Thursday, April 16, 2015

Day Dream Albums- Stan Ridgway



We are going to kick off the Day Dream Album series talking about what I would pitch to former Wall of Voodoo front man and solo artist Stan Ridgway. 

Ridgway has become one those off center singer songwriters who is more akin to Tom Waits and Warner Zevon than James Taylor. He’s always had a pulp sensibility and a affection for the classic song of the great American Song Book…

Anyway these are the tunes I would pitch:

Fast Ball- The Way


Monster Magnet - Negasonic Teenage Warhead


The Jet Black Berries - Ring of Steel

The Damned - Stranger On The Town

The Phantom Chords - Screamin' Kid

Mark Pickerel And His Praying Hands- She Sleeps Through Sirens


Scott Goddard - Cowpunk

TSOL - The Triangle

Warren Zevon - The Envoy

Roky Erickson - The Interpreter

Tall Boys - Interceptor

Hellacopters - Toys And Flavors

Concrete Blonde  - Dance Along The Edge

Suicide – Cheree
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STkDfMxzfPU





Saturday, April 4, 2015

Day Dream Albums: intro.




This series of post is going to be about the albums I Day Dream would be recorded and release. I want to make it clear that these albums are not in the works, not being recorded and not going to be released.

That said…

IF I was able to sit down and create a covers album with an artist these are the songs I would pitch to them. The artist I would like to work with are gonna be heavily leaning towards the Alt Country side of things… most of them can rock as well so that gives a range to the kinds of songs that I can pitch… and the songs I have in mind.. most of them are going to be stuff that people never heard of. A lot of what I want to hear covered and played these days are the treasure trove of the forgotten, overlooked, ignored and maybe abandoned songs from the 80s Cowpunk era.  There is also a smattering of punk, metal, hard rock, alternative, grunge, pop, and garage rock stuff that I don’t think got it’s due that that I think is worth hearing with new and current voices.

In my day dreams not only to the artists that I have in mind … recording these covers that they also bring attention to the bands and musicians who wrote and recorded them originally.  Following this series you will see several band names come up over and over as having written songs that I would like to see covered… It’s a simple matter of those bands are the ones that I keep coming back to over and over and wishing that more people knew and were talking about.

This series is going to be sporadic but I assure you that I have been mapping it out for several weeks… I plan to have the 1st installment in the next week or so…


One final note.. yes I use “…” way to much but it’s a habit that I feel gives a conversational feel…

Anyway.. enjoy..



Sunday, March 8, 2015

new posts to come

it's been some time since my last post.... but I have a plan for a small series of posts starting soonish... until then....

Sunday, May 4, 2014

5 months later...

I haven't posted here in some time and I don't even know if anyone is checking this blog out any more... but pretty much I am active over on facebook... but haven't been moved to write anything that I would post here in a long time.. I am gonna just say that The Restless Kind is dormant at this point.. I have put it on hold before and comeback to it.... so who knows... happy trails until we meet again...

Eric

Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 draws to an end...

and with it, I hope so will the silence of this blog...
I always intend to write more here than I do. I hope that I am able to get more posted here in 2014... that's the plan... so if you are still reading, thanks....

I'll see you all on the flip...


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Calling it Quits.... on the unseen horror project of 2013

I started this blog over a decade ago and in that time it's waxed and wained I don't know if any one still comes here to look at it. .. and that's on me cause I stopped feeding it. I let it fall fallow... I got restless and moved on...

Which is what I am doing with some other things in my life.. I am calling it a day on my weekly OTC podcast segment after 2 years... it's just not as fun as it had been and it's just become a grind for me...

in a smaller move I am calling off the October unseen horror film watching... why? because I am not having fun with it. It has been a while since I have really really liked horror films and while I get a kick out of a few here and there over all I have been left cold by far to many. Been there, done that, it's old hat, it's stale and I am just not into it..

I am sure there are a couple of horror flicks that I will check out during the rest of the month, but for now it's not going to be something that I am going to make sure to get to each day of this month....

I can't get off the ground and it's got me down...

Oct 2013: 31 Unseen Horror Flicks day 13




Newer slasher flick, well made and OK, but over all maybe I have simply aged out of the watcher/ fan base of these films... for what ever reason I find that crime and noir films engage me more than the slasher film....