I don't know if I mentioned this earlier, but I went to THE Ohio State University, so I bleed Scarlet with an unusual Gray streak in it (Also I poop Pride Stickers). Yesterday, the Buckeyes ended a long streak of embarrassing themselves on National TV on significant Holidays. It had been crushing to lose so often on the big stage, but after a little bit of Oregon Duck Hunting, Terrelle Pryor and crew took care of business. I wanted to congratulate my fellow Buckeyes on our Rose Bowl Title with a little victory music. It appears though that Queen had no problem winning on the big stage. Their 1985 Live Aid performance (video below) was voted (albeit, by a bunch of biased Lobsterbacks) the greatest live gig ever. Congrats again to The Ohio State Buckeyes on their victory, and all the fans on our ridiculous patience. Now you can go burn your couches in a fit of happiness, instead of burning them in a fit of rage.
UPDATE: I found this video made out of Super 8 Home Movies from the 60's set to today's song. It's a really nice piece showcasing an extremely happy and beautiful family and I just had to share it. I have added it on top of the initial video. Happy New Year.
Regardless of whether you got your butt kicked, or you did the butt-kicking, it has been a very eventful 2009. Personally, I found myself experiencing moments of both, but my feet and butt can both agree that cathartic outlets have been at a premium this year. Many amenities we assumed were given have become casualties of a recession. This year has been an especially good one to learn that if you don't have a passion to fill the space that might be vacated by things (see also stuff), you might not have anything. Hold on to Health, Happiness, Music and Love this year. Thanks for sharing the tail end of 2009 with me here at Every Day, Another Song. I'll let the King of Pop (Bubbles rest his soul) play this year off. Be safe, I want to see you tomorrow in one piece.
I hope you all are all getting your plans in order for NYE tomorrow. 2009 has been, for the most part, an overall wacky year. I feel that, as Americans, we have been all over the place and that we need to get back to some of the simpler, more natural things. I can think of no musical act that showcased more of a natural vibe then The Band. In today's musical climate of Auto-Tune, The Band would never have survived. There are tons of mistakes (or Artistic Decisions) in each song, but they tend to contribute more to the overall sound and feel of the album more than any amount of Robo-voice could. The Band played each concert, each rendition of each song, slightly different from any other time. It's one of the reasons they were able to keep things fresh and interesting on the road for as long as they toured. In essence, The Band toured so often they basically became musical story tellers, with the intricacies and details of the story changing each night. They passed their words on through song for many years and many miles but still remained humble. I will vouch for The Band, even with their "mistakes" they are one of the best rock groups in history, in fact, I have heard them referred to as "The Quintessential American Band.” The only problem with that statement... 4 out of the 5 of them are Canadian (These colors don't run, Levon). Today's song comes from one of my definite "Desert Island Picks". Listen to it all the way through (especially Side B) for the full effect, you will not be disappointed. Here is to 2010 being a much more good-humored and bountiful year.
Song #28: The Band - King Harvest (Has Surely Come) & Long Black Vail
Due to some saddening circumstances, I had to postpone Biggie Sunday until today. However, as you know, today is also Rasta-Mon-day, so I found myself wondering how to remedy the issue. Needing both a roots oriented reggae song from a real Rastaman and a some authentic rap from a tried and true lyricist, I decided to skip the middle man and post this gem that my old roommate used to play back in the day. It marries the two categories like they were meant to be together and It's even already dedicated to Big. Enjoy this Mash-up featuring Guru from Gangstarr and the most famous Reggae artist ever, Bob Marley.