Gently caressing my beloved Rickenbacker. This is footage of one of my bands called The Retrospectres. We play 70's rock songs. I met these guys all about 11 years ago (1998? I'm terrible at math) We feel no need to bother holing up and writing music or anything, so we just play songs that we want to play. If we did take it that seriously, we would probably start to hate each other, so we get together every couple of years and pick another few songs and go out and play some shows. This is the last minute of a Captain Beyond song called "Raging River Of Fear". The ending is very involved and confusing and took us about a month of rehearsals to get it right. Lots of fun to do and a nice sense of accomplishment when we do get it right. This is pretty much the first footage that has ever involved me on YouTube. It would be nice to get an entire song up there though. Our guitarist posted some footage his wife took. If you look for this on Youtube, there are a few other clips. I think one is a Deep Purple song we do, and one is a portion of a Tommy Bolin song we do.
I am a music fan and this will be my outlet for babbling about stuff I like. I have exactly zero intention of sticking to a genre or making anyone happy but myself. I have very eclectic music tastes and I would like that to show rather than trying to be the first to leak some poor saps new album, or scramble for cred by being genre-specific. This will be updated if and when I feel like it. There was a time when I liked to write music reviews, the total bummer was having to slash and burn shitty records I was handed to review. Believe you me, there are ALOT of shitty records out there. They get released every week by the hundreds. I hated having to listen to them and write about them. I would rather write about albums that are awesome IMHO. Here is where I will do just that. Blogs that upload dozens and dozens of albums from 28 different people and no one says 'boo' about any of them are stupid. If you love the music SO MUCH you have to share it with others, say a few words about it, in any language.
Oh, and if you comment, please limit it to the music. I don't update this very regularly, but I do monitor it. Your spam will be deleted. If I don't understand your language and it looks like spam, it will be deleted.