Old Oak vs. New Oak: A Comparison
I know I've been back for almost as long as I was gone, but it's worth noting that many things changed during my absence.
The Old Oak would stay out at bars until after midnight, then stay up watching movies until around... uh... 4:20. Dude.
The New Oak is in bed before 11 because he has this job, plus another job, plus school.
The Old Oak guzzled down many bottles of watery, mass-produced suds.
The New Oak prefers to savor a nice microbrewed pint of stout, porter, or ale.
The Old Oak listened to psychedelic music and went hiking.
The New Oak listens to death metal and hits the gym and the bike trail. (The Old Oak weighed considerably more than the New Oak.)
The Old Oak was known to chase beautiful, funny, intelligent, somewhat dangerous women.
The New Oak caught the most beautiful, funny, intelligent, dangerous one of all and married her.
The Old Oak liked Zeppelin and Floyd and AC/DC and was honored to be a part of Madison's #1 rock station.
The New Oak, at least in that respect, is exactly the same.
Remember Don Kirshner's Rock Concert? Black Sabbath recently posted their 1975 DCRC performance on their YouTube channel. Check out the link here.
Dave Grohl has put together quite the supergroup. Check out this link to their recent performance on Jimmy Kimmel's show. Fogerty still rocks!
This sounds pretty awesome to me. Check out this link: Carlos Santana is trying to reunite as many members as possible from the old Santana lineup. So far he has Neal Schon, Michael Carabello and Michael Shrieve and says he thinks Gregg Rollie will be on board as well. If so, I will be eagerly awaiting the new album! If it all works out, we'll be hearing it in 2014. Like, far out, man!
I was doing homework during the Oscars, but I did join my wife in front of the TV for a few key moments. Here's a link to the Bond Tribute including Dame Shirley Bassey's performance of the classic 007 theme from "Goldfinger" was one of them. (Don't know how long that link will last, so enjoy it while you can!)
And here's a link to Adele's "Skyfall," which may be the best Bond theme SINCE "Goldfinger."
Made me wanna put on a tux and go play some baccarat. But the Aston Martin is in the shop. Oh, well.
That's my favorite quote from Ann and Nancy about their upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Funny story about John Mellencamp in there, too. Read the interview here!
Check out this link: For $350,000, you could own the house where Springsteen wrote "Born to Run." Who knows? Maybe his songwriting magic will rub off on you. The real estate agent says that tourists stop by all the time, though. That could be annoying. On the other hand, you might make new friends. They're Springsteen fans, so they gotta be pretty cool, right?
That would be the Songwriters Hall of Fame. And Steven and Joe are Tyler and Perry. Duh. Also inducted: Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner, plus Holly Knight, JD Souther and Tony Hatch. Recognize those names? If not, you'll recognize the songs they wrote: read the article here.
Adam Clayton talks about the creative mind, depression, and music. He also says U2 is working on their new album, which should be done "by the end of the year." Well, when your last tour was the highest-grossing in the history of... HISTORY, you don't have to hurry for anyone!