Campaign 2012, Romney v Obama, Songlist

Here is the songlist with a few explanations from my previous post, Presidential Campaign 2012, Romney v Obama. I had fun writing the piece hope you enjoyed it!

Having to deal with political diatribe for months now, hopefully this post will offer you something positive out of the whole political process…new music to check out!

Scherzino Falsetto-A scherzo is a piece that was known to be composed in a light or jokingly style. Falsetto is a music term when men sing using only part of their voice..like the BeeGees when they sing really high. So I used the phrase “Scherzino Falsetto” as a little joke to those who don’t use their real voice(i.e. lying politicians)…

If you are unfamiliar with any of the songs check them out. Links to all the music are provided on the previous post.

“Down the Stretch” Slayen & Fox Guitar Duo.

I had to include a shameless plug for my CD, make sure you check it out!!

“Thriller” Michael Jackson

“The End” The Doors

“America” Neil Diamond

“Coast to Coast” Scorpions

“Comfortably Numb” Pink Floyd

“Kicked in the Teeth” AC/DC

“Promises” Eric Clapton

“Little Lies” Fleetwood Mac

“One Way or Another” Blondie

“Living on a Prayer” Bon Jovi

“Taxman” The Beatles

“Money” The Beatles

“Fooling Yourself” Styx

“I Wish” Stevie Wonder

“DC” Against the Natural.

These guys are a Heavy Metal Band out of Phoenix. They are really good and if you like Metal make sure you give them a listen! The song is titled DC, with the subtitle (Virginia or Bust).

“Politician” Cream

“Massachusetts” BeeGees

“Sweet Home Chicago” Blues Brothers

“Movin’ Out” Aerosmith

“Heading Out to the Highway” Judas Priest

“Sad But True” Metallica

“FINE” Aerosmith.

This is one of my favorite selections of the whole blog. FINE is an acronym created by Aerosmith as F’d up*Insecure*Neurotic*Emotional. Fitting for politicians!!!

“Slip Slidin’ Away” Paul Simon

“Limelight” Rush

“Time” Pink Floyd

“Dazed and Confused” Led Zeppelin

“Heartless” Heart

“Fools” Van Halen

“Crazy” Willie Nelson

“Round and Round” Ratt

“Jive Talkin'” BeeGees

“Roundabout” Yes

“Runaround” Blues Traveler

I Can’t Explain” The Who

“Say” John Mayer

“You Might Think” The Cars

“Communication Breakdown” Led Zeppelin

“Do Whacka Do” Roger Miller

“Twilight Zone” Golden Earring

“Surrender” Cheap Trick

“All Shook Up” Elvis

“Talk Talk” Talk Talk

“True Colors” Cyndi Lauper

“I’m a Believer” The Monkees

“Life’s Been Good” Joe Walsh

“Good Riddance” Green Day

“Come Together” Aerosmith

Yes I know it was a Beatles song first…

“Have a Drink on Me” AC/DC

“God Bless America” Donna Summer

MLB 2012 Postseason, Metal Edition

Alright we are one round into the MLB Postseason schedule. I guess two rounds if you consider the new Wild Card game a round. Thought I would weigh in with another music/sports blog. Those who read my blog regularly know two of my favorite things are music and sports and I enjoy wedding the two together when I can.

Here are some thoughts and predictions on the playoff teams.

Starting with the NL & AL Division Series

Giants v Reds

San Francisco GiantsSkin O’ My Teeth, Megadeth

The Giants did get past the Reds but had to do it in dramatic fashion. Losing the first two games at home and then sweeping the Reds in Cincinnati was no small feat, but, they barely hit and need to be careful or they will be home sitting on the skin of their behinds!

Cincinnati RedsRed Road, Slavior

Unfortunately for the Reds the road they hit was a dead end. Ouch, tough way to end a season losing three straight playoff games at home. Latos proved why San Diego Padre fans are glad he was traded, losing his cool and the game in the series finale. I thought pitchers stopped crying after the age of 12.

Cardinals v Nationals

St. Louis Cardinals- Another Hit and Run, Def Leppard

Yes, Def Leppard was a Heavy Metal band at one time. The never say die Cardinals did it again. This time totally deflating the Nationals and their fans in the 9th inning of game five of the NLDS.

Washington NationalsBang Your Head(Metal Health), Quiet Riot

If you are a Nats fan you have to be hitting your head against the wall wondering what happened. And how in the world could they shut down their best pitcher makes no sense! Kind of like dating a supermodel but you can’t touch her…what’s the point?

A’s v Tigers

Oakland A’sGreen Manalishi, Judas Priest

The A’s were a beast this year catching and overtaking the mighty Texas Rangers. Too bad such a great season came to a screeching halt.

Detroit TigersHell Cat(s), Scorpions

Triple crown threat, these Tigers are looking good… now to slay the dreaded Yankees.

Orioles v Yankees

Baltimore OriolesSeduction of a Birds Folly, Against the Natural

Even the Yankee fans are sick of the Yankees and wanted to see the Orioles win. New blood needed. Orioles players, much like the band Against the Natural are not well known but both kick butt!

New York YankeesOn and On, Michael Schenker Group

It just goes on and on for the Yankees. Baseball is not better with them in the playoffs every year. I am suddenly a huge Tigers fan.

NLCS & ALCS Predictions

Giants v Cardinals

San Fransisco GiantsHome Sweet Home, Motley Crue

The Giants have to play better at home than they have of late or they are going home early. Giants are  kind of the Padres north so I have to root for them. Here is a trivia questions for you sports fans. Who is the only person to be on the field in uniform for ALL five of the Padres playoff seasons? See answer below.

St. Louis CardinalsFlying High Again-Ozzy Osbourne

They won it all last year and are poised to do it again even without Albert Pujols.

Prediction-Giants Win

Tigers v Yankees

Detroit TigersDie With Your Boots On, Iron Maiden

The country depends on you to knock out the Yankees. It will be tough though and if they’re gonna die, die with your boots on!

New York YankeesSad But True, Metallica

Yes the Yankees are deep into the postseason again. Anyone else sick of them yet? Sad but true they will most likely beat the Tigers and head to their 5,000th World Series, bla, bla, bla!

Prediction-Yankees Win

World Series 2012

The Fall Classic comes down to Giants v Yankees in my opinion.

Musical selection for this match up…. Into the Void, Black Sabbath. Who ever wins, baseball fans will be thrown into the void for the winter. At least we have the NFL!

Prediction-Giants Win

Trivia answer Bruce Bochy was a player in 1984 and Manger in 96, 98, 2005 & 2006. Tony Gwynn was a player in 1984, 96 and 98 but not around for the last two playoff teams.