Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday's Rockin' Roundup - Earth Day Edition

Although today, April 22nd, is Earth Day, didn’t this day use to fall on April 21st? I know that it did, thanks to the song “What Are We Gonna Do?” by Dramarama. Come on, you guys remember that song, don’t you?

It’s April 21st and everybody knows today is Earth Day…Merry Christmas…Happy Birthday to whoever’s being born today.

Great song! However, I bring this up not to mention the fantastic song by Dramarama, but to note the change of date for Earth Day. When this song came out, Earth Day was obviously on April 21st! When did it change to April 22nd? What happened that caused the shift? Did we move the date of Earth Day around the same time that we declared Pluto is no longer a planet?

Today is also Good Friday. Did you know that this is the first time ever that Earth Day and Good Friday share the same day? That’s something to ponder. It’s probably because the date of Earth Day recently changed. I wonder if Dramarama can do a sequel to “What Are We Gonna Do?”

Here’s what rocked this week:

Is Acthung Baby Better Than The Joshua Tree?
Over at 3 Minutes, 49 Seconds, author Paul Allen makes that very statement when he claims that Achtung Baby is U2s greatest record ever. While I think it’s an amazing album, there is no way that it is better than The Joshua Tree. What do you think?

Rihanna Rules The Charts Again
With her tenth number one single, Rihanna is ruling the charts this week thanks to the love for her latest single, "S&M." Lady Gaga’s latest song, "Judas," is hot on Rihanna’s heals. Fans just love these ladies. I’ll admit that I like their music too. Most of their songs are just plain catchy!

Boo Hoo For Ticketmaster/Live Nation
A great post over at Blogs N Roses regarding the staggering losses that Ticketmaster/Live Nation took last summer due to a “poor summer concert series.” Awwww. I feel so bad for them --- NOT! Here’s an idea on how you can avoid a “poor summer concert series”---lower your prices! Argh! Ticketmaster never ceases to aggravate me.

Motley Wants You To Decide The Setlist
This can be very good or very bad. While I think it’s a wonderful idea to let the fans choose the setlist for this summer’s tour (via fan votes), it could lead to a very boring, greatest hits, no deep tracks, setlist. I hope the fans are inept enough to choose more than “Home Sweet Home,” “Dr. Feelgood,” and “Kickstart My Heart.” Instead how about a little “Merry Go Round,” “God Bless The Children Of The Beast,” into “Helter Skelter,” and “New Tattoo.” That would kick some ass! Let’s hope the fans get it right. I’ve put my votes in.

Every Album Challenge Update
Records Played: 20
Albums Remaining: 2,033

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