For those of you about to start a new year at the salt mines

Sums up my views nicely:

Or for those of you that prefer the live version as done on the final episode of Spicks and Specks:

Advice for 2013: Rotate your tyres and rinse out your brushes.

And if anyone actually see’s this, be sure to compliment @felicityward on her dancing. She is awesome!


YouTube of the week

Aww, I thought I’d already posted this, but apparently I hadn’t.

Behold the greatness of Belinda Carlisle performing ‘live’ with the guitarist from the band  Zodiac Mindwarp. I strongly suspect that alcohol may have been a factor:

Be sure to stick it out until about 3/4 of the way through to see one of the more ridiculous fake, mimed guitar solos you will ever see! 🙂

One of the true nuggets of awesomeness contained within YouTube. Enjoy.

I’ve always had a soft spot of the all girl bands (actual rock bands, not the all girl boy bands of today) and the Go Go’s remain one of my favourites. This album continues to make up  a part of my work day playlist:

YouTube of the Week

I loved this song back in the ’80’s. I first heard it during a Metal special on an all night music show. Some classic European Metal. All helped by a smoking hot blonde with a big voice. I remember hitting every record shop that I could find looking for the album that this song came from. *For the young’ns that might stumble past here by accident, record shops were where we would get our music from back in the olden times, back before it was just easier to just steal it online.

I still have the original album on cassette somewhere. Triumph and Agony I think it was called. I can’t be arsed looking for it, or even Googling the name to make sure I’ve got it right so don’t bring any attitude if it’s wrong.

Oh, and the lead singer, Doro Pesch, is still going strong I believe.

I give you Warlock – All We Are:

YouTube of the week

If you’ve ever wondered why Cat Stevens turned his back on the commercial music industry to embrace religion, we might have the answer here. I didn’t even realise this song existed until very recently. I love the simpler video clips of the 70’s and 80’s.

I especially love the expressions on the old lady’s face when she does the ‘deodorant check’.

I also like the look of incredulity followed by serenity of the lady in the supermarket.

See if you can listen to the song all the way though and not get it stuck in your head for the rest of the day. You have been warned! Dangerous levels of earworm potential!

So, here it is – Banapple Gas, by Cat Stevens:

YouTube of the week

Ah, 80’s metal music. How I love thee!

This video clip is a perfect example of the genre too. We have, in no particular order:

  • Armoured vehicle
  • Spaceship
  • Hard rocking intro
  • Laser eyes!
  • Laser fingers
  • Explosions
  • Fire
  • Sith like hand lightning
  • Pure girls sleeping in a dormitory transformed into stripper dancers, and
  • A slightly soapy lead singer carrying on like a sex god.

Clearly Zodiac Mindward are Sith Lords!

So I give you Prime Mover, performed by Zodiac Mindwarp!