I'm sorry, I haven't posted in weeks, and that's just not right. My life has been nutty - I was in Texas and Florida, and The Man has continued to mess with me. Excuses? You bet. But good ones.
I have some great stuff to post, and will do so this week, I promise. I do the BIG REVEAL of the major concert that I attended, and I also saw Steve Earle at Ardmore Music Hall. Another show is coming up on Friday, too. And I have yet another screed about bands that I wished I had had the good fortune to see live, but didn't. It's killer, trust me. Of course, I couldn't go to Texas without coming back with some unique stuff from the Lone Star State, and I'll pop that up, too. Check back soon and let BRP blow your mind!
In the meantime, here's a couple of choice songs to keep the wolves at bay. Let's start with Foster the People. I know that they are mega-popular, and you hear their music all over creation. But they are one of those mega-popular bands that actually deserve such acclaim. Here's Ride or Die, a fantastic tune played with The Knocks:
Can we completely switch gears and give a guy some props that are long overdue on BRP? Thanks, let's do it. Dave Edmunds is a HUMONGOUS talent, and some of his songs are just so choice. You know some of them, like I Hear You Knocking, but how about this rocker? Get Out of Denver, indeed!
How about some funk? I love funk! This song, a popular one back in the day, sets a high bar for other bands to try and capture the flag. Tell Me Something Good is a plea for something that we can all understand, right? Rufus and Chaka Khan just BROUGHT IT with this tune!
One more and then I've got to scoot. Johnny Cash was a true outlaw country star with mass appeal. I like a ton of Cash songs. I was listening to him while driving through West Texas and it just fit the terrain. This is one of my favorites, Man in Black. Read the comments below the YouTube video - they are spot on.
With that, the kid is off to do other things, but just for a bit. You hang tight, and I'll be back with a ton of great stuff. Hey, one last comment. You know how some sayings just seem to get traction all at once and suddenly you hear them everywhere? Right now, I keep hearing "he punches above his weight." It's ubiquitous. I like the saying, but when it starts popping up out of the mouths of complete corporate tools, it quickly loses its appeal for me. Consider it banished from BRP ... at least for now. Check you later, rockers!
My name is Bill, and I live in the greater Philadelphia area. I love music, and I have a lot of opinions. This site is primarily focused on music, but sometimes I get off track. I hope you enjoy.