Thursday, January 17, 2008, 8:38 PM // 4 comments

Musicians I’m Supposed To Like But I Don’t and I Kinda Feel Badly About It But Not Really List

In no particular order...
  • Miles Davis - Kind of Blue? More like Kind of Blows.

  • Janis Joplin - I'll listen to "Turtle Blues" and "Summertime." Everything else makes me want to overdose on heroin.

  • REM - Shiny Happy Bullshit if you ask me.

  • Live Led Zeppelin - A 25 minute guitar solo followed be a 25 minute drum solo followed by a 25 minute mellotron solo. Musical masturbation at its very best.

  • Billie Holiday - Every time I hear her sing I'm compelled to eat strange fruit.

  • Garth Brooks - I've said it before and I'll say it again: Guys wearing really big hats cannot be taken seriously.

  • Solo John Lennon - The majority of the "serious Beatle's" solo work was seriously boring.

  • Bob Marley - Somebody please tell me what type of ganja to smoke because I just don't understand the fascination with his music.

  • The Jam - My disdain for this band harks back to my friendship with Tom Hartman. Whatever Tom liked I hated just to piss him off. That said, I can't listen to this band without thinking of my hatred for "Tom" music.

  • About 95% of all the music recorded in the 1980's - Come on, I know I'm not alone with this one.
Special thanks to Beth Mann for the blog inspiration and title. Thanks Mann.

Miles Davis - Kind of Blows - altobelli

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Sunday, January 06, 2008, 8:31 PM // 0 comments

Happy 70th Birthday

Today would have been dad's 70th birthday. Here's a picture of dad on his 6th birthday -- January 6th, 1944.
Retro birthday cake, Don Altobell, altobelliclick image to enlarge

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Saturday, January 05, 2008, 8:52 PM // 0 comments

Robert Plant is King of the Forest

Friday, January 04, 2008, 10:50 PM // 0 comments

Brookers - Viral Video Maker

I gotta get with the times. This evening my daughter, Rachel, introduced to me the YouTube phenom "Brookers." I was absolutely blown away by this woman's energy, creativity, passion, humor, and courage. God, I wish I could be this young and care free again. Case in point:

Brooke Allison "Brookers" Brodack, 21, is a viral video maker, believed to be the first performer to have been discovered on the YouTube website and offered a contract from the mainstream media. She began posting her short comedic videos on YouTube in September 2005. In two years time, her videos have received more than 35 million views on YouTube alone. Her single most popular video, "CRAZED NUMA FAN!!!!", a lip-sync parody of an earlier internet phenomenon, Numa Numa by Gary Brolsma, has been viewed on YouTube over 7 million times. Her video "Chips", a spoof suspense drama about eating potato chips, has been called "brilliant" by Entertainment Weekly, which has listed it among the "great moments in YouTube history."

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Paul Altobelli is a veteran Internet, marketing and technology professional with considerable expertise in search engine marketing, web site development, design, implementation and project management. [more]

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