Friday, December 10, 2004

Poker Grab Bag

I somehow got myself involved in Texas Hold 'Em game tonight with about 25 other people. Here's hoping that all those hours spent slack-jawed in front of the tube watching WSOP on ESPN pays off. Here's some music for the card playing crowd:

Bantam Rooster - Deal Me In.mp3
the title cut from Bantam Rooster 1997 debut LP Deal Me In. Kids, cards are nothing but the tool of the devil. A smoking guitar and drum stomp from this Michigan combo.

Link Wray - Deuces Wild.mp3
One of my favorites from the King of the Electric Guitar, this was originally released in 1964. A nice guitar freakout, and you gotta love those dual drummers. Norton has collected this and some other essentials onto a couple of different CD releases. Also, check out a cool 'rave-up' version of Wray's Ace of Spades

Motorhead - Ace of Spades.mp3
This one needs no explanation. Everyone has this right? Title cut from their second best LP (Overkill is #1), one of the great 'metal' songs of all time. Not their only "Aces" song though. Have a listen to All the Aces was from 1979's Bomber LP

When I go broke I may just head out to the bar to check out the Th' Legendary Shack Shakers who are in town for the evening. Good night ahead