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Song Recommendation of the Week...

Posted on: March 4, 2009 9:50 pm
 

I am Sooner Born and Sooner Bred, and most people identify Oklahomans with country music, and rightly so.  We have blessed with the world with talent like Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Brooks and Dunn, Carrie Underwood, and I could go on for days.  But we also have given the world some pretty amazing rock musicians.  In the 1990s during the birth of alternative rock, Tulsa had an amazing underground scene.  Some of the best alternative rock bands had their start somewhere in Tulsa.  If they weren't from Tulsa, then they played there often.  It was during this time that I was introduced to a band from Fort Worth, Texas, the Toadies.  I fell in love.  Their sound and their lyrics struck a chord with farm girl.  Still to this day, three of their songs occupy my top 25 playlist with one residing as the most played song on my beloved Zune.  What I love so much about the Toadies is that many of their songs have a backstory.  Possum Kingdom is about a ghost story associated with the Texas lake by the same name.  My favorite Toadies song was inspired by a story the band members saw about a guy stalking a girl in an East Texas town.  They named the song after this town...Tyler.  If you haven't ever heard the song, I highly recommend it.  I love running to it, singing to it, and dancing to it.  If I'm having a bad day, I crank in my car on my drive home.  Then I crank it through my headphones as I hit the asphalt.  I also do the same thing if I've had a great day.  It's just an amazing song!  I have many high school memories tied to this song, and to this band.  Rock on Toadies!!!

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The Bearded One
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Posted on: July 31, 2009 1:23 pm
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Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: March 12, 2009 11:27 pm
 

Song Recommendation of the Week...

Another one of my favs. bfsooner is Kings of Leon out of Tennessee and Oklahoma.  The band of three brothers and a cousin. I'm sure you've heard but didn't mention. If not i suggest a sit down and listen. Enjoy!




Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2009 1:59 pm
 

Song Recommendation of the Week...

All-American Rejects are from Stillwater, OK and the Flaming Lips are from OKC.  I could go on and on all day too.  We've had some pretty amazing rock musicians come out of the state of Oklahoma.




Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2009 12:13 pm
 

Song Recommendation of the Week...

Good call on the Toadies , your right your neck of the woods is more associated with country music , but alot of other musicians for other genres have come from there. 311 is still one of my favorites and they got their start in Nebraska, Slipknot started in Iowa , so Big 12 country has inspired more than "tear in my beer" country music . I will revisit "Tyler" , thanx for the inspiration.



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Posted on: March 5, 2009 3:33 am
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