Pink Floyd’s 25Th Anniversary Of The Division Bell

 

This year is Pink Floyd’s 25th anniversary of The Division Bell and for a quarter of a century, this is one of the Pink Floyd albums that have stood the test of time.  I was listening to the radio one evening back in mid-March of 1994 when the Divison Bell was being premiered on a local radio station and a show that was being broadcast from Florida where Pink Floyd kicked of their world tour. There were interviews with the members of Pink Floyd and songs were also being played from The Division Bell album including Keep Talking, Take It back and High Hopes.

The Division Bell was released April,5th 1994 and that day I was working in the morning but had plans to buy this CD after I got off work. The second I got off work I went to the local music store and purchased The Divison Bell on the day it was released and could not wait to give it a full listen.  When I got home I quickly hopped in the shower put some shorts and a shirt on, made myself a nice hot cup of coffee, and took off the plastic wrap off the CD cover. I was like Ok Time to give this album a full listen. With this being Pink Floyd’s 25th anniversary of The Divison Bell time has sure gone by so quickly and it’s hard to believe that so many years have gone by since this album was released.

The day I brought this album I popped it in my CD player that was connected to my stereo unit and then pressed the play button. The album, of course, opens up with the Instrumental “Cluster One” and the way the piece starts out is you can hear what sound like. an old vinyl record being played and then the keyboards come in. a little bass and guitar come in and some light drumming and I was like wow what a great way to start off the album. Then it goes to the second track “What Do You Want From Me?” with a cool drum bass keyboard beat and then Gilmour’s guitar work and amazing vocals. the third track” Poles Apart” which is a 7 plus minute track is also another outstanding song from this album and I just love it how it starts off with the bass and acoustic guitar. Gilmour’s vocals come in about 20 seconds later and then after that, the drums come in.  I also love it how it has the amazing effects in the middle of the song before it goes into a full force rock jam and then it has a bit of old-style Floyd effects at the end of the song. The old effects sound like what you hear from the song “Sheep” taken from the 1977 album Animals.

Track four is another instrumental piece called “Marooned” which opens up what sounds like a Hawaiian Island intro and then Gilmour’s clean guitar work. There is also great keyboard work by the Late Richard Wright and a bit of bass and light cymbal work from Nick Mason.  Two and a half minutes into the piece the drums come in and it’s a mellow rocking jam before it ends and the to the 5th track “A Great Day For Freedom”This track explains about when the Berlin wall was finally knocked down and the words to this track are just beautiful. Track 6 “Wearing The Inside Out” is the song that includes the late Richard Wright on lead vocals and this is one of the Pink Floyd songs to feature him on lead vocals in more than 20 years. Then the next tracks are “Take It Back”, “Coming Back To Life”, “Keep Talking” with voice effects by the late Steven Hawking, “Lost For Words’ and closing with “High Hopes’.

The album cover is also mind-blowing and I also love the inside artwork as well and how each picture matched the song title and words. Here is to 25 years of The Division Bell, a true classic Pink Floyd album of all time.

Dancing to keep in Shape

When you wanna take care of yourself by moving to the beat, dancing to keep in shape is the best way to go. When you are dancing to music not only are you having fun but you are also getting a workout in and burning off calories as well and when you burn off calories it will help you keep your body toned up and keep you slender. There are certain types of music that you can dance to including rock, pop, country, and many others and also the tempo may be slow or it may be fast. Those who wanna get a good workout in will dance to fast upbeat songs and there are a lot of upbeat dance songs that you can dance to. That fast beat will give you the energy that you need to get down.

Dancing to keep in shape is very good for your heart, mind, and soul plus many people that go out on a Friday night after a long week at work like to go out dancing and let loose. There are many dance clubs that are open late or all night long depending on the area that you live in. Here in San Diego California, there are many places where you can go dancing where some clubs will either play the same type of music or they will mix it up with different styles. If you are in the neighborhoods of Northpark or Hillcrest there are many places where you can go for a night of dancing. I also like to go out dancing from time to time and like to move to a fast song because it fills my heart with joy and keeps me active on top of that. I will dance to any type of music and even if I don’t understand the language I will still dance because the beat moves me.  Dancing is what makes us all feel alive and it fills us with happiness and joy.

Some who have a daily workout routine will also include dancing as a part of it because they wanna add more to their workouts and get into the best shape that they can get into. Many pop stars such as Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson, Paula, Abdul Usher, and many others have great dance moves when they are on stage performing plus will have back up dancers in their shows as well. There are those that are passed on that had great dance moves including the late Micheal Jackson and his dance moves were just mindblowing and he will always be remembered for the moonwalk.

Whatever type of music moves you, dancing to keep in shape can be a whole lot of fun plus many teach dancing as a profession because it’s what they have a passion for. There are also many different types of dancing styles that have been around for a short time and some that have been around for many years including the tango. When you are dancing to keep in shape, you are not only having fun but, you are gonna add more years to the rest of your life.

 

Audiomack Music Service

 

 

I was looking for a site last week for downloading free music and I came across theAudiomack music service which is a website where you can add your favorite songs and add other music files for free.  It was very easy to sign up for and took only a few moments to do plus I was able to find a lot of my favorite songs on here and also added my music files as well. The best part about this site is when you add music you can add as much music as you want to.

There are so many great features on the Audiomack music service website where you can find the most known top songs and albums of today and you can create your own playlist as well. So if you are an 80’s music buff like myself you can create an 80’s music playlist or any type of music playlist that you want to create. I like all kinds of music so I created a list of all kinds of music and I love to listen to music from big bands to the music of today. You can also follow other accounts from other members and listen to their favorites and you will also get notifications when someone likes or plays a song from your playlist. This is defiantly one of the best music sites around today.

If you wanna experience music from other artists around the world check out the  Audiomack world section of the website and you can experience music from many artists around the globe including from The UK, The United States, and many other places around the world. If you also wanna listen to your music on the go you can download the Audiomack app to your phone via Google Play, Apple App Store or you can have the app text to you if you prefer. You can also easily edit song information or you can also delete songs that you no longer want on your playlist.

Let’s say that you are listing to your playlist and there is a song that you wanna play next but you are several songs away from it and don’t wanna wait. While one song is playing you can choose to queue that song next by selecting the queue next function and that song you selected will play next. That’s one of the cool features on the playlist section on the Audiomack website. You can also share songs via social media sites including Facebook, and Twitter plus there is also the Audiomack pages on Facebook and Twitter that you can join and share your thoughts about the website and so much more. If you wanna have free unlimited music at your fingertips then Audiomack is for you.

 

Distance Over Time The New Dream Theater Album

 

Last week I was listing to Distance Over Time,the new Dream Theater album and once again they put out another rocking masterpiece. First of all I love the album cover that shows a robotic hand holding a skull and the one who created this album cover has a great creative mind when it comes to making album covers. Every song on this album is a true rocker and Distance Over Time really moves you and puts you into the true Rocking music mood.

Distance Over Time, the new Dream Theater album opens up with the track Untethered Angel that first starts out with an acoustic guitar intro for about 40 seconds, then it’s into full rocking business with the entire band and amazing vocals by James Labrie .This track gets’s Distance over time going because it gets the fuel started. The second track paralyzed is another great song on this album I just love the music and the words really give it that great Dream Theater spice. The 3rd track Fall Into The Light, is another amazing track on this album with great instrument work and beautiful lyrics also the video for the song is also just out of this world and mind blowing.

Bar stool warrior is the 4th track on this album and it’s a very powerful rocking song. From listening to this track it’s sounds like that Bar Stool warrior is about addiction to alcohol and that person keeps drinking their life away. The 5th album room 137 is another great track on this album and it has that amazing future feel to it. Every Dream Theater album that has been put out over the years has rocked the top of the charts and with Distance Over Time it still shows that they still rock the top of the charts after 30 years of making great music and putting on great shows.

Other great tracks are the 6th track S-2-N the 7th, track At Wits End which is the longest track on this album with a running time of over nine minutes,the 8th track ,out of reach, the 9th track Pale Blue Dot and the 10th and extra track Viper King. After I listened to Distance Over Time, I was like blown away and so amazed of this amazing and wonderful Dream Theater album. I have also heard that with the upcoming tour they will be playing tracks from this album and will be also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 5th album Scenes From A Memory and they will be also be performing this album in it’s entirety. I give Distance Over Time, a triple a plus grade because this is another great album that Dream Theater has worked hard on to keep the Dream Theater fuel going and whenever you hear a dream theater album you know its’s going be a rocker. This album is amazing from the start to the last track.If you have not heard this album yet, you gotta give it a listen its’s another great Dream Theater masterpiece to enjoy.

Ghost A very Amazing Rock Band

 

 

Ghost is a very amazing rock band from Linköping Sweden that was formed back in 2006 and have gained millions of fans and worldwide success. I have heard of this band a few months ago but have never heard their music and I thought I would go online and watch some of their videos and I came across the video for Rats and decided to give it a view and when I did it just blew me away, amazing drum intro and full force rock. Also the song has such amazing lyrics and great vocals by Tobias Forge who is also know on stage as Papa Emeritus and Cardinal Copia.

I also wanted to give all of the Ghost albums a listen and I started with the 2010 debut Opus Eponymous  and gave it a full listen and thought that it was a very amazing debut album and the songs Stand By Him and Genesis are very amazing tracks .The next one that I listened to was the E.P  If you have ghost and that one also blew me out of the water and the opening title track really gets it kicking into high gear.It also contains a few other great tracks Including I’m A Marionette.The second album Infestissumam  is also another great Ghost album with the amazing tracks Year Zero, Monstrace Clock and other great tracks. This is another amazing album by these great rockers. I have also heard the track Square Hammer from the Pope Star E.P which is a great rocking track but still need to give the E.P a full listen which I plan on doing during the week. Also I have seen live clips of their shows online as well.

The 3rd album Meliora is another great rocking album with the tracks Mummy Dust, He Is, Circe, From The Pinnacle To The Pit, and other great amazing tunes to crank up. The song He is is a great song with a mixture of acoustic and electric guitar work. Now to the 4th album Prequelle and this is the best Ghost album to date. I gave this whole album a full listen and just love it. It opens up with the intro Ashes and then the rocking track Rats. This album also several other great tracks including Faith, See The Light, the instrumental track Miasma, Dance Macabre and Life Eternal. I have also found out that there is a box set of Prequelle that you can order from the Ghost website and the box set contains The CD, Vinyl and a Limited edition 8 Track and cassette format as well. I would also love to attend a Ghost concert because from the live clips I have seen online and all their music I have heard, I have quickly became a Ghost fan. Ghost is one of the best bands out there that know how to make music and entertain the crowd.

 

Music For Road Trips

 

When it comes to traveling having music for road trips is a great way to keep everyone entertained and to also help pass the time. Those who listen to music on road trips will either have A Cassette Deck, CD player, or the newest technology such as their Mp3 players or a satellite radio. Some who have an automobile with Wi-Fi can also listen to internet radio stations such as Pandora, Spotify, I Heart and, many others as they are traveling down the open road.

Music for road trips can also make the trip fun and can make your traveling a whole lot less stressful plus you may catch yourself singing along as well. Those may either listen to a certain genre of music when they travel and others like a mixture of music to listen to on long road trips. Either way music on the road makes the time go by faster. If you are someone who is married and traveling with children, the music that you are listening to of course would need to be kid-friendly and you can either pick up CD’s with kids songs or if you have satellite radio in your car you can find a family music station to listen to  and Radio Disney plays the latest pop hits that are family friendly as well.

Let’s say that you wanna build a custom playlist for your road trip and you have a long road trip that’s gonna take you a few days to get to your destination. There are many types of Mp3 players that you can buy and the more memory storage available on them the more music you can save also the same for smartphones and USB drives. For those who still have A minidisc deck and have a portable MD player, you can buy blank MiniDiscs that are 74   minutes and if you switch the deck to mono you can get more recording time on there with 150 mins of time.

We all have favorite songs that we wanna listen to while traveling and they can be any type of songs from any music genre that we all enjoy. When traveling I like to listen to music from Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, Back Street Boys, Duran Duran, and many others because it makes the traveling time go faster when having music for road trips. Also, let’s say that you have a minivan and traveling with family or friends and you have a DVD player in your minivan with video monitors. While you are driving everyone can watch music videos from DVD’s that they have with them or a live concert on DVD. If you have separate DVD players in your automobile everyone can each watch their own DVD of videos and use headphones for private listening. When you have music for road trips it can really come in handy because in some areas Am And Fm signals may not be as strong plus this is when Satelite radio and other music formats come in handy. So when you hit the road make sure you got plenty of tunes to crank up.

Music Of The 1980’S

The music of the 1980’s is one of the best types of music out there plus it was during my time of growing up. There are many artists and bands that got started in the 80s’s including Madonna, Inxs, Duran Duran, Richard Marx, Def Leppard, and many others. There are also many others from around the world that also got started.

Bands and artists that have been around since the 70’s or earlier have also put out some great 80’s hits including Moody Blues, Yes, Pink Floyd, Don Henley, Journey, Beach Boys, James Brown and many more that are Known. The music of the 80’s is when music videos took off and many who had cable and if it was available would tune to MTV to watch music videos from their favorite artists. Plus those who had a V.C.R would also record their favorite music videos when they aired so this way they would be able to watch those videos any time that they wanted to do so.

With music of the 1980’s CD players, CD’s ‘ and cassette singles came onto the market and became popular selling items. Those who had a huge CD collection of 80’s music would be listening to a CD that came out during that time on either a home, portable or CD player that was installed in their automobiles. Cassette singles that were sold in the 1980’s were sold when either some were on a budget and not able to afford to buy the whole album on cassette or they only wanted the single itself. Myself there are some cassette singles that I purchased years ago and still have them. The 80’s vinyl was still around for a while and many 12-inch remix singles were released and those would not only sell in stores but they would be playing a different dance clubs and many High Schools dances as well. When I was in Highschool back in the 80’s I have attended many High School dances and  I would dance to songs from Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Def Leppard, Tone Loc, and many others that hit the music scene in the 1980’s.

Those who had a dual cassette deck that was either part of a boom box, a component stereo system or a stand-alone that was connected to their receiver would make their own mixtapes by either recording songs off the radio or record songs from other cassettes or other music formats. Christmas of 1986  I got a nice stereo system from one of my aunts and uncles and I would make a mixtape by either recording from the turntable or radio. There were so many 80’s songs that I recorded off the radio and I would play that tape so many times I would wear it out.

Those who want to relive the music of the 80’s can now go on YouTube to watch classic 80’s videos plus many places online sells 80’s box sets. With the booming of Spotify and many other online, music services you can listen to your favorite 80’s music online and make a custom playlist

Expanding Your Music Tastes

When you are expanding your music tastes it shows that you have an interest in other types of music and this can be music you have never listened to before. Many of us like Rock, Metal Rap, Country and Pop but as we get older we still like our favorite types of music but we expand our tastes in music as well. You may be someone who gets into classical music or gets into the music of different languages such as German, Latino, French, and many others.

Expanding your music tastes can open your eyes and ears up to many new worlds of music. I have also got into more types of music as I got older. I still like the Rock and other music that listened to since I was a kid but now I have got into New Age, Blues, Jazz, Reggae, Electronica, and many other great types of music that are out there. When I was at the pride festival here in San Diego back in July they had some Latino music playing and although I was not able to understand the language I enjoyed it because it had a great beat that you can just dance to the beat of the music.

There are many people out there that like to experience all types of music plus still enjoy the other types of music that they have enjoyed for years. There are many artists who have been around for years have also started to develop different music styles in their albums including Lady Gaga, Kid Rock, Backstreet Boys and many others as well. Metallica is a band that has been around for 35 years and when they were first on the scene they were a thrash metal band that would play music fast and in later years they wrote more simple short songs but still have gone thrash on the new recordings as well. They’re doubled album Hard Wired To Self Destruct is a mix of thrash and mellow tunes.

Many bands have also performed with an orchestra making it a combo of classical and Rock N Roll. Bands such as Metallica, Deep Purple, Moody Blues and many others have performed live with an orchestra and that shows that many of these bands and solo artist are willing to try something new. Some have also recorded albums with many different types of music styles because they may have experienced different music styles and wanted to see how it would fit into there lifestyle of music. Music tastes can grow at any time in our lives opening us up to new things.

There are those who will listen to different types of music in a different language plus  I have also listened to many types of rock, dance and other types of music in different languages. It is true that music is the language that we can all easily understand because it’s the language that brings us all together. When you open up your mind by expanding your tastes in music and give a listen, you may get hooked on that style of music and many others.

pink Floyd Delicate Sound Of Thunder 30Th Anniversary

 

The live Pink Floyd album, The Delicate  Sound Of Thunder is a true classic live Pink Floyd album that’s celebrating Its 30Th anniversary. This was recorded during The Momentary Lapse Of Reason tour and this was released on a double disc and double cassette in 1988. A live VHS cassette of the concert followed as well which has about the same amount of live songs from the doubled disc and cassette minus a couple tracks and the live version of One Slip is only on the live VHS cassette. This live Pink Floyd album is Pink Floyd performing many well known classic hits.

The album kicks off with Shine On You Crazy Diamond which is taken from the album Wish You Were Here and is the peace dedicated to the late Syd Barret.  The next live track Learning To Fly opens with an amazing drum beat and then the whole band kicks in with Gilmour’s powerful and strong lead vocals and then goes to Yet Another Movie and Round and Around. The next tracks Sorrow, The Dogs Of War and On The Turning away closes disc one of the album. Disc Two Of Delicate Sound Of Thunder opens up with an amazing live performance of One Of These Days and then it blends into Time. Other tracks Wish You Were Here, Money, and Another Brick In The Wall Part 2. The album closes with the classics Comfortably Numb and Run Like Hell. The live video has amazing visual effects including Nick Mason’s glowing drumsticks during Time and also the video effects as well. The Delicate Sound Of Thunder is Pink Floyd live at it’s best. This 30-year-old live album is an amazing true and well known classic.

The Best Live Albums Of All Time

 

 

There are many great live albums out there from many well-known stars and here gonna talk about some of the best live albums of all time. One of the great live albums of all time is the 1977 live Genesis album Seconds out and this was recorded during the 1976 A Trick Of The tail Tour. This is after the peter Gaberial era with the band being down to 4 members and Phill Collins doing vocals and drums. Live versions of Ripples, Robbery Assault And Battery and the 25 minute live version of Suppers Ready.  This is classic Genesis performing live during the prog years.

Another one of the best live albums of all time is AC/DC live and there are 2 versions of this album. The single Disc and the 2 disc version as well. This was recorded during the Razors Edge world tour and it has so many live AC/DC classics that we all know and love. The doubled disc set includes the same as the single disc but with some extra live tracks including “Let There Be Rock’, High Voltage and a live version of Jail Break that goes for almost 15 minutes.

101 from Depeche Mode is one of their great live albums that came out in the late 80’s plus I remember this album when it came out. Me and my youngest brother were staying with relatives in Chisago Heights during the summer of 1989 and my Cousin was playing this album on his boom box. The whole album rocked including the live version of People Are People plus after almost 30 years it’s one of the best live albums of all time from Depeche Mode. Pink Floyd has also come out with a few great live albums. Umaguma is a two-disc set part live part studio. This was recorded back in 1969 during some performances and the live disc opens up with an extended version of Astronomy Domine running for over 8 minutes with Roger waters on main vocals. The other tracks Careful With The Axe Eugene, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun and A Saucerful Of Secrets add great flavor to the live disc of UmmaGumma. The live 1988 album The Delicate Sound Of Thunder is another great live Pink Floyd album and this is during the post Waters era. this opens with Shine On You Crazy Diamond and then goes to Learning to fly,   The live versions of Money,and the rest of this 1988 classic are true live rockers. Their 1995 live album Pulse was recorded during The Division Bell world tour and Opens with Shine On You Crazy Diamond.It also includes live tracks from A Momentary Lapse Of Reason and The Division Bell albums including Learning To Fly, and keep Talking. The second Disc includes a complete performance of The Dark Side Of The Moon and with encores Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb and Run Like Hell. More then 20 years later it’s still a great live Pink Floyd CD.

In 2000 was the live Pink Floyd album Is There Anybody Out There, The wall Live. This was recorded back in the early 80’s during The wall Shows in 1980 and 1981 but was finally released to the public 20 years after being recorded. Other great live albums include Def Leppard’s Mirror Ball Live And More, Elton John’s One Night Only,and Genesis the way we walk Volume one The Shorts and Volume two The longs.  These are some of the best live albums of all time plus there are more out there from many great well-known bands and solo artists.