Blogging from A to Z: F is for...Feist and the Foo Fighting Fleetwoods!


Last year I started a little journey through the alphabet talking about music. I like music a lot and know more than a normal person should about a lot of useless stuff. I started it HERE and continued HERE.

Now I'm working my way through the #AtoZChallenge and, reaching the letter F, my pal @LaurieBwrites suggested, nay DEMANDED, I write something around the Foo Fighters. I thought I could combine both my alphabet postings...so,


Foo Fighters 


*tumbleweed*
I have to own up to not being a big fan or filled with jammy delicious knowledge about them. I have a lot of time for Dave Grohl who seems like a decent bloke, a great drummer, and a good frontman for his group.

Of all the music of theirs I've heard, my favorite is easily Hero.


"There goes my hero, he's ordinary"





Feist

Quirky Canandian chanteuse who first came to my attention after Apple used her song 1234 in an iPod commercial. After rooting around on youtube, I found that she had plenty more interesting songs to listen to and this one in particular caught my attention...cool song...quirky voice...dancing on a moving walkway...what's not to like?




Fleetwood Mac

Take my advice - NEVER get stuck in an elevator with me, not just because my un-manly panicking will embarrass everyone, but because if I get started on Fleetwood Mac I will bore you to death.

You can blame 1987.

Tango In The Night was released in '87, with Big Love being the first single off the album. I was immediately hooked on the track. I bought the single (still have it) and played it over and over and over. I bought the album, then I noticed my parents owned Rumours...and then there was no turning back.

I still remember seeing the band picture and thinking they had the names Stevie and Lindsey mixed up. Stevie was the girl? Lindsey was the guy? Huh.

Lindsey Buckingham left the group after Tango In The Night and the group never played Big Love live until he returned several years later. Lindsey stripped down the song to just him and a guitar with a version that is every bit as good, if not better than the original.

But, here's the original. Just because it's still one of my favorite songs of all time, plus it's a cool video.

FUN FACT: The Uh-Ah sounds in the song are actually not Lindsey and Stevie (as people first thought). Lindsey did both parts. He just sped up his voice for the female part. lol. There...let that weird you out for a bit. Enjoy!


That was F in the A to Z Blog Challenge. Come back tomorrow for G. And in the meantime go to http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ and check out some of the other bloggers.

Comments

  1. I LOVE the Foo Fighters and my parents are big Fleetwood Mac fans so I heard a lot of them growing up.

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com

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  2. :) lol Your parents are big fans of Fleetwood Mac...I guess that makes me an old fogey now! haha

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  3. I love Feist! I only somewhat-recently found out about her. And the '80s magnificence in the Fleetwood Mac video is a sight to behold . :D

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