No Olympics on TV Burnout??? Listen to Some Music!

That was some serious TV watching every night for the past two weeks. Riveting coverage of sports that we only care about every four years. But it was riveting.

 

Now what are we all gonna do? Watch re-runs of Chopped, Modern Family or Big Bang Theory? You could read a book or do a project with your family. All good ideas.

Here is my nickels worth of free advice…LISTEN TO SOME MUSIC! Not on your TV, not on your computer on some sort of music device!

A little too retro?

 

Find some old jazz or classical piece. Play some of your kids favorite music. Play your kids some of the embarrassing music you grew up with. Better yet make your own music… every home has a guitar or piano tucked in a distant corner, right?

Give the giant screen on your wall a break for 30 minutes tonight. You will feel like you really did something different…because you will have done something different.

If Guitar Was an Olympic Sport…Steve Vai & Ry Cooder Battle it Out in Crossroads

This is the classic guitar duel scene at the end of the 80’s movie, “Crossroads.”

The movie is about an old blues musician who sold his soul and Ralph Macchio is trying to win it back….you know like the Charlie Daniels song “Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

It used to bother me that one of my high school guitar heroes, Steve Vai, had to lose the duel to the Karate Kid playing air guitar. The actual guitarist playing Macchio’s parts was Ry Cooder. Anyway, a great movie…put it on your Netflix queue and check it out!!

If you need a break from the Olympics check out this classic guitar competition!!

Enjoy!

A Musical Tribute to the 2012 Olympic Games in London

Can you believe the Olympics are finally here? You might not have noticed the pre-coverage going on EVERY SINGLE DAY for the last several months….if you don’t own a TV, computer or radio that is. But, if you didn’t then you wouldn’t be reading this now would you!

I have come up with a musical tribute of sorts to pay homage to the London Olympics starting this evening.  This was meant as a light-hearted musical tribute with a touch of humor and cynicism thrown in for good measure.

So without hesitation here is the list….LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

 

TO THE WINNERS

Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith

Controversial Olympic Logo

Rapture – Blondie

Victory is Won – Santana

Shinning Star – Earth Wind & Fire

Nobody Does it Better – Carly Simon

 

TO THE LOSERS

Cry Baby Cry – The Beatles

Last Child – Aerosmith

Last In Line – Ronnie James Dio

The Party’s Over – Willie Nelson

Dammit – Blink 182

 

WHAT OLYMPIC OFFICIALS WANT TO HEAR

Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

Sunshine of Your Love – Cream

Mr. Blue Sky – E.L.O.

Anything by K.C. & The Sunshine Band

Sunny & 70 – Slayen & Fox Guitar Duo (Pardon the shameless plug!)

 

WHAT OLYMPIC OFFICIALS DON’T WANT TO HEAR

The Rain Song – Led Zeppelin

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head –  B.J. Thomas

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Bob Dylan

Have You Ever Seen the Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival

One Rainy Wish – Jimi Hendrix

 

IF MICHAEL PHELPS BREAKS THE ALL-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL RECORD

Fast as a Shark – Accept

Iron Man –Black Sabbath

Big Shot – Billy Joel

Bad to the Bone – George Thorogood

One – Metallica

 

TO THE MARATHON RUNNERS

Run Like Hell – Pink Floyd

Long Distance Runaround – Yes

Runnin’ Down a Dream – Tom Petty

Running Wild – Judas Priest

The Long Run – The Eagles

 

REGARDING THE CHINESE ‘WOMAN’ ATHLETES (Yes I know this isn’t nice but kind of funny)

Three Times a Lady – The Commodores

Dude Looks Like a Lady – Aerosmith

Inject the Venom – AC/DC

(reference to steroids etc-which unfortunately may apply to many athletes in the games)

Lola –The Kinks

 

GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE

Heart of Gold – Neil Young

Golden Lady – Stevie Wonder

Silver & Gold – U2

Maxwell’s Silver Hammer – The Beatles

😦 Honestly I could not think of one song with bronze in the title…but does any one really care besides the athlete’s families?

 

FOR EVENTS WITH CLOSE CALLS

Thriller – Michael Jackson

Skin O My Teeth – Megadeth

Heartbreaker – Led Zeppelin

Ain’t That a Shame – Cheap Trick

Nothing I Can Do About it Now – Willie Nelson

Well there it is a musical tribute to the upcoming Olympics.  Out of full disclosure, every song here is in my ITunes library. For those of you looking for new music I strongly recommend you give a listen to any and all songs listed!

Also, this post was inspired by a fellow blogger’s. He is always a great read…be sure to check him out Every Record Tells a Story.

Here is to a safe and exciting Olympics in the true spirit of sport!!