• Weird Al Yankovic - Santa Cruz - November 4th, 2011

    11 Nov 2011, 22:28 by jukkakhan

    Artist: "Weird Al" Yankovic
    Date: November 4th, 2011
    Location: Santa Cruz
    Venue: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
    Tour: The Alpocalypse Tour


    With San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland not to far from here, it's not too often that Santa Cruz gets huge artists to perform here. Jimmy Eats World was here not too long ago. The Pixies stopped by this month. Does Snoop Dog count as well? Regardless, in between shows at bigger cities, Weird Al delivered his quirky sense of humor, his silly stage antics, and a set of talented musicians right to our door step. As far as I know, this has been the first time he's been here; possibly due to this being his keyboardist, Ruben Valtierra's old stomping grounds at UCSC. Weird Al made sure we knew of this several times during the show, even allowing Ruben a solo spot and a chance to choose the next song; both times he opted to have Jon Schwartz perform a dazzling drum solo (a snare roll the first time, then a snare roll and a cymbal crash the second time).
  • A Little Over an Hour of Crap

    29 Oct 2007, 04:38 by rockosmodurnlif

    I got this idea from Champ213. The basic idea is to listen to the tag 'crap' in the stations. And much like Hot or Not say if it's Crap or Not. I made notes as I listened so my comments may seem a bit disjointed.

    1. Tres Bien
    Lo-fi-electro garbage. And there go the "girl power" spoken vocals. People still allowed to make this music? I thought the Lilith-Fair-riot-grrl movement died and we were back to scantily clad, hip-swiveling, booty-shaking eyecandy.
    Crap or Not? CRAP

    I accidentally hit the stop button here so I had to start it again.

    2. Lasagna
    Parody of "La Bamba" (who did that? Los Lobos right?) about lasagna and various other pasta dishes with a bad Italian accent. Nice accordion solo though I don't know what a bad accordion solo is. Not liking it overall though.
    Crap or Not? CRAP

    3. Weight of the World (Live from Tokyo)
    Vocals way too low in the mix and barely intelligible. Are those fangirls screaming? Guess I can't blame Evanescence for that. …