Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sometimes It's Better Not To Go Back - Rockin' Jones Beach With Whitesnake




This one was my fault, partly.  I saw Whitesnake in 2002 at the Nassau Coliseum on a dual headliner bill with Scorpions.  My memory of that one is being disappointed after getting myself fired up to relive some of my youth with 2 bands that I had seen numerous times in their heyday.

Fast forward to 2011 and it’s announced that Whitesnake, Tesla, Sebastian Bach, Lita Ford and Firehouse would be playing Jones Beach.  Upon first glance it looked like it had potential for a fun night out.  The show was going to be a day after my wedding anniversary and me and the wife, we still have a certain affinity for Tesla (she walked down the aisle to Love Song at our wedding) and I know that they still sound as good if not better than ever.  Even when it was announced that Lita Ford and Firehouse would not be performing, we were still sold on spending a night out with our memories.

The show was last night and while Tesla was just as good as I would have hoped, Whitesnake was worse than I thought, so with apologies to Sebastian Bach who we missed because it’s just too damn hard to get to Jones Beach by 7PM from Manhattan on a weeknight, here’s Whitesnake 2011 in my eyes:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Steepwater Band - Clava



Great little known band releases their new album.



Check them out!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Reconsidering Online Music Streaming




 A few months ago while assessing the new streaming music options at the time (Amazon Cloud Player, the presumed Apple alternative) I came to the conclusion that they all fell short of my preferred method of streaming, the Subsonic Music Player. 

Today I am still using Subsonic as the primary method of streaming my home collection of 47k MP3’s, but have embraced some online services as complementary options as well.