Is there anything more beautiful than a lousy melody sang out of tune by the band’s drummer (who even yawns while singing the song)? I think not. And I’m pretty sure you think the same!
I noticed that I didn’t introduce myself properly.
I like orange juice!
I also like to listen to alternative-rock-metal-folk-dubstep-jazz-country music and whatever genre that fits my mood.
Before I got this scope of musical taste I used to stick to those pop songs I heard on TV/radio. And that was it.
So in the next 4 posts I would like to show my appreciation to those fantastic 4 friends of mine that somehow changed, shaped and influenced all my musical life, introducing me to new bands and music styles. Also, I’ll add some band suggestions that I hope you like as much as I did.
My first word of recognition goes to Nuno, one of the authors of this amazing blog and a long-time friend.
I didn’t have internet connection at home and for many years he was my number one music dealer!
Thank you for introducing me to all that folk/country/rock music we’ve heard in your basement and of course, a special thanks for introducing me to Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Scorpions!
None of us born with The Talent to sing or play guitar, nor the ambition to proceed in those fields (thank God!!) but we kinda like to play just for fun, and boy we had it! =D
Here’s a short video we made some years ago:
DISCLAIMER: Yes, we know! It’s awfully played/sung! We were just having fun and that song is so f*k!#$ awesome we couldn’t ruin it that much! (but awful enough for keeping the link private just for our dear followers 😉 )
Here’s a short list of the songs I used to hear back then (rock all the way!) when I started this journey (wait for the sequel: “Judas Rising [Part 2/4]“)
Red Hot Chilli Peppers:
One of the best videos ever uploaded to YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0AXjUy1_gY
Big City nights. One of my favorite rock songs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_GzAw2eRo4
3 Doors Down:
We used to play this one on loop http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPU8OAjjS4k
Another childhood song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUTGr5t3MoY
PS: “Song that made us what we are today” is an old song by Chilli Peppers.
They had some pretty ‘freaky’ songs when they started..
About 6 or 7 years ago, my friend Pedro (a fellow from this blog) taught me how to play the guitar. He himself had started learning a couple of months ago and convinced me to join him in this lifetime trip. It didn’t take that much to convince me.
Until then, I was a “passive listener”, that is, I passively listened mostly to what the radios had to offer. Once I started playing guitar, I actively started discovering new songs and artists, many of them eventually turning into my repertoire.
One of the bands I first discovered by that time was Green Day, an American Punk Rock band you most probably know, that by the time was one of Pedro’s favourite bands. He used to play some of his songs – “Holiday” and “Basket Case”, mostly -, which I started doing as soon as I could. Good Riddance was their first song that I played, and I listened to it and played it uninterruptedly!
I do not usually listen to it nowadays, but Good Riddance (or Time of Your Life, as it is usually called) is still one of my favourite songs and I can’t help to recall the great times I spent playing it with Pedro (and sometimes with David on the violin), either at our houses or at school, contributing to some friends’ delight and to others’ headaches.
Hope this brings you good memories, too!