‘One of the proudest moments of my life‘ is not the name of this song. It’s how I feel about this song and music video. Why? Because it is a collaboration by two of my sons and their friends. One son, who is a member of the two man band April on Paper, sings and plays guitar in this video. My other son, whose online persona is OneShotTaylor, wrote directed and produced this video. It’s the first music video for both of them and hopefully it won’t be the last.
So far it’s got more than 600 views on Youtube. If you like their music you can find them on all streaming services and Apple Music. You can also find them on Instagram where they tell me that they’re more active than FB.
I’m back with the most appropriate song ever for today, and it’s from my favorite band, whom I will be seeing in Toronto next August with Fall Out Boy, and Weezer. Honestly, I don’t know why Billie Joe Armstron wanted to be woken up “when September ends.” For me, September is when summer ends and Fall begins. If I wrote the song it would be “Wake Me Up When March Ends.” Hmm…maybe I’ve just thought of a new hit song… Have a great Monday! ~Phil
The story behind this is that a Twitter account, @weezerafrica, was started in December by a 14 year old Weezer fan named Mary. She says that she started the idea as a joke and incessantly tweeted Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo and others in the music industry and eventually the idea gained momentum with many,many people tweeting at Rivers Cuomo to cover the song, including David Paich, the keyboardist from the band Toto. Eventually she made the national news:
What you see in the song video at the top is Mary’s first tweet.
Are you ready for this weeks #MusicMonday? How do you get ready? I’m glad you asked. This Monday music lovers from all over the blogosphere will publish their lists of the bands they’ve seen live. Want to join in? Just create a simple post with a list and maybe a picture or two of bands that you’ve seen live in concert. Then link to this post and I’ll visit and retweet your post. The idea is for everyone to visit each others posts and talk about our favorite bands with each other.
I hope this works and it’s not my lonely list! See you Monday! ~Phil
(BTW, if you’ve got a second, I’d love your vote for my blog as Funniest Blog in the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards. You can vote HEREThank you!)
Yes, that’s right, next week you’re going to participate in Music Monday. I started Music Monday because on a Monday morning when you’re heading back to work, sometimes it’s hard to get motivated. I thought that if I started the week with a great song it would lift my mood and give me energy. I started posting different songs every week. Over time I found a couple other blogging friends that love music as much as I do, Hayley of Just Another Blog from A Woman and Steve of Talk About Pop Music.
We thought it would be fun next Monday to post a list of music acts that we’ve seen in concert to compare and discuss. Here’s where you come in: We want you to do it too. I’m imagining people reading each others lists and commenting with things like, “I love them but I haven’t seen them yet. How are they?” Or maybe, “When did you see them? What? I was at that show too!” Or “I got close enough to catch a guitar pick!” Maybe even, “That was the worst concert ever!” Whoever you like, there’s bound to be someone else on the interwebs that wants to talk about them too.
So next Monday, April 16th, I want everyone to celebrate Music Monday by posting their list of the bands they’ve seen in concert. Let’s fill the internet with music and connect with each other. If you link to me or tag me in some way, I’ll share everyone’s posts to my Twitter with #MusicMonday.
And just to get you going for today, here’s a video of my favorite band to see live, Green Day.
Have a great Monday and start working on your concert lists for next week! Maybe we’ll make Music Monday as big as Thursday Doors! If you’re going to do it, leave a comment today and link to me next Monday so I can remember to visit you and tweet you!
The video below is from the NBC show Better Late Than Never and features Girls Generation, the most popular pop act in South Korea with the guys from Better Late Than Never: Terry Bradshaw, former NFL quarterback and sports broadcaster, actor Henry Winkler, famous as Fonzie from Happy Days, 87 year old William Shatner from Star Trek and Boston Legal, George Foreman, former heavyweight boxing champ, and comedian Jeff Dye.
If you get NBC, Better Late Than Never is a fun show with the four oldsters and den mom Jeff Dye going on adventures all over the world. If you’re in North Korea, you can’t hear Girls Generation (여왕의 귀환!소녀시대, 정규) because the government has banned their music. Once in 2015 at the demilitarized zone South Korea blasted their music into North Korea. In the rest of the world you should be fine. Below is 72 year old Henry Winkler showing that he’s still got some moves as he dances to Uptown Funk with Girls Generation:
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