The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Hydrologic Outlook issued February 13 at 2:55PM PST until February 14 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...MILD, WET, AND BREEZY CONDITIONS MAY LEAD TO STREAM RISES... AN UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. EXPECT RISING SNOW LEVELS AND MILD TEMPERATURES LEADING TO MELTING OF THE MID AND LOW ELEVATION SNOW. THE SNOW MELT IN COMBINATION WITH RAIN MAY LEAD TO RISES ON MANY OF THE AREA`S STREAMS. TEMPERATURES ON MONDAY...TUESDAY AND

This Afternoon

Hi41° Rain Likely

Tonight

Lo33° Rain Likely and Patchy Fog

Sunday

Hi47° Patchy Fog then Cloudy

Sunday Night

Lo39° Mostly Cloudy

Washington's Birthday

Hi56° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo41° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi54° Partly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo40° Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi47° Chance Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo38° Chance Rain

Trial and Error

Send to Kindle
Print This

We're playing around here.  The World has come up with a new format for blogs.  Now there haven't been any tutorials given to the bloggers, so we're trying to figure out how to work this new system.  

 

Music blogs are music dependent, and if the ability to post videos isn't there, there's almost no reason blog.  Grumbling and yelping about the state of music doesn't carry as much weight....especially when you're talking about older and/or more obscure acts.....as it would if you can back up your words with pictures.

 

So what we're going to do is this.  It's nearly a hundred degrees out as I type this here at the House on Haunted Hill, so a summer song seems appropriate, right?  But of course, not just any summer song, a LOUD summer song.  Blue Cheer's the band, often called the fathers of heavy metal.  But not by them.  They considered themselves a blues based power trio, with Paul Wailey on drums, Leigh Stephens on sledgehammer guitar, leader Dickie Peterson on bass and vocals, this San Francisco based group came on the scene in 1967 with a wall of Marshall amps and a reputation as the loudest rock band in the world, and in 1968, when the band released the LP "Vincebus Eruptum", the world knew of the power of Blue Cheer when pop radio exploded with the hair cut they gave Eddie Cochran's gentle (by comparison) 1958 ode to the problems of summer.  3:34 of slamming drums, heavy bass and screaming guitar.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXcYZsqkZ-g

And that was it.  Both the single and the LP went top 15, but their followup was a bust.  A true one hit wonder.  But my gosh, what a LOUD one hit wonder.