Wednesday, February 22, 2006

It's All About Connections

Do you ever stay up at nights, thinking of ways of stumping - no, humiliating - your rock-snob friends? I do. As a true-blue rock-snob myself, I can't stand appearing less informed than my snob-peers.

One of the best ways of acheiving total stumpdom is to play "connect the bands". As an example, connect Steely Dan to Rolling Stones. One's from the 70s, the other from the Pleistocene era, one's American, the other connection, you say?


Jeff Baxter played with Steely Dan. Baxter also played in "Four on the Floor", whose bassist was Glenn Hughes. Hughes played bass on Deep Purple's "Burn" (he's also that thin-voiced "bridge" singer on the incendiary title song). Blackmore was the lead guitarist on the album, and was also the lead (naturally) for the Ritchie Blackmore Orchestra, in which the piano/keyboards duties were handled by Nicky Hopkins who once played with the Jeff Beck Group (if you don't know who Nicky Hopkins is, please, take up some other hobby.) Who was the guitarist in that band? Ron Wood. Which other band did Wood play in? Elementary, my dear rock-snob...

Since most mortals are not blessed with an in-built encyclopedia, there's this cool site that lets you connect two random bands.

Now, don't *ever* lose a quiz because you couldn't connect Elvis Presley to Cream (c'mon...that one's way too easy!)


GhostOfTomJoad said...

Wow, that's some site! Tried to link a few bands and musicians at random. While Dylan and Jethro Tull worked, Dylan and Ian Anderson didn't, wonder why? Anyway, thanks!

km said...

Thanks for dropping by GOTJ.

Wonder if there's more than one ian anderson?

kundalini said...

cool! i know a couple of people who would love this link. am going to pass it on.

wildflower seed said...

Nice website. But it couldnt connect Joni Mitchell and Charlie Mingus. Shame shame! ;)

Tabula Rasa said...

It's called *band-to-band*, dude. Now we all know that Mingus was a (BIG) band, but Joni Mitchell?

(Mitchell Band sounds like something you might see in science class. In a galaxy, around a snake, whatever.)

km said... you'll want to connect Bappi Lahiri with Black Sabbath? :))

Tabula, Mitchell Band does sound like an astronomical term...!

Anonymous said...

Very cool design! Useful information. Go on! Ingredients phentermine versus adipex Free eassy patterns for knitting sweaters france car rental buspirone use Health risks associated ionamin Cassino universit Nur digital printing equipment Lamborghini diablot wallpapers Vioxx merck bextra alarm car auto alarm ck Porsche car styles Pci video gaming card Bulk email blockers

Anonymous said...

Cool blog, interesting information... Keep it UP » » »