Archive for category: Music

Livin’ in the City by the Dead 27’s

30 Dec
December 30, 2016

 

Here’s one more “unplugged” acoustic cover from the Dead 27’s. This one is of Stevie Wonder’s ’74 classic, “Livin’ in the City”. Again, you can’t really even try to take a song like this one on unless you’ve got a lot of soul in you. These guys do.

Little Red Corvette by Dead 27s

30 Dec
December 30, 2016

 

Here’s a couple of more great tunes for you! If you want to catch a fantastic up-and-coming band, check out the Dead 27s (named for all of the famous musicians who died at age 27, including Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, among others). They are based out of Charleston, SC, where they recently won Rock Band of the Year and Best Rock Song for the area. Their sound is a mix of rock, funk and soul. They’ve put out a couple of albums, the most recent being Ghosts Are Calling, which represents their first major record deal. They’ll be touring to support the album this year.

Will Evans, their lead guitarist, keyboardist and harmony vocalist is a great guy who is marrying my wife’s cousin, Amanda. We get to see both of them each year up on the farm in Hartsville, SC, which I’ve written about before. I’m excited for both of them. I’m sure 2017 is going to be an epic year for them both, in many ways!

Anyway, the Dead 27s have an active Facebook page and they regularly post “unplugged” acoustic videos. I’m going to post a couple of fantastic covers they did. This one is of Prince’s “Little Red Corvette”, in tribute, shortly after his passing. This is Will and lead singer, Trey Francis. I don’t too many people who could pull this song off… You’ve just got to have a lot of soul to do it. These guys have got it. I’ll post one more after this showing the whole band tackling Stevie Wonder. It’s pretty amamzing! Enjoy, and make sure to check ’em out!

I Need Never Get Old

30 Dec
December 30, 2016

So, I haven’t posted any new music in a very long time… Here’s one… “I Need Never Get Old” by Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. I think I may need to make it my theme song for this year… : ) I was excited to get tickets (from my wife) to catch Nate and the Night Sweats at the St. Augustine Amphitheater this coming Spring (April 24th, I think it is). I stumbled upon these guys watching “Later with Jools Holland”. These guys are pretty fantastic, to say the least! They rock hard, have some really interesting, different tunes, a lot of soul, and they don’t take themselves too seriously, even though they are very serious musicians, indeed. This song makes me want to either pick up my guitar or dance! Pretty infectious stuff! I dig the horns. They bring to mind a lot of old ska bands from back in the day!

Surf Art, Santa Monica

03 Sep
September 3, 2016
surf art, Pacific Park, Santa Monica Pier, CA

Some fun surf art in Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier, near Venice, CA

Just Up The Coast

05 Jun
June 5, 2016

A nice one here… beautiful waves, great tunes, excellent cinematography and editing, and amazing surfing. Damien Hobgoood and Josh Kerr are a couple of my favorite surfers. So stylish, technically brilliant and versatile. It doesn’t matter if the waves are 2′ or 20′, they absolutely kill it. I’ve always admired that these guys are just good people, generally, who still know how to have a good time. Always positive, always smiling, always ripping.

El Gringo, Fun Looking Surf in Chile

13 Apr
April 13, 2016

Some really fun-looking big lefts here in Chile in this footage from a QS event (Arica Pro) some months back. Nice work from Peruvian surfer Alvarao Malpartida on Vimeo. Hat Tip to DailySurfVideos.com for the find. If you want great vides sent to inbox regularly, check out their website and subscribe.

Imagine

08 Oct
October 8, 2015

Can you imagine what this might have been like? This guy didn’t have to. Pretty magical moment.

Who wants to go to Bali?

05 Oct
October 5, 2015

Wow, a natural wavepool… Great edit, here. Incredible drone footage of Indo set to a little Led Zeppelin. Rodney Osgaard nailed it.

This Land

29 Sep
September 29, 2015

Source by Tyler Haft

20 Aug
August 20, 2015

Wow, love this one from Tyler Haft. This is Dane Zaun surfing in LA. It looks so fun, if a little chilly! Beautiful waves, beautiful surfing, gorgeous cinematography and great music selection, here. Check out the opening sequence. What a beautifully planned and executed shot… Really nice! The music is “Ambient Guitar” by Alex Weinstein and “Song of a Sinner” by Top Drawer. Hat tip to SurfSleepTravel.com for the call on this one.

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