Category Archives: Music

Music Monday! Ellie Goulding & Kygo covering Harry Styles

Have a great Monday! ~Phil

Music Monday! Grouplove – Remember That Night

One of my favorite bands. Grouplove, filmed at Lollapalooza in August. Have a great Monday! ~Phil

Music Monday! Would I Lie To You?

Would I lie to you? No, I would not. My new humorous suspense time travel novel Time to Lie is available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback formats!

Have a great Monday! ~Phil

Music Monday! Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man is actually five men from Portland Oregon who met in high school in Alaska. The band’s name came from the idea that they wanted it to have a bigger than life feel, so they named it after a country. This song which is quite popular in the states is from their album Woodstock, which was released earlier this year. It’s a weird video. I don’t claim to understand it.

Have a great Monday! ~Phil

Music Monday! The Most Viewed Video in YouTube History

Yes, in spite of all the cat videos and videos of people doing stupid things, just two days ago this video became the most watched of all time on YouTube. Not even Psy’s Gangam Style can boast the 3 billion views Despacito has.

You can also find a version featuring Justin Bieber if you’d like. Chances are though that it won’t get as many views on my blog as #Babymetal with Rob Halford did last week. Have a great Monday! ~Phil

Would You Like To Do A Guest Post Here?

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I’m in full book writing mode, which decreases my blog writing time a bit. As per your vote a few weeks ago, I’m looking to replace my Tuesday Top Ten lists with Guest Bloggers. I’ve had two great ones, Sick Christine and John Howell.  If you have a book to promote, or just want to promote yourself and your blog just say so in the comments.

Have you ever woke up, got out of bed and dragged a comb across your head,  then checked your blog stats? Yes, I’m sure we all do it. At 6 a.m. this morning I got up and checked for comments and what yesterdays stats were. (I love following my blog views throughout the day). Normally when I wake up there’s a very moderate number of overnight views. Today I woke up to what is usually a good, full days worth of viewing stats. Looking at what was getting so much attention, it turned out to be my Music Monday post this week. It’s a video of a Japanese girl trio who sings heavy metal songs, Babymetal, singing with Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford. I titled it as The Strangest Thing I’ve Ever Seen on a Music Stage. Apparently #Babymetal is very popular because all my views came from Japan and Twitter. Yes, that’s right, #ThePhilFactor is now trending on Japanese Twitter.  If you haven’t seen the video, here it is. Rob Halford doesn’t even come on stage until the 7:40 mark.

For my new readers I’d like to say:

こんにちはBabymetalファン! Phil Factorへようこそ

Music Monday! The Strangest Thing I’ve Ever Seen on a Music Stage

I saw this occur live, in person last year at the Alternative Press Music Awards and I still can’t get it out of my head. It was the weirdest musical performance I’ve ever seen. Rob Halford of Judas Priest performed with #Babymetal , a trio of young Japanese women singing with heavy metal backing music.  The real performance starts about one minute into the performance. Former heavy metal icon Rob Halford joins the trio at the 7:40 mark.

Have a great Monday! ~Phil