My Vicky Life

RSS

Posts tagged with "Mike Shinoda"

This is starting to get humorous. For some time now, I’ve been seeing the name Mac Davis in the same sentence with names like Mike Shinoda, and now Incubus and Avicii, and I’ve been thinking, “No, it can’t be the same guy. There has to be someone else with the same name, someone younger and cooler, with whom I’m not yet familiar.” Nope. As far as I can tell, it’s the very same Mac Davis, the country singer/songwriter who had a TV variety show in the 70s, wrote songs for Elvis, and had hits of his own like Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me.
I’m starting to sense a theme here. I don’t know if bands have anything to do with the music played on the loud speakers before and after their concerts, but last Tuesday when the Deftones had finished playing the Fillmore Miami Beach and the lights went up and we were all filing out of the theater, I could swear the song we were hearing was an instrumental version of Jimmy Webb’s Wichita Lineman (a beautiful song, actually), made popular by Glen Campbell in the late 60s. When Coheed and Cambria left the same stage a couple of weeks earlier, I’m pretty sure it was Tom Jones singing the theme to the James Bond movie Thunderball. 
Easter eggs for the more mature among us? (i.e. those of us who remember when the Fillmore used to be called the Jackie Gleason Theater?) I doubt it, but it’s encouraging (not to mention fun) when the people you admire embrace the unexpected. It’s also a lesson learned in musical open-mindedness, and there’s nothing I like better than to learn things from people who are younger than me.

This is starting to get humorous. For some time now, I’ve been seeing the name Mac Davis in the same sentence with names like Mike Shinoda, and now Incubus and Avicii, and I’ve been thinking, “No, it can’t be the same guy. There has to be someone else with the same name, someone younger and cooler, with whom I’m not yet familiar.” Nope. As far as I can tell, it’s the very same Mac Davis, the country singer/songwriter who had a TV variety show in the 70s, wrote songs for Elvis, and had hits of his own like Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me.

I’m starting to sense a theme here. I don’t know if bands have anything to do with the music played on the loud speakers before and after their concerts, but last Tuesday when the Deftones had finished playing the Fillmore Miami Beach and the lights went up and we were all filing out of the theater, I could swear the song we were hearing was an instrumental version of Jimmy Webb’s Wichita Lineman (a beautiful song, actually), made popular by Glen Campbell in the late 60s. When Coheed and Cambria left the same stage a couple of weeks earlier, I’m pretty sure it was Tom Jones singing the theme to the James Bond movie Thunderball

Easter eggs for the more mature among us? (i.e. those of us who remember when the Fillmore used to be called the Jackie Gleason Theater?) I doubt it, but it’s encouraging (not to mention fun) when the people you admire embrace the unexpected. It’s also a lesson learned in musical open-mindedness, and there’s nothing I like better than to learn things from people who are younger than me.

30 day music challenge

Day 18: A song from the year that you were born.

The year? Nah, I don’t think so. But I can offer something related to the month and day I was born, February 14. It’s a sad song, since Valentine’s Day can be rough if you have to spend it alone, and all the more so if it’s also your birthday. So I think I’ll dedicate it to the person who did a good deed by making sure I wasn’t alone on the most recent Valentine’s Day. Just by coincidence, he also happens to be my favorite Linkin Park fan. He knows who he is. ♥

Linkin Park - Wretches and Kings

Sep 1

He is Mike, the Great and Powerful.

gingerbeardsandponytails:

Mike joins Linkin Park for the end of Bleed It Out.

Linkin Park - What I’ve Done (excerpt)
Alpharetta, Georgia, August 19, 2012

Linkin Park - When They Come For Me
Alpharetta, Georgia, August 19, 2012

Incubus is a pretty tough act to follow, but if anyone can pull it off it’s Linkin Park. I’m not as well-versed in their catalog as I am in that of Incubus, but the 11-hour drive to Atlanta gave me plenty of time to brush up. Hard-core fans may scoff, but so far I think my favorite album is A Thousand Suns, which was well represented at the concert. Most of the people in front of me came and went throughout the Incubus portion of the show, but returned in full force for LP and stayed put, so I didn’t have much of a window to take video. I was determined to get this one, though - one of their most interesting songs, I think.

Okay, I get it. If you’re having a problem related to sex, ask a rock star for advice. Even better if it’s two rock stars promoting a tour. Well, considering the level of my faith in professional psychologists, I guess Linkubus’ thoughts on my pathetic little hang-ups with aging would have been as valid as anyone’s. Maybe I’ll try to ask Mike & Mike about it. Or maybe I’ll just ask all of you. Maybe tomorrow. I’m probably too old to be allowed on that show anyway. It’s a wonder they let me on Tumblr.

Okay, I get it. If you’re having a problem related to sex, ask a rock star for advice. Even better if it’s two rock stars promoting a tour. Well, considering the level of my faith in professional psychologists, I guess Linkubus’ thoughts on my pathetic little hang-ups with aging would have been as valid as anyone’s. Maybe I’ll try to ask Mike & Mike about it. Or maybe I’ll just ask all of you. Maybe tomorrow. I’m probably too old to be allowed on that show anyway. It’s a wonder they let me on Tumblr.