Oingo Boingo is one of my all time favorite bands and Danny Elfman’s distopian, apocalyptic, mentally unsound lyrics are some of the best in the world. The music and persona that Danny Elfman created for Oingo Boingo did exactly what music and art should do; provoked thoughts and stimulated the imagination. Oingo Boingo’s Danny Elfman is definitely near the top of my short list of favorite entertainers. Like Jethro Tull, when God releases the soundtrack from my life it is going to feature a lot of Oingo Boingo.
Ugly enough to be authentically 1980’s
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Traffic to my website during the holiday off-season is dismal. So, I was thinking about what other interests I have and how I could present them. So I present to you my series of Rock’s greatest musicians. I can’t think of a better way to start than a tribute to my favorite musician, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson!
I can still remember being 4 years old sitting in front of my mom’s old gray ghetto blaster rewinding Jethro Tull’s Original Masters over and over with special emphasis on “The Dead Duck Song” or as it is known “Aqualung”. Now, without any urging on my part my 4 year old son Ian requests “The Dead Duck Song” to be played over and over when we’re driving. Aqualung may not be the most appropriate song for children, but those hours spent in front of that boom box ignited a deep love of music that endures to this day.
I don’t want to write some weird, pretentious essay about the intricacies of Jethro Tull’s technical style and expertise. I just really like the music. I have endless memories of road trips, art projects and isolated brooding with Jethro Tull as the soundtrack. Although I have a dog named Tull and a son named Ian, I’m not some insane Jethro Tull cultist. I have no delusions about the musicians themselves. In 2000, with a little help I had the privilege of meeting Ian Anderson back stage after a concert at Deer Valley, near Park City Utah. Ian wasn’t a magical Rock God but just a regular guy who plays the flute. Music is an art and Ian Anderson is just my favorite artist.
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To this day one of my favorite Halloween shows is Disney’s Sleepy Hollow. Today I want to post my favorite scene of the show, feel free to comment on your favorite Halloween shows and scenes.
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A little joke for my Tull friends
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In honor of Mother’s Day, here’s Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention with “Motherly Love” and “Mother People”.
Just click the links below for the audio!
Love you MOM!
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