Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rockin' in the Free World

Although it is technically not October until tomorrow, I need to get started on my little project that will keep me blogging every day in October.  What is this project, especially as it has nothing to do with photography?  What would cause me to want to blog every day for a month?  It is quite simple - the epic release of Rock Band 3.  Now, if you have followed this blog long enough, you know how much Jess and I love playing Rock Band and before that, Guitar Hero.  It has been a couple of years since the release of Rock Band 2, and although they release new songs you can purchase every week, this is a new entry into the Rock Band world.  Even more fun, in addition to the guitar playing, drum bashing, and song singing from the the first two versions, now they are adding a keyboard to the mix.  This opens up a larger collection of songs that can be played as there a ton of songs with great keyboard or piano parts!  It should be great!

So what does this have to do with my blog?  Well, if you like music, it has a LOT to do with my blog.  There are 83 songs on the Rock Band 3 disc, but in honor of October, I will count down the 31 songs I am looking forward to playing the most.  As the game comes out October 26th, I will cram the 31 songs into the first 25 days of October just so I can have this list done by the release date(I'll figure out something else to post on the other days of October so I can blog a full 31 days.)  So what will I blog about each day?  Well, I will talk about the song, why I am excited to play it, why it would make a good song on Rock Band, and if I can find it, maybe even a little history of the song or the band it is from so you can also learn a little.  Isn't that what Wikipedia is for, to help me blog?  I will even throw in a video so you can hear the song if you are not familiar with it.  In all, maybe you will learn a new song, find something you didn't know, or just learn what I like.  I think it will be kind of fun and hopefully you do too.

So what about the remaining songs that won't make the list.  Well, if you are curious what they are and what didn't make the cut, I will list them below.  Some of these I couldn't care less about, some I don't even know, and some may have just missed the cut.  I'll throw in a few notes about some as well...

  1. Amy Winehouse – Rehab   Sorry, not my cup of tea, but I am sure some will have fun with it
  2. Anthrax – Caught In A Mosh  Besides, Bring the Noize, I have never been a HUGE Anthrax fan
  3. At the Drive-In – One Armed Scissor  Who??
  4. B-52′s – Rock Lobster  Why not Love Shack??  This song is....odd....
  5. Big Country – In a Big Country   Who???
  6. Blondie – Heart of Glass  Blondie has better
  7. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Get Up, Stand Up  Truthfully, I am not a big reggae fan
  8. The Bronx – False Alarm  Who???
  9. Chicago – 25 or 6 to 4  Should be a fun song, but just missed the list
  10. Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water  Actually, besides the iconic guitar opening, the song isn't that great
  11. Dio – Rainbow in the Dark  This song makes me laugh
  12. Dire Straits – Walk of Life  They have better
  13. Doobie Brothers – China Grove  Almost made the list
  14. Dover – King George  Who?
  15. Echo and the Bunnymen – Killing Moon  Who?
  16. Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1  Not a fan
  17. HIM – Killing Loneliness  Who?
  18. Hypernova – Viva La Resistance  Who?
  19. Ida Maria – Oh My God  Who?
  20. James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good)  Maybe fun to sing and that is it
  21. Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic  He has a lot better
  22. Joan Jett – I Love Rock and Roll  Probably will be fun, but ehhhh
  23. Juanes – Me Enamora  Who?
  24. ManĂ¡ – Oye Mi Amor  Who?
  25. Metric – Combat Baby  Who?
  26. The Muffs – Outer Space  Who?
  27. Paramore – Misery Business  I don't really like 'em
  28. Phish – Llama  Never been a Phish fan
  29. Phoenix – Lasso  Who?
  30. The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me  I've played enough Police
  31. Poni Hoax – Antibodies  Who?
  32. Pretty Girls Make Graves – Something Bigger, Something Brighter  WTF?
  33. Queens Of The Stone Age – No One Knows  Not really a fan, but this song is ok
  34. The Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated  Ehh...just ok
  35. Raveonettes – Last Dance  Who?
  36. Rilo Kiley – Portions of Foxes  Who?
  37. Riverboat Gamblers – Don’t Bury Me… I’m Still Not Dead  Who??
  38. Roxette – The Look  Ehhh....
  39. Smash Mouth – Walkin’ on the Sun  Naw....
  40. The Smiths – Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before  Ehh, I believe they have better
  41. The Sounds – Living in America  Who?
  42. Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle  I like a lot of his others better.  This one is just ehhh
  43. Swingin’ Utters – This Bastard’s Life  Who??
  44. T.Rex – 20th Century Boy  Who?
  45. Tegan and Sara – The Con  WHo?
  46. Them Crooked Vultures – Dead End Friends  Who?
  47. Tokio Hotel – Humanoid  Who?
  48. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – I Need To Know  I already have a ton of his songs
  49. The Vines – Get Free  Have heard of them, but don't know this song
  50. The White Stripes – The Hardest Button to Button  I know, but I am just not a fan
  51. The Who – I Can See For Miles  Um, I already have a TON of good Who songs to play
  52. Yes – Roundabout  No thanks 
     Ok, so anything on here that I don't care for that YOU would like to sing or play?  Tomorrow, we start the list with #31.  Happy October, everyone!


Miss Sassy Pants said...

I am soooo excited for this! I'm eager to learn a bit of history about each song/band and why YOU are looking forward to playing it.

PS - my word verification is "fight." That would have been a good one - Marilyn Manson's "The Fight Song."

laura b. said...

Sounds like a great month of blogging. I can't wait to hear more about the songs you DO like. I actually like quite a few of the ones you don't surprise, I think it has been established that you and I have slightly different musical preferences :-) One recommendation though...Do listen to Echo and the Bunnymen's Killing Moon. Awesome song!

Mom said...

I'm very excited for this month of blog! I love music and will love to read why you like it.