Music Recommendation – Single – Meek Mill ft. Big Sean and A$AP Ferg, “B Boy”


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b-boy-rappersBehold, the rule-defying song that happens to be the second Big Sean-featuring track I have written about within a week. I will try to prevent that from happening again, but to be fair, this will probably be the best effort Big Sean will put into a song. While all three of these artists go in, Sean proves why he is finally famous with his jaw-dropping verse.

Meek Mill provides a good start to the song and keeps it interesting, but Big Sean starts out average (as per usual) and words pour out like sweet lyrical honey. Being honest though, I believe that line with the commas was a bit of a run-on sentence. A$AP Ferg ends the song with a verse that will make you go “Hey, I should actually hear more from this guy.”

There is no real chorus, but that does not mess up the song’s quality much…

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Bon Jovi, Phoenix, AZ- September 12, 1989


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by Randolph Owens

Bon Jovi at the peak of their powers. This was one year after the release of New Jersey proved that the genius of Slippery When Wet was no fluke. It was also less than a week after the legendary acoustic performance of Livin on a Prayer/Wanted Dead or Alive (check out Jon’s hair and necklace, and Richie’s backing vocals, all three things are world class) by Jon Bon Jovi and guitarist/vocalist Richie Sambora at the MTV Video Music Awards. Twenty-five years later and that is still in the pantheon of all time great VMA moments, and gave birth to MTVs fantastic Unplugged series. Bon Jovi in 1989 were the Beatles in 1965, The Rolling Stones in 1972, Nirvana/Pearl Jam in 1992, Michael Jackson in 1984, or even N’Sync in 2000 or U2 in 2001. No band was bigger than Bon Jovi in 1989, they were the clear front…

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Well, Pantera Has Made It On NYT Puzzle


Today’s edition of the New York Times’ crossword puzzle section contained a clue on 51 across that led to the answer of Pantera, Metal Insider said.  The clue was “Heavy metal band with the #1 album ‘Far Beyond Driven’.” It’s not the only rock-themed clue it today’s puzzle either, with 19 Across hint being “1972 Alice Cooper hit with the lyric ‘we got no class.'”
Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/pantera-makes-the-new-york-times-crossword-puzzle/#2fGdkFHyKHRfBmEk.99

Album Review: “Marching Out” Yngwie J. Malmsteen


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Released in 1985, this years marks the 30th anniversary of Yngwie Malmsteen’s second studio album.  Again, an excellent album that makes Malmsteen drill a baseball all the way out of the ballpark with his unbelievable speed.  Typical Yngwie songs contain the neoclassical arpeggiated solos that he is known for.  “I’ll See the Light Tonight,” “I Am a Viking,” and “Soldier Without Faith” are one of many Malmsteen’s song that have made him one of the fastest guitarist of all time. The key is to understand the high pitch melodies and classical music environment that Malmsteen provides.  The big dogs of neoclassical music was Randy Rhoads and Ritchie Blackmore.  Malmsteen would however blow people’s mind away with his music.  He would be progressed with many other guitarists of the 1980’s including Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Jason Becker, and Marty Friedman.   “Marching Out” is an album much like “Rising Force” well worth paying for, even though it might be slightly different.  [B-]

“I Am a Viking”