Originally posted 6/25/15
Hello everyone back in April I asked you guys what should the next blog be and alot of you wanted to know what were my favorite songs. So that's why we are here.
Before i get this list going I have somethings that I want to explain. The songs that are featured on this list doesn't reflect what I'm listening to now. These are the songs that made such an impact on me that I still get the same enjoyment out of them years after when I first heard them and that have made it into every playlist I have made ever. So most songs from the last 5 years will not be in this list but if I did another list in twenty years you might see some from that period. Also this list does not reflect my favorite artist or albums because somethings are better as a whole but expect some overlap. That’s a list for another time. This is not a greatest songs of all time but my personal favorite as there is a difference in the two. Also there will not be any songs composed and written for videogames and pro wrestling but songs on this list have appeared in one or the other if not both. Last but not least I picked one song per artist. So lest get this started........
10. Doubleback - ZZ top
This song was the song that introduced me to rock music when I was little thanks to the movie Back to the future part 3. The song it self is the bands interpretation of the events of the movie. Plus the bands signature sound is like the icing on the cake.
9. Crazy - Seal
Even though the covers by Mushroomhead and Alanis Morissette could have easily made it on this list. This song has a perfect melody and Seal's vocals perfectly meld with the melody. Useless trivia fact World Championship Wrestling used a knock off version as the theme of the historic 1996 bash at the beach pay per view where Hulk Hogan turned heel(bad guy) and joined Kevin Nash and Scott Hall to form the new World order
8. Money for nothing - Dire straits featuring Sting
this has one of the best rifts in rock music and Sting’s backing vocals make a great song 20 times better . To me Mark Knopfler is not given enough credit for his musical genius
7. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Its from the wall. Its Pink Floyd. Its awesome. Enough said.........
6. Yellow Leadbetter - Pearl jam
This song is my chill out song. Eddie's vocals stick with you long after thumis song is over and the opening notes set the tone. I always find myself humming this song after every listen.
5. Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
This in my mind is the best nirvana song. From the heavy guitar to kurt's screaming vocals. The video definitely leaves a lasting impression
4. Roster - Alice in Chains
"Ain't found a way to kill me yet" this line speaks to me on so many levels. Most of you who know me know that my life hasn't always been peaches and cream. This line has helped me through some tough times. Plus being in a song that slowly builds while speaking about the horrors of war is a bonus
3. For whom the bell tolls - Metallica
"WOW a Metallica song this list that is shocking" .... Said nobody ever. another thing to know about me is I'm a sucker for a good Metallica song and this one in my mind is the best. Everything from the heart pounding intro to the vocals make you feel like warriors that the song talks about
2. Midlife Crisis - Faith No More
This song struck a cord with me from the opening drums to Mike Patton's vocal range. This song has also aged pretty well
1. December - Collective Soul
This is a song I first heard when I was in middle school and back then I loved it and now when I hear it on the radio I get a warm fuzzy feelings. I still enjoy this song the same way I did back then. The song is about a relationship gone south. But its darn catchy everything from the intro to the ending
I'm sorry for the constant delays but due to technical difficulties it seemed that this list was destened to developmental hell but now I glad to bring this in its finished form. I truly appreciate all of the feed back and I hope u continue to enjoy. Please share on social media with others and I hope u enjoy what's to come until next time........
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Originally published 7/17/16 this was my last post before my 2 year hitaus but it also happens to be my most read post ever and the one I received a lot of positive feedback from. When I wrote this I had a lot of mixed feelings about this. I was very angry at the way everyone in the company or connected to the film handled theirselves in the build up to the film as you read below you will see my anger. On the other hand the blu-ray release that features the extended cut of the film fixed some of the issues with the film but not all. IDW comics also released a crossover comic with the original team that was a fun read and what I more hoped this film to be
I like to start off with saying normally my movie or TV reviews do not contain many spoilers but I feel I can't write this review without spoiling something so. WARNING WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS so with that said lets get this started........
Going into this I have heard and seen the war between the fans and Sony. In the end after seeing this movie I have lost all respect for Paul Feig who trashed everyone who had any issues with this film then later retracting any statements he had made. Next time Mr. Feig if you don't want us complaining about your film making. Make an Original great film and don't say that all who dislike the film are misogynist. Which I will explain below one of great things that saved your "just OK film" was the four talented female leads and if you and your writing partner knew what you are doing this would have the potential from being an OK film to begin a great film.
OK rant over! Ghostbusters had many issues from pacing to hit you over the head references from the original. It would have been cool if they placed a cleaver nod here and there but they went completely overboard by the time you saw the haunted Stay Puft Marshmallow Man balloon you were burnt out. Some of the cameos were under used especially Ozzy Osbourne's. The plot borrowed heavily from the original 1984 film and the 2009 video game. And that everyone in the film except the Ghostbusters were portrayed to be idiots or very petty. And the trailers and clips used on talk shows appearances ruined many big moments that would have worked better as surprises. The last thing is I wish it took place in the same universe as the original. I honestly think it would have been a much better film
Believe it or not they're things I liked including. Like how the four leads play off each other. The main villain was pretty cool. He wanted to end the world with ghost for his own needs. The best way to describe him was he was a combination of Dr. Janosez Poha from the second film Gozer and Ivo Shandor from the original and the video game with a little bit of Walter Peck sprinkled in.
And the sequence of Slimmer stealing the not Ecto 1 Ecto 1(no that wasn't a typo) was very amusing followed by the line that Dr. Yates(McCarthy) afterwards that made me laugh. Despite what the trailers showed we did see a few funny moments. The transformation of the main villain was a cool sequence as well.
If a sequel is made I would prefer them to tie both universes together like the X-men did with days of future past which is possible. In Dan Aykroyd's original treatment for the original he had the Ghostbusters time traveling and dimension hopping something that Gozer From the original has done in the comics,video games, and even referenced to in the first film. The knowledge that the cab driver(Aykroyd) has of what's going on and the end credit name drop hints at this
My final verdict is this movie was OK if not decent. It was however better than Ghostbusters 2. It had both good and bad but I hope of anything that this film is successful Sony works more with the people behind the original film and tell Paul Feig and his writing and editing staff to go f**k their selves. So on that note until next time......