Terry Stevens' Point

  • Remember some of that 80's New Wave stuff?

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    That sound is still quite alive and well thanks to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.  If you like Blondie, The Cars or U2, you might dig this too:

     

     

    Explore more of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' music here:

     

    Be Cool,

    TS

  • Terry's talking tunes today...

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    So, one my co-workers turned me on to a band that making some serious noise as of late.  They're called The Heavy.  If you like...  Heck, I don't what to compare these cats to.  There's some old-school soul and R&B going on here.  A little funk.  Some Motown.  Sheesh, there's a lot going on here.  Check this out:

     

    Explore more of The Heavy's Music here:

     

    Be Cool,

    TS

  • Lost + 24 = AWESOME!

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    If you're a Lost fan, you'll find this interesting:

     

     

    If you're not a Lost fan or like totally insane commercials from Japan, watch this instead:

     

    Be Cool,

    TS

  • The Super Sunday setlist

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    According to this, on Super Sunday, The Who will sound a little something like this:

    Is it just me, or have the Super Sunday halftime shows been ridiculously good in recent years?  We've come a long way since "Up With People".

     

    Be Cool,

    TS

  • Twenty, twenty, twenty and one year ago...

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    ...the man, who with the rest of The Ramones gave us some punk classics, was born.

    Tommy Ramone, the last of the original Ramones, turns 61 today. 

    If you're excited about Green Day being up for a Grammy this Sunday, you might dig this too:

     

     

    Be Cool,

    TS

  • Spending freeze?

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Obama, buddy, pal.  We don't need to freeze spending.  We need to cut it.  BIG TIME.

     

    OBAMA NINJA

    With two samurai swords if necessary

     

    Seriously, dude.  The average American household is learning firsthand what too much debt can do to one's well-being.  Let's, sit down, have some coffee, bust out the calcuators and get our books in order.

    I offered the last guy the same deal and he passed too.

     

    BUSH

    "My hand to God, Stevens, if you call here again you're goin' to Gitmo!"

     

    See, I'm an equal opportunity offender when it comes to Democrats and Republicans.

    By the way, in case you're interested, the Libertarian response to the State of the Union Address can be found here.

    Be Cool,

    TS

  • The Grammys and heavy metal heartache

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Don't know if you've had to check it out yet, but we have this fancy-schmancy Grammy page up here.

    You can listen to all of the songs that have nominated for Grammys, plus vote for who you think will win in each category.

    Like I said, fancy-schmancy.

    Personally, I'm not a big awards show guy.  I like what I like and watching my favorite artist win or not win a trophy isn't going affect my world one way or another.  Plus, there's 1989.

    In 1989, I was quite the metal head.  Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth, I was all about that (and admittedly, still enjoy some of those tune when I'm in a particularly foul mood).

    In '89, metal was starting to gain more mainstream traction, as evidenced by the fact that Metallica was up for a Grammy award.  Their album at the time, "...And Justice for All" was a masterwork in the genre.  Their single "One" from the very same album received tons of airplay.  There was no way they wouldn't win, right?  Right?

    Wrong.

    So who did win?  Jethro Tull, that's who.

    Not this guy's band:

     

    METALLICA

    Totally metal.  Look at that thing he's doing with his hand.

     

    This guy's band:

     

    JETHRO TULL

    Totally not metal.  Come on dude, woodwinds?

     

    Look, I like Jethro Tull's music, but calling it metal is an unbelieveable stretch of the term in my book.

    Seriously.  Listen to this:

     

    Then this:

     

    You tell me.  Which one sounds like a closer representation of metal to you?

    That night, the Grammys lost any cred they may have had with me.  Of course, the Grammys have had a spotty track record for some time when it comes to recognizing quality music.  The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Led Zeppelin along with several other legends have not one Grammy to their name.

    Heck, Jethro Tull had to wait until 28 years after the release of "Aqualung" to reap their just reward.

     

    AQUALUNG

    Come on.  This dude has "Grammy" (and urine) all over him.

     

    Meh, I'll probably watch cartoons that night.

    Be Cool,

    TS

  • If today's your birthday...

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    ...you share it with Eddie Van Halen.

     

     

    By the way kids, stay away from those cigarettes Eddie's smoking in that vid.

     

    EVH

    SOURCE

    The years, they are unkind to smokers.

    Be Cool,

    TS

  • It's all over but the rocking.

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    The Saints went marching all over the Vikings.  The Colts galloped on past The J-E-T-S, Jets.  We know who's in the big game.

    Now let's sort out that halftime show, shall we?

    Out of all these tunes, which ones will The Who use to rock us?

     

     

    Personally, I'm thinking that "Baba O-Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" are sure things.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed for "The Seeker".  Sweet mother-O-pearl, that song is awesome.

     

    Be Cool,

    TS

  • Congratulations? Vikings fans

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Minnesota native Prince wrote a new fight song for you.

    I'm liking the Saint's chances even more this weekend...

     

    Be Cool,

    TS

  • Sexism? Here? Really?

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    [FULL DISCLOSURE:  I'M NOT A DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN.  I VOTE LIBERTARIAN WHEN THE OPTION'S THERE AND FOR ANY OTHER 3RD PARTY WHEN IT ISN'T.  THE BIG 2 JUST DON'T CUT WITH ME.  I DONT' CARE WHO WON IN MASSACHUSETTS BECAUSE, IN MY BOOK, BOTH MAJOR PARTIES ARE TOO BEHOLDEN TO CORPORATE INTEREST GROUPS TO GIVE A RIP ABOUT LITTLE THINGS LIKE THE CONSTITUTION AND DEMOCRACY.  AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, WHEN THEY WIN, AMERICA LOSES.]

    As a rule, I'm more irritated than entertained by politics these days, but this op-ed piece caught my eye and got me readin' and thinkin':  LINK

    In case you don't feel like jumping to another site, the premise of the piece is that there's a bit of sexism in play in the results of Tuesday's Senatorial Election results inMassachusetts.

    Scott Brown, the guy who won the Senate seat, posed nude for Cosmopolitan magazine back in 1982.

    By all reasonable analysis, Brown ran a better campaign than his opponent, Martha Coakley and deserved his win.

    With that being said, if Brown were a woman with a pubished nude photo in the public record, would she-Brown have even been considered electable?

     

    DUDE

    "I am so electable!"

     

    I look at the fuss raised over Sarah Palin's beauty pageant history as an indicator of how that would have turned out.

    Of course, it's just a hunch, but still.  Given the double standards that women already face in this country, I'd say it's a fair hunch.  (EXAMPLE:  A man who's assertive at work?  He's a good, disciplined worker.  A woman who's assertive at work?  She must be on her period, right dudes?  [HIGH FIVE] )

    I have a feeling that if the 1982 Playboy Playmate of the year ran for a Senate Seat, she'd be outta luck.  (Although, if she ran as a Libertarian, I'd vote for her.)

    You've come a long way, baby.  The journey's not over yet, though.  I'll help as much as I can.

     

    ADAM AND EVE

    And lo' the angel did appear and say "We'll totally vote for the naked guy on the right.  The nude chick on the left?  No way!"

     

     

    Be Cool,

    TS

  • Like 80's pop sounding stuff?

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    A buddy of mine turned me on to a newer band called MGMT a few weeks back.  They've been around for a couple of years.  The kids dig 'em.  See whatcha think:

     

    Check out more of MGMT's music below.  "Kids" is a great cut.  I would have posted the vid, but it's a little spooky: 

     

     

    Be Cool,

    TS