Look, you guys... we're now 3/4 the way to 100-volumes of The Videos.
Today's edition isnt too shabby, if I dont say so myself. Folk, progressive and even grunge rock is featured here today, so ready thy ears, friends.
1. A Man Needs a Maid - Neil Young
This is a nice performance from a BBC Sessions way back in 1971. Like how it sounds as if Young pounds on the keys of the piano... and then suddenly, so gracefully plod away at them ever so softly. I'm getting ready to make a trip to Burbank, California in a few weeks, and the flight from New Orleans to Burbank takes roughly three to four hours, so I've recently updated my iPod to make sure I wont be bored during the trip. And I dont think it would hurt if I add some Young to it just for good measure.
2. Alive - Pearl Jam
I could swear I've heard this song ten thousand times on the radio, maybe even more so than other grunge hits in "Jeremy" or "Black Hole Sun." I've never taken the time to really check into Pearl Jam, and I can contribute it to the songs never really taking flight. Just... "that was nice." But that's grunge with me... simply hit or miss.
3. You May Be Right - Billy Joel
The one album my dad actually may know by Joel is Glass House. And that's most likely due to the fact that it's much more rockin' than anything previous in Joel's career. He stepped away from the piano in the album and allowed much more input from guitar/drums. I dont think I'm far off base when I say albums like The Stranger are better by a long shot, but it never hurts to let songs like this one blare out of the speakers.
4. Authority Song - John Mellencamp
If there was one line to sum up a good portion of my personality, it'd be:
I fight authority, authority always wins.
Like "Alive", this one's another black and white video, but a little more imaginative with the whole boxing setup.
5. San Tropez - Pink Floyd
Couldnt really find a live performance for this song, but I at least found something that'll be seen as artistic and creative. This is a good song off Floyd's 1970 album Meddle, which I every so often listen to in full, enjoying every step of the way before it concludes with a personal favorite of mine, "Echoes."
Alright, it's time to go. Have work from 1 PM to 7 PM, and I need to get some lunch in me so I dont pass out while running around the place. Later, folks.