Guess Who’s Back!?!

Hi all! I know it’s been very long since I last posted. I got busy and then kind of forgot about this great blog. 😦 It’s time to turn it back up to Volume 11! 🙂

I was reading through some old posts today and realized how much fun I had writing for Volume 11 and sharing my love of music with everyone and getting in to discussions with my readers. We’ll it’s official, I’m back! Back again! We even have a new look! Stay tuned for some new stuff! In the meantime, enjoy some Eminem! Guess who’s back…back again? Danny’s back! Tell some friends!

2012 In Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

I know I haven’t posted on Volume 11 in many months. It has been a very busy time in my life. I got married for one  and god knows that takes up a lot of time the planning and whatnot. Starting in 2013 I will pick up where I left off with some slight changes. In the meantime check out some of the stats of Volume 11’s first year. Thanks for reading and I will be bringing you more in 2013!!! Long live the music!!!

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

R.I.P. Robin Gibb

Disco took another hit this week with the death of Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, one of the biggest Disco acts of all time. He passed away yesterday due to cancer at the age of 62. The Bee Gees are known for their impeccable harmonies and accessible brand of Disco. They have sold over 100 million records and in a 2 year span in the late 70s racked up 6 consecutive #1 singles.

Some of their hits include “You Should Be Dancing”, “Stayin’ Alive”, “More Than A Woman”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Emotion” and more. Some of those hits come from the 70s Disco film “Saturday Night Fever” starring John Travolta. The soundtrack for the movie won Album of the Year at the Grammys in 1979. They also starred in the 1978 film adaptation of the Beatles album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, which had a little “Abbey Road” thrown in for good measure.

As I write this post I am listening to the Bee Gees and realizing how many great hits they had and how Disco got a really bad wrap over the years. Between the death of Donna Summers and now Robin Gibb, I’ve been listening to more Disco than usual and it’s hard to not get caught up in these awesome, funky Disco grooves. What can I say, I got Disco fever!!! A lot of us did at some point and that is due in large part to the Bee Gees and Donna Summer, of which we have been dealt two loses from in one week. R.I.P. Robin Gibb.

 

R.I.P. Donna Summer

The Queen of Disco, Donna Summer passed away today, after losing her battle with breast cancer at 63 years old. She was without a doubt, the biggest star of the Disco era. Some of her hits include “Last Dance”, “Bad Girls”, “Hot Stuff”, “She Works Hard For The Money” and many more and she is the first artist to have 3 consecutive double albums go to #1 on the U.S. Billboard chart. She is a music legend and her legacy will live on for a long time to come. Disco is what helped to shape modern Pop music and without Disco and her as the most influential artist of the genre, music would have been very different over the course of the past 40 years or so and on. I grew up listening to her songs with my Mother, who was a big Disco and Donna Summer fan growing up. R.I.P. Donna Summer.

Song Of The Day: 5/7/12 (Cosmic Girl)

Today’s song of the day is Jamiroquai’s “Cosmic Girl”. It popped into my head today because I’ve been addicted to the T.V. show, “The Universe” on History and H2. It is such an interesting show, explaining the wonders, vastness, extreme beauty and ridiculous amazingness of the universe.  We are ceritanly not alone in the universe(s). There is a more life in the universe than we can even wrap out heads around. And it’s likely that a multiverse exists, which infinitely multiples our universes infiniteness. Watch the show and see what I’m saying. In the mean time check out the song. It’s from my favorite Jamirquai album.

Song Of The Day: 5/6/12 (Don’t Kick The Chair)

Today’s song of the day comes from the “real” winner of season 1 of The Voice, Dia Frampton, with the live performance of her song “Don’t Kick The Chair” featuring Kid Cudi, from the last episode of The Voice. She may have only come in second last season, but she definitely turned out to be the winner in the end, selling more records than the actual winner, Javier Colon and showing a lot more potential as a current, popular artist. Check out the live performance. What do you think? Who do you think deserved to win season 1? Who do you think should win season 2?

Song Of The Day: 5/5/12 (Love Song)

Today’s song of the day is Sara Bareilles’ “Love Song” another old song that I’ve been hearing a lot of, all of a sudden. I love this song and Sara Bareilles as an artist. She is so talented and I hope to continue to hear a lot more great stuff from her, in the future.

Song Of The Day: 5/3/12 (Rize Of The Fenix)

Today’s song of the day is “Rize Of The Fenix” by Tenacious D, from their new album of the same name, which  will be out May 15th.  This is their first album since 2006’s “Pick Of Destiny”. Their first album (self-titled), which came out back in 2001, was so great and it brings back lots of memories. I hope the new album is just as good. What about you, are you down with the D?

Song Of The Day: 5/2/12 (The Sea)

Today’s song of the day is Corinne Bailey Rae’s beautiful and sad song, “The Sea” about her husband who died about 5 years ago from an overdose. I have never quite felt for an artist like the way I feel for Corinne when I hear this honest and heartfelt song about the loss of her husband. Listen to the lyrics and see if it doesn’t touch you. I simply LOVE Corinne. I’ve been listening to her since she came out. She is a true artist and makes such beautiful and moving music. Her first album was magnificent and then came her second album and it was possibly even better. I hope she has a long career ahead of her of more great music, like she’s been making. Can’t wait for her next album!!!