Sunday, May 9, 2021

Set List Reader's Choice Special Edition

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In this special edition of Set List Reader's Choice, I am honoring today - Mother's Day.  I am further honoring Mother's Day in a unique way.  Consider my reason below -

Every bride in the Duran Duran Wedding Album cover is a mother to every band member contribuitng to the second self-titled record.

Top Left - Simon Le Bon's parents

Top Right - John Taylor's parents

Lower Right- Warren Cuccurullo's parents

Center - Nick Rhodes (Bates) parents

Side notes - 7th album, Released in February 1993, Certified Gold in the UK, Certified Platinum in the U.S., "Ordinary World" and "Come Undone" reached the top 10 on Billboard Hot 100, "Ordinary World" #6 in the UK, "Come Undone" #13 in the UK, "Too Much Information" #35 in the UK (Wikipedia)

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Set List Anniversary - Duran Duran In Their Own Words

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Duran Duran 


Duran Duran Box Set


The wild boys - Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, and Roger Taylor (with due mention to Andy Taylor).  When you desire success in life, you must work hard and be relentless.  The boys did just that.  They met.  They formed.  They created.  They bothered record labels.  They were heard.  They recorded.  They went live.  And their story continues to grow well past being established.

The videos below will share sample Duran Duran stories in their own words.


Friday, May 7, 2021

New Religion

Do you know "New Religion" by heart?  Can you sing the entire song on your own?

Did you need Set List Live & Lyrics just one post ago?  I will admit "New Religion" is not the easiest song to master with Simon Le Bon singing solo and then John Taylor and Andy Taylor providing back up vocals at certain points.  Who do you focus on?

In this bonus follow up, I am going live from London...the ultimate sing along.

Leave a shout out in the Comments section with your thoughts about "New Religion."

Set List Live & Lyrics

Question - Have you ever been able to sing along to favorite songs only to be stuck when you are on your own?  On the other hand, have you ever had difficulty with a lyric that you could not quite make out?

In this third ediiton of Set List Live & Lyrics, I am spotlighting Duran Duran's "New Religion." 

Whether live or recorded, "New Religion" is a tough song to follow, especially when there are three vocals at certain points in the song.

Note - I was unable to find a live version of "New Religion" with accompanying lyrics, so the YouTube video below is the recorded version with lyrics.

As always,

Play it!

Thursday, May 6, 2021

zZounds Special - Yamaha Guitars

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In this launch edition of zZounds Special, I am featuring an instrumental not generally associated with a well-known brand.

When I think of Yamaha, keyboards come to mind.  I would never have considered Yamaha and guitars, although perhaps acoustic guitars.

On zZounds though, Yamaha guitars are in fact offered.

And so with that said, follow the sample links below to explore Yamaha guitars.

Side note - Yamaha overall

https://www.zzounds.com/a--3960264/cat--Yamaha--3597


Samples -

Yamaha PAC112VM Pacifica Electric Guitar
$319.99 ... Payment Plan - $40 (8 Mo.)

Yamaha RevStar RS502T Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)
$649.99 ... Payment Plan - $54.17 (12 Mo.)

Yamaha APX-600 Acoustic-Electric Guitar
$299.99 ... Payment Plan - $37.50 (8 Mo.)

Yamaha FG820 Folk Acoustic Guitar
$279.99 ... Payment Plan - $35 (8 Mo.)

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Set List - Amazon Associates In Style

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Amazon, as nearly anyone knows, is a massive online marketplace to search and buy.  Amazon Associates, however, is meant for bloggers to earn from qualified sales that visitors make.  The commission that bloggers earn is through the purchase, not at any expense to the customer.  Thnk zZounds but from the perspective of Amazon.

Note - Whether you explore or shop, really just have fun!

Where Wednesdays are dedicated to fashion related to music, I thought in this post I would opt in a different direction.  With summer just one month away and of course May being the Set List anniversary month, I am featuring the Hawaiian genre as recorded by Hapa.