Friday, June 10, 2011

Still Alive (yet some are not)

As I crawled the Virtual Dumpster I call the Internet...I picked out some things to share, of course!
You can sample read pretty much of this [here]
When I Googled "dead rock stars" I got about 12,500,000 results (0.19 seconds)

The first link was a data base. Very well organized called "The Dead Rock Stars Club". It is a well organized place it seems I did not dwell into it. There is a music player with 25 songs you can choose from and a search bar. If you have a debate, alive or dead...check it out.

The link to the picture goes to a google reader that basically seems to have the whole book there. I scrolled down to page 422 to test it. Don't have time to read it right now, but good to know I don't have buy it if I wanted to. LOL

Rolling Stone Magazine has an online video slide show of "Rolling Stone Readers Name Top 10 Greatest Dead Rock Stars Of All Time" each entry leads to a song video! Of their choice. Lennon is number one. It would be interesting to mock the slide show and put in my eclectic choices. Or pass the duty on to one of my knowledgeable readers on the topic. What would be your top 10 choice?  I think I know Tim's choice, maybe not, though. LOL.

A brief topic intermission: I like this video. I am forcing you to watch it.

Now that you are entertained, I would like to apologize for my absence of posting. You all know that I am on a diet and started a remote diet blog. It is also summer vacation for my grand I have been out and about and guarding them entertaining them outside. I will have lost 30 lbs so far on my Monday weigh in. I peeked.

Another very cool link that I picked out of the Virtual Dumpster I call the Internet is a Rolling Stone slide show article called " The Art of Music". The pics below are some samples of their 15 and an added one.

By Jim Morrison

By Kurt Cobain

Who is this by Tim?

By Hendrix

By Janis

Don Van Vliet AKA Captain Beefheart

More of Jerry's art [here]
[Here] there are a whole bunch of pictures at the Rock Star Gallery. All are not necessarily dead, though.
This one is just "The Art Of Rock & Roll" a gallery of rock and roll inspired art.
It made for some good Virtual Dumpster picking on this topic of what rockstars left us besides music.
I am sure there are more. I know Morrison has poetry and Lennon did some scribbles..ey?

An additional treasure I picked out is this Beatles trivia site with some real nice rare jewels shared.
I know you will like it if you liked the Beatles. The following picture is from the site an album cover of a Dutch release of "The Most Beautiful Songs" of the Beatles. Link to site is below it.



Tim Chaney said...

Great post and good to see you still at it. I didn't know if you were having problems or just a case of burnout.

I would hold John Lennon as #1 and Jerry Garcia as #2 on my list. Lennon would get my #1 choice for his sad violent death. Jerry's life style and diabetes caught up with him, he's still very close to my heart. Peace and welcome back!

Bouncin' Barb said...

The one person who I think did not receive enough attention after his passing is Stevie Ray Vaughn. You hardly ever hear of him. His blues and guitar ability is worthy of the likes of Hendrix, Clapton, BB King, and many more. This was a great post.