Wednesday, October 06, 2010

M&M = Music and Machete!

I am going to be doing two songs today because frankly, I can't find too much history on the two songs.  One of them actually surprises me that there isn't more where the other one is not too much of a shock.

#25 - Cold as Ice : Foreigner - This song, released in 1977 was off of their debut album. Unlike the last couple of bands from the UK, where they took some time to get popular in the UK before they achieved popularity in the US, success on both sides of the pond were almost simultaneous.  In the US, it rose all the way to #6 on the Billboard charts despite only being the B-side to the "Feels like the first time" single.  Not too bad!  Nearly 20 bands have also covered the song too, from Phish to Jay Z.  Talk about a wide range!

Clearly, hearing this song shows that the keyboard is going to be the most fun to play.  Drumming sounds fun, but maybe not that challenging.  Singing, on the other hand, will probably be a beast.  He just has one of those voices that I think will be tough.

#24 In the Meantime : Spacehog - I LOVE this one-hit wonder.  When I heard it for the first time in 1996, I remember instantly loving it, but despite this, I never did go out and buy the CD.  I was happy years later when I would get a best of the 90s CD set and it would appear on it.  Now it sits on my Ipod.  But again, this was a one-hit wonder.  It only reached #32 on the Billboard charts; not great by any means, but good.  But this is the only time they would appear on the US charts.  As they were from England, a few more songs appeared on the charts over there, but still nothing too great. The band released three albums (this song was on their debut album) and then called it quits in the middle of this past decade.  They are said to have reunited in July of 2009, but so far, nothing has come of it. 

As for the song, I think there are a ton of fun things.  The guitar playing and drums sound like they will be a blast, but I think I will go with singing it first.  This should be fun!

So with that out of the way, what about the Machete part of this blog?  Well, the other day, I bought a Machete action figure and I still can't believe I own a figure based on a Danny Trejo figure.  How cool is that?!?!  I still haven't reviewed the movie, but know that it was AWESOME!  So, I took the figure outside for a little photo shoot.  I thought I would only keep a few pictures, but once I started looking at them, I had such a hard time deciding what to keep!  I ended up saving 16 different pictures.  Here are a few of them and then click on the link to check out the rest of the gnarly pics!





Miss Sassy Pants said...


I LOVE that you used the word "gnarly" in describing your Machete pics!!

Churlita said...

I saw those pics on FB and was blown away. Nice job. Of course, it doesn't hurt that I love Danny Trejo too.

Tara said...

Love that action figure!

I love "Cold as Ice", but I also laugh at the title because Dana Carvey made fun of songs where it sounds like they're just rhyming as they go along. "She's cold as ice.....paradise! And the feeling....was nice!"

laura b. said...

Of course I know Foreigner inside and out. Music of my yoot - haha! I have to go home and listen to that Spacehogs song, since I can't place it in my mind.

LOVE the action figure and the shots you got! I notice there are none of him texting....

Jose said...

What? There's a Machete action figure already. Awesome!

Mom said...

I love how he always references the other side of the pond. Such an Englishman!