Get the Funk Out by Extreme – Songs in the Key of Mutiny

Get the Funk Out by Extreme – Songs in the Key of Mutiny

“Get the Funk Out” by Extreme is an example of a song that I always liked but never really deeply loved, except for one version of it that they did on the “Waiting For the Punchline” tour, where Nuno Bettencourt, the guitarist, played the verse part differently (essentially, he played part of the chorus riff in the verses). It’s a very subtle difference to the original, but the result, to my ear, gives the song a...

Law of Attraction Journal, Vol 7 | Treading Water?

Law of Attraction Journal, Vol 7 | Treading Water?

For the moment, it feels like I’m just treading water with this project. This past month has been marked by a couple of key occurrences, one being that I ended up feeling absolutely exhausted around the end of September and decided to take a break for a few days. The other was Microsoft updating itself on my PC yet again and therefore rendering my digital audio workstation (Cubase) useless because it’s once again messed up...

My Top 10 Most Influential Albums

My Top 10 Most Influential Albums

I originally wrote this post about two and a half years ago, over on my main personal development journey site at NoScheduleMan.com. Now that I’ve flung myself full-fledged into pursuing this rock and roll bucket list project, I thought it might be fun to revisit the list and see how – if at all – I might change it now, and to update it where appropriate. I thought it might be fun to see if...

“Redundancy” [Song Demo]

“Redundancy” [Song Demo]

I’ve always liked this song, even though it has a little darkness to it. There’s a lot of frustration coming out in these lyrics. When I look back upon it, this song feels somewhat autobiographical, in some cases shouting at me, “You’re on the wrong track, chasing the wrong things. Stop! You aren’t going to like where this goes!” And in a larger sense, I feel that way about much of popular culture and society...