August 30, 2006

Some Free Advice.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:02 pm

To the younger folks out there who want to play in one of those bands where you comb you hair with an egg beater, strip down to your waist, hang the guitar somewhere south of your sharona and slam away on power chords in full distortion mode while hopping all over the stage like a crack-driven kangaroo, I say, fine.

But before you expect me to think you’re a player, you and your band mates should be able to play and sing one tenth as well as the Eagles. Show me that, and then I just might take your bullshit noise seriously.

That is all.


  1. One of my favorite CDs is the Very Best of the Eagles. Most of their great tunes and a style that I love.

    Comment by Brian, "Proud to be a Veteran" — August 30, 2006 @ 10:31 pm

  2. well amn there goes that idea…

    Comment by armywifetoddlermom — August 31, 2006 @ 1:23 am

  3. mmmmmmm…the Eagles…one of my all-time favorites.

    Comment by Jean — August 31, 2006 @ 6:38 am

  4. You’ve got that right Jim. Sounds like you and I need to get together and jam someday!

    I’ve been an Eagles fan for years and have always played their songs.

    The “Hell Freezes Over” tour was amazing. Their musicianship and harmonies are unequaled.

    Comment by Rantin' Ron — August 31, 2006 @ 9:09 am

  5. Amen!!

    Comment by Raging Mom — August 31, 2006 @ 12:24 pm

  6. Dude, I don’t know. Yes, the Eagles are truly great in that Joe Walsh, TImothy B. Shmidt, Glenn Frey and Don Henley are all incredibly talented musicians but some of the newer stuff is still good.
    I seem to remember when the hair length of The Eagles was measured in yards and not inches.
    I believe Hendrix was an incredible musician and some of his stage costumes and antics would put any of these new bands to shame and he still achieved greatness.
    There are good bands out there, you just have to look hard.

    Comment by Bill Roberts — August 31, 2006 @ 1:30 pm

  7. Heh.

    Looks like I won’t be joining Jimbo & Da Joizey Boz anytime soon on rhythm guitar.

    I just plain suck, let alone compared to the Eagles.

    But thanks for the advice/warning.

    Rock on!

    Comment by erica — August 31, 2006 @ 5:02 pm

  8. Typos make all the difference, don’t they?

    What I meant to say was … Jimbo & Da Joizey B-O-Y-S. (~duh~) … has a nice ring to it though, right?

    Comment by erica — August 31, 2006 @ 5:03 pm

  9. Toronto, Ontario – July 1994 Hell Freezes Over Tour. I will NEVER forget it. I was always a big fan, especially their early stuff (from ’bout when I was born ha ha…) and it was a THRILL for me to score tickets and a way to get to Toronto when they reunited for that tour. Double bonus was that Sheryl Crow opened for them; it was just before she made it big…really unforgettable night…

    Comment by Lisa W. — August 31, 2006 @ 5:57 pm

  10. Oddly enough, it was watching “Hell Freezes Over” last night for the umpteenth time that provided the basis for this post.

    Jim – PRS

    Comment by Jim — August 31, 2006 @ 8:32 pm

  11. Joe Walsh just kicks ass. Just sayin’.

    I picked up the Best of Joe Walsh again a few months back and I had forgotten just how terribly great he is.

    Comment by Richard — September 1, 2006 @ 4:55 am

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