|Posted by Anna H. on April 11, 2015 at 2:15 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? Hopefully all is well on your ends. This past week was a little better than the last 3 weeks. However, it wasn't fantastic. I'm still being more reclusive on and offline. Just the other day, I began brainstorming a list to post in a new blog. It's something I plan on posting on Blogger.
Luckily, I have been in a more "zen" mood before the start of this week. I didn't have a chance to listen to any more Enya. Although, listening to Tool's albums Undertow, Aenima, and Lateralus put me more at ease.
To be honest, I am more of A Perfect Cicle fan than I am of Tool. Regardless, listening to Tool put me at ease. This was partly because I was checking out something, that a Xangan friend and subscriber shared on her facebook wall. It was a YouTube video with teenagers having to guess songs by artists from the 1990's.
Teens React: Episode 1 "Do Teens Know 90's Music?" (2015)
Talk about '90s nostalgia. I knew every song from this experiment. The only song I hated and continue to hate 18 years later is Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping." Every time that song came on the radio, I changed the stations. Ugh!
Meanwhile, I don't care what people say. The '80s and '90s had much better music than these last 10 years. Every music genre was heard on local radio stations and everything in music wasn't about pushing a political agenda.
During the mid-90's, I liked listening to Green Day. That was until they suddenly became a self-righteous, politically divisive, sellout, Pop-Punk band in 2004.
Speaking of '90s music and radio stations, I always hated that radio stations contributed to making 1-Hit Wonders out bands. Take Danzig, for example.
Within the last 2 decades, the man has released 9 albums YET all the Rock stations only want to play is "Mother!" Like seriously? C'mon! As much as I liked listening to "Mother," it's not the only Danzig song in existence.
It was not until I started hosting my own radio show during college, that more local listeners began hearing other Danzig songs like "Wicked Pussycat" and "Angel Blake" from 2002's I Luciferi. Both MTV and Fuse TV use to air Danzig's music videos.
During 1995, I use to stay up until midnight to see the music video for "Cantspeak" on MTV. Until this very day, "Cantspeak" is STILL my favorite song from Danzig. The music video was directed by Fred Stuhr.
Stuhr is mostly known for directing Tool's music videos. Supposedly, when Fred Stuhr was in the process of shooting Danzig's music video for "Cantspeak," Stuhr "wanted to create a sense of someone being trapped, someone who can't speak. He's not alive or dead. He's just an ideal, a soul, an existence floating in and out of this time, this reality."
Before I forget, if you're in the mood to listen to bands fronted by Maynard James Keenan check out the link below:
Anyway, here's Danzig's "Cantspeak" for today's Song Saturday.
Danzig "Cantspeak" Danzig 4 (1995)
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