All This Rain! We dedicate this Reading Rainbow Episode to Colorado

Reading Rainbow, everybody! Voiced by James Earl Jones, Bringing The Rain To Kapiti Plain.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBDqPOd-eXI]

Stay safe, stay dry. Don’t shoot any arrows with eagle feathers into any clouds. We’re getting plenty of moisture now.

Celebrate Aurora and the end of Summer at Gibby’s Sports Saloon Sat Aug 25th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Friends!

CELEBRATE AURORA – END OF SUMMER PARTY

Everyone is welcome to come celebrate the end of summer and the Great City of Aurora, Colorado.

The Doors open at 11am and Jammin’ 101.5 will be helping us jam our way through the day with live music, giveaways, fun, and games! So grab your lawn chair and chill.

Be a VIP and drink free all day!!!!! With a $50 or greater donation you will have access to the VIP area which will include free beer!!!!!

There will be a silent auction to help out givingfirst.org. https://givingfirst.org/index.php?section=content&action=dynamic&cmsID=36

So far we have a Peyton Manning autographed football
4 Tickets to Denver Food and Wine
Gift certificate for flight with Frontier
Gift certificate to the Palm and 1 night stay at the Westin Hotel
Gift certificates to The Summit Steak House, Ted’s Montana Grill, Hacianda Colorado, and more
Concert Tix,
Way to much to list!!!!!!

To get involved please send an email to GM@gibbysbar.com

Starts: Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 – all day
Price: FREE

Band Schedule:

2:30 – 3:15 – Ugly Rumor

3:45 – 5:00 – Worth the Drive

5:30 – 6:45 – Rebel Tongue

7:15 – 8:30 – SFoM

9:00 – 10:15 – Snack Cakes and Beer

Star Wars and Drumming

Figured there were many similarities….I was right.

1. Jedi’s use light sabers as weapon’s…so do drummers – just watch Pink Floyd’s song ‘Time’ when Nick Mason uses those light up sticks for the rototom intro. Cut you in half.

2. Yoda is a 400 year old first-call session percussionist in L.A.    http://www.lostvectors.com/flash/yoda.html

3. Many great drummers gravitate towards the dark side/metal…wear black and have tattoos…Just compare Darth Vader + Darth Maul with Slipknot – ’nuff said.

4. Chewbacca and Animal are long lost brothers…so are Ak-rev and Clown.

5. The Max Rebo Band is actually the Chick Corea Elektric Band in the Star Wars alternate Universe.

6. Giovanni Hidalgo looks just like Rappertunie. Both Musicians – both a ladies man.

7. The Star Wars Drummer in action here.

8. Even Gnarls Barkley embraces the obvious.

Stories about Doomsday always start like this…

According, to an article on space.com, the Sun has had itself a little ol’ accident (massive solar storm). We were hit by the light energy already yesterday, but expect the particles and matter to hit us about 5 am Denver time, tomorrow, March 8. It’s going to be a strange night… prepare yourselves.

See how different types of solar flares stack up in this SPACE.com infographic.
Source: SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration

If I’m not mistaken, this is how Night of the Living Dead started…

Some Friends of Mine say Happy Thanksgiving! Alice’s Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie

Some Friends of Mine hope you and your family and friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Remember all that you have and keep those less fortunate in your thoughts. We are one consciousness, and anything is possible if we believe that and work together.

Happy Thanksgiving! Just press play and listen to Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant.” It should be a Thanksgiving tradition for you,  and if it’s not, start it now.

-SFoM

“Alice’s Restaurant Massacre” by Arlo Guthrie (1967)
Alice’s Restaurant Massacre (LP Version

(Will open in MySpace)

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If you still want to rock, check out SFoM Music.

The Rise and Fall of Hip Hop Music – A Video Journey Through Rap’s Heyday

As a kid, my dad would tell me that rap music was like disco, and it would one day go away. I think I ultimately won that argument; it appears hip hop is here to stay.

Today, hip hop music is a bit stale. It’ been that way for a few years (there are  exceptions, of course). It’s going through a life cycle, the way rock did. Rock music had its fundamental beginnings in the 1950s, followed a heyday in the 1960s. Then, Rock suffered a gradual decline in the 1970s and ’80s, bottoming out with hair metal buttrock, before it enjoyed a renaissance in the 1990s during the grunge era.

Hip hop’s genesis in the late ’70s and maturation through the ’80s lead to its apex in the ’90s, when it began its own gradual declinine into whatever it is today. Like rock, it cannot be disregarded as a once-great musical genre; it will continue to live and be shaped by the times and the artists that use it as their medium, and will once again be great when it reaches its renaissance.

These are just some thoughts I had while I surfed YouTube for some of my favorite hip songs from back in the day. Below are a few of my favorites that I wanted to share. Enjoy!

“Same Song” – Digital Underground

The musical stylings of Tupac Shakur debuted in this song, which was found on the soundtrack of some piece-of-shit movie called Nothing But Trouble, starring John Candy and Dan Aykroyd.


 
“Regulate” – Warren G. & Nate Dogg

This song was the “Theme From Shaft” of the ’90s. It was just cool. It was featured in the mediocre basketball movie Above The Rim, which featured Tupac. Not a day goes by where the words, “I’m tweaking into a whole new era” don’t pop into my head for some reason.


 
“Juice (Know Tha Ledge)” – Eric B. & Rakim

Another one with an indirect tie to Tupac. This was the theme song to the movie Juice, which was a pretty cool movie about life in the ghetto… at least that was the perception of this suburban white guy as an naive adolescent.


 
“Chief Rocka” – Lords of The Underground

Something was totally cool about these cats. The way they dressed, what they rapped about, etc. Reminds me of when my friends and I would jam this out and go play basketball during summer afternoons.


 
“Passin’ Me By” – The Pharcyde

A non-grunge song about teen angst. A song that about personal hang-ups that lead to depressing outcomes of personal desires.


 
“Pop Goes The Weasel” – 3rd Bass

Sometimes white guys rappin’ is sort of ridiculous. These guys were so ridiculous, they kind of got a little street cred from it.


 
“Mind Over Matter” – Ice T

This song is just bad ass. Ice T might be one of the realest MCs out there, and this song is about just that. The beat and music just makes you want to scowl, and move real slow like a bad mutha-shutyomouth!


 
Hope you enjoyed this little retrospective. Let us know what you think or what I forgot in the comments below.

Peace!

Time

Time to create, time to envision. Time to make real what we hear in our heads. To use time more wisely. Wisely used, wisely pursued. More time means more truth. More time to make use of truth. True wise time use. We work alone to hone our own craft. Then together we flex those muscles and work to create the something from nothing. The joy of the day. The light. Those joyous days take time and time is of the fleeting kind. So here is a plea for more time, mostly of the quality kind, time for music and art. Creation and completion. Composition and performance. Experience and remembrance. Connection.

SFoM Pets

Every band has them…or at least every cool band. Each of us in SFoM are pet and animal lovers and deeply care for our furry friends more than we can explain (as much as beer and whiskey anyway).

Collectively in our homes we have 4 dogs, 3 cats, 15 fresh water fish, and 2 frogs. I’m sure Breton has at least one horse still in Kansas. I surely don’t have a horse – but mean to. I rode them lots when I was a kid at Camp Ondessonk in Southern Illinois.

You see, to us it’s about energy – the animals sense it. Energy that is similar to what we feel on stage. I feel it when I see a good band live. SFoM hopes we get that across via electricity, wood, plastic and metal. Because just like a quantity in physics – SFoM is a system of objects performing a work as a result of our physical state.

A good representation of that would have been the rehearsal we had earlier today. We captured it on a hand-held camera utilizing a mirror and a hand towel to suppress the massive sounds it was tasked to record. Low-tech rules. Mostly what we captured today was going to be used as pre-production work with our pal Joe Turse for our upcoming studio session at San Luis Sound in Broomfield, CO; but we may release some of it here and there for your listening pleasure.

The intensity in an animals’ eye and what you hear in our live sets…the energy is quite familiar.

Cheers from the throne.