Thursday, April 21, 2016

R is for Rollins Band

Front man Henry Rollins is perhaps better known for his television and movie appearances than his music. I appreciate his take on both, though I only have two Rollins Band songs thanks to still more movie soundtracks (1994's "The Crow" is a particularly favorite film with awesome music all around). If you get the chance, I advise seeing his live talk shows. The man is a notable writer and speaker.


Today, as well, please enjoy the musical stylings of my mock band Robot Monkeys. Finger Eleven inspired this by their original name, The Rainbow Butt Monkeys. That still cracks up the juvenile boy in me. And Finger Eleven is a fun live act. But there I go, cheating again. I didn’t mean to do a double post.

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22 comments:

  1. I looked Rollins up on the internet. What a fascinating character but quite a troubled life.
    As for Robot Monkeys, I can't imagine what kind of music they would play!

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    1. I agree about Mr. Rollins. On a side note, he did a fine job hosting a show about American history called "Ten Things You Didn't Know About...", which is fun and informative. Thank you for the fun reads on Around My Kitchen Table and That's Purrfect. I highly recommend both your blogs, my dear.

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    2. You're so kind. Love your blog too! I see you have other blogs, which I haven't looked at yet. Having 2 in the A to Z has been quite time-consuming and I'm trying to get round to lots of different people as well as my favourites. When it's not quite so hectic I am going to come back and have a good read of EVERYTHING! xx

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    3. I am impressed barely managing one blog, though I have contributed to another at http://writerzengarden.com/category/blog/. :) Be well!

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  2. Henry Rollins is SUCH a talented man! Singer, poet, activist and a perfect asshole on SONS OF ANARCHY! ;) Love him.

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    1. Holy crow! I didn't even know he was on that show. And I should have been watching for Marilyn Manson, anyway. Thank you for the kind words. And the information! Be well, my dear.

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  3. Thank you for the tip on Henry Rollins. To be very honest with you, I'd never heard of him. I have received so many tips from you that I've written down. You're bringing me up-to-date.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Shalom,
    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. You've really brightened my day, Pat. I've made a few notes of artists to check out, too. ~grin~ One can never have too much music, though this afternoon I'm letting mother nature be my soundtrack as I type. Oh, but earlier I enjoyed a CD of music from Madagascar. I had to buy it on eBay. Namaste, my dear.

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  4. Robot Monkeys is a great name. And I do believe I've heard Henry Rollins music. But not live. I don't do live shows.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

    & Unicorn Bell ("Rewind")

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    1. There is nothing wrong with not caring for live music. I have slowed down in attendance. Kids are too darn tall these days and nobody will sit even if seats are provided! Still, I have my memories from around 2007. I set a goal to see one live show every month and did it! Good times, especially when I convinced my partner to attend. Best wishes!

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  5. Henry Rollins very talented! As for Robot Monkeys.. I just hope their sound isnt one that any old monkey could play :)

    Mary
    #AtoZChallenge R is for Reba

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    1. Ha! Clever lady. And that reminds me of a video by Australian group The Avalanches. For "Frontier Psychiatry" they have an eclectic bunch of entertainers onstage including a guy in a cheesy monkey suit. ~grin~ Be well!

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  6. Robot Monkeys...for some reason, this makes me think of the Daleks from 'Doctor Who', singing 'Hyper-Link' and 'Dub in the Sky' to a boy, who looks a lot like the Tenth Doctor. I don't know why. :)

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    1. Too funny! Thank you for the chuckle. I hope you are having a wonderful day. I appreciate your time and effort in stopping by with a kind word.

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  7. Knew Henry Rollins, the actor, but not the Rollins Band. Wow.

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    1. How cool! Thank you for the friendly visit. And I am really enjoying your tiny house tour! I am a fan of the whole tiny house movement. I don't think my two cats would approve, though. ~grin~ I look forward to your vegetarian recipe for two. It's difficult cooking for one or two people! Best wishes, my dear.

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  8. I am creating a new Spotify playlist so I can enjoy your bands in the future. Now, about those monkey's butts.....

    Keith's Ramblings : My A-Z story features 5 neglected R words

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    1. Hahahaha... I adore your sense of humor. And thank you for expressing your appreciation. You write such great flash fiction stories. Thank you for sharing your kindness and your gift with words.

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  9. I love the music to The Crow and your fake band, Robot Monkeys. That's an awesome name!

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    1. You are ever so kind. I hope you are having a lovely day. We never get enough of those. ~grin~ Happy blogging!

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  10. What an amazing name - Rainbow Butt Monkeys. I will certainly go listen to them on your recommendation.

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    1. Finger Eleven is their current name, actually. :) I really like the single "Paralyzer". Sorry if I confused you! I hope you are well.

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