Music That Inspires You

Wednesday is here and that means a few things. . .

  1. It’s almost Friday.
  2. Deadpool is coming. . .
  3. Hump Day is today!
  4. We’re one day closer to the weekend.
  5. Deadpool is motorboating Hump Day, and also humping its leg.
  6. I’ve got the six. . .give me your nine.

Let’s turn the music up! Get loud and proud!

ZZ Top – I Got The Six

OK, so this is where number six came in to play from. ZZ Top is pretty notorious for their beards, and their sound. . .aside from hits like Legs, Gimme All Your Lovin’, Sharp Dressed Man, Got Me Under Pressure, and more.

If you also watched King of the Hill, you’d know Dusty is Hank’s cousin. Ha.


There’s also a nice cover by Electric Six.

Daft Punk – Touch (Featuring Paul Williams)

This is a great song with that great Daft Punk sound. Paul Williams nails it with this lovely tune, and he really gets you into the song (the imagery painted is more than enough) as he sings it. One of the best songs off of Random Access Memories.

Sólstafir – World Void of Souls

One of my favorite bands that I’ve discovered while on dark ventures through YouTube to date, Sólstafir lays it on thick. While they’re native Icelandic, they have some English songs, but honestly, don’t let the language barrier hold you back. I like to believe that music is universal and you can understand a song, regardless of its native tongue. This song has such a lovely, dark, and ominous touch.

I can’t just share this song without this fan made rendition to Valhalla Rising.  Which, by the way, is a great movie.

Styx – Renegade

You can’t go wrong with Styx. . .not to mention Renegade. I kind of feel this is a bit self-explanatory, but meh, why not. It’s a rock classic, that entails the telling of an outlaw that’s captured for a bounty, and is about to be executed. No, he’s not singing to his mama. . . Mama was another nickname men would call their girls, wives, etc. You know, like dame, byrd, so on.

The Offspring – Why Don’t You Get a Job

It’s The Offspring! C’mon, what’s not to love? Sure, you have Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)The Kids Aren’t AlrightSelf Esteem, Gotta Get Away, but there is so, so much more. . . This is the go to song for when you have a leech in your life that is just sucking you dry (and not in the enjoyable way) and well, what better way than saying it? Play it!

That wraps it up for this edition of Music That Inspires You. Check back Friday for this week’s closeout of randy times. Oh, and Fox? Give Fantastic Four back to Marvel. 😉

Got a song and/or artist you like, and want to share? Drop it in the comments!


Music That Inspires You

It’s been a rough start of a new week, but my woes shouldn’t keep everything behind. This week I’ll share some good tunes, and then before you know it, it’ll be Friday. Get for some Deadpool!

Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love

When the Queen rolls in, you know it’s bound to be a good time, and what better way than Crazy Little Thing Called Love? Great hit for a kickoff on Monday.

Donnie Iris – Ah! Leah!

Ah Donnie Iris. I’ve actually been listening to the cover I’d this song by Electric Six. It’s a great song, and has some kicking drums, and guitar riffs. . .and that solo. Now we just have to have a Star Wars parody: Ah! Leia!

[Just because I mentioned it. . .]

Electric Six – Ah! Leah!

Seriously, it’s a great cover!

Morphine – The Night

I bet some were wondering when I would finally post Morphine. Well, it’s here, the cat’s outta the bag.

I consider Morphine to be my favorite band [if not. . .is], and is my go to for when I’m feeling quite down. It’s a drug [music] that gives me something, to press on, and to appreciate what I’ve got [and endured].

I love the sound, the lyrics, and well. . .it’s just greatness.

It’s a shame Mark passed away, but the music lives on, and there’s still The Vapors of Morphine.

Coheed and Cambria – Welcome Home

You know. . .Coheed and Cambria remind me of another musical great—Rush. I mean, Claudio sounds similar to Geddy Lee, doesn’t he? I don’t mean spot on, just similar. . .

Anyway, Welcome Home comes storming out, pumping you right the hell up. It’s a great hit, and I like the bands vision with it (along with the graphic novel that was done parallel to it). Good stuff.

Interpol – Pace is the Trick

Another favorite of mine by Interpol. Personally, I loved Turn On The Lights, Antics, and Our Love to Admire. Which is where this track comes from.

I haven’t gotten around to listening to El Pintor, but it’s on my to do list. Just remember this though. . .pace is the trick. 😉

That wraps it up for this edition of Music That Inspires You. Check back Wednesday for more!

Got a song and/or artist you like, and want to share? Drop it in the comments!

Music That Inspires You

Covers! Covers! Covers! You want covers? Well, you are getting. . .COVERS! Even if you don’t want them. It’s Friday and I am pleased to give you all a double dose of covers. . .and shove them all up in your face [and make them grind too]. So kick back, relax, and let the music play!

Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper


Wolf – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper [Cover]


Everyone’s lovable favorite classic. . .OK, fine, it’s one of my favorites.

Cameo – Word Up


Gun – Word Up [Cover]


Note: Korn is probably thought of more when presented with this cover. So I felt it was suitable to throw down something else.

The Eagles – Hotel California


SkaDaddyZ – Hotel California [Cover]


Note: There are a few other covers, but I personally love this one. Also. . .[RBF] Reel Big Fish never covered this song. Stop it.

A-ha – Take On Me


Reel Big Fish – Take On Me [Cover]


Note: RBF actually did this cover. Carry on. I can also sing the shit out of this song, especially, whilst drinking.

Also. . .

Louis: “Chris, where have you been?”

Chris: “I don’t know!”

—Family Guy

The Animals – The House of the Rising Sun


Frijid Pink – The House of the Rising Sun [Cover]


Note: Yes, I know Five Finger Death Punch [5FDP] did a cover as well. Personal preference.

Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida


Boney M. – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida* [Cover]


*Listed correctly on the French release. . . Was also not sung by the original members.

Dschinghis Khan – Moskau


Black Messiah – Moskau [Cover]


Note: Yes, they both are in German, because that’s the way it was done. . .but since I am a gracious host, I have included this one.


Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – Easy Lover


Electric Six – Easy Lover [Cover]


Whether you want Phil, Philip, or Dick. . .Valentine. . .[ha!] Now you can have all three singing.

Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence


The Brains – Enjoy the Silence [Cover]


There are a lot of great covers of this classic. . .Lacuna Coil, Breaking Benjamin, Keane, etc. I thought I’d add this version though.

Toto – Africa


Chaos Divine – Africa [Cover]


Tears for Fears – Shout


Disturbed – Shout 2000 [Cover]


Some covers are great. Some fall flat. . . Some should never have even been thought of. . .but that’s what makes it all a fantastic journey—experiencing all the greats, failures, and finding new things. It’s what clicks with you that makes it. I hope you all enjoyed this Cover Vs. Original edition of Music That Inspires You.

Check back next week for something. . .strange.


If there’s song or artist that inspires you, leave a comment!



Listening to Last Christmas (feat. Dick Valentine) by Fall On Your Sword

The song alone is gold, but you have to check the video out.




Listening to Last Christmas (feat. Dick Valentine) by Fall On Your Sword

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Listening to Bedford Avenue Wine Distributors by Evil Cowards

It’s catchy, obnoxious, and loveable. It’s Evil Cowards. You can’t not tap your foot, or some form of movement.

You should also check out the video for it.

Now, go get on your bicycle and ride it, like the Dutch!

Listening to Bedford Avenue Wine Distributors by Evil Cowards

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Listening to I’m the Bomb by Electric Six

Cue “WTF?!” BOOM! [Maniacal laughter] video.

Listening to I’m the Bomb by Electric Six

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