Friday, July 10, 2015
Friday Night Videos: 2,000,000 Other Side fans Can't Be Wrong!
Tonight we do a little self-celebrating and mark 2,000,000 hits to the Other Side blog. Yeah I know, a little self-aggrandizing, but hey. I pay the bills here.
I have talked about the history of this place before, so no real need to do that again. Let's just get to the videos.
I am not 100% sure, but it is likely that the name "The Other Side" came from this Moody Blues song. I had a newspaper article in my school newspaper back in 86-87 named "The Other Side of Life". My first web site was then called The Other Side. Kinda anti-climatic isn't it. But still I like the Blues and this was a good album for 1986.
Like the song, thought the video was a little lame.
Interestingly enough the next Other Side, my website, came out a little after this Areosmith song did. It was from 1994, the same year I moved to Chicago to work on my Ph.D.
I have been a fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers since "Mother's Milk". The Otherside came out at a very, very weird time for me. I might talk about it sometime. or not. Have not decided yet.
Here is a new one for me. Sirenia. I know nothing about Norwegian symphonic metal, but I like the sound of this. It certainly has all the elements of things I like. This video is kinda cool.
If I had to be honest. Really honest. Well then I would have to stick with the Moody Blues story above. But I was rewriting my personal story then this is the song that really motivated me to name my lexical outlet to the world then I would have to choose The Doors and "Break on Through (to the Other Side)". Total cheat on the title too.
Red Sun Rising is another new band for me. They have this Alice in Chains feel about them that I really enjoy. I heard this one on the radio the other day when trying to come up with tonight's theme.
Hope you are all with me for the next 1,000,000 hits.