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You asked for it. You all but begged for it.

No, wait. You DID beg for it.

But it took someone with talent, and a serious mental condition to g out there and DO it.

Dax, the mastermind behind Musings of a Nutjob, has provided me with this, his much more melodious, take on Wreath of Fire.

So now, I present to you Wreath of Fire, performed by Dax, lyrics by B^3.


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It’s been a while since I did a straight up song on here, since as some of you may remember, the service I was using had issues.

On the other hand, I wanted to share this song simply because it really is a song I love a great deal.

It’s not a raid song, just a song to listen to and enjoy. No gaming related stuff, totally offtopic.

The song is “What I Need”, by Collin Raye.

The backstory on this, is that Cassie really enjoys the music of Jim Brickman. He plays what he calls ‘romantic piano’, and has done a lot of music that she loves, and that I’ve grown to enjoy as well.

So every year, when he comes to town, we go see him live. He usually does a Christmas show or a Valentine’s show in the area.

The last time he came, he had a guest vocalist, but instead of Donny Osmond he had Collin Raye, a singer we had never heard of before.

Well, that’s not entirely true. After we got back from the show, I looked him up… and I had certainly heard his music back when I listened to country music more often than I do now.

Yes, I listened to country music a lot back in the day. And before you ask; Garth Brooks, George Straight, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, David Allen Coe, Alabama, Oak Ridge Boys, Chris LeDeaux. Back to the discussion.

So Cassie liked Collin Raye a lot at Jim Brickmans show, and I got her all his CDs which she really liked. So as a treat last year I got tickets to see him at a solo show at a local casino.

Yeah, yeah I know. If your career is at the ‘playing at casinos’ phase, it’s time to hire a new manager.

Anyway, we went, and he did a pretty amazing show. He did a great job, very vibrant and funny and performed very well. You could tell he really enjoyed being up there performing, it wasn’t just another gig. Of course it helped that it was a small venue, a pretty small setting with that private show vibe.

His songs were familiar from listening to the CDs, but he did this one song he really grabbed me, more than any other. And that’s the song I wanted to share with you today.

Somehow, over the years, it just rings so very true for me, personally. So I hope someone else, who hasn’t heard of him before, may hear it for the first time and enjoy it as much as i do.

Also, as you know… it is my goal to try and offend every one of my readers at least some of the time. I’ve gone with hard rock, speed metal, Irish music and bagpipes before.

Time to go the country route. I might have a fan or two left I ain’t chased away. :)

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This is kinda a test… I still can’t get eSnips to take my mp3s… even ones of me breathing heavy, so long as they are in mp3 format. At least, not to a shared folder. You know, a folder where more than just me can hear them.

But, it looks like the song I wanted to upload last week is already up there by someone else… so I get to share it anyway. For now. :)

So, this song is Killing Machine… by the L.A. Guns. That’s right, this is part 2 of my ‘BBB does the ’80s’ special edition retro flashback.

Back in the day, I loved the CD this came from, and I still have it. I played it to death while truck driving, and a few cuts are still on my “big butt playlist” (copyright pending). I have long thought that this song was oh, so appropriate to how I feel in kitty mdoe, slashing and clawing my way through Deadmines.

I hope you enjoy the hair-band awesomeness.

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I apologize in advance.

Recently, eSnips has changed the way they do things so that the music I own I can no longer share with you, even in a format that you cannot download and save for your own personal use.

I really like only sharing an audio track with you, and letting you add your own visuals with your imagination. But it seems, until I can figure out some other way of streaming mp3 files, that I will have to use Youtube to share a Raid Song instead. Which, frankly, sucks. I look at at a cheesy 80s video, and it’s hard to get past the incredible crappiness of the outfits and sledgehammer crudeness of the visual images and suggestiveness to hear the awesomeness of the music.

For those of you that get this blog to your portable devices, or from behind corporate firewalls that block Youtube, I am very sorry. I will try to figure something out.

I’m in kind of a wierd mood this week, and so I present to you Raid Songs… the 80’s version. If only I could get David Hasslehoff or some other hack to do a 5 second VH1-style soundbite before each one. I guess it’s sad when you’re so low budget you can’t afford a VH1 celeb, huh?

Okay, this first track is for my Resto Druid friends out there, and any other friends of the healer-type persuasion. Concrete Blonde was one of my favorite influences in the 80s. This song, technically, came out in early ’93, but sue me… Concrete Blonde, for me, is part and parcel of the 80s’ experience.

While you decide whether that is too emo to enjoy, I’m going to try to figure out how to stream mp3 files to the blog.

I hope you enjoy!

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This one is more of a curiosity, really. My mp3 lists it as celtic Mystery – Foxhunters’ Slip Jig.

I love the song, but I have no idea who the actual artist is any more. My MP3 version is all that has survived, since I had this on a CD that got stolen in a case years ago.

Is it really ‘Celtic Mystery’? I have no idea.

I just know I really like the fast paced music that encourages you to get off your big butt and dance the Shredding dance.

Also, I don’t really want to get into it right now, but I have my reasons for wanting to imagine a sly feline slipping through the trees at high speed, to make an artful and successful escape as the hounds that are hot in it’s heels lose the scent.

In other news, I’d like to report that, thanks to the thoughts and prayers of my fellow raiders, (some of whom I am sure were simply praying for me to shut up about it) my Tier 4 Gloves finally dropped off Mr. Curator last night.

And there was much /cheer to be heard in the shadowed halls of Kara.

Have a great weekend, folks!

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