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8/16 Thirsty Thursday Quote


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The most important thing in a man is not what he knows, but what he is.

~Narciso Yepes

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Evening Machines — October 5th


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One of my favorite folk singers is Gregory Alan Isakov.  Gregory Alan Isakov emigrated to US from South Africa and was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He is now a Colorado-based Indie Folk artist who makes music and is a full-time farmer.  His music is a combination of Indie and folk, featuring instruments like banjos and guitars into his songs.

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Gregory Alan Isakov released six albums since this year.  His latest album was with The Colorado Symphony in Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony.  Many of his hit songs can be heard of in shows like Suits, Californication, Rectify, The Blacklist, and even Girls (which features my personal favorite song ‘Amsterdam’).  Fans nationwide go to see this famous folk singer whenever he is in the area.

When he is not making music, Gregory Alan Isakov goes out on his nationwide tour every year.  This year he has other plans in store for audiences.  Fans can be happy to know that Gregory Alan Isakov plans to release a new album this year.

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The new album is called Evening Machines and it will be released on October 5th.  This album features twelve new tracks to listen to.  You can listen to the track ‘Chemicals’ online to get a taste of the album.

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This is really exciting news!  I saw Gregory Alan Isakov last year in Boston and he was absolutely amazing.  He played every famous song and more, giving the crowd quite a show.  The best part was when he broke into the starting notes for ‘Amsterdam’.  Gregory Alan Isakov played such an awesome show that summer.

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I’m really looking forward to Gregory Alan Isakov’s Evening Machines.  The featured song ‘Chemicals’ was already great to listen to and I’m sure that his other songs will be even better.  Fall is looking to be even better with the release of Gregory Alan Isakov’s new album being released.

If you’re looking for some good Indie Folk music, be sure to check out Evening Machines by Gregory Alan Isakov on October 5th.

I Left My Heart in Sunnyvale


You ever have one of those moments where you suddenly find out some mind-blowing fact about a song you love?  Yeah, this actually just happened to me recently.

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Let me explain – so I was talking with someone about the theme to Trailer Park BoysTrailer Park Boys had this relaxing theme that played during each episode.  Flashbacks of fun times at Sunnyvale Trailer Park are shown while this soothing track is played.  It plays just before things go crazy during the story.

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All throughout the years, I thought the song was originally from the creators of the show itself.  It seemed like an original tune for the opening credits each episode.  But let me tell you this, folks – BOY was I wrong!

As it turned out, the Trailer Park Boys theme features a familiar riff from a very famous song.  That song happens to be… Tony Bennett’s ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’.

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That’s right – the theme for one of Canada’s most popular series stems from Tony Bennett’s hit song ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’.  You can hear the resemblance right around forty-five seconds of the song.  That slow piano tune from Tony Bennett’s song is basically sped up a bit during the opening theme for Trailer Park Boys.

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Just…I…WOW.  I feel as though my life has forever changed since learning this fact.  All this time I thought I knew this show well.  Who knew that the Trailer Park Boys theme would share any resemblance to Tony Bennett whatsoever.

Even still, this makes for such fascinating trivia.  Its trivia like this that keep me digging for more answers about my favorite series.  This is the kind of thing that makes me enjoy entertainment even more.

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            Who knows what other surprising trivia will be found in the near future.  Until then, let it sink in that the theme song for Trailer Park Boys shares a resemblance to Tony Bennett’s ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’.

I guess you can say that the theme song would be called ‘I Left My Heart in Sunnyvale’.

Roger Waters’ ‘High Hopes’ for Assange


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Pink Floyd is a timeless band that has been around for decades.  Founding members like Roger Waters continues to tour around the world.  He plays his familiar tracks, both from his Pink Floyd days and his solo albums, for the Pink Floyd Fanatics throughout each of his concerts.

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Waters was always vocal about his political views throughout his work.  Albums like The Wall and The Final Cut played on themes about the harsh realities of war.  He even showcases these themes during his worldwide tour.  Just recently, Waters put on quite a light show for the audience in Berlin.

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Before the concert started, a neon red text was projected onto a black backdrop.  The text read, “Resist the attempted silencing of Julian Assange”.  Many fans took to twitter to discuss Roger Waters’ stunt before his show.

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This text refers to Julian Assange, the man who created Wikileaks back in 2006.  Wikileaks dealt with a political PR nightmare in 2010 when it published a series of controversial leaks from Chelsea Manning.  Ever since then, Assange has been living in the Embassy of Ecuador in London.

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Roger Water always admired Julian Assange and it was an intriguing way of showcasing his political views.  Years after making music with Pink Floyd and he still has a large audience base.  It goes to show that classic bands like Pink Floyd still have a place for the modern world.

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Musicians like Roger Waters are important in the entertainment world.  They help create a revolution that help make a difference in the world.  Roger Waters certainly isn’t just ‘another brick in the wall’; rather, this noise he makes ‘Echoes’ on this very earth.

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This ‘Fearless’ PR stunt went well with the audience, being that they are tweeting about this electric show he put on.  Any buzz generated about Pink Floyd is astonishing after establishing themselves decades ago.  He certainly gives us ‘High Hopes’ about where our world should be heading in the near future.

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Kudos to Roger Waters for that intriguing performance.  It certainly is a show worth remembering for years to come.  Who knows what other messages Waters will showcase for his audiences at his next concert.

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We will have to find it over at ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’.

Aggretsuko = Hello Kitty + Death Metal


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Lately I have been digging into the anime series out on Netflix.  First I binge-watched Fullmetal Alchemist all over again last month and I recently finished season 3 of Yu-Gi-Oh.  Not a lot of new series have been jumping out at me, so it was a great time to get back to the classics.  Luckily for me, Netflix has a good line up of anime within their digital library.

These series seemed silly most of the time, but nothing could prepare me for the wackiness of this latest anime.  It involves a red panda who relieves her stress by belting out Death Metal songs.  I’m talking about Aggretsuko.

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Aggretsuko is about office worker Retsuko, a 25-year-old red panda who works in the accounting department of a Japanese trading firm.  Retsuko takes out her daily frustrations by going to a karaoke bar every night and singing death metal.  She deals with things such as gossipy co-workers and even her pig director Ton (which is a literal play on the term ‘chauvinist pig’).  As the series moves on, Retsuko finds it hard to keep her secret from her co-workers.  The first season aired with ten episodes on April 20th 2018.

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The best part about this series so far are the death metal scenes.  When Retsuko picks up the microphone, she transforms into this wild animal and screams out death metal songs.  She usually sings about her daily frustrations about life.  Whether its her pig of a boss or the guy that doesn’t notice her, Retsuko has some crazy death metal song to sing.  Retsuko is basically the death metal Hello Kitty that I never knew I needed… until now.

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Beside the over-the-top death metal scenes, the characters themselves are just as ridiculous.  Gori and Washimi are the first to find out Retsuko’s hidden secret.  Surprisingly enough, they ended up loving her talent and started gossiping with Retsuko halfway through the series.  The series just keeps getting weirder each episode.

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Overall, Aggretsuko was definitely entertaining to watch.  The characters were fun to watch and those death metal scenes made me laugh harder each time.  Retsuko is the death metal Hello Kitty I never knew I needed until last night.  Hopefully more episodes will be released with even MORE death metal songs being sung.

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If you’re looking for Hello Kitty mixed in with some heavy darkness, then Aggretsuko is definitely the anime for you.  Check out Aggretsuko on Netflix.