IBM Watson (super Computer) Mondegreens and Rock and Roll!

Posted onNovember 19, 2015
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Watson's_avatarMondegreens. I had never heard of that word until I got an email the other day. I had to look it up. It means “a misunderstood or misinterpreted word or phrase resulting from a mishearing of the lyrics of a song.” We all have done that. Hear one thing but think it says another thing. Remember “Blinded by the Light”? Perfect example of misinterpreted lyrics.

Enter IBM Watson and a team of Scientists. A super computer. Remember it took on two of the smartest Jeopardy contestants and won back in 2011. It was recently given in a sort of non scientific rigorous way lyrics to interpret. Among the lyrics it was given was from songs by Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Sir Elton John and Van Halen!

For the shocking and somewhat humorous outcome go here. (You will have to scroll down the page some)

 

 

 

Guess Who’s Better at Figuring Out Song Lyrics

Machine Translation VS Human Translation 

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Van Halen’s 2015 BillBoard performance video!

Posted onMay 18, 2015
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Love them or hate them but Van Halen has been making killer music since the 70’s with the debut release of “Van Halen” in 1978. With David Lee Roth’s vocals, Eddie Van Halen’s guitar gymnastics, Alex Van Halen’s signature drum sound and Michael Anthony’s amazing back up vocals and bass playing, they have been a rock and roll staple on the radio. Despite a few line up changes over the years, they are still killing it.

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YAHOO News…Smooth Move Really?

Posted onMarch 25, 2015
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Yahoo News posts that Van Halen is embarking on a huge tour this year and they use Sammy Hagar’s photograph on the article! Sammy hasn’t been in the band for 15 years! Come on YAHOO News, who does your music columns, clueless kids? I screenshot it since someone will get the hint after reading all the comments about the photograph so here it is! You can hear the Van Halen brothers kicking car tires over this slip up! “Humans Being”.

chuck

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Listen to two Live Van Halen tracks here!

Posted onMarch 24, 2015
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From the VHND:

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Listen to “I’M THE ONE” From Van Halen’s Live Album! | Van Halen News Desk

[hmtad name=”Adsense Unit 1″ align=”left”]Van Halen is releasing its first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 at the famed Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs, spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It will be released as a double CD; four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl; and digitally beginning March 31, 2015.

TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT features an electrifying performance by singer David Lee Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. Mixed by award-winning engineer and mixer Bob Clearmountain (Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Roxy Music, Nine Inch Nails, and many more), and mastered by Chris Bellman, the album features such classic anthems as “Dance The Night Away,” “Beautiful Girls,” “And The Cradle Will Rock…” “Unchained,” and “Everybody Wants Some!!” as well as blistering versions of “Tattoo,” “She’s The Woman,” and “China Town” from the group’s most recent studio album, A Different Kind of Truth.

A deluxe collection featuring Tokyo Dome Live In Concert and the newly remastered Van Halen and 1984 albums, as both a four-CD set and a six-LP vinyl set in special packaging, are also available.

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OMG! :( David Lee Roth is now BALD…End of an Era

Posted onJanuary 12, 2015
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da99761eed882fd85401527f10611eb2Oh man..now I am hurting… This guy went from having killer hair in the 70’s..typically rock 70’s look. Obviously when we get older, the hair may thin or pack it’s bags and get on the next train out of town. But Diamond Dave’s got the money to fund it and fix it! But during the last tour he looked pretty killer with the short style he was wearing. He just performed “Panama” last night with an all star band. He was sporting a Brian Johnson type British hat and half way through the show he pulls off his hat and shows off the dome.:(. damn, getting old sucks…Too bad all of our hero’s can’t stay the way we knew them. Now he looks like an old man. An old man that drives a cab..:( Freddie Mercury dead. Farrah Fawcett dead. Randy Rhoads dead. Shirley temple dead. The list goes on and on.

 

I would say enjoy the video, but this really hurts…

 

 

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Billy Idol kicking out some Van Halen! JUMP & ATBL

Posted onDecember 17, 2014
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Billy Idol. What can you say? This guy is 59 years old and in probably better shape than 99% of the people his age! Here he is singing some Van Halen covers and rocking out!

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The Boss covers Van Halens “Jump”

Posted onApril 7, 2014
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoGL2PsPEh8#t=113

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30th Anniversary of the 1983 US Festival VAN HALEN

Posted onMay 30, 2013
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=srigw49TQzQ#!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pd9SzQhCbU8

David Lee Roth discusses Grunge, Gay, and Van Halen

Posted onApril 18, 2013
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From Buzzfeed.com

Roth blamed the grunge scene for turning fans off of his live show, saying, “Two words: Kurt Cobain. I went from playing to 12,000 people to 1,200. From arenas to casinos and state fairs and the local House Of Blues. That will cause you to reflect a lot more clearly on your values. Fun wasn’t seen as fun anymore.”

Roth shed some light on his romantic life after laughing off rumors that he’s been involved in a long-term gay relationship for years. “I’ve lived alone my whole adult life,” he said. “I’ve had girlfriends, I’ve had love affairs. Never longer than a year and a half. I’m the drunk who won the lottery, I’m going to be very difficult to convince of a lot of traditional things. I put off getting married when I found out, oh, you don’t really have to. I just saw somebody discussing this recently, I think Gloria Steinem — same thing as her life story. There’s a lot of us out there.”

For the rest go here…

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=188871

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David Lee Roth wants Michael back!

Posted onFebruary 13, 2013
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David Lee Roth recently sat down with Rolling Stone magazine about the lack of communication coming from  the Van Halen camp and his opinion of one of the greatest tenor voices in Rock and Roll Michael Anthony!

 “What we have at our fingertips is arguably one of the greatest high tenor voices ever — that was in Michael Anthony,” Roth explains. “In our tiny little corner of the universe, that voice is as identifiable as the high voice in Earth, Wind & Fire, as identifiable as the high voice in the Beach Boys… so I would always look forward to that reunion.”

Nothing against Wolfie playing bass. He did a great job but putting this rock and roll machine back together with all its original running parts would be earth shatterin’!

chuck

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