last night i got to see the wizard of oz for the first time in theaters. it was presented in high definition and only showing for one day. it was a good time and really fun. i sat there laughing at the movie and thinking of all those naughty types of jokes that i could poke at. after a while though, i began to think that it wasn't as funny as i originally thought. yes the movie is a bit old and some of the things it does would be talked about and made fun of by today's ugly standards, but at the time when it came out it was all in good fun and not meant to be any more than that. i hadn't seen the movie in ages, so watching and listening to the music was a real treat. at one point though i wished i brought my mp3 player so i could jam Darkside Of the Moon to see if it really fits with the movie like so many have said. ha ha...
well tonight is the big concert. The Black Crows are playing at the state fair arena and i'm excited about it. to celebrate tonights concert i want you to check out these guys. they were a great punk/rock/jam/bar band that really lived up to their reputation as being bad boys. they were called The Replacements.
lead singer paul westerburg wrote some quality songs and could sing with fierce fire and emotional passion. what you are getting here are four albums. first is Let it Be followed by Tim and then there is Pleased to Meet Me and finally a real treat is the live concert bootleg from oklahoma city titled The Shit Hits The Fans. originally recorded on cassette the year i was born, (1984...) this bootleg captures the raw power of the band live. it's super sloppy and actually quite fun. like a lot of their live shows, this bootleg consists of mostly covers and only a few of their own songs, so this automatically makes it a good collection for any "mats" fan because when the band would play drunk you knew that it was magic...lol
now it's time to rock out...