Going Out In Style (SundaySongSeries)

The members of the American Celtic punk band, Dropkick Murphys, reknown for supporting the working class, labor unions and charitable causes, are also our Week #116 tour guides thru the vast expanse of Sunday titled tracks.

On this occasion, via their performance of Sunday Hardcore Matinee, they’ll be attaining musical velocities that’ll likely transcend the speed of sound.

BTW, that Going Out In Style title, above, is also their album title.

Either playback the clip onsite or over @YouTube (offsite option just in case anyone is experiencing any playback issues).

Our next musical adventure takes place seven days from now. Hope you’ll be clickin’ back at that time. Till then…

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BlogCast: Atypical Heavy Metal

As Black Sabbath AMPLY proves, above, Heavy Metal, typically, has all the subtlety of a herd of rampaging, stampeding dinosaurs, that is, if… in the beginning… dinosaurs had ever, actually, herded, rampaged and stampeded. Hey… don’t ask me for proof… I may be old but I wasn’t there! And… re my above op-ed… I’m not complaining… just paying a compliment.

That duly noted… how about atypical Heavy Metal? Huh? Can such an art form even exist, let alone, actually, rise to avant-garde magnificence?

Well, I do believe the two clips, below, will “A” that “Q” with a resounding YES!

That both musical scores showcase womankind, exclusively, does meld well with this man’s contention that the XX chromosome configuration enhances the intellectualism, sophistication and vibrancy of any endeavor. Not slamning XY’ers, per se. Just expressing my eternal gratitude for the positive female influence upon society.

That both of this BlogCast’s selections feature the, unconventional to Heavy Metal, classic keyboard, bagpipes and the snake charmers’ flute… a.k.a. the pungi, the been and the murli… also proves instrumental to such transcendence.

All discussions of instrumentality / mentality set aside, let’s let the musicians’ performances validate my thesis.

Gamazda (Keyboard Extraordinaire – Russia) covers / breathes a new life force into Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid”

Bagpipers… Archy Jay (The Snake Charmer – India), Jane Espie (The Phantom Piper – Scotland), and Chelsea Joy (Dame of Drones – U.S.) present their Irish/metal medley cover of Dropkick Murphys & Metallica recordings.


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