Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What Are You Listening To? Wednesday

Been awhile since I've written one of these posts. That's because I hadn't heard anything super-inspiringly-new in that time.

The Jim Jones Revue rocked and rolled right into my unsuspecting little head.

A musicphile friend of ours, C, saw them over in England and posted about it on Facebook. Chuckles pays more attention to the music videos that our friends post on there than I do. He'll click on anything. Thank goodness he did!

Check THIS shit out. Makes all the hairs on my arms stand up.

As I've said before, I'm a 'singer girl'. If the singer catches my eyes and ears, I'm hooked. Jim Jones is like Jerry Lee Lewis, Jack White, Iggy Pop and Professor Snape all rolled into one deliciously explosive package.

And speaking of ear candy, you sure don't hear piano much in rock and roll music anymore. Not like this anyway. I may be a singer girl, but the key-work in these songs really steals my attention.

They're playing in the UK and Europe right now. If I were you, I'd run, not walk, and go see them. Apparently they're coming back to the States after the European leg of their tour. If they play anywhere near me, I'm going. You'll see jet-trails behind me.

Jim Jones Revue is old time rock and roll on steroids. I totally drank the Kool-Aid.


Liz said...

Hi Kyna,

I have to hang my head in shame when I confess what I've suddenly become obsessed with.
I'm actually hoping you've never heard of him over in Canada....

Having a bit of a step back in time with Nik Kershaw, an 80's pop singer who had a handful of hits in the UK. I don't really remember him from my childhood but I do remember hearing his songs on music channels in the 90's. lol. There we go, I confessed! :D

Jess said...

*sigh* sometimes I wish you were my neighbor. :) Totally cool.

biobabbler said...

Ho-leeee CRAP! I was JUST going to say Pass me the Kool-aid baby, I believe! Good LORD, amazing. I LOVE stuff like that, with lots of blue and very basic original ROCK and roll but LORDY those guys are amazing! Thanks SO much. Gotta go shoppin'!

azplantlady said...

Hi Kyna,

I hope you guys are doing well. I answered your question about tree pruning on my blog underneath your comment.

I hope your tree does well :-)


Mister D said...

entertainingly brill blog - you should have your own cable channel !

The Idiot Gardener said...

A bit like a modern Dr Feelgood for people without grey hair!!!

A bit too polished for my liking, if I'm being honest.


Kyna said...

Liz:Heard of Nik Kershaw, never really listened though. I never know people for what they listen to. I may not like it, but I don't knock it ;)

Jess: My sentiments exactly!

Bio: Glad you liked 'em! I can't get enough right now.

Noelle: Thanks for answering me back :) I did look where you told me to, and I didn't see an answer. I hesitated to tell you that though, because sometimes posts just disappear for me. :)

Mister D: Thanks for the lovely compliment. I've been campaigning for my own channel, but for some reason no one else agrees that I should have one. I now have a vote, thanks to you!

IG: Well, that's interesting that you post that link. Ol' Nick produced Jim Jones Revue's most recent album. I wonder if he thinks they're too polished?

You're not satisfied unless someone's making music with a hammer on a tin can.

Jess said...

Kyna - when you do come please let me know, I'd love to meet you out for lunch or drinks or even a walk around town to show you around.

AND - here's what I'd check into... there's a place called NotsoHostel, which is on the cheap and pretty nice. It is in a neighborhood right directly outside of the historic district, safe and walking distance to everywhere. Its sort of what I'd call and upscale hostel... and you can get a single room for much cheaper than a hotel. Will make it much more affordable. You are close enough where you only need to stay a night or two to still be able get the vibe. If you can, April is the best month for visits!!!