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Top 50 Iconic Songs

Some fella by the name of Dr Mick Grierson, from Goldsmiths, University of London used some form of mathematical/computational theory whatever to come up with the top 50 iconic songs and what a crock of shit his end list is (see here for the story and list).

Looking through the list I could probably agree with two or three, the rest are just pure crap down to and including a sodding cover song – shit if you’re going to call a song iconic, atleast credit it to the original artist.
Anyway, I (amongst probably 1,000’s of other bloggers) have decided to create my own top 50 iconic songs and if you don’t agree with me then tough shit, do I look like I give a fuck?

They’re not in any particular order, just as they come to mind.

  1. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
  2. 32-20 Blues – Robert Johnson
  3. Seasons of Change – Blackfeather
  4. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
  5. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  6. Smoke on The Water – Deep Purple
  7. That’s Amore – Dean Martin
  8. My Way – Frank Sinatra
  9. In A Gadda Da Vida – Iron Butterfly
  10. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
  11. Toys in the Attic – Aerosmith
  12. School’s Out – Alice Cooper
  13. Death Walks Behind You – Atomic Rooster
  14. Can’t get Enough – Bad Company
  15. Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy) – Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
  16. 21st Century Schizoid Man – King Crimson
  17. In For The Kill – Budgie
  18. You Are The Sunshine of my Life – Stevie Wonder
  19. White Room – Cream
  20. She Loves You – Beatles
  21. Riders on the Storm – The Doors
  22. For Your Love – The Yardbirds
  23. Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
  24. Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland (although I prefer Billy Thorpe’s version)
  25. Heart of the Sunrise – Yes
  26. Pictures at an Exhibition – Emerson, Lake and Palmer
  27. Billy The Mountain – Frank Zappa
  28. Wishing Well – Free
  29. Child In Time – Deep Purple
  30. Iron Man – Black Sabbath
  31. Be My Lover – Alice Cooper
  32. Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
  33. Babe – Styx
  34. Back in to the Future – Man
  35. Gypsy – Uriah Heep
  36. Thick as a Brick – Jethro Tull
  37. Race With The Devil – Gun
  38. Mesmerisation Eclipse – Captain Beyond
  39. Breadfan – Budgie
  40. Us and Them – Pink Floyd
  41. Julia – Pavlov’s Dog
  42. Aqualung – Jethro Tull
  43. All Right Now – Free
  44. Atom Heart Mother – Pink Floyd
  45. Sheer Heart Attack – Queen
  46. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
  47. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Rick Wakeman
  48. Cross Road Blues – Robert Johnson
  49. Bloody Well Right – Supertramp
  50. Fantastic Piece of Architecture – Bloodrock

Well that’s my 50, it could easily be 100 but hey Grierson started it!

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Ugh Photo’s

I so hate having my photo taken, but when you’re asked because it’s needed you just have to grin and bare it aye.

Carl Bratcher - Promo Shot

Carl Bratcher – Promo Shot

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The Dinosaur That Is FIFA

I’ve said for a long time that FIFA needs a total rebuild, but not being in the privileged position of being able to take back-handers and under the table payments pretty much excuses me from being able to do anything – much the same as any other football fan.

Personally now with Blatter semi-stepping down, those in the background should be looking at bringing the game in to the 21st century and utilizing technology to get shot of the on field cheats so when Blatter finally leaves, the game itself will be in a stronger place.
For years I’ve said things like goal line technology was needed, as is a video ref and a great case in point for a video ref would be Thierry Henry’s blatant handball for France against the Republic of Ireland – a game France won. Now after the calls for handball from the Irish players the captain should have had the right to call for a video ref to double check – he (the video ref) would only see what the rest of the world saw, a player blatantly cheating. A video ref could be used for divers, along with other attempts at cheating, VIDEO DOESN’T LIE!

Would a video ref be of any use in football? Well rugby league seems to thinks so, rugby union seems to think so, even tennis has technology to sort out line ball issues, FIFA (or is it just Blatter) in its wonderous gilded cage is oblivious to the fact that SOMETHING needs to be done aside from lining their own pockets.
Do I think a video ref will see the light of day in football? Fat bloody chance, there are too many dinosaurs running FIFA, the FA, FAW, etc etc.

#FIFA #Blatter #Football

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Added Two More LP’s To The List

Added The Vertigo Trip which cost me all of 70 bux and damn near mint and it includes the oft missing poster.

The Vertigo TripMine is actually better looking than this copy.
and Neuronium’s Heritage which was like 5 bux.
Neuronium - Heritage
The pictures are net steals coz I couldn’t be bothered taking pics

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World Naked Bike Ride Day – WTF???

Now I know for a fact the world has gone mad.

I know I shouldn’t be trolling the news sites but some just make me laugh me head off, stories as such as this one. World Naked Bike Ride Day or what ever the hell it’s called. They (the organisers) had to call the cops in coz some dude cracked a boner BAHAHAHAHAHAHA woddadick!!!

The story is here

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God should be a SHE: Church of England’s female priests call to end ‘male imagery’

Seriously?

Just because you can, why would you when the logic is not there. Considering you can’t call a woman ‘Father’ unless of course you’re a twisted woman with a seriously politically bent agenda.
Do us all a favour and SHUT UP. I tell you what if the C.of.E allow more of this PC rubbish I can see the coffers of the Catholic Church expanding immensely as C of E’s switch over to the Catholic Church.

The full story is here and or here

Bloody world’s getting nuttier and nuttier every day!!

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Facebook – the last bastion of the sad, thick and generally idiotic.

I’ve decided to give Facebook the flick simply because it is now so full of shit that it has passed its use-by date. Who seriously is interested in such things as ‘Oh look my pit-bull just bit his first postman‘ or ‘I’m going to the shops to buy a new dress for the cat’ or perhaps ‘I just ate a whole pizza and the cardboard box it came in and I’m still hungry.‘ Then there are the endless hoax pictures that get posted, Bill Gates will give you NOTHING, no your computer is not infected with the flu virus, no the child in the picture won’t get life saving surgery if the picture gets a million likes – you plebs.

I will go back to play two games but if they’re available for the iPad I’ll just put them on that and play them there as it’s easier than waiting for dozens of mindless posts, and the even more mindless suggestions.
Facebook, Zuckerberg – I am not interested in *C*rap music, dance, hip-hop, performers who call themselves musicians who just use a mass of samples stolen from REAL musicians, nor am I interested in American Football, Rugby League, Tennis or anything else you feel like adding to the ‘Trending’ or ‘Nearby Places’ or ‘Games You May Like.’

Facebook, you may feel you need to know what university I went to, or who I am married to or what I do for a living (yeh yeh it helps to connect) BUT I feel you are a bunch of nosey pricks who should mind their own business – ‘I’ will give you the information ‘I’ want to give NOT what you DEMAND I give!

In short, the sooner people realise that Facebook is nowt but a personal information farm the sooner it will slip off in to the obscurity from whence it came – that being drug fucked uni students. With that said, I am now going to write here and here only unless of course I see something on Facebook that requires a response and if you want to read what I’ve written you’ll have to do it here aye 😛

#Facebooksucks

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The Steve Hill Demo Tape

I was on the hunt in the shed looking for some bits to make the synth stand three tier when I came across a box of stored tapes and papers so I got side-tracked and sat with them for an hour. Most of things in the box weren’t of any great value until I came across a sealed package that contained a cassette of demo’s that Steve Hill (Bloodrock’s keyboard player) had sent me along with a hand written note plus photo’s – to say I was stoked to relocate them would be an understatement so now they are locked up safe in the cupboard, I did however transfer the tape to the PC through the trusty Behringer mixer so it lost nothing of its sound quality.
Listening to it while recording it re-affirmed that Stevie was a brilliant keyboard player and writer, and is sadly missed – I can happily say he was a friend and shall never be forgotten “Cheers Mate”
Oh and before you even consider asking if you can have a copy, forget it – you’ll have two chances and they are bugger all and none!
Steve Hill Demo Tape
#stevehill #bloodrock

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