Friday, 28 February 2014

Video - Argent God Gave Rock And Roll To You



Yes, I've fiddled the date on this entry, a technical fault left me without an internet connection for a few days.

Thanks for putting up with this month of videos.
Proper entries coming soon!


Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Video - Buffalo Springfield Mr Soul.



What a bizarre clip!
The guy with his back to the camera is (I think) their manager standing in for their deported bass player.
It starts with a tiny snippet of For What It's Worth before launching into Mr Soul and somehow I don't think they are taking miming along very seriously at all! ;-)

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Video - Status Quo Down Down



I'm off to two gigs on the last Frantic Four line up tour this spring. I did two last year too, and loved them both.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Video - George Harrison Faster



Just watched the film Rush, I think they missed a trick not sticking this track over the closing credits! ;-)


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Video - Bastille Flaws



I'm sure this post may come as a surprise to some people. This is my niece's favourite group and a week on Friday I take her to see them for her first ever concert.  Obviously I have been shown lots of videos and played just about the entire output of the band, not just because of the gig but because of her enthusiasm for the band. They seem to be breaking though a bit more now (they won a Brit Award tonight) but I feel like they have been around for a long time. The gig is a sell out, they play instruments, write songs that have some interesting hooks and layers to them and they aren't a manufactured boy band. I'm looking forward to seeing them, not as much as VJ is mind you! ;-)

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Video - Iron Maiden The Trooper



Half a league, half a league,  
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death,  
Rode the six hundred.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Video - Neil Young Harvest Moon


But there's a full moon risin' 
Let's go dancin' in the light 
We know where the music's playin' 
Let's go out and feel the night.


Ok, it's not a Harvest Moon tonight, but it is a full moon tonight, so it's nearly appropriate.


But now it's gettin' late 
And the moon is climbin' high 
I want to celebrate 
See it shinin' in your eye.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Video - Yes Starship Trooper (Live)



The song from which I got the name of this blog!

Posting this so I have a jolly good excuse to direct to this Guardian online article written by my friend Tim, and also because it features Rick Wakeman playing a keytar.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Video - Jon and Vangelis I'll Find My Way Home


I still find it strange that I knew a few J&V tracks long before I got into Yes and never made the connection in my head at the time.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Video - The Popdogs Kelly's On



Pimping my own youtube video here. This is from the International Pop Overthrow Liverpool event last year. Loads of bands come to play the festival, it's my favourite event held in the city.
This is The Popdogs, who were launching their CD "Cool Cats for Pop Dogs" at the festival.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Video - Drimble Wedge and the Vegetations



Okay, due to lack of sleep I missed a day but ssssh...I'm going to fix the date so no one knows! ;-)

Love this clip from Bedazzled. "...you fill me with inertia..."

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Video - Richie Havens Freedom (Live at Woodstock)



At the risk of being a name dropper, Richie Havens remains one of the most wonderful people I have met. The man was warm, funny and gracious and sat and chatted to this wide-eyed music fan who still can't quite believe she was greeted like an old friend by the guy who opened Woodstock.

Woodstock (the film) is very much a father/daughter thing for me. In the days of VHS I remember trying to stay awake to cut out enough adverts from a TV showing so it would fit on the tape. I think the plan was that about three or four commercial breaks would cover it, but I'm pretty sure we stayed up and watched the whole thing together rather than viewing the tape the next day, and we talked about all the acts and what was going on at the time. Anyway, Richie Havens and his splintering guitar made an impact the first time I saw the film so meeting him was an honour.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Video - Neil Young Hey Hey My My



If it's not become obvious, I'm trying to post a music video every day during February (I picked the shortest month on purpose)

It's turning out to be more difficult than I thought because I've been reading Graham Nash's autobiography and have just started Neil Young's book - so CSN&Y are rattling around my head a lot at the moment.

More variety as we go on, hopefully (and possibly some thoughts on the books)

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Video - Graham Nash Military Madness

Following on from David Crosby yesterday it only seems right to have a video by the birthday boy, Graham Nash.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Video - David Crosby - What's Broken

Sorry that you have you sit through a commercial first before you get to the clip but it's a great performance from David Crosby.



Loving the new Croz album!
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