Neil between the lines

Words Neil Young meaning lifeGuess who’s making the post today? Yeah, that’ll be me 😛 I know I’ve been monopolizing this blog, but the lack of initiative from my blogmates obliges me to do so…
Today I come back to my field of preference – the Classic Rock -, with an artist that has been in this blog twice (through Pedro‘s Heart of Gold and Lourenço‘s post about grunge), Neil Young. Both my Neil favourite songs (Heart of Gold itself and Rockin’ in the Free World) are featured in those posts. But fortunately his 40 years-old career has much more to offer, so it wasn’t hard at all to find a song for this post and I even have two more of his songs ready to another post 😛

So, ladies and gentlemen, from the Harvest album (78th best ever, according to Rolling Stone, by the way), here’s the song that has been my companion along this week – Words (Between the Lines of Age). Hope you like it 😉

If you somehow feel that a 10-minute version is a little long, you can listen to the studio version, of “only” 6:48 minutes 😛

 

Working hard or hardly working?

Well, this post will be about work.

A couple of months ago, when we started this blog, we were 7 college students. From July until now, 3 of us have started working, one each month (I was the last to join). So I thought I should make a post with a song about work.

And when I think of work the first song that comes to my mind is Dolly Parton‘s  “9 to 5” (probably because I don’t know that many songs about work, even if there are a lot). It does not fit perfectly in Portuguese’s timetable – we usually work 9 to 6, as almost everyone has a one-hour lunch break -, but it is still nice 😛

Enjoy your weekend 😉

PS – just a not to mention that this song was originally written for the film Nine to Five.

Let’s rock!

This week I delved into the solo career of the amazing Deep Purple frontman, Ian Gillan. I already knew from his work in Black Sabbath and in Jesus Christ Superstar that the man could do almost anything with that voice, but I never had the curiosity to check his other work. However, I’ve been immersed in hard rock in the past few weeks, and I decided to see what he had been doing while DP was on hold, and I found this awesome band called Gillan!

Check this video and you’ll get my drift!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IimJVGDAEM0]

One of the best things about Ian are his witty lyrics. In the above song he speaks about a sinner who becomes righteous before dying and when arrives in heaven sees that the place is no fun, and decides to go to hell instead. Another great song of his (this time in Purple) is Anyone’s Daughter, where he speaks about doing the daughters of a lot of people and the trouble that arose from it, before finally settling down with a rich man’s daughter 😛

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7D07APU7hs]

Neil Young – Heart of Gold cover

Hello everyone!

Like I promised, here’s another private youtube link.
A few years ago I was stuck into this great Neil Young’s song so I tried to make a cover with my harmonica. Although It may sound awful believe me when I say that’s the best I can do =P

Here’s my cover (your ears ^^)

For the real deal follow the link -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh44QPT1mPE (you can skip the 2 minutes he spends trying to find the right harmonica)