sound of live music and just have fun. I've only been to one concert by myself so I wouldn't really know.

What do you think?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dreams will break the boundaries of our fears...

Above is the Flamingo album cover revealed at 12 July 2010.

Here is the official video for Brandon Flower's first single "Crossfire" featuring Charlize Theron and some make-you-smile-even-laugh smile of Flowers himself. The video was released on 8 July 2010.

All I can say is, Brandon Flowers is probably one of today's best composer. I may be biased but the man has got some serious talent you can't help but just notice it. His solo materials and music with The Killers are proofs enough. The video appears kind of corny to me in my opinion but its a literal video for the meaning of crossfire I guess. All in all, the song is what really matters.

Brandon Flowers

Despite all its storied pitfalls, louche reputation and lascivious tourism campaigns, Brandon Flowers remains stubbornly proud of his hometown. The Las Vegas born-and-bred vocalist—whose working hours are usually spent with his friends in the Killers—makes that clear when discussing his first solo album, Flamingo, which takes its name from a Sin City downtown street on which Sam’s Town is located, and where Flowers used to buy his records. "I grew up there, so it's close to my heart," the 29-year-old says. "I feel a responsibility to represent where I'm from, to defend it. It's a place that a lot of people loathe. I can't help but love it. I grew up with a lot of people who couldn't wait to leave, and that was always strange to me. I feel a real connection to it. It's in my blood."

Flowers wrote the songs on Flamingo over the year and a half he spent touring for Day and Age, the Killers' third, critically acclaimed studio album. (He says the song that served as a catalyst for Flamingo is called "O, Sad American Night," which was recorded during sessions for Day and Age but didn't make the cut for that album, and won't be released on this record, either.) Originally, he'd meant them as material for the band, but circumstances—like being on the road for six years—intervened. "I would prefer if this was a Killers record, although it would obviously be very different if I'd made it with the band," he says. "We're just at different places in our lives right now. It's no secret that they're ready to put the brakes on for a second. It's definitely not the end of the Killers, but you can't blame them—we've been going nonstop since 2003.” The upside to recording the album alone was that without the other members of the Killers, Flowers could call the shots himself; the downside, as he explains, is that he feels "a little bit naked."

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Peace and Love

As Ringo and his band sings it, "Give peace a chance!"

Happy 70th birthday to Ringo Starr!

The man has got one simple wish, at 12 noon on the seventh day of the seventh month do the peace and love sign. Did you do it?

Spread the peace, love and joy to the world. It's not too much to ask, isn't it? Peace and love sign, one at a time. It don't come easy, but it will come and can make a difference!

Here's Ringo with George performing at Concert for Bangladesh (1 August 1971) where he forgot some of the words! ;)

Have a happy, healthier and longer life Mr. Starr. I wish to see you and the All Starr Band today at Radio City Music Hall but I couldn't. I'm pretty sure it would be one heck of a celebration! We love you and your music...