MoSS? Madness 2013. Hair Band Song Edition : Finals Results

moss mad 16The final results are in!!! After hundreds…well… dozens…well…almost double digit votes, the 2013 MoSS? Madness Champion is Guns N’ Roses, “Welcome to the Jungle.” We placed calls into the representatives of Axl Rose hoping for comment on this glorious victory. Unfortunately, Axl Rose was unavailable for comment due to a prior commitment. Apparently, he was entered into, and ultimately won, the 2013 San Luis Obispo County Pie Eating Contest. I guess that would explain his shapely figure of late.Axl

Check out the original “Welcome to the Jungle” video from a time when Axl and the rest of us were younger and thinner.

Thanks to you all for voting. I know this year’s competition was a bit rushed. Now it’s back to the daily grind. Just back to work with no silly competitions or brackets to distract us. You may be wondering,  “What will my bosses think when I’m all the sudden productive at work again?”. I have the solution. If you feel as though you are doing too much work or going above and beyond your normal work day tasks, stop what you are doing and watch this ridiculous YouTube clip of Kevin Bacon from the movie Quicksilver. He “bike dances” with his hot ballet dancer girlfriend. Someone thought that was a great idea. Here’s the pitch.

Movie Mogul Guy #1: You know that Footloose movie made a boat load of cash right?

Movie Mogul Guy #2: Yeah so what?

Movie Mogul Guy #1: Well I have an idea for a new movie. It’s like Footloose except there’s bikes.

Movie Mogul Guy #2: Let’s make a movie!

Enjoy!!!

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MoSS? Madness 2013. Hair Band Song Edition : The Finals

moss mad 16The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here. The MoSS? Madness 3013 Finals!!! With an unprecedented run to the finals, the Whitesnake song “Still of the Night” went from vote-in candidate to potential champion. #1 seed Guns N’ Roses rolled through all of their match-ups and are now poised for finals victory. Can Whitesnake do the unthinkable and survive one more round? Will the favorites Guns N’ Roses dominate yet another match-up? You, the readers, will decide. Voting is now open. If you need a hair band refresher, listen to the playlist and then make your selections below.

MoSS? Madness 2013. Hair Band Song Edition : The Final Four

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We are down to the Final Four songs in this year’s MoSS? Madness competition. Whitesnake’s “Still of the Night” pulled off yet another upset defeating Van Halen’s “Panama.”   This sets up an all Whitesnake battle for the finals on that side of the bracket. On the other side of the bracket we have a match-up between #1 seeds Guns N’ Roses and Bon Jovi. Final Four voting is now open. If you need a hair band refresher, listen to the playlist and then make your selections below.

MoSS? Madness 2013. Hair Band Song Edition : The Elite 8

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The votes are in and Whitesnake’s “Still of the Night” pulled off another upset defeating Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me.”  Quite handily I must add. I thought Def Lep  would cruise on to the finals. The Ratt song “Round and Round had the most impressive victory having only one vote go to Scorpions, “Rock You Like a Hurricane”.  Elite 8 voting is now open. If you need a hair band refresher, listen to the playlist and then make your selections below.

MoSS? Madness 2013. Hair Band Song Edition : The Sweet 16

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The votes are in and Whitesnake’s “Still of the Night” advances on to the Sweet 16 with a one vote victory over Def Leppard’s “Photograph.” Whitesnake was behind for quite awhile but a late comeback put them ahead just as the voting closed. Well done to the tie breaking voter. That song deserves to be in the competition just based on David Coverdale’s scream at the end of  the epic bridge. Now the entire Sweet 16 bracket is ready. If you need a hair band refresher, listen to the playlist and then make your selections below.

Also, be sure to check out today’s dispatch of “From the MoSS? Pit.” We made it to a couple of shows this week and Chris has some spot on analysis.

Sick Day Diversions. (Or: The Top Three “Sore Throat Songs” of All Time)

Sick DayToday, I’m stuck at home with a sick kid. For the last eight years my wife was a stay at home mom. Was.  She started a new job last week (Ca-Ching$$$) and can’t take time off yet, so the barf cleanup duties fell on my shoulders. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. I’m happy to share the load while my wife gets adjusted to the new working sitch (Ca-Ching$$$). It’s actually nice to use a sick day and not be the one projectile vomiting. Although, I am crossing all my fingers and toes that I  don’t catch whatever swine flu my daughter has right now.

So far the gig has been fairly easy. At first, I just put on a few movies for her watch, mopped up a puke or two, and generally just sat around waiting. Once it appeared she was feeling better, I dusted the house. Then, I did some laundry. Next, I caught up on a couple episodes of Sons of Anarchy. I’m only on season one so NO SPOILERS. (I sure hope they kill that Opie guy though. I know, I know. He’s not the rat and didn’t actually turn on the MC, but I find him annoying) Then, I played FIFA 13 for a bit. There were many exciting and well played matches. After I’m done with this post, I will be taking Stoke City to the Champions Cup Finals. Let’s Go Potters!!!

Anyways, in my boredom today I was inspired by my daughter’s scratchy throat. I started thinking about songs that sound as though the singer either has a sore throat or will after he’s through singing. So, in honor of my first daddy-daughter sick day, I’ve made a list of the those songs. (A silly exercise for certain, but I really am bored.)

#1Axl Gun n Roses, “Welcome to the Jungle”

Axl Rose may be the most famous of the “Sore Throat Singers.” As a younger man he pulled of the high pitched singing with little effort. As an older man he struggles a lot. Check out this video I found. It flips back and forth between young and old Axl. Very eye-opening.

#2 Eric Cartman, “Come Sail Away”Cartman

This is still funny as hell but I can’t help but think that Trey Parker’s vocal cords had to be fried after singing it.

And the #1  “Sore Throat Song” is…

#1 Cinderella, “Don’t Know What You Got (Til It’s Gone)”Sucrets

That power ballad needs a lozenge. While doing some research on Cinderella lead singer Tom Keifer, I found out that he blew out his vocal cords shortly after their 3rd record. Not very shocking. Also not shocking, that fact that he blew his vocal chords out again in 2008 during a reunion tour. What I do find shocking is that Cinderella was actually touring in 2008.

So there you have it. The Top Three “Sore Throat Songs” of all time. I hope that reading this post has helped relieve your boredom as much as writing it did for me. I also hope you were at least slightly entertained. But mostly, I hope that the next time my daughter vomits, most of it makes it into the toilet and not onto the floor.