New Beatles Songs

I know I’m not breaking any new ground by calling out the Beatles as one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. George, John, Paul, and Ringo laid the musical groundwork for many bands to come, writing one of my favorite songs of all time, and creating a trademark sound that undoubtedly inspired some of my other top tunes.

After going on a shuffle marathon through my iTunes library, it occurred to me that a good number of the songs could have come straight off any of the Fab Four’s albums. Here are some of my fav faux-Beatles tracks. Feel free to leave yours in the comments section!

Nirvana – About a Girl


Green Day – The Static Age


Garbage – Special


Foo Fighters – Back and Forth

Met Dave Grohl this weekend…

Thanks to Saturday Night Live, I had a badass weekend. It involved a mini Paul McCartney concert, a Nirvana reunion, and a chat with the King of Rock and Roll– Mr. David Grohl.

I’m not quite sure how to spell all the high pitched shrieking reactions that are shooting through my brain right now, so I thought I’d post some pics instead. Suffice to say, Dave was the nicest and the best, took a selfie with me, and told me I’m a really good guitar player. It’s only upwards from here.

May all of your wildest dreams come true this holiday season! Except for the one about having a boyfriend made of cotton candy… He’d probs just melt in the rain.

Pat Smear's Guitar and Krist Novaselic's Bass

Pat Smear’s Guitar and Krist Novaselic’s Bass

Couldn't be more excited for Sound City!

Couldn’t be more excited for Sound City!

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Sir Paul

Just a couple special guests...

Just a couple special guests…

Oh... and this.

Oh… and this.



Things I Watched

Today’s the kind of day where I just want to throw on my yummy sushi pajamas and curl up in bed with a big glass of YouTube. Replace my bed with an awkwardly low chair, and the pajamas with business casual gear, and you have the reality of my current situation. You know, you can’t always get what you want.

That said. I still have my big glass o’ YouTube, and now you can too. Also, bonus points if you caught the Buffy reference above.

First up we have Foo Fighters performing My Hero at last year’s Lollapalooza. The band posted the clip on their FBook this morning as it’s the year anniversary of what turned out to be quite the memorable performance. Mother nature was def in the mood for rock and roll.

Next up is Green Day’s newest single from a surprise show they did in Austin earlier this year. I love seeing the band out of their typical over the top stage costumes and just kicking it low key in tee shirts and jeans. Makes it easier to focus on the tunes. And let me tell ya, this one’s a goodie.

I’m leaving you with No Doubt’s performance at the Kennedy Center Honors tribute to Paul McCartney. The band has said this 2010 performance was one of the highlights of their careers, and I love seeing Sir Paul sing along to their rendition of Hello Goodbye and Penny Lane. Also not minding the Dave Grohl cameo at the end. Fun times!!