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Sunday, June 28, 2009

We All Know What's Coming...

Michael Jackson
Billy Mays
Farrah Fawcett
David Carradine
Ed McMahon

God, what kind of SICK GAME are you playing here? MJ and Mays, the nicest man to become a meme die, yet Britney Spears and the entire cast of "The Hills" are still alive.

And then we wonder why atheism is on the rise.

I'm a hair too young for Michael Jackson, but event hen I always recognized his songs. He's pretty much the 80's. Looking at what's come out in music since then, you can tell he was the King of Pop.

To remind you of your music royalty, here's a quick synopsis:
The King- Elvis
The King Of Pop- Michael Jackson
The King Of Rock- Run DMC
Prince- Prince

Saturday, June 27, 2009

DLC Choice

Yeah, due to the increased difficulty of the songs from here on out, I'll only be doing one DLC song per tier.

It was a 3-way tie, but I'll pick "Joker and the Thief" by Wolfmother

Monday, June 22, 2009

A Very Rare Occasion...

THUNDERSTRUCK

Hardest part? I dunno, the entire song alternated between easy and cool sounding with complicated and fast every other measure.

The intro riff is of course:
B-0-4p0-7p0-4p0-7p0-4p0-7p0-4p0-7p0 x2 (pull off 4, 7)

B-
5p0-8p0-5p0-8p0-5p0-8p0-5p0-8p0 x2 (pull off 5, 8)

B-
12p0-10p0-9p0-10p0-9p0-7p0-9p0-5p0-7p0-4p0-5p0-4p0-5p0-4p0-5p0-4p0- xAs necessary
(pull off 12, 10, 9, 10, 9, 7, 9, 5, 7, 4, 5, 4, 5, 4, 5, 4)

There's not really alot to say here technique wise. I still love this song.

Two changes to note:
1. Live version and recorded version (which I used the tabs for), have different solos.
2. RB2 and Track Pack version are different. RB2's version requires you to strum every other note in the intro, on the track pack the infamous opening is one long HOPO.

SETLIST UPDATED


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Still Here

I was lurking the Something Awful forums (No, I don't have an account), and I found a thread called "GENERIC LYRICS". Basically, everyone has to boil down an entire bands discography into a few lyrics. Most of them end with, I love this band, but seriosuly?

Some choice ones:
THE ROLLING STONES
(Riff)
I met a black girl
In Louisiana
Or was it Paris
I'm not sure
I was stoned
(Riff to end)

DREAM THEATER


Our lyrics are pretentious
With awkward transitions
And artsy themes that were
Clearly written to impress nubile females
Without actually having any meeeeeeeeeaaaaning






THE HOLD STEADY
Charlemagne deals drugs in downtown Minneapolis
While we were partying in Ybor City
Holly was overdosing on the banks of the Mississippi River
Christianity and drugs are the same things, you see
Here's another reference you don't get cuz you're not from Minneapolis
Now drink a Pabst Blue Ribbon in a tallboy can and listen to this sick guitar riff

WEEZER
I sit around all day.
I sit around and wonder
which guitar I'm gonna play,
when I'm up on stage,
playing my new hit song.

Sometimes I wonder why
I play the same old songs each day.
And even though I try
to write some fresh cool new ones,
still they say:
"Play The loving Sweater Song!"

I'm such a lucky guy
to be in such an awful band.
To churn out such redundant crap,
and still get paid abundantly.

I'm such a lucky loser.
I'm nothing without fans.
I'd be called a total bum,
If not for Pinkerton.

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
gently caress you I won't do what you tell me x8
You're a slave to the system x8
Destroy the establishment, free yourself x*
Repeat 5x
Tom Morello Solo
Repeat lyrics 2x

GREEN DAY
I'm sick and tired of politics
The whole thing's a piece of poo poo
We are the products of a dead nation
Nothing left but masturbation

(Chorus in F, C and G)
IIIII won't accept the world for what it is
I wanna get high and wake up the kids
Call me insane and I'll call you right
'Cause I can't live like this another night

AC/DC
(repetitive guitar riff)
:Something about rock and roll:
:Wailing about a girl:
(guitar riff again)
:Repeat chorus:
:Repeat chorus:
:Last two words of chorus:
(Inarticulatie noises/yelling)
(drawn-out outro)

REEL BIG FISH
I wanted to impress this girl, so I joined a band
Then we got famous for like 2 months
And now we're not famous any more and that makes me kind of pissed off
So gently caress you
Alcohol!
Thought guitar was cool, but everybody plays it
Everything's been done and redone to death
Thought ska was our thing, turned out to be a fad
Now when we play live we just dick around and rock it!
(Surprising metal guitar solo while the horns vamp)
Booze!

PuddleofNickelStaindBack


So far away,
A GIRL GAVE ME HEAD!
So faaaaaaar away
MY MOM NEVER LOVED ME!
So far awaaaaaaay

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
California is the best
All things happen in California
Let's go to California
Oh something sad happened in California

[instrumental bit]

California !!!

LADY GAGA
*Generic techno noise, boring 4/4 beat*
I'll wrap you 'round my finger
I know what you want
Cuz I got a catchy voice
I'm supposedta be appealin'!

(Chorus)
I LIKE TO, I LIKE TO REPEAT MYSELF
AND MAKE KINDA COOL CULTURAL REFERENCES
(Repeat 3x)

*Let beat play for 16 bars, naw it's cool, no fill or anything, it's a good beat*

Boys are always looking at me
I know my music's sweet like sugar
My huge sunglasses distort spacetime
Baby you're my fool

(Chorus, 12x)

*Let beat play 24 bars, fade out over the next 32 bars*

DROPKICK MURPHYS
In the hills near Dublin where my great-granddad was born
A man rose from his drink and stumbled out to the morn
Where he came aware of a pretty girl that left him a-stutter
And after she did him wrong our vagabond he did utter

gently caress YEAH. RED SOX. GO BOSTON GO
HEY WE'RE loving IRISH IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW
gently caress INDUSTRY, UNIONIZE YOU BOSTON SKINS, BE A MAN
AND THEN DIE IN EVERY GODFORSAKEN WAR FOR UNCLE SAM

These words our vagrant spoke before his voice died so quicker
So never cross a woman when you're out on the liquor
LIQUOR

Let's drink!

[bagpipes]

INTERPOL
There are city lights on my windshield
And I do not like the glare
I've been sitting here for a while
In the forest there might be a bear

CURRENT ROCK MUSIC ON THE RADIO
I got a girlfriend
and she's a slut
she's a trashy slutty girlfriend oh yeah!

RAP
Yo yo yo yo yo yo
I'm at the club
I'm at the club
me and my friends we're at the club
we are acting really cool at the club
there is some girl there I would like to have sex with
at the club
at the club

JOHNATHAN COULTON
I'm a scientist and I live in space
The world hates me, but that's okay
I live alone except with my girl
I turned her into a robot to do my bidding

Maybe I'm crazy.
Maybe I'm ugly.
Maybe I'm a psycho.
Maybe I used too many monkeys.

Then there was a post apocalyptic zombie robot war
But I'm still alive

One of my own:
AIRBOURNE
We're not AC/DC!
(repetitive guitar riff)
:Something about rock and roll:
:Wailing about a girl:
(guitar riff again)
:Repeat chorus:
:Repeat chorus:
:Last two words of chorus:
(Inarticulatie noises/yelling)
(drawn-out outro)

BOB DYLAN (yeah, I went there)
I see somethin' that's kinda wrong,
So I sit like a minstrel, playin' this song
I'll tell a story, bout a girl or two,
I think I peaked in '62...

Monday, June 15, 2009

It'll Be A Green Day In Hell..

The rumors are true, a Green Day 3 Pak coming July 7th. The songs are from the new CD, 21st Century Breakdown: "Know Your Enemy", "21 Guns" and "East Jesus Nowhere".

In honor of that, the song lesson is the first song I learned on Guitar, "Holiday".

Main Riff is super easy, just power chords:
G|-10-10-10--6-6-6-13-13-13--8-8-8-8-
D|-10-10-10--6-6-6-13-13-13--8-8-8-8-
A|--8--8--8--4-4-4--11-11-11--6-6-6-6-

Strum in a blues rhythm.


Hardest part for me is the bridge, since I always forget it:
G|-------------6----8-----|-----------8-----10-|
D|3-3---6-6-6-8-8-10-|3-3---6-6-8-10-10-|
A|3-3---6-6-4-8-6-10-|3-3---6-6-6-10--8-|
E|1-1---4-4----6----8-|1-1----4-4----8-----|


SETLIST UPDATED

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Greatest Moments In Rock Band (and Guitar Hero)

Yeah, yeah, I got one of three possible songs comin' down the pipeline, with two more originals to post, but I figured I'd make this worth it.

Might as well spoil what I have left of the RB update:
-This Post
-Green Day "Holiday"
-Other Tier 5 song update.
-Logo/Banner

The tabs will be put up as I find time, a little bit with each update.

Anyway, I got to thinking: smell is the sense most tied to memory, right? What about music? I figured it would be worth it.

-One I already posted about, my 21st birthday. To recap, everyone played Rock Band, most for the first time, and my 4 year old niece tried out the drums. She failed, and I was more upset than charmed, but then again I'm not at that age where the pinnacle of my life is to watch a baby. Still it was nice to have everyone playing and the whole point of Rock Band is the group dynamic, with everyone keeping each other in time. But most important was everyone coming in to my world, in a sense, and common ground. I don't really follow sports, so it was nice to gather around some rock n' roll.

-There was also the time I first played GH and the DigitalLife Expo. First off, with the DLE, the entire cost around 20 bucks, tickets and food for 4, seriously. Second, I remember seeing an ad to have your song in the Guitar Hero game contest, and I didn't think it would go anywhere, just sort of have this little niche appeal like DDR. Then I actually got my hands on one and took a look at the setlist. I've heard all these songs, I know all these songs, and it was a big imporvment going from Amplitude's control scheme to something more real.
Plus I got to see other new games (at the time, this was 2005) like Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Marvel vs. Some Idiots EA made up.

-Me and my girlfriend were playing "Won't Get Fooled Again", and made out through the entire organ solo. I don't think I should have to elaborate, but as a sidenote I find it refreshing when a girl actually has a taste in music, and can explain why she likes it, instead of just going along with the Top 40.

-The first night I brought Rock Band 1 (PS2) home, I got my friend and little brother, and we played for a few hours, getting pretty far along the setlist. The joking around, humiliating ourselves singing, and I learned something that night. My friend can be pretty gay while singing "Ballroom Blitz".

So, there you have, a short little filler. Tomorrow, I'll try and have a song lesson for ya.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Beatles Rock Band Looks Epic

I mean, the opening cinematic alone shows how much effort they put into this. While I'm sure Neversoft would have put in a good effort if the music went to Guitar Hero (they collaborated on a venue with Tool to have 3 of their songs in the game), I don't think they could pull off anything like this.

It's not like AC/DC or The Clash or any of the bands I'm usually a fan of, so I can't say which songs "be better be in there". If I've heard of it, chances are good it'll be included in the setlist. My only disappointment so far is that George Harrison's "Wah-Wah" won't be included as a bonus song.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

SPY'S SAPPIN MY UPDATE!!!

The update foreshadowed in the "Won't Get Fooled Again" update is that I havbe completed a song (thematically) about the Spy from TF2. Well, not yet anyway. The bassline it revolves around is laid out, and all I have to do is layer the guitar over it. However, it's too late for all of that right now, so consider this a space saver.

Also one about the Sniper coming down, as well as "Epic" by Faith No More.

Been busy looking for a summer jorb.


Monday, June 1, 2009

Tabs

SETLIST UPDATED

With all the lessons I forgot to include, as well as the best tabs for each song.
It's not all there, but it will be updated as time goes on.