MY LIFE AS A SAINTS FAN (written in 2010 after NFC Championship then revised after Super Bowl win)
Ok so this is going be sentimental and over some of your heads, but those who know me and have been there for some of these experiences will understand……ALSO, I have a 45 minute drive to work, there and back, so I have had some time to reflect on this topic.
In 1967 the New Orleans Saints join the NFL and low and behold in the inaugural game at Tulane Stadium, John Gilliam returns the opening kickoff for a TD. Saints would go on to lose that first game EVER. In February of 69 I was born, the same year that famous Saint Danny Abramowicz was drafted.
Basically I was a year old for Tom Dempsey’s 63 yard kick in 1970.
The Saints drafted Ole Miss Qb Archie Manning in 1971.
NOW FOR ME AND MY MEMORIES…..
My first memories of the Saints is when the Superdome opened in 1975 and my dad at one point was Chief of Security under Sherman Copeland so if I wasn’t at the Day Of Rock and Roll, I was at a Saints game.
I remember the Saints hiring Hank Stram to be the answer to their problems. It didn’t work.
I remember the Falcons winning on HAIL MARYS by Steve Bartkowski to win 20-17.
I remember Derland Moore and Joe Federspiel.
I remember Hap Glaudi (vaguely).
I remember the 79 season MNF against the Raiders winning 35-14 and how the Saints wound up losing 42-35.
I remember Russell Erxleben.
Our first “winning type season” was being 8-8 stopping the Redskins in one game and challenging the LA Rams for the NFC West. The Rams eventually went to the Super Bowl giving the Steelers their 4th in the decade.
I remember Chuck Muncie and those glasses.
I remember the 1-15 Aints and who could forget the brown bagged fans.
I remember the Saints hiring Bum Philips in another attempt to win and soon after the Big Bum song.
I remember Guido Merkens, the first and only UTILITY NFL player (QB, WR, P and CB)
I remember George Rogers.
I remember the original WHO DAT?
I remember when they hired Jim Mora.
I remember Reuben Mayes, Mel Gray, Dombrowski and Dave Wilson’s comeback against the Oilers.
I remember John Fourcade.
I remember Hokie.
I remember when Jim Mora made his highly publicized “coulda, woulda, shoulda” speech.
I remember the Saints FIRST playoff appearance against the Vikings who won 44-10.
I remember the Cajun Cannon.
I remember the LSU men Dalton Hilliard and Eric Martin.
I remember the DOME Patrol.
I remember losing to the Bears 16-6 in the Saints second playoff appearance.
I remember being 7-0 for the first time ever only to lose in the playoffs to the Falcons 27-20.
I remember Sam Mills. RIP
I remember in 1993 being up 20-7 on the Eagles while Andre Maillho, Darin Borne and I were planning our celebratory drive to NO only to have our dream squashed in the end 36-20.
I remember throwing my infamous black cap with the Fleur De Lis behind the TV that same day in frustration and couldn’t find it for a while.
I remember blowing the Saints off for a while.
I remember moving back to New Orleans and being hired by the Saints as a Ticket representative in 1995. It was one of the best times of my life to be working for the Saints and with a great group of people….Joe Noto, Traci Breaux, Jason Feyerherm and of course D. Scott Ferguson.
I remember Buford.
I remember the Saints going 0-5 that year, Mora flipping out in his legendary rant and then being let go in the beginning of 1996.
I remember being heartbroken beyond description.
I remember blowing the Saints off for a while, but have always said that no matter where I move to whether it be Sasketchewan or wherever, I would always want to know what was going on with MY Saints.
I remember dressing up like Offensive Coordinator Carl Smith for Halloween and meeting him at the Metairie Daiquiris dressed like him. He wasn’t happy.
I remember Willie Roaf and Morton Anderson leaving for greener pastures and Rickey getting his much deserved ring with the Niners.
I remember working for the Rock Of New Orleans WRNO, another great job, where I was able to attend Saints games again.
I remember Ricky Williams even though I don’t think he remembers being a Saint.
I remember Buddy D talking the Saints into hiring Ditka and I try not to remember Ditka and how he set the franchise back years.
I remember the Billy Joes, Heath Shuler and Danny Woeful.
I remember Jeff Casabat and I getting so fed up with the Saints we would watch other games in the Suite during the Saints game.
I remember the Cleveland Browns Hail Mary on Halloween.
I remember the bottles of beers being thrown in the End Zone.
I remember Danny Woeful getting sacked one time and his helmet getting turned completely around on his head….another low point in the Saints history to this point.
I remember Ditka flipping off the fans after another loss.
I remember Haslett.
I remember when Az Hakim muffed the punt for the Saints to WIN their FIRST playoff game and being lifted sideways into the Dome Suite ceiling by James Robinson. Saints 31 Rams 28.
I remember Jim Henderson’s call of that muffed punt.
I remember how crazy it was outside on Poydras Street after winning that first playoff game and if we ever advanced how crazy it would be.
I remember the Dome Pep rally the next week and the next day we lost to the Vikings 34-16.
I remember Deuce, Joe Horn, Kyle Turley and the eventual “Turley Girlies”
I remember Katrina
I remember thinking they will never return.
I remember seeing them playing that horrendous season mostly in San Antonio.
I remember the draft when Reggie fell to them.
I remember signing Brees and Payton.
I remember the Dome reopening and the punt block for a TD.
I remember thrashing the Falcons in that first game.
I remember watching in awe the game against the Eagles when Reggie got SMACKED but they won 27- 24 for our FIRST trip to the NFC Championship.
I remember being with Rod Ryan and Jessica when they lost to the Bears in the NFC Championship game and us being bummed knowing they were the better team.
I remember signing Vilma.
I remember getting Shockey.
I remember watching the Patriots get spanked and embarrassed on MNF.
Seeing Kristina D before game…..
I remember my first game back in the DOME FRONT ROW to watch the Saints pummel the Cardinals.
I remember how good it felt to be in that DOME after all of the suffering to see all of that joy in true fans like Wendy D. and Vincent.
I remember seeing all of my friends that day and the city in such a great state of mind.
I cheffed up in Houston for the NFC Championship game against the Vikings…..
…..and I remember where I was last Sunday when the Saints advanced to their FIRST Super Bowl in 43 years.
I remember holding back tears but I just remember being so unbelievably happy for the city and its long suffering fans.
I remember Jim Henderson’s LEGENDARY call at the end of the game as only in New Orleans you could say what he said and everyone listening understood exactly what he was saying.
I remember looking back on this surreal week and going back to youtube daily to watch different angles of the KICK and people jumping for joy in their houses.
I remember not ever being this excited about the Super Bowl because quite frankly I didn’t have a vested interest. Sure I wanted a good game and usually pulled for the underdog….go figure. But now it is personal for me and so many others I can’t mention them all.
I hope a week from now I will be remembering my tearful celebration when the Saints hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy over their heads.
I remember thinking on Saturday the night before the biggest game of the Saints lives a much deserving Rickey Jackson being inducted into the Hall of Fame and it being a SIGN of good things to come.
I remember the night of 2/7/2010 when the Saints won the Super Bowl and the hearts and souls of many were blessed.
I hope you get as much out of this as I did writing it….
The Top 100 Things I’d Do If I Ever Became An Evil Overlord
OLDIE BUT GOODIE!!!
The Top 100 Things I’d Do If I Ever Became An Evil Overlord
1. My Legions of Terror will have helmets with clear Plexiglass visors, not face-concealing ones.
2. My ventilation ducts will be too small to crawl through.
3. My noble half-brother whose throne I usurped will be killed, not kept anonymously imprisoned in a forgotten cell of my dungeon.
4. Shooting is not too good for my enemies.
5. The artifact which is the source of my power will not be kept on the Mountain of Despair beyond the River of Fire guarded by the Dragons of Eternity. It will be in my safe-deposit box. The same applies to the object which is my one weakness.
6. I will not gloat over my enemies’ predicament before killing them.
7. When I’ve captured my adversary and he says, “Look, before you kill me, will you at least tell me what this is all about?” I’ll say, “No.” and shoot him. No, on second thought I’ll shoot him then say “No.”
8. After I kidnap the beautiful princess, we will be married immediately in a quiet civil ceremony, not a lavish spectacle in three weeks’ time during which the final phase of my plan will be carried out.
9. I will not include a self-destruct mechanism unless absolutely necessary. If it is necessary, it will not be a large red button labelled “Danger: Do Not Push”. The big red button marked “Do Not Push” will instead trigger a spray of bullets on anyone stupid enough to disregard it. Similarly, the ON/OFF switch will not clearly be labelled as such.
10. I will not interrogate my enemies in the inner sanctum — a small hotel well outside my borders will work just as well.
11. I will be secure in my superiority. Therefore, I will feel no need to prove it by leaving clues in the form of riddles or leaving my weaker enemies alive to show they pose no threat.
12. One of my advisors will be an average five-year-old child. Any flaws in my plan that he is able to spot will be corrected before implementation.
13. All slain enemies will be cremated, or at least have several rounds of ammunition emptied into them, not left for dead at the bottom of the cliff. The announcement of their deaths, as well as any accompanying celebration, will be deferred until after the aforementioned disposal.
14. The hero is not entitled to a last kiss, a last cigarette, or any other form of last request.
15. I will never employ any device with a digital countdown. If I find that such a device is absolutely unavoidable, I will set it to activate when the counter reaches 117 and the hero is just putting his plan into operation.
16. I will never utter the sentence “But before I kill you, there’s just one thing I want to know.”
17. When I employ people as advisors, I will occasionally listen to their advice.
18. I will not have a son. Although his laughably under-planned attempt to usurp power would easily fail, it would provide a fatal distraction at a crucial point in time.
19. I will not have a daughter. She would be as beautiful as she was evil, but one look at the hero’s rugged countenance and she’d betray her own father.
20. Despite its proven stress-relieving effect, I will not indulge in maniacal laughter. When so occupied, it’s too easy to miss unexpected developments that a more attentive individual could adjust to accordingly.
21. I will hire a talented fashion designer to create original uniforms for my Legions of Terror, as opposed to some cheap knock-offs that make them look like Nazi stormtroopers, Roman footsoldiers, or savage Mongol hordes. All were eventually defeated and I want my troops to have a more positive mind-set.
22. No matter how tempted I am with the prospect of unlimited power, I will not consume any energy field bigger than my head.
23. I will keep a special cache of low-tech weapons and train my troops in their use. That way — even if the heroes manage to neutralize my power generator and/or render the standard-issue energy weapons useless — my troops will not be overrun by a handful of savages armed with spears and rocks.
24. I will maintain a realistic assessment of my strengths and weaknesses. Even though this takes some of the fun out of the job, at least I will never utter the line “No, this cannot be! I AM INVINCIBLE!! !” (After that, death is usually instantaneous. )
25. No matter how well it would perform, I will never construct any sort of machinery which is completely indestructible except for one small and virtually inaccessible vulnerable spot.
26. No matter how attractive certain members of the rebellion are, there is probably someone just as attractive who is not desperate to kill me. Therefore, I will think twice before ordering a prisoner sent to my bedchamber.
27. I will never build only one of anything important. All important systems will have redundant control panels and power supplies. For the same reason I will always carry at least two fully loaded weapons at all times.
28. My pet monster will be kept in a secure cage from which it cannot escape and into which I could not accidentally stumble.
29. I will dress in bright and cheery colors, and so throw my enemies into confusion.
30. All bumbling conjurers, clumsy squires, no-talent bards, and cowardly thieves in the land will be preemptively put to death. My foes will surely give up and abandon their quest if they have no source of comic relief.
31. All naive, busty tavern wenches in my realm will be replaced with surly, world-weary waitresses who will provide no unexpected reinforcement and/or romantic subplot for the hero or his sidekick.
32. I will not fly into a rage and kill a messenger who brings me bad news just to illustrate how evil I really am. Good messengers are hard to come by.
33. I won’t require high-ranking female members of my organization to wear a stainless-steel bustier. Morale is better with a more casual dress-code. Similarly, outfits made entirely from black leather will be reserved for formal occasions.
34. I will not turn into a snake. It never helps.
35. I will not grow a goatee. In the old days they made you look diabolic. Now they just make you look like a disaffected member of Generation X.
36. I will not imprison members of the same party in the same cell block, let alone the same cell. If they are important prisoners, I will keep the only key to the cell door on my person instead of handing out copies to every bottom-rung guard in the prison.
37. If my trusted lieutenant tells me my Legions of Terror are losing a battle, I will believe him. After all, he’s my trusted lieutenant.
38. If an enemy I have just killed has a younger sibling or offspring anywhere, I will find them and have them killed immediately, instead of waiting for them to grow up harboring feelings of vengeance towards me in my old age.
39. If I absolutely must ride into battle, I will certainly not ride at the forefront of my Legions of Terror, nor will I seek out my opposite number among his army.
40. I will be neither chivalrous nor sporting. If I have an unstoppable superweapon, I will use it as early and as often as possible instead of keeping it in reserve.
41. Once my power is secure, I will destroy all those pesky time-travel devices.
42. When I capture the hero, I will make sure I also get his dog, monkey, ferret, or whatever sickeningly cute little animal capable of untying ropes and filching keys happens to follow him around.
43. I will maintain a healthy amount of skepticism when I capture the beautiful rebel and she claims she is attracted to my power and good looks and will gladly betray her companions if I just let her in on my plans.
44. I will only employ bounty hunters who work for money. Those who work for the pleasure of the hunt tend to do dumb things like even the odds to give the other guy a sporting chance.
45. I will make sure I have a clear understanding of who is responsible for what in my organization. For example, if my general screws up I will not draw my weapon, point it at him, say “And here is the price for failure,” then suddenly turn and kill some random underling.
46. If an advisor says to me “My liege, he is but one man. What can one man possibly do?”, I will reply “This.” and kill the advisor.
47. If I learn that a callow youth has begun a quest to destroy me, I will slay him while he is still a callow youth instead of waiting for him to mature.
48. I will treat any beast which I control through magic or technology with respect and kindness. Thus if the control is ever broken, it will not immediately come after me for revenge.
49. If I learn the whereabouts of the one artifact which can destroy me, I will not send all my troops out to seize it. Instead I will send them out to seize something else and quietly put a Want-Ad in the local paper.
50. My main computers will have their own special operating system that will be completely incompatible with standard IBM and Macintosh powerbooks.
51. If one of my dungeon guards begins expressing concern over the conditions in the beautiful princess’ cell, I will immediately transfer him to a less people-oriented position.
52. I will hire a team of board-certified architects and surveyors to examine my castle and inform me of any secret passages and abandoned tunnels that I might not know about.
53. If the beautiful princess that I capture says “I’ll never marry you! Never, do you hear me, NEVER!!!”, I will say “Oh well” and kill her.
54. I will not strike a bargain with a demonic being then attempt to double-cross it simply because I feel like being contrary.
55. The deformed mutants and odd-ball psychotics will have their place in my Legions of Terror. However before I send them out on important covert missions that require tact and subtlety, I will first see if there is anyone else equally qualified who would attract less attention.
56. My Legions of Terror will be trained in basic marksmanship. Any who cannot learn to hit a man-sized target at 10 meters will be used for target practice.
57. Before employing any captured artifacts or machinery, I will carefully read the owner’s manual.
58. If it becomes necessary to escape, I will never stop to pose dramatically and toss off a one-liner.
59. I will never build a sentient computer smarter than I am.
60. My five-year-old child advisor will also be asked to decipher any code I am thinking of using. If he breaks the code in under 30 seconds, it will not be used. Note: this also applies to passwords.
61. If my advisors ask “Why are you risking everything on such a mad scheme?”, I will not proceed until I have a response that satisfies them.
62. I will design fortress hallways with no alcoves or protruding structural supports which intruders could use for cover in a firefight.
63. Bulk trash will be disposed of in incinerators, not compactors. And they will be kept hot, with none of that nonsense about flames going through accessible tunnels at predictable intervals.
64. I will see a competent psychiatrist and get cured of all extremely unusual phobias and bizarre compulsive habits which could prove to be a disadvantage.
65. If I must have computer systems with publically available terminals, the maps they display of my complex will have a room clearly marked as the Main Control Room. That room will be the Execution Chamber. The actual main control room will be marked as Sewage Overflow Containment.
66. My security keypad will actually be a fingerprint scanner. Anyone who watches someone press a sequence of buttons or dusts the pad for fingerprints then subsequently tries to enter by repeating that sequence will trigger the alarm system.
67. No matter how many shorts we have in the system, my guards will be instructed to treat every surveillance camera malfunction as a full-scale emergency.
68. I will spare someone who saved my life sometime in the past. This is only reasonable as it encourages others to do so. However, the offer is good one time only. If they want me to spare them again, they’d better save my life again.
69. All midwives will be banned from the realm. All babies will be delivered at state-approved hospitals. Orphans will be placed in foster-homes, not abandoned in the woods to be raised by creatures of the wild.
70. When my guards split up to search for intruders, they will always travel in groups of at least two. They will be trained so that if one of them disappears mysteriously while on patrol, the other will immediately initiate an alert and call for backup, instead of quizzically peering around a corner.
71. If I decide to test a lieutenant’s loyalty and see if he/she should be made a trusted lieutenant, I will have a crack squad of marksmen standing by in case the answer is no.
72. If all the heroes are standing together around a strange device and begin to taunt me, I will pull out a conventional weapon instead of using my unstoppable superweapon on them.
73. I will not agree to let the heroes go free if they win a rigged contest, even though my advisors assure me it is impossible for them to win.
74. When I create a multimedia presentation of my plan designed so that my five-year-old advisor can easily understand the details, I will not label the disk “Project Overlord” and leave it lying on top of my desk.
75. I will instruct my Legions of Terror to attack the hero en masse, instead of standing around waiting while members break off and attack one or two at a time.
76. If the hero runs up to my roof, I will not run up after him and struggle with him in an attempt to push him over the edge. I will also not engage him at the edge of a cliff. (In the middle of a rope-bridge over a river of molten lava is not even worth considering. )
77. If I have a fit of temporary insanity and decide to give the hero the chance to reject a job as my trusted lieutentant, I will retain enough sanity to wait until my current trusted lieutenant is out of earshot before making the offer.
78. I will not tell my Legions of Terror “And he must be taken alive!” The command will be “And try to take him alive if it is reasonably practical.”
79. If my doomsday device happens to come with a reverse switch, as soon as it has been employed it will be melted down and made into limited-edition commemorative coins.
80. If my weakest troops fail to eliminate a hero, I will send out my best troops instead of wasting time with progressively stronger ones as he gets closer and closer to my fortress.
81. If I am fighting with the hero atop a moving platform, have disarmed him, and am about to finish him off and he glances behind me and drops flat, I too will drop flat instead of quizzically turning around to find out what he saw.
82. I will not shoot at any of my enemies if they are standing in front of the crucial support beam to a heavy, dangerous, unbalanced structure.
83. If I’m eating dinner with the hero, put poison in his goblet, then have to leave the table for any reason, I will order new drinks for both of us instead of trying to decide whether or not to switch with him.
84. I will not have captives of one sex guarded by members of the opposite sex.
85. I will not use any plan in which the final step is horribly complicated, e.g. “Align the 12 Stones of Power on the sacred altar then activate the medallion at the moment of total eclipse.” Instead it will be more along the lines of “Push the button.”
86. I will make sure that my doomsday device is up to code and properly grounded.
87. My vats of hazardous chemicals will be covered when not in use. Also, I will not construct walkways above them.
88. If a group of henchmen fail miserably at a task, I will not berate them for incompetence then send the same group out to try the task again.
89. After I captures the hero’s superweapon, I will not immediately disband my legions and relax my guard because I believe whoever holds the weapon is unstoppable. After all, the hero held the weapon and I took it from him.
90. I will not design my Main Control Room so that every workstation is facing away from the door.
91. I will not ignore the messenger that stumbles in exhausted and obviously agitated until my personal grooming or current entertainment is finished. It might actually be important.
92. If I ever talk to the hero on the phone, I will not taunt him. Instead I will say this his dogged perseverance has given me new insight on the futility of my evil ways and that if he leaves me alone for a few months of quiet contemplation I will likely return to the path of righteousness. (Heroes are incredibly gullible in this regard.)
93. If I decide to hold a double execution of the hero and an underling who failed or betrayed me, I will see to it that the hero is scheduled to go first.
94. When arresting prisoners, my guards will not allow them to stop and grab a useless trinket of purely sentimental value.
95. My dungeon will have its own qualified medical staff complete with bodyguards. That way if a prisoner becomes sick and his cellmate tells the guard it’s an emergency, the guard will fetch a trauma team instead of opening up the cell for a look.
96. My door mechanisms will be designed so that blasting the control panel on the outside seals the door and blasting the control panel on the inside opens the door, not vice versa.
97. My dungeon cells will not be furnished with objects that contain reflective surfaces or anything that can be unravelled.
98. If an attractive young couple enters my realm, I will carefully monitor their activities. If I find they are happy and affectionate, I will ignore them. However if circumstance have forced them together against their will and they spend all their time bickering and criticizing each other except during the intermittent occasions when they are saving each others’ lives at which point there are hints of sexual tension, I will immediately order their execution.
99. Any data file of crucial importance will be padded to 1.45Mb in size.
100. Finally, to keep my subjects permanently locked in a mindless trance, I will provide each of them with free unlimited Inte
MORE GUILTY PLEASURES
“'Cause like a picture she was layin' there
Moonlight dancin’ off her hair
She woke up and took me by the hand
She’s gonna love me in my Chevy van
And that’s all right with me”
"Chevy Van" by Sammy Johns 1975
So you have figured out by now that I have MANY MANY guilty pleasures….like too many to where I basically I am a fuck face who just can’t admit he likes douchy tunes but hides behind the mask of “Guilty Pleasures”….well I say fuck you….this is my blog and I guarantee you like at least HALF of these tunes….Most are like the second releases by 80s bands etc so they weren’t as good to masses but I fucking love them….some you might say WTF? that is a good song….remember it’s my blog….
FIRST SONG drips cheese!!!!
Jermaine Stewart “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off”
The Outfield “Since You’ve Been Gone”
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band “The Runner”
Little River Band “Night Owls”
Falco “Der Kommisar” - Not Guilty unless by guilty you mean AWESOME!!!
ASIA “Don’t Cry”
Mr. Mister “Is It Love?”———from the movie “Stakeout” so it rocks…
The Fixx “Are We Ourselves?”
SAGA “On The Loose”——-the codpiece is key 80s….lol
Loverboy “Turn Me Loose”
Journey “Stone In Love”
Mike And The Mechanics “Silent Running”
White Lion “Tell Me”
Spandau Ballet “Gold”
Pet Shop Boys “Opportunities”
Go West “We Close Our Eyes”
BONUS Go West for the Pretty Woman crowd…..
Go West”King Of Wishful Thinking”
Level 42 “Lessons In Love”——-FAVORITE!!!!!
Boys Don’t Cry “I Wanna Be A Cowboy”
Let’s take a break to JAM!!!…..the following is brought to you by awesome
Warrant “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”
Yes “Rhythym Of Love”
BREAK #2!!!!——-This is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES!!!!!
Genesis “Land Of Confusion”
and SOME that just have to make every list…..
Joey Scarbury “Believe It Or Not” (Theme from Greatest American Hero)
Sammy Johns “Chevy Van”
OK so that is it…..for now….Guilty Pleasures FOUR soon…
I will leave you with this……just a BONUS because the bass is so good in this CLASSIC
Level 42 “Something About You”
TIGERS start this weekend and SAINTS next week….Football is here!!!!
Have a great and safe labor day….cheers
ROCK Your Fucking Face Off…..PAST Jams
PANDORA has given me the variety I miss and the chance for me to pick exactly what I want. It also has reminded me of how fucking GOOD music can be and also how BAD at the same time. First of all, NO ONE makes GOOD album covers anymore. Look below and see why I have many of these album covers FRAMED on my wall upstairs. The artwork KILLS and NO ONE can match it today.
Back in the 70s there was REAL rock and CORPORATE rock. Corporate rock involved bands like Boston and the Eagles which was POP and Rock radio friendly so it got burned to a crisp. Now its just tired crap. Bands such as Heart, Rush, Pink Floyd and Bad Company were the driving around your car bands. AS far as metal, Sabbath and Zeppelin were pretty much it with KISS, but the late 70s had heavier bands like Deep Purple and Thin Lizzy and I know there are more, but these are more recognizable. I am probably missing a LOT of bands but hopefully you get what I am trying to point out. Just think if you were waxing your car, working on the transmission or driving around stoned, this was the music.
As far as GOOD and BAD music, without one the other can’t exist. For every Lips Of An Angel (Hinder) there is a Pretender (Foo Fighters) to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Think of one of your ALLTIME favorite songs and think why. It obviously reminds you of a time or place where something happened to etch it in your head. ONLY music can do that and I could tell you s story to go along with each and every song listed below and where it is etched in my life story. Some of my best times were sitting behind the control room while DJing late at night on KLSU cause that was the time when you would have total control of the music and one or two would call you to thank you for finding a song to make them feel good.
So the following list is SIMPLE and I will say it AGAIN there is NOTHING I MEAN NOTHING that compares to seeing a band LIVE. Just look below. Ok so lets ROCK. This is a collection of songs put together in chronological order which is EXTREMELY important from the fact that some of these are WAY AHEAD of their time. All together these tunes just flow into ONE collection of JAM. Just listen and I hate to blow my wad all now but once you get started you can’t stop.
Some of these songs are timely for me that is why they are included but they all ROCK in their own way. SOME MORE THAN OTHERS. MOST OF THESE VIDEOS YOU REMEMBER AND some you might have never seen BUT for some (ex. ONE) they are still pieces of EXCELLENCE that will never be replicated.
The LIVE videos speak for themselves, so take what you want but I suggest watching them if you have never as these are just amazing…LIVE LIVE LIVE
Strap on your helmet cause you’re goin in.
Black Sabbath - "A Bit of Finger/Sleeping Village/Warning" (1970)
Deep Purple - “Highway Star” (Live) (1972)
Pink Floyd - “On The Run” (1973)
(Video is LIVE from 1994)
Pink Floyd - “The Travel Sequence”
(Live at the Rainbow Theatre 1972)
Pink Floyd - The Travel Sequence (Studio Recording)
Sweet - “Ballroom Blitz” (1974)
Three Dog Night - “Shambala” (1975)
The Jam - In The City (1977)
Black Sabbath - Junior’s Eyes (1978)
REO Speedwagon - “Roll With Changes” (Live) (1978)
Thin Lizzy - Genocide (Killing Of The Buffalo) (1980)
Ozzy Osbourne - “Miracle Man” (1989)
Iron Maiden - Murders In Rue Morgue (Live) (1982)
Riot - “Restless Breed” (Live) (1982)
Zebra - “Take Your Fingers From My Hair” (1983)
Motley Crue - “Red Hot” (1983)
Scorpions - “I’m Leaving You” (1984)
Dokken - Into The Fire (1984)
Great White - “Rock Me” (The Long Version) (1987)
Metallica - “The Four Horsemen” (1988)
(Video is LIVE 1989)
L.A. Guns - “Never Enough” (1989)
Pantera - “Cowboys From Hell”
Damn Yankees - “Come Again” (1990)
Bodycount - “Bodycount” (1992)
Megadeth - “Sweating Bullets” (1992)
Rollins Band - “Liar” (1994)
Sponge “Plowed” (1995)
Slipknot - “Wait And Bleed” (1999)
Tool - “The Grudge” (2001)
Queens Of The Stone Age - “The Flow” (2002)
Slipknot - “Duality” (2004)
(Video is from Download Festival)
Clutch - “The Mob Goes Wild” (2004)
ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD !!!!!!from one of the most underrated bands of ALL TIME
Pixies - “Cecilia Ann/Alison” (Live)
and arguably the GREATEST VIDEO EVER MADE…..show me better as I STILL to this day remember seeing this really late at night and being just dumbfounded at how powerful this is…..STILL to this day…..PERFECTION!
Metallica “One” (1988)
OK I AM OFFICIALLY DONE AS I FEEL LIKE I GAVE BIRTH….to a bunch of metalheads
HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT AS MUCH AS I DID!!!