Posts Tagged ‘tribute’

Beastie Boys “Sabotage” (by kids)

15th May 12 (Tue) Leave a comment

Fitting and cute Beastie Boys tribute to the fallen MCA / Adam Yauch

Well done, kids!

~Dan – np: Storm CorrosionStorm Corrosion


Smooth Criminal for Cellos

24th Jan 11 (Mon) Leave a comment

Cello and other string tributes may be a little “played out”… regardless, this is one still pretty damn good:

Stjepan Hauser & Luka Sulic – “Smooth Criminal”

~Dan – np: No. 2No Memory 

cello, string, stringed tribute to Michael Jackson

Tenacious D working on Album #3

6th Jan 11 (Thu) Leave a comment

Tenacious D news, as reported in Paste

Four years have passed since Tenacious D released The Pick of Destiny, but a new album from the D-ynamic Duo should be released by the end of the year.

Jack Black and Kyle Gass will be returning to familiar subject matter on the new record. “We’re gonna be talking about love, there are gonna be some songs about sex and there’s gonna be songs about food,” Black recently told Spinner.

At the moment, The Greatest Band in the World’s new album is still untitled and lacks an official release date, but Black says that they are about halfway through the writing process. “We need another few months,” he said. “But you can look for it at the end of 2011.”

Black added that another feature film adventure starring The D might not be out of the question either. “This is strictly a musical endeavor, but I would not rule out another film,” he said. “Although it would probably be on the lower-budge.”

Read more on Spinner, too.  Hopefully it’s as good as their debut, and not like that deuce they dropped with Pick of Destiny.  I could use another “Tribute“-like effort…

~Dan – np: Michael KelseySubmerged

REVIEW: Fulero + Day’s Elliott Smith Tribute @ Sam Bond’s (Eugene, OR – 1/23/10)

24th Jan 10 (Sun) Leave a comment

I had two shows last night… first was the Bill Frisell Trio.  I’ll post that review later today (or first thing Monday morning).  After the show I rode over to Sam Bond’s Garage and got there right around 9:30.  There was Elliott Smith music already going on.  I was confused, as I knew the band was supposed to be a duo, but this was just one guy doing Elliott Smith tunes.  I found at after the fact that I had walked in on the first song (yay!).  I guess the Elliott Smith tribute duo of Fulero + Day had an Elliott Smith solo tributer go before them.  I caught him name as Scotty Paray, but the spelling may be suspect.  No doubling up on songs, from what I stuck around for…

Scotty Paray’s Setlist

  • Son of Sam
  • Can’t Make a Sound
  • Happiness
  • Alameda
  • A Living Will
  • Miss Misery

Scotty was good, switched between keyboard and guitar.  Perhaps not all that strong in the vocal category, but Elliott’s songs shone through, and Scotty’s effort was evident (the crowd was a bit noisy/talky, though).  Fulero + Day came on shortly after Scotty was done.  It was Asher Fulero on keyboard and Nathan Day on guitar.  They switched off in the vocal category.  Great tribute, and again, despite the noisy crowd, Elliott’s songs shone through.

Fulero + Day’s Setlist

  • Pretty (Ugly Before)
  • Bottle Up and Explode
  • No Name #4
  • Clementine
  • Rose Parade
  • Sweet Adeline
  • Coast to Coast
  • Baby Britain
  • Somebody’s Baby
  • (…the show continued whereas I didn’t…)

I left around 10:30pm… partly because it had been a long day, but a lot to do with the annoying, loud & talky crowd.  I caught an hour of great songs that made me remember seeing Elliott play many of them himself back in 2000 at Southgate House in Newport, KY.  He is missed.

The Appropriate Linkage:

~Dan – np: Wayne ShorterJuju

Miles Davis’ Kind of Bloop

22nd Aug 09 (Sat) Leave a comment

Not entirely sacrilegious.  A new tribute to Miles DavisKind of Blue called Kind of Bloop just came out… it’s an 8-bit tribute album.  There are samples of the 5 songs on, and it’s available via Amazon digital (mp3 & FLAC) for only $5.

  1. So What by Ast0r [9:24]
  2. Freddie Freeloader by Virt [9:40]
  3. Blue in Green by Sergeeo [4:14]
  4. All Blues by Shnabubula [10:45]
  5. Flamenco Sketches by Disasterpeace [7:06]

I wonder if Bitches Bloop, Birth of the Bloop, or a Charlie Parker Bloopland are in the works. :)

~Dan – np: Dub TrioAnother Sound is Dying

Buckethead honors Michael Jackson

15th Aug 09 (Sat) 1 comment

Guitar phenom Buckethead has a free tribute mp3 to Michael Jackson on his webpage… it’s an acoustic number, not the usual shredding business.  Fits the gentler Colma or Electric Tears feel…

Go get it here: “The Homing Beacon” (aka The Landing Beacon)

~Dan – np: Drums & TubaMostly Ape

Tenacious 3

12th Jul 08 (Sat) Leave a comment

Per Paste Magazine‘s blog, Tenacious D (Kyle Gass & Jack Black, below) are working (even if slowly) on their 3rd album…

Kyle Gass announced that he and his brother-in-rock Jack Black are back in the studio and should have their new album out soon. But Gass also says they have a mere one and a half songs wrapped up for the LP. This could largely be due to Gass stating the album is slated to become a masterpiece, so please plan your year-end list accordingly.

“We’d like to do one final masterpiece. I think we both know we’re approaching death, as it were, and we’d like to have a lasting legacy,” Gass told Billboard.

The album remains untitled and there is no confirmed release date.

“It might take the rest of our lives, but I think it’ll be worth waiting for,” Gass says.

No word on when it’ll be done or if Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl will help out on drums again.  I loved their debut.  The Pick of Destiny (movie) was good (even though it was cheesy).  The Pick of Destiny (album) was, well… too short and too much like a skit/trailer for the movie.

Here’s hoping the 3rd is a return to form…

~Dan – np: Ornette Coleman – Something Else!!!

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