Probably my favorite EJ song. It’s the second half of a medley that opens Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. It (along with the opening song, the instrumental Funeral For a Friend) got quite a bit of airplay on FM radio when the album was released. This was the glory days of FM, when stations played deep tracks. You never heard it on AM, which stuck to singles. It gets left out of “best of” compilations, and many EJ fans don’t know it. I don’t get why. This song has everything going for it, including a killer bass line. It’s one of the songs I used to teach myself bass when I got one in 10th grade.
Fat Elvis, you’re fired. Oui is their first new one since 2011’s Rock & Roll Submarine. It somehow came out back in February! And contains an unironic cover of George Michael’s “Freedom.”
When I was at college my band broke up and I started playing solo. I ended up coming by a loop pedal and loved the freedom it gave me. Over the year I’ve added more instruments and effects to my rig as I’ve needed them and my sound output has naturally grown with it. I make a lot of noise for one man.
Funke and the Two Tone Baby. Enjoy some stomp.
Favorite YouTube comments …
I never thought angels would need us to pray for them
Inspirational. Being late 40’s, even 50 has yet to stop Corey in his career as a child star.
As a single working class parent through all my struggles trials and tribulations sometimes it’s hard to even feel human and even as the cost of living is going up suffocating me this song some how gives me the strength to get up in the morning and turn the today show OFF
I wish I had this kind of confidence in my life
Exhibit A: Bob Dylan’s, Keith Richards’ & Ron Wood’s gloriously ragged “Ballad of Hollis Brown” from Live Aid (couldn’t find this song without the cringey sing-a-long at the end). Exhibit B: Same festival: Mr. Showbiz, Sir Mick, preening and prancing, desperate for your approval of him as a solo act. My point? I think it’s interesting that if you take Keith out of the Stones, you still have the coolest guy on the planet. Take out Mick, and he just looks ridiculous. Keith saunters out and owns a stage; Mick has to shake his ass and do calisthenics for it, but even then he needs Keith around looking cooler. Interesting dynamic.
I’ve followed this story with some delight. Apparently Michael Lewis, who wrote The Big Short, has been trailing FTX guy Sam Bankman-Fried around, so we’ll certainly get a kick-ass film out of it someday. Among many, many remarkable facets to the tale is that the crypto market has supposedly lost $2 trillion of valuation this year… and Wall Street has barely flinched.
When Sequoia Capital – allegedly the most intelligent venture capital firm – invested $210 million in FTX last year, it asked to see financial reports and instead was told “we’ll send you a few bullet points.” It’s traditional when investing that much into a firm to have someone on the board, but Bankman-Fried wouldn’t let anyone on the board of directors, which was him, an attorney, and an FTX employee.
For a company “worth” $32 billion at one point.
Zero oversight! What could go wrong?
Here, a professor of finance at King’s College splains it to us. He keeps showing photos of Phil Spector for Sam Bankman-Fried, so gotta respect his game:
It’s an exciting time to be in the crypto world.
Rock Band Stems! Here’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” which I’ve listened to a few times. I’m hearing lyrics I’ve never successfully deciphered before!
5:50 Electric Guitars
But today was the first time someone actually needed dumpster access mid-set… he was really reluctant about interrupting us, if only he knew how psyched we were to have someone throwing garbage into the very dumpster we chose. We were downright giddy. pic.twitter.com/n3Rw22G8Nz
— Brian Rosenworcel (@Bowl_of_Worcel) November 10, 2022