Sunday, May 25, 2008

Under a Rock

OK, I'll admit it - my musical tastes lean towards well fossilized tunes. It just about has to be "classic" rock, or I won't listen to it. The last "new" stuff I enjoyed was from Tom Petty. Not exactly cutting edge here.

However, since I've been back to "work," I've been going without my XM radio. My unit was in my old truck, and I had been too busy or it was out when I had time to install it. So, I've been listening to terrestrial tunes.

Mostly, my opinion about "new" music hasn't changed. I didn't hear much that made me want to rush right out and buy something. Buuuuutt then I heard this:

Mmmkay - good solid electric guitars, good drums, a lead singer who's voice is too rough with cigarettes and marinated with plenty of high test booze, plus lyrics that are self depreciating in the manner of "Money for Nothing."

I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame
I'd even cut my hair and change my name

'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's
Gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny
With her bleach blond hair

Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar

So, I go looking for the video for this post and watch it. Too fracking cool with the cameos! The Tuetuls(American Chopper), Billy Gibbons(ZZ Topp), Gene Simmons (Kiss), Kid Rock, The Nuge, Chuck Liddell(Ultimate Fighter), Wayne Gretzky, Grant Hill(NBA), Eliza Dushku(Uh Huh - mmmmmmm) and many others I don't know or have missed.

So, yeah, I'm out of it. But, these guys will do.

(Bonus points for anyone "who" picks up on my little cultural reference)

Edit: Earl mentioned in the comments about another video version - 'Raqstar. Definitely worth a look. Plus, Wikipedia has a page with all the cameos listed. Woo Hoo!


threecollie said...

Ha, I just can't believe this. I suspect we grew up in pretty much the same era although I think I have a few on you.
Anyhoo, the kids and I were in Wally World YESTERDAY and they were playing solid Nickleback on the in-store system. I have been resisting....oh I have been resisting...Nickleback on the barn stereo.
But they goaded me. "Don't they sound just like the old rock you like? Don't they?"
Yeah they do. lol

Earl said...

I had heard(?) pieces of this before, but without the video and paying attention I just got the thumps. Then someone linked to this:
and I watched it, and then saw the original later. Great song both ways!

Jeffro said...

Thanks, Earl - that is a great video!

Anonymous said...

I just love Nickelback! And by the way there was more than one cameo of Dale Earnhardt Junior in that video! Wake up Jeff!
By the way in case you didn't notice, you made the cut at our blog. It will be different now that my wife is joining me there. There is a new URL and it is,,,

The chickenhaulin one will no longer work,that is the past. please change me in your blogroll.


Anonymous said...

I like the military one better!

Jeffro said...

10-4, Tim. Thanks for the heads up.

nora leona said...

I do love the song/video, even though I don't think of myself as a classic rock fan. Of course, any PEZ reference ("Gonna pop my pills from a Pez dispenser") makes me giggle.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Did you know that Gene Simmons was born Chaim Witz August 25,1948 in Haifa Israel. He's an Israeli like me.

Jeffro said...

I did not know that, Leah. I just knew about his tongue......

Glad to see you surfing the intertubes - you are improving!