Rest In Rock Eddie Van Halen – #RIPEddieVanHalen

Eddie Van Halen the guitar “god” that was a vital part of the hard rock scene for years died today. He was so talented and influential. His works will live on in memory. Thanks for the music and memories Eddie.

2020 can jump off a cliff!

Spinning Some Vinyl – Styx Paradise Theater

I am using my new record player for the first time today. I was awaiting the first record I ordered, “Paradise Theater” by Styx to arrive before spinning some vinyl today. I am musically being transported back to my youth here.

The record player itself sounds good although a little more bass would be nice.

Johnny Cash – Man In Black

I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down Living in the hopeless, hungry side of town I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime But is there because he’s a victim of the times

Johnny Cash – The Man In Black

An appropriate song for the times we live in. This song is a protest song of sorts I think. He in his own way is aware of the plight of others and I so appreciate that.

The Police – Invisible Sun

This 40 year old song has some very timely relevance to what we are going through in the world right now. Sometimes music speaks volumes and expresses the angst that people are feeling right now. There is a glimmer of hope though.

Sonic Saturday: Gary Clark, Jr. – This Land #BLM

This is a strong protest song that brings up the issue of racism in America. In “This Land” it talks about a black man who is American and fights those who think otherwise. Gary Clark, Jr. tells a strong story here.

Sonic Saturday – Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and Others: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

In all we are experiencing these days this song sounds fitting as an expression of grief. In this video the late Tom Petty is doing vocals in this all-star band. Then the late Prince comes on and just rocks one of the best guitar riffs ever.

So many people are weeping and its only appropriate that guitars do the same. People need to be loved even in sad times. It’s important we do love because its needed so much now.

Sonic Saturday – Dionne Farris: Passion

For today’s Sonic Saturday I am serving up some 1990’s groove. Passion by Dionne Farris is one of those songs that has some killer vocals with some great guitar rifts with tight bass lines. Her voice is pure soul and power.