Tag Archives: Rock

#songoftheday: Guns N’ Roses – Down on the Farm (U.K. Subs Cover)

So you’re one of the biggest bands on the planet, and a new movement in rock music has people thinking you’re starting to sound passé.  What do you do?

Release an album of punk covers, and name it after that time the old drummer tried to sue the band…  Sure, why not?




#songoftheday: Them Crooked Vultures – Scumbag Blues

Of all the songs Them Crooked Vultures produced, this one always seemed to have the biggest John Paul Jones influence.  Sort of a more bluesy and upbeat companion to Trampled Under Foot from Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti.



#songoftheday: The Ataris – Your Boyfriend Sucks

The song that introduced me to “The Locked Car Test”.

On their way to the song’s outro, The Ataris through in a clip from A Bronx Tale, where Chazz Palminteri gives Lillo Brancato some advice on how to find a nice girl.

Here’s the jist of it:
1) Start with a locked car.
2) Unlock the passenger side, and open the door for your date.
3) After they’re in, proceed to walk around the back of the car, on your way to the drivers side.

If your date:
A) Reaches over and unlocks your door for you:
– Congrats! They’re genuinely thoughtful, and your future looks bright.
B) Sits there and waits for you to unlock your own door:
– It means they’re self absorbed, and you probably shouldn’t set up that second date.

Unfortunately, the proliferation of power locks, and my lack of a car, have really held back my ability to use this advice in my everyday life.