I am talking a trip down memory lane with this week’s Song of the Week. Foreclosure of a Dream comes off Megadeth’s Countdown to Extinction album; a classic regarded as one of their best. Recently, it passed the 20 year mark and it held up quite well over the years. I also find it interesting that a song written 20+ years ago still applies today…says something about the state of our nation. Though I don’t think it is as bad as some people make it out to be, I do not wish foreclosure on my worst enemy; maybe a tornado, but not a foreclosure. All joking aside, this is a great Megadeth song with one of Megadeth’s strongest lineups ever (other than the current one). I bid you a great day with this Song of the week.
For those in America, today is affectionately known as Black Friday…the biggest shopping day of the year. Personally, I went to one Black Friday early bird event several years ago and it was absolute insanity. I vowed never to do it again. Today we went to Target for some necessities and it was well past the morning surge. It was still pretty crazy and quite stressful. One thing that upset me the most is that one thing I wanted to buy for my kids was sold out. Come to find, they only had 3 or 4 of those items anyway. They draw you in with the sales, but if you aren’t int he door at the butt-crack of dawn, you will miss out.
What does Megadeth’s Good Mourning/Black Friday have to do with this stressful American shopping day? Nothing. I just like the title and thought it would make for an appropriate Video of the Week even though it is just live footage. Below that, you can see some post-Thanksgiving shopping madness if you have never seen it before. And it doesn’t paint a pretty picture of this American (kind of) tradition.
Here are some actual Black Friday festivities caught on tape.
Personally, I am huge fan of a live show. I love the energy, the performance, the roar of the crowd, and most importantly the decibel level of my favorite songs being played by talented metal musicians. I like being in a crowd of peers; people who have at least one big thing in common with me…the band! I like looking at all the band shirts and sparking up conversation about the shirt you are wearing. It is all well worth going to work the next day red-eyed and ears ringing. The only bad thing about a live show is that the things I love about them rarely translate well to film. Some concerts have serious production value which is always cool, but in the end a DVD/Blu-Ray concert just does not do a show complete justice. Does that stop me from buying them? Hell no, it’s the next best thing to being at the show. The theme this week is about some concert DVDs that I think are so well made that, if you are a fan of the band, these are must buys.