Poor Mr Hoon... his family has certainly been in the wars over the last six months... yesterday his eldest son wrote off his car as he accidently lost control on a corner in the sleet. He wasn't hurt, just badly shaken. But... enough is enough for this family, OK? I mean, seriously! They've have has such a run of bad luck and misfortune lately, it's just rediculous! What really sux about it is that they are the *nicest* people you could ever meet! Shite that is happening to and around them just should not happen to people like them... they simply don't deserve it! Gagh!
I sent the Money Order away this arvo as well for my latest second-hand book found through here.
Stop Press... it's snowing as we speak... gagh! Beautiful [not laying for long here tho], but quite heavy just out of town, I heard the police report on the radio just then! Whoo hoo! \o/
Take Me Back Tuesday - Week 129
Are there any bands that you've seen live that didn't impress you, or that sounded better on CD? Hmmm... Bon Jovi [I'm talking years ago now, like about 1986-ish or something!] Their gig in Sydney sounded simply awful... noy just the actual sound mix, but they played sloppily, from memory. Not that I've ever been a fan of Bon Jovi anyways.
Live albums? Love em or hate em? Why? Well, my life is now [practically] complete, now that I have a CD version of "The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl" [1964/65], recorded at the height of Beatlesmania, complete with inaudible instruments and endless shreiking... but captures a real time in history. The other album I grew up with, and has always been a "Guitarists 101", has been the Rolling Stones 1969 "Get Your Ya Ya's Out". Oh ya, and Crowded Houses' "Goodbye to the World" set was quite possibly the best they ever played!
Mtv started the "Unplugged" concept...do you have any favorites and what are your feelings on the "Unplugged" series. I haven't heard much of that series anyways, so i can't really comment on it. The only one I have is the Eric Clapton one, which i thought was OK, but can't compare it to any of the others...
What is your favorite live act? Hmmm... I haven't seen many big bands for a few years now... seen plenty of small local pub bands that ranged from brilliant to simply awful! But off the top of my head would have to be the Stevie Wonder gig at Sydney c.1988. Simply great sound, songs, playing, vibe. I guess i should get out and see some more live bands, huh? Someone asked me if I was going to see Dylan in Sydney later this year, but... i don't wanna pay a zillion dollars for something that [in my humble opinion] would i] sound better on a CD, and ii] be not exactually visually appealing, so no I aint going. Oh dear oh dear oh dear!
When I was 17/18, I really loved to watch The Radiators play... a great pub rock band and sound... amazing to think they're still gigging! heh heh.