Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Feeling "Disturbed"

With my 50th birthday a mere two weeks away I suppose that my only use of the term "rock out" should have to do with a porch and a rocking chair but either I haven't gotten the memo on that yet or have chosen to ignore it as one of Jamie's favorite bands has become the one I tend to listen to more than any other right now and these guys know how to rock out and then some.

Disturbed hails from Chicago, Illinois and is made up of members David Draiman on vocals, Dan Donegan on Guitars/Electronics, Mike Wengren on Drums, and John Moyer on Bass. They've been around for well over ten years and their music contains 'pummeling riffs and jackhammer beats' that are absolutely fantastic. These guys are hard-rock music at its best so it's no wonder that Jamie is a fan as she's always been the hard-rocker in the family along with her older brother.

Jamie the Rocker
While she was home this past July we spent a lot of time playing Rock Band on the XBox and, having downloaded the available Disturbed pack, we did our best to rock out with Jamie on vocals and myself on guitar. Amanda generally stayed in the other room and rolled her eyes - especially when I would join in with the singing! Sometimes that kid is just no fun at all!

With some of her birthday money Jamie bought the band's latest CD release, Indestructible, but she wasn't really sure her father was going to let her listen to it in Florida so she left it here after recording it on a blank CD in the hopes she'd still be able to listen to it but if it got thrown away, at least it was just a copy. Having liked the songs that we played on Rock Band I decided to pop it into the CD player in the car and it's been the number one thing I listen to ever since. Generally I'll turn it on during the short commute I have to work in the morning which gives me time for one good head-banging song before I have to go face 911 and the stress of trying to provide ambulances to facilities in a timely manner when I ran out of available ones hours ago!

If this doesn't seem like the kind of band that a woman my age should be listening to what can I say but 'oh well'! I listen to a lot of stuff that women my age have probably never even heard of but perhaps that's their loss and my gain. I have always prided myself on being diversified when it comes to music and as long as it's good I'll listen to it and these guys, in my wish-I-knew-how-to-play-guitar-for-real opinion, are good!

Rock on!


  1. A very wise man once said to me, "It's only a nuuumbbber."
    He was right.

  2. Anonymous7:28 AM EDT

    I knew I liked ya for a reason. You're a fellow Virgo! :-D)

  3. just saw them in concert on the 16th...

    Always been my favorite, if you like the new disc, be sure to check out Believe, their sophomore effort, which in my opinion is the best.

  4. Whooop Whooop Let yer Rip Girlfriend!!!!!!

  5. You go girl!!! Music is timeless and ageless and it most definitely can keep you young!

  6. 50??? Bah you're but a girl! I can give you nearly 10 years but I was bopping to Bon Jovi last Saturday night!

  7. That's what is so great about music. We can like whatever we want at any age. So enjoy. I'll be 57 in a few days myself. Yikes. Have a great day. :)

  8. You're too cool to be 50!
    Rock on,

  9. Based on the post, I'm just letting you know that I am not listening to this at work! :)

    Rock on, dear Linda. Rock. On.

  10. I know what you mean, Linda. I'm 50in January!

  11. You know how I feel about this! I can be listening to Andrea Bocelli one moment and AC/DC the next! I'm not going to roll over and listen to elevator crap just because I'm eleven years older than you are!

  12. I'm over that half-century mark too, kid. Like the Queen said, it's just a number.

    Or two numbers, I guess. 5 and 0


  13. Anonymous2:41 PM EDT

    I ♥ Disburbed! :)

    Jamie looks totally awesome in that picture too.

  14. Anonymous9:51 PM EDT

    One of my dearest online friends is in her 60's and I met her through our shared love of the Red Hot Chili Peppers...go figure...rock on!

  15. Anonymous6:02 PM EDT

    Awsome mom! Also you sould probaLLY TELL EVERYONE I WANT TO MOVE IN WITH U FOR NOW ON If u dont mind, cause i wish to leave dreadful Florida and live with u , and glad u like my CD XD

  16. Anonymous11:29 AM EST

    hey! You need to write more blogs about me XD and can u try to make the flight Friday night so i dont miss exams? Pretty plz? I dotn want a F in two classes T^T
    Call dad tonight or when ever okay? THANK YOU!!! TwT


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