Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Birthday Rock



Well, another year passes by. I am 47 years old tomorrow (8th October).

What’s worrying is that years seem to be flying by in an absolute blur at the moment; it was only yesterday that I was coping with the depression of turning 40. Now, seven years later, I find that I am only three years away from another bloody milestone.

I need to have a word with somebody about this – stop this bloody ageing process and let me go back to being 30 again.

Anyway, no use moping in a stew of gloominess – I am nothing if not optimistic.

I’ve decided to blast away my blues with a feast of hard rock and heavy metal. Below are 20 headbangers and fist-clenchers, many of which I have humiliated myself to in the car, on aircraft, in supermarkets and just about everywhere I’ve ever been with my mp3 player and the 5000 plus songs I have on there.

But who cares? I don’t – if music can’t be enjoyed in public then there is something wrong..

For those of you who loathe all things rock, there is a nice mellow tune at the end.

If you choose to visit the links, please think of me as you are assaulted by sonic perfection.

1. Blue Murder – We All Fall Down
2. Def Leppard – Go
3. The Hives – Tick Tick Boom
4. Iron Maiden – Where Eagles Dare
5. Judas Priest – Painkiller
6. Alice Cooper – Brutal Planet
7. Evanescence – Going Under
8. Marilyn Manson – The Fight Song
9. Metallica – Whiplash
10. Moțrhead РBomber
11. Muse – Knights Of Cydonia
12. Korn – Coming Undone
13. Nine Inch Nails – The Hand That Feeds
14. Rammstein – Links 2 3 4
15. Ten – Thunder In Heaven
16. The Wildhearts – Anthem
17. Joe Satriani – Crystal Planet
18. Nazareth – No Mean City
19. Motley Crue – Kickstart My Heart
20. Gary Moore – Over The Hills And Far Away

And here’s something to calm you down after all that rock:

Air – Space Maker

50? Bring it on!!!

10 comments:

Me-Me King said...

Happy Birthday! Nice list, especially the NIN and Satriani selections.

Kath Lockett said...

Happy Birthday Mr Plasmanc!
Eat and drink all you like on your 'special' day (yes, even 47 year olds still feel a little bit 'special' on their birthday, deep down, don't they?) because there are NO CALORIES or fat in anything on your birthday.

At least, that's what it says in KathLand....

An Eerie Tapestry said...

Happy Birthday. Hope you have a great day.

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi MMK,

Thanks very much. You can't beat a bit of Trent Reznor or Joe Satch to brighten your day.

:0)

Cheers

PM

The Plastic Mancunian said...

G'Day Kath,

And thanks. Mrs PM has bought me a box of Lindor chocolates. I'm not a huge fan of chocolate (unlike yourself) but Lindor does push the right button. I can forget about my middle-aged spread for one day at least.

:0)

Cheers

PM

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Mark,

And thanks. Shame I have to go to work - but hey - it pays the bills.

:0)

Cheers

PM

earthtoholly said...

Oh, PM, I failed to stop by here on your birthday, but I do hope that you got my Twitter wish! If not, here it is again:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR PM, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YUUUUUUUUUUUUU! AND MANY MOOOOOOOORE!

At least when we hear the word "rocker" we'll think of you and your music and not a chair!

Hope your day was a great one!
Holly :o)

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Why thank you Holly,

Much appreciated.

Apart from having to go to work, I had a great day thanks.

Rest assured I plan to be listening to rock music until 2062 at the earliest.

:0)

Cheers

PM

River said...

Never understood why people dread the "0" birthdays; 30, 40, 50,stay young at heart and the number is irrelevant.....

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi River,

Well I'm definitely young at heart - a little TOO young perhaps.

:0)

Cheers

PM