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All Saints Day!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2008 by 30daysout

We hope you had a Happy Halloween, but today, Nov. 1, is All Saints Day in the Catholic church. So go to church, you heathens.  The feast honors all saints, known and unknown.  Since we spent most of the week putting up songs about devils and pictures of scantily clad women, we figured we better come correct and put up something that deals with the Divine.  Here are some tunes that feature the word “Saint,” although I’m not sure any of them really have anything to do with those who reached sainthood.

Happy All Saints Day!

MP3: “It’s Hard to be a Saint in the City” (live) by Bruce Springsteen

MP3: “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” by Bob Dylan

MP3: “St. Teresa” by Joan Osborne

MP3: “St. Stephen” (live) by the Grateful Dead

MP3: “St. Dominic’s Preview” by Van Morrison

MP3: “St. Judy’s Comet” by Paul Simon

MP3: “East St. Louis Toodle-oo” by Steely Dan

MP3: “St. Louis Blues” by Louis Armstrong

MP3: “Saint Estephe” by the Last Hombres

MP3: “The Saints Are Coming” by U2 and Green Day

Review: “Ever Changing Times,” Steve Lukather

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 29, 2008 by 30daysout

Steve Lukather is the immensely talented guitarist and vocalist for the band TOTO (I can see the “who farted?” look now). Technically and sonically he is one of the best in the business and he’s also a pretty talented songwriter, penning a couple of the band’s biggest hits, “I Won’t Hold You Back,” and “I’ll Be over You.” He brings the rock, the funk, the ballad and Jesus to his latest solo effort, Ever Changing Times.


Luke brings out the heavy artillery on the title track, and “New World,” gets funky and religious on “Jammin’ with Jesus,” channels Steely Dan on “Icebound” and the “Hey Nineteen”-infected, “Stab in the Back,” gets together with former TOTO keyboardist Steve Porcaro on the excellent instrumental “The Truth,” and does the ballad thing on the catchy “Tell Me What You Want from Me” and “I Am.”


This collection rocks harder, and is a bit more melodic than recent TOTO studio efforts, and I highly recommend it.  After a couple of months of haggling, you can now download it on iTunes and it should be available in most stores June 3. Good news for all you Lukather fans who were thinking you were going to have pay in excess of $25 for the import. Patience is a virtue.



MP3: Jammin’ with Jesus


YouTube: Ever Changing Times


Steve Lukather Official Website


Check out our exclusive interview with TOTO lead singer Bobby Kimball.