|Posted by Anna H. on December 12, 2015 at 3:15 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? I meant to publish some other blogs throughout the week, but it is that time of the year when everyone is busy shopping for mostly Christmas gifts. That's along with our house still being under construction and scheduling doctor's appointments.
Throughout this past week, I have been so busy, that I have been too tired to function properly. Also, I went from having allergies to another cold. As if being sick the last 2 months wasn't miserable enough?
Aside from having a very busy week, I managed to listen to 1 of Scott Weiland's cover albums yesterday. Last weekend, I mentioned that the late Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver lead singer released his own Christmas album. It's titled The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year.
Since I have NOT kept track of songs written and performed by Scott Weiland over this last decade, I had no idea that Scott released his own Christmas album in 2011, until he died more than 1 week ago.
I CANNOT help emphasizing how incredibly sad and disappointing it is to learn, that another talented musician died from substance abuse.
Out of the 3 dead Grunge vocalists (Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, Alice In Chains' Layne Staley, and Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland), Scott Weiland was definitely the most talented Grunge vocalist, who died from hardcore drugs. Scott and Layne had more singing versatility than Kurt Cobain in regards to musical talent.
Like I said before to others, I don't discredit Kurt Cobain for having talent. Honestly, I believe that Kurt Cobain was extremely talented, when he created his own artwork. Have you ever seen any of his paintings? They were phenomenal.
However, Scott Weiland was a unique lead singer. He had the ability to sing more than 1 musical genre and sub-genre, which was highly underrated about the man. While listening to Scott's Christmas cover album, I became really depressed.
This especially applies to listening to Scott Weiland cover Bing Crosby's "I'll Be Home For Christmas." As someone said on YouTube, listening to him singing the song is a "sad, twisted irony."
Now that Scott Weiland is dead, he WON'T be home for Christmas with his current wife and children. We as Scott's family, friends, bandmates, and fans wish, that he would've went to drug rehab and stayed long enough to get clean for us all.
This is the 2nd Song Saturday in a row, that features music from the late Scott Weiland. I just stumbled upon at least 3 music videos/live peformances of him covering Christmas songs.
Scott Weiland's live performance of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" was aired on Jay Leno, nearly 10 years ago. Out of the 3 songs for today's Song Saturday block, it is my favorite cover.
1) Scott Weiland "The Christmas Song" [Nat King Cole Cover] The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (2011)
2) Scott Weiland "I'll Be Home For Christmas" [Bing Crosby Cover] The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (2011)
3) Scott Weiland "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" [2006 Judy Garland LIVE Cover] The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (2011)
Thank you my gumdrops! Don't forget to like, subscribe, share, +1 on Google Plus, and leave your feedback in the comments section below!
Categories: Song Saturday