Monday, January 31, 2011


When the Big Damn Band posted on twitter “Come see us February 4th in Springfield, IL” my response was simply “ok”. After that I told Tweed, and we started to discuss plans to make it happen. I saw them in Chicago this summer, and couldn’t wait for the chance to see them again. Tweed found out it is only $8 and at a bar in Springfield, and that made me even more excited.

(Reverend Peyton, July 2010, Chicago Warped Tour)

Maybe we will put up a review of the show afterward and tell you how it is, but I’m certain they won’t disappoint. At the show this summer instead of “the wall of death” Rev. Peyton split the crowd down the middle and threw a stuffed bear in the middle. The goal was to be the first to grab the bear and tear it in as many pieces as possible. Who does that shit? ……..Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band.

My top 10 Big Damn Band songs:

10. Redbuds

9. Long Gone

8. DT’s or the Devil

7. What Go Around Come Around

6. Sugar Creek

5. Mama’s Fried Potatoes

4. Your Cousin’s on Cops

3. Clap Your Hands

2. Born Bred Corn Fed

1. Worn Out Shoe

- Daniel

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Musical Timeline/Biography

My Musical Timeline/Biography

I came into this world in May of 1984 and throughout my life music has been key part of it. From the time I was just a kid listening to whatever my parents were listening to, up to my teenage years when I started to get into music my friends were listening to or what I heard on the radio, and to the very broad musical tastes today that I have(not trying to brag). So now I give you a timeline of music in my life and hope you like.


Years: 1984-89 Age: 0-5 Bands/Albums I Heard My Parents Listening To:

Def Leppard- Hysteria, Boston-Boston, Billy Squire-Don’t Say No, and Bee Gee’s- Saturday Night Fever

Years: 1990-96 Age: 6-12 Bands/Albums I Heard My Ma Listening To Or I Heard On The Radio:

By the 90’s my parents had split and my brother and I lived with our ma in Florida and so I listened to the music that my ma liked and what I remember hearing on the radio at the time.

Phil Collins-No Jacket Required, Sting-Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984-94, Seal-Seal II, Fleetwood Mac- Rumours, and a slew of cheesy 90’s pop songs and one-hit wonders.

Years: 1997-2002 Age: 13-18 Bands I Liked/Got Into:

As I reached my teenage years I started to get into my own music or music that my friends recommended to me. These are some of the bands and albums that I really liked and had a lasting impact on me.

311-311, Nirvana-In Utero, Foo Fighters-The Colour and The Shape, Korn-Life is Peachy, Deftones-Around The Fur, Incubus-Make Yourself, Rage Against the Machine-Evil Empire, Green Day-Dookie, Red Hot Chili Peppers- Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Years: 2003-08 Age: 19-24 Bands I Liked/Got Into:

As I left my teenage years and entered my early 20’s I started to get into heaver music such as metal and hardcore and I also started to get into indie and “emo” music. These are some of the bands and their albums that I enjoyed and still do to this day that I got into in this era of my life.

Sick of it All-Call to Arms, Fear Factory-Obsolete, Eighteen Visions- Vanity, Every Time I Die-Hot Damn!, Unearth- The Stings Of Conscience, Underoath-The Changing of Times, Norma Jean- Bless The Martyr & Kiss The Child, It Dies Today- The Caitiff Choir, Dead Poetic-New Medicines, Senses Fail-Let it Enfold You, Thursday-Full Collapse, GlassJaw-Worship and Tribute, Taking Back Sunday-Tell All Your Friends, Hopesfall-A Types, Lamb of God-As The Palaces Burn, Throwdown-Haymaker, Poison The Well-Tear From the Red, Chimaira- Pass Out of Existence, Emery-The Weak’s End, He Is Legend-I Am Hollywood, Modest Mouse- Good News For People Who Love Bad News, Minus the Bear-Menos El Oso, The Appleseed Cast-Peregrine, Placebo-Sleeping With Ghosts, mewithoutYou-A to B Life, Falling Up-Crashings

Years: 2009-Present. Age:25-Current Bands/Artists I Got into:

As I have moved into my mid-20’s and move into my late 20’s my musical taste has gotten even broader as I got into jazz, blues, classic and outlaw country, classical, baroque, thrash metal, early hardcore punk and other various styles of music and I sure as I get older I will keep finding many different styles music that I will like and here are some bands/artists that I have really gotten into and their key songs or albums that have had the biggest impact on me.

Johnny Cash-At Folsom Prison, Waylon Jennings-Honky Tonk Heroes, Hank Williams-40 Greatest Hits, Hank III-Straight To Hell, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band- The Whole Fam Damnily, Blind Blake- Ragtime Guitar's Foremost Fingerpicker, Scott Joplin-“Maple Leaf Rag”, “The Entertainer”, and “Fig Leaf Rag”, Louis Armstrong-“Potato Head Blues”, “West End Blues”, “It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)”, and “Drop Me Off At Harlem”, John Coltrane- Cannonball and Coltrane(with Cannonball Adderley), Charlie Parker-Charlie Parker with Strings, Miles Davis-Kind of Blue, Dave Brubeck Quartet-Time Out, Art Tatum-Piano Starts Here, Chopin-“Etude #8 In F, Op. 10/8”, “Etude #3 In E, Op. 10/3, "Tristesse" ”, and “Etude #12 In C Minor, Op. 10/12, "Revolutionary" “, Bach-“ Suite for Orchestra No. 3 in D Major Air”, “Concerto for Violin, Strings, and Basso Continuo No. 1 in A Minor”, and “Trio Sonata for Organ No. 4 in E Minor Andante”, Mozart-“ Clarinet Concerto in A, 2nd movement”, Beethoven-“ Symphony #3 In E Flat, Op. 55, "Eroica"” ,B.B. King-Playlist Plus, Buddy Guy- Drinkin' TNT & Smokin' Dynamite (with Junior Wells), Charley Patton-Pony Blues, Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon, Led Zeppelin-Houses of the Holy, The Smiths-The Very Best of, Minor Threat-First 2 7’’s, Bad Brains-Bad Brains, Emmure-Felony, The Acacia Strain-The Dead Walk, Between the Buried and Me-Alaska, Born of Osiris- The New Reign, Testament-First Strike Still Deadly, Overkill-Taking Over, Pantera-Far Beyond Driven, Exodus-Tempo of the Damned, Opeth-Damnation, Nevermore-Dreaming in Neon Black, Circa Survive-Juturna, Explosions in the Sky- The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place, Foals-Antidotes

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Daniel's Top 10 Zeppelin Songs

10. All My Love (In Through the Out Door)

9. Communication Breakdown (Led Zeppelin I)

8. Ramble On (Led Zeppelin II)

7. We're Gonna Groove (Coda)

6. Trampled Under Foot (Physical Graffiti)

5. Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin I)

4. Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin III)

3. Dazed and Confused (Led Zeppelin I)

2. Over the Hills and Far Away (Houses of the Holy)

1. D'yer Mak'er (Houses of the Holy)

My Favorite Led Zeppelin Songs

For the last two weeks or so i have been addicted to Led Zeppelin to the point where it's almost ridiculous so now I give you all 10 of my favorite Zeppelin songs.

10. Ramble On-Led Zeppelin II

09. Good Times Bad Times-Led Zeppelin I

08. The Crunge-Houses Of The Holy

07. Moby Dick (live)-How The West Was Won

06. D'yer Mak'er-Houses Of The Holy

05. The Rain Song (live)-The Song Remains The Same

04. No Quarter (live)-The Song Remains The Same

03. Heartbreaker (live)-BBC Sessions

02. The Ocean (live)-How The West Was Won

01. Since I've Been Loving You (live)-BBC Sessions