|The Ugliest Band in the World: Rolling Stones 2011
I was born a long time ago. I grew up in the sixties and ran with a slightly older crowd. So I was hip to the music of my generation. I was a fan of the “British Invasion” bands. I was into the Stones, Who couldn’t like songs like “Brown Sugar” or “Can’t you hear me knocking.” Then there was Cream and “Sunshine of your Love,” or “White Room.” Man, I thought Ginger Baker was the greatest drummer alive. I dug the Who, “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Who are You,” and “We’re not Gonna Take It, (from Tommie),” among others. Pete Townsend just wailing on the guitar, windmill arms, the whole thing. I even liked some of the Beatles stuff. But interestingly enough, as I examined the songs that I liked by the Beatles, they turned out to be songs by John Lennon: “Revolution,” “Back in the USSR.” Then there was Traffic, “Low Spark of the High-Heeled Boys,” “Shootout at the Fantasy Factory,” “John Barleycorn Must Die.” Stevie Winwood was awesome, so was Dave Mason, with his excellent version of “Are You Feeling Alright,” at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
|Is he or isn’t he? You decide
This is Rainie Yang with her song Ren Yi Men which translates to Free Gate. I have no idea what this song means but it is a strange story I can see that. believe it or not this woman is 26 years old. This is from her album Ren Yi Men (2010)
This is S.H.E. the initials stand for Selina, Hebe and Ella. All three of them have appeared in idol dramas. In the video Ella Chen sings first, then Hebe Tian, and finally Selina Ren. Selina was badly burned while filming an explosion scene in 2010. She is recovering and recently married.
This is Fahrenheit.
Huang Yi Da – Chou Nan Ren (The Jerk) This was the theme song to Devil Beside You. This guy has a lot of pretty cool music. It’s a little harder then the MandoPop stuff.
Dave Mason at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He’s still got it. I’m sorry about Kid Rock’s interference, nothing is perfect, as you know. Look who else is there. Steve Winwood, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, that bald guy from David Letterman, the ghost of Keith Richards, and Jim Capaldi, among others.
Photo credits: Keith Richards: http://morporc.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/keith-richards11.jpg
Chris Banducci is a pastor and missionary in Taiwan. He has, at other times of his life, been a white-water rafter, rock climber and adventurer. He left the corporate world of Solid Waste Recycling in 1996 and went into full-time ministry, where he pioneered a church in Riverside, California for the Potter’s House Christian Fellowship and is now engaged in the same endeavor in Taoyuan City, Taiwan. He writes on the culture, religion, tradition, and day-to-day life in Taiwan. Twenty-six years of living with Muscular Dystrophy may have weakened his muscles but not his spirit.