#3197 – music midtown, day 1

i’m tempted GOING to do karaoke tomorrow (in a sort of “damn the torpedos, full speed ahead” sense) – not only is it going to be karaoke, but it’s going to be AWESOME KARAOKE. know why?




seriously! i saw the coolest thing when i was walking around – before any bands were really scheduled to play we heard a cover of “i wanna be sedated” by the ramones, so we went in search to find out where this music was coming from and found this band playing. when the song finished, the guy on stage left and it soon became apparent that this was karaoke that anybody could sign up for! it’s a group called metalsome monday that performs for karaoke, and the band is AWESOME! i was impressed with how well it makes everything sound!

so, since i’ve determined to sing tomorrow, i’ve been trying to figure out which song i should do. i would have gone up today but we got up there just before their set ended and only saw a handful of people get up to sing, and i want to go up tomorrow wearing my i’m a rocker, i rock out shirt. i couldn’t remember on the spot how some of the songs went, so the only one i could really think of at first was “renegade”, but now that i’ve planned to do it tomorrow i figured i’d check out their list of songs online and think it over. when you’re given one shot at the big time, gotta make the most of it! i’ve bolded the ones that i’m familar with or that i have on my computer to preview, so here’s the list of songs… let me know if there’s any that you think would be good for me, hahahaha… i’m going to get gary to take pictures and maybe a video of me up there, bahahahah XDD

Why Can’t This Be Love – Van Halen

I Don’t Believe In Love – Queensryche

Cult of Personality – Living Color

Flying High Again – Ozzy Osbourne

Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne

Highway To Hell – AC/DC

You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

Whole Lotta Rosie – AC/DC

One Way Or Another – Blondie

Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses

Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses

Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses

Man In The Box – Alice In Chains

Them Bones – Alice In Chains

Plush – Stone Temple Pilots

Sex Type Thing – Stone Temple Pilots

Live Wire – Motley Crue

White Wedding – Billy Idol

Rebel Yell – Billy Idol

Talk Dirty To Me – Poison

Rock And Roll All Night – Kiss

Cold Gin – Kiss

You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ – Judas Priest

Surrender – Cheap Trick

I Love Rock And Roll – Joan Jett

Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Love – Van Halen

I Wanna Be Sedated – Ramones

Wanted Dead Or Alive – Bon Jovi

Epic – Faith No More

Mr. Brownstone – Guns N’ Roses

Looks That Kill – Motley Crue

Bad Reputation – Joan Jett

Heartbreaker – Pat Benatar

I Want You To Want Me – Cheap Trick

Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Poison

Our Lips Are Sealed – Go-Go’s

We Got The Beat – Go-Go’s

Foolin – Def Leppard

Rock Of Ages – Def Leppard

Kids In America – Kim Wilde

Celebrity Skin – Hole

You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi

Kiss Me Deadly – Lita Ford

Fire Woman – The Cult

Round And Round – Ratt

Here I Go Again – Whitesnake

Lay It Down – Ratt

Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

Youth Gone Wild – Skid Row

Enter Sandman – Metallica

Rock You Like A Hurricane – Scorpions

Take It Off – The Donnas

Run To The Hills – Iron Maiden

Ace Of Spades – Motorhead

Shout At The Devil – Motley Crue

I Hate Myself For Loving You – Joan Jett

Photograph – Def Leppard

The Warrior – Scandal

Lit Up – Buck Cherry

Back On The Chain Gang – Pretenders

Cherry Bomb – Joan Jett/The Runaways

18 And Life – Skid Row

Bathroom Wall – Faster Pussycat

I Don’t Know – Ozzy Osbourne

Eruption/You Really Got Me – Van Halen

Hard To Handle – Black Crowes

We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister

Wait – White Lion

Home Sweet Home – Motley Crue

Bang Your Head – Quiet Riot

I Touch Myself – The Divinyls

Mother – Danzig

Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap) – AC/DC

The Trooper – Iron Maiden

I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness

Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith

Jailbreak – Thin Lizzy

Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz

Breakin’ The Law – Judas Priest

Rainbow In The Dark – Dio

Any Way You Want It – Journey

Girls Girls Girls – Motley Crue

Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots

Nothin’ But A Good Time – Poison

Come Sail Away – Styx

Final Countdown – Europe

Jump – Van Halen

Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard

For Those About To Rock – AC/DC

Slide It In – Whitesnake

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Sister Christian – Night Ranger

Tom Sawyer – Rush

Magic Man – Heart

We Will Rock You – Queen

We Are The Champions – Queen

Runaway – Bon Jovi

Separate Ways – Journey

Just What I Needed – The Cars

Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield

No More Tears – Ozzy Osbourne

Barracuda – Heart

Rock And Roll – Led Zeppelin

Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Warrant

Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor

Dirty White Boy – Foreigner

Feels Like The First Time – Foreigner

Workin’ For The Weekend – Loverboy

Radar Love – Golden Earring

For Whom The Bell Tolls – Metallica

20th Century Boy – T. Rex

Light My Fire – The Doors

Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash

Wildflower – The Cult

Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin

Heat Of The Moment – Asia

Edge Of Seventeen – Stevie Nicks

Head Like A Hole – Nine Inch Nails

Jet – Paul McCartney & Wings

Renegade – Styx

Dream Police – Cheap Trick

Last Child – Aerosmith

Crazy On You – Heart

Call Me – Blondie

Mr. Roboto – Styx

Don’t Tell Me You Love Me – Night Ranger

Bad Medicine – Bon Jovi

Kickstart My Heart – Motley Crue

Walk This Way – Aerosmith

Purple Rain – Prince

Walk – Pantera

Let’s Go Crazy – Prince

Come On Feel The Noise – Quiet Riot

Mr. Crowley – Ozzy Osbourne

Carry On My Wayward Son – Kansas

Crazy Babies – Ozzy Osbourne

Freak Of The Week – Marvelous 3

Lick It Up – Kiss

Bad Company – Bad Company

Sanctuary – The Cult

Unchained – Van Halen

Beautiful People – Marilyn Manson

Still Of The Night – Whitesnake

Invincible (Legend Of Billie Jean) – Pat Benatar

I’m Just A Girl – No Doubt

Brass In Pocket – The Pretenders

Yankee Rose – David Lee Roth

No One Like You – Scorpions

Promises In The Dark – Pat Benatar

Live And Let Die – Paul McCartney & Wings

War Pigs – Black Sabbath

Once Bitten Twice Shy – Great White

Blue Collar Man – Styx

Refugee – Tom Petty

after we saw metalsome monday we saw a few songs by red letter agent, got some food, and wandered to the stage that lou reed would be at. when we arrived at that stage we saw the second half of francine reed doing blues/rock, and she was really getting into the act and was very nice and friendly – i heard her start “one monkey don’t stop no show” (i had a version already by someone else and liked the song) and these girls beckoned to me from the best buy tent so i went over and saw they had cds of different artists there for sale, so i bought francine reed’s cd since it had that song on it, haha… afterwards she was signing autographs, so i had my cd booklet signed by her – she signed it “to glenn – love & peace & chicken grease – francine reed” and said that nobody else had theirs signed like that, hahahaha. i got my picture taken with her too – she had me come around to the side of the table where she was sitting for autographs, and i told her that now i felt like a big shot getting to be on that side of the table and that made her and the people in line laugh, hehehehe. XD

in between sets they would pop this message on the screen, where if you sent a text message to a certain number it would pop up on the screen in front of the crowd, hence this picture:

Double 'n' glenn represent!

gary left shortly after lou reed started to go see interpol. lou reed was awesome! he even did this amazing guitar solo and ended up blowing an amp of his and had to have a replacement take its place (“this one’s a real vintage amp!”). when it blew he started singing something like “lou reed murdered his amp down in atlanta… you guys paid all the money and what do you get to see? ME!” and started flexing his muscles while the amp was switched, haha. i didn’t really know many of his songs but a few sounded familiar.

the white stripes were INSANE. jack white was going non-stop around the stage from instrument to instrument, and his sister meg was on the drums like crazy too. again, i hadn’t really heard much of their stuff and only barely knew of some of their work, but it grew on me as the set went on. they played pretty much non-stop until 11:30 and then said “goodnight” and left the stage. we all stayed there for 10-15 minutes and kept cheering until they came out for an encore, and then they said they thanked us and left again.

plan for tomorrow:


03:00 PM – 03:45 PM Louis XIV

04:30 PM – 05:30 PM Metalsome Monday (karaoke!)

06:00 PM – 07:15 PM Robert Randolph & the Family Band

07:15 PM – 08:15 PM Keane

07:30 PM – 08:30 PM Metalsome Monday (more karaoke!)

08:00 PM – 09:15 PM John Fogerty

08:45 PM – 10:00 PM The Killers

10:00 PM – 12:00 AM Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

10:15 PM – 11:30 PM Black Eyed Peas

10:30 PM – 12:00 AM The Pixies

* “thousands” not guaranteed. attendance at fesival = thousands. people watching karaoke much less