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DarkJade Watch – Pink (Try/Live)

Posted in DarkJade Watch, Entertainment, Inspiration, Music, Music Video, Rock N Roll with tags , on November 24, 2012 by darkjade68

DarkJade Watch – Pink (Try/Live)

It’s Pretty Much Impossible Not To Be A Pink Fan…

Even Though She’s @#@! and #@$#$@! she just keeps making Good Music

Just Heard This Song for the First Time Today on Pandora… Then Checked Out The Video… Then Found a Live Performance of it that she Just Did on The American Music Awards

Pretty Damn Cool, about to Download This one




Pink “Try” (Live Performance)


DarkJade Presents – I Should Be Sleeping… Chillen With Incubus

Posted in Entertainment, Music, Music Video, Rock N Roll, Videos with tags on August 11, 2012 by darkjade68

But since I’m not…



Incubus – Drive



Incubus – Stellar



Incubus – Love Hurts (I’ve Never Heard This, Really Good Song)



Incubus – Nice To Know You (I Really Like Their Guitarist… So Clean)



Incubus – Aqueous Transmission (Friggen Cool)



Incubus – Neither Of Us Can See



Incubus – Admiration



Nuff Said

Have a Good Night




Incubus – Wish You Were Here (Probably My Favorite Incubus Song)



Incubus – Warning (I Take That Back… This Is Probably My Favorite Incubus Song, Lol)






DarkJade Presents – Evanescence

Posted in Editorial, Entertainment, Evanescense, Inspiration, Music, Rock N Roll, Videos with tags on February 11, 2012 by darkjade68


Let me start by saying, there’s something very special about this girl to the left… Amy Lee, what can I say, but thank you… I’ve always loved Evanescence but during this most recent Break Up that I went through, I found myself Gravitated back to Evanescence, and Amy Lee…

As I’m sure many of you are aware, if you’ve read some of my August through December Poems or Musical Posts… As I’ve used several of Their/Her Pieces within them.

You could almost say it was her Angelic Voice that helped to lead me back into the Light that is The Now, and The Future… Beyond my Recent Pain…

As Indeed I listened to many, many, many of their/her songs during the course of Writing Most of the Poetry in this Blog… So… Thank you Amy Lee… And thank you Evanescence…

On With The Post…

I Thought I’d start out with a 2 Part Interview I just came across, about their Most Recent Album, Self Titled “Evanescence”.


Part 1

Part 2

Mozart, Depeche Mode and Michael Jackson… No Wonder I Love This Girl

Now for Some Tunes

My Heart Is Broken

Everybody’s Fool

Bring Me To Life

Anywhere (I Can’t Tell You How Many Times I Listened To This Last Fall/Winter… I Had Never Heard It)


Taking Over Me



Breathe No More

I’ve been looking in the mirror for so long
That I’ve come to believe my soul’s on the other side
Oh, the little pieces falling, shatter
Shards of me too sharp to put back together
Too small to matter but big enough to cut me
Into so many little pieces if I try to touch her

And I bleed, I bleed
And I breathe, I breathe no more

Take a breath and I try to draw from my spirits well
Yet again you refuse to drink like a stubborn child
Lie to me, convince me that I’ve been sick forever
And all of this will make sense when I get better
I know the difference between myself and my reflection
I just can’t help but to wonder which of us do you love

So I bleed, I bleed
And I breathe, I breathe now
Bleed, I bleed and I breathe
I breathe, I breathe, I breathe no more

And Probably My Favorite Evanescence Song…

My Last Breath… I Simply Can’t Believe These Lyrics

Or At Least The Song with My Favorite Lyrics…

I’ll miss the winter.
A world of fragile things.
Look for me in the white forest
Hiding in a hollow tree (Come find me)
I know you hear me.
I can taste it in your tears!

Thanks For Reading/Listening


DarkJade’s – New Years With U2

Posted in Entertainment, Inspiration, Life, Love, Music, Rock N Roll, Videos with tags , , on December 31, 2011 by darkjade68

Well, upon Reflection… 2011 was a Good Year… Yes, I lost a relationship that I would have rather of not… But, I did return to Writing, which has been an Extremely Fulfilling Experience

That Said, Lets get to the Festivities…

And what better way than with one of the Best Rock Bands of our Time… U2


lol, Hilarious… I had actually forgotten they had a song called “New Years Day“… I’m a pretty Hard Core Fan, eh

With or Without YouMy Favorite U2 Song for Years

Wow, that was a Pretty Damn Cool Video… I’ve never seen it

All I Want Is You

Wow, didn’t realize Bono was so “Audience Participation” Oriented… Pretty cool

Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (Bruce Stops by)

Oh NO!! Metallica Snuck In!! Eh, Somehow, I’m ok with that, lol

U2 and Metallica

It’s A Beautiful Day – Love This Song

One – One of the Best Songs ever Written

Did I disappoint you… Or Leave a Bad Taste in your Mouth…

You Act Like you Never Had Love… And You want Me to go Without

Some of my Favorite All Time Lyrics

You Say  Love is a Temple, Love a Higher Law

Love is a Temple, Love The Higher Law

You Ask Me To Enter but Then you make me Crawl…

And I can’t be holdin’ on to what you got…

When all you got is hurt

And Now I shall Leave you with this… I hope all of you have a Safe, and Happy New Year

u2 Unforgettable Fire

Thanks for Chillen with me

See You in 2012


Missing The North

Posted in Editorial, Entertainment, Film Making, Inspiration, Life, Love, Rock N Roll, Writing with tags , , on December 18, 2011 by darkjade68

The year was 1999… I had been working for a Medical Brace Company for some 8 1/2 years… About 2 years longer than I should of. And thus, I was completely fried on Corporate America… And Sales… And Cubicles… And Artificial Lighting.

One year prior, I had gotten out of a 8 year relationship as well… Both the Career/Job, and the Relationship, had left me in a Grey Zone… Floating… Sleep Walking through life.

From the moment she left, I started to wake… Awake from this Stream of Years where I absolutely did not pursue any of the things/dreams that I wanted to.


Awake… First thing I did was go out and buy a Computer, and then a New Electric Guitar, then a New Acoustic Guitar… And at last… A Black Jeep… Something I had wanted for years, and simply couldn’t afford while supporting two people.

(Looked like this Jeep, accept black, and had a hardtop)

I literally drove the thing off the Sales Floor… It cost way too much money, but I had gotten a roommate which basically cut my rent in half, so I hardly felt the more expensive payment. Plus, I was only supporting one, something I hadn’t done for 8 years.

But this Jeep didn’t come easy, as a month after that relationship ended, before I had bought the Jeep, I went on a road trip to see my Oldest Sister in Northern Arizona… And on the way, I hit a Flash Flood, something I had never seen before, the road simply became a River, you couldn’t even see the road… So I just let off the gas, and slowly moved to the right lane… I did not hit the brakes, as I didn’t want to start to roll or hydroplane… But I ended up rolling, and hydroplaning anyway…

(Pretty much looked like this truck, but without the shell on the back)

WHAM!! Frankly, it was the only reason I got the Jeep… Because my Pickup had 13 thousand worth of damage, and it was only a 17 thousand truck… So you can imagine what that thing looked like… Twisted, and torn… I was goina send a picture of it to my Mom, but after I saw it the next day, as the wreck happened at night, there was no way I wanted her to see that thing. The only reason I didn’t get more messed up in the wreck was 1) I let off the gas, and didn’t use the breaks, so when I rolled, I only rolled twice, lol… I know it sounds bad, but rolling 4 to 6 times would have been much worse… 2) It was a Ford Extra Cab Ranger, and was built like uh… Well, like a truck, lol. No, in all honesty, that thing held up really well… But if I hadn’t have had that extra cab, my head might have gone right through the window behind my head… Ironically, the truck I had before this one, was a Ranger without the extra cab. And 3) As soon as the truck started to roll, I completely relaxed, my body went limp, as I had always heard that people who are asleep in a car crash fair much better, because their muscles are relaxed… A lot of the injuries in accidents are from people tensing up, and thus their muscles and body get all jarred to hell on impact… And/or impacts.

So that’s why I got my Jeep… I needed a new vehicle, and I wasn’t supporting two people anymore, so I could afford it. The other thing I could have spent my money on instead, as I was doing pretty good in sales at that point, was to get like a Condo or something… But I wasn’t going to do that… Because frankly, I was fried on that job, and didn’t want to get tied down to a Condo Payment.

After I got the Jeep, I started a Band… What a blast… Another one of my Dreams… And though I/we never performed live, we rehearsed for months in a practice studio, and it was a blast. That’s really when I did my first bits of Poetry… You see, after that break up, I no way in hell planned on dating anyone… But, of course, love comes when love comes… And I got romantically involved with a very good friend of mine from work… She had also just left a long term relationship, and so the obvious happened, and after a few months of being together, it fell apart.

But it did supply an endless amount of song lyrics, lol

For the next year, my life became one cliche’ after another.

But oh well… What else can you expect from a guy who was coming out of a 4 plus year cloud of greyness…

And so, in August of 1999, a year after the 8 year relationship break up, 11 months after rolling my truck, and 5 months after breaking up with my friend and basically getting my heart smashed… I decided it was time to leave the state.

You see, my brother lived up North in Oregon… He had met his wife in Northern California, moved to Hawaii where she was from, and moved to Oregon after that… Then to Northern California, back to Hawaii, then back to Oregon again… lol Or something like that… He and his wife were basically like gypsies… But at some point during that time, they had a baby boy… And so were settling down in Oregon for a while.

Now my brother and I were really, really, really close when we were young… But because I had been pretty tied up with my long term relationship, and he had moved north and was traveling all over the place with his new wife, we simply didn’t see each other much for a bunch of years… So when he finally settled down, he was constantly calling me, trying to get me to move up to Oregon to be near him and his family.

And once I broke up, rolled my truck, and got my heart broken… I figured it was time to break away from where I had lived pretty much my whole life, and head up north…

To Eugene Oregon

So I absolutely stuffed my Jeep with my stuff, and bought a the Brand New Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Album, Californication, and literally listened to that thing over and over and over again the whole way to Oregon… Man, what a great album

Here, incase you wanta get in the mood, lol

Loved that Album.

They even had a song called Road Trippen on it

I highly recommend buying it, and just playing it over and over again if you decide to hit the road for any reason…

Now Eugene Oregon, I have to tell you, is simply Beautiful Country… It rains there a lot, but I lived in this little room off to the side of the house my brother was  renting, and started to decompress from the previous 9 years of my life… I Wrote, and Wrote, and Wrote… Mostly Film Concepts… And shortly after getting there I went out and bought a really nice Video Camera, and started working on Experimental Films with my brother… It was simply awesome.

And so easy to create when it was raining outside so much of the time… As I arrived there in like November, December of 1999… After a bit, I wanted to get a job, as I was living off of my hard earned 401k money (I do not recommend doing this by the way, lol… I don’t regret it at all, but… Eh, I don’t recommend it, lol) So sadly, it was back to Corporate America… At least for a few months anyway, as I SIMPLY COULDN’T STAND ITTTT!!! Not the job, being in an office again.

But the money helped make the transition to my new home easier anyway… During this time, I reconnected with my brother, which was just awesome… And did hundreds of hours of Experimental Film Work, and tons and tons of Writing… I also did some Painting, but I have to say, it’s not one of my Gifts, lol

After a hand full of months, and a few dozen walks down by the Willamette River which was simply amazing, we ended up renting a 1908 Victorian Home… And that was simply amazing… Oh, it was ran down, nothing fancy, but so damn cool…

And my room was on the second floor, which I simply loved… Every morning my Nephew would run up the stairs, he was like 3 or 4, and dive under my blankets, and hide from the bad guys with me… lol

I lived there with them for many more months, ended up leaving the office job, and got a job at a health market… It didn’t pay a lot of money, but man was I happy…

Every night when I would get home, I’d work on more Experimental Film stuff, and when my brother’s wife and son would go to sleep, he’d come up to my room, and we’d watch some flicks… Or work on some Film stuff.

Also when you went downtown in Eugene, there was this quaint little Coffee House, where musicians played music live… And sometimes we’d all get Chinese, or Indian Food, and then head there to listen to music, get a coffee, and/or a bakery good.

I never thought I’d miss those times so much… My focus was really reconnecting to my brother, starting a film career, and healing from the previous 9 years of my life… All of which I did… But after 9 months of being in Eugene, OR, I started to miss my home, and returned to it.

And now here I sit, some eleven years later, missing my Northern Home.

Which reminds me, I have two or three hundred hours of Video Footage on Hi8 Video Tapes, that I need to have turned into DVD’s, lol

Thanks for Listening/Reading




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DarkJade – An Evening With Coldplay

Posted in Editorial, Inspiration, Music, Rock N Roll, Videos with tags on November 16, 2011 by darkjade68

It’s Interesting, the first song I ever heard by Coldplay was Yellow, and I didn’t like it… In fact, I thought it was annoying, lol

I was in a Band at the time, and my Lead Guitarist just loved them… Then I heard Clocks, and that was it… I loved them.

I bought like 3 of their Albums, and started to listen to them all the time…

After a few years I admit, I could no longer listen to them… I felt I needed to kind of  be in a Blue or Down mood to want to listen to them, and frankly, I wasn’t that Blue anymore.

However, that doesn’t change the fact that they are a Great Band, full of Heart, Soul, and Laced Divinely in Raw Melodic Talent…

That said, I was listening to Pandora Tonight, and I came across a Song of theirs called Paradise. I thought to myself, not bad, and then it reminded me how much they meant to me during that 2 or 3 years that I did listen them… And so, I thought I’d share the Joy…

You might go ahead and Turn down the Lights, and maybe even Light Some Candles for some of these… Enjoy

Fix You

I hadn’t seen that Video before, but I’m very familiar with the song… Kind of a Sad Video, but Interesting

What If

Sad Video, Beautiful Song

Paradise (The Song I first heard tonight, hilarious video)


Simply Beautiful… Once Sung this in a Sushi/Karaoke Bar, ha

Speed of Sound

Cool Song

The Scientist

Absolutely Beautiful Song

In My Place

Great Song


One of my First and Favorite Coldplay Songs… Simply Beautiful

I hope you’ve Enjoyed a Little Visit into Coldplay

Thanks for Listening/Reading




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DarkJade Back Thought – Chillen in the Sub-Mind

Posted in Editorial, Evanescense, Inspiration, Music, Rock N Roll, Videos with tags , , on October 17, 2011 by darkjade68

“Back Thought – Chillen in the Sub-Mind”

A Musical Self-Exploration

Brought To You By DarkJade

Music Takes you somewhere Else… Sometimes reaching a place you might call “The Sub-Mind”… Home and Breeding Ground for the Back Thoughts… Or splintered Makings of the Mind

Come with me as I take you to the Realm of the Back Thoughts… The Sub-Mind of your Consciousness

Some Tunes and Videos that might Help You get there


Interesting as I’ve often wondered how the four of them (The Black Eyed Peas) came together, as each of them is so different… I hadn’t seen that Video, but I feel it is an accurate expression of four completely different entities coming together to form a singular thing

Inside (Kick Back and take this one in, it’s a good 10minutes long)

Enigma has always been awesome… And, I believe, they “get it”, spiritually speaking

Stay a While

I’ve used this Song in another Piece… But I just love it… Amy and Ben are also a case of Souls coming together, making something Beautiful, and in their case continuing in separate directions.

I sense it’s time to return you back to the Surface, and so take the sleeve of my shirt, and we shall Ascend

Rise to Light (Just Close your Eyes and Listen to this one, it shall return you to the Light, and the Briskness of the Skies Cool Voice)

Thanks for Listening




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DarkJade – Remembering (Pearl Jam)

Posted in Inspiration, Music, Rock N Roll, Videos with tags , , , on October 8, 2011 by darkjade68

It’s funny, I was looking for a song by the Beatles on YouTube, “You Have To Hide Your Love Away”, which I have to say is one of my Favorite Beatle Songs now… Though it didn’t make my Beatles Post, but that primarily focused on “Abbey Road”, and it was from the “Help” Album. In locating a Video of the Beatles song, which I really liked, I also saw, and remembered, that Pearl Jam had remade that song. And that got me thinking. In the 90’s, Pearl Jam was my absolute Favorite Band… No doubt. I loved the Cure, and other Bands like Depeche Mode, but Pearl Jam was just awesome. Man could Eddie Vedder sing.

So I thought I’d take you back with me, in Remembering Pearl Jam

“Better Man”

Man did I love that song… Listened to it over, and over, and over again… One of the things I liked about Pearl Jam, was I could actually sing their songs, which faired well for Singing in the Car, which I did a lot… Especially when Pear Jam came on.

“Even Flow”

This footage is just un$#@ing believable. I guess I’ve probably seen it at some point, but man they really caught him in his Prime Moment. Just Awesome.


Once again, just awesome footage.


This song is just tremendous. I used to love to sing it, it just goes so deep with me for some reason… It literally almost made me cry whenever I listened to it… What a softy, lol “I know some day you’ll have a beautiful life… I know you’ll be a star… in somebody elses sky… But why can’t it be mine” Just fricken awesome.

“Yellow Ledbetter”

Just an awesome song.

I’ll go ahead and end it with this one, I’m sure you know it well, it was I believe their most Impactive Song, and the one that sent them Flying through the next 10 plus years


Thanks for Listening/Reading



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DarkJade – The Beatles… And Abbey Road

Posted in Inspiration, Music, Rock N Roll, Videos with tags , , , , , on September 27, 2011 by darkjade68

It’s funny… My Favorite Beatle was actually George Harrison.

The Quiet Beatle if you will, though I suppose that could have been Ringo as well. Sadly my initial experience of Ringo was more of the Background Beatle, who loved girls with Big T($*@’s.

And truth be told, that’s not quite right. I suppose the fact that I saw him in the movie “Caveman” as a kid may have had something to do with that initial impression of him.

The truth is, that after all of these years, I see Ringo as the Back Beat (Ironically there was a Film about the Beatles called Backbeat) of the Beatles. Essential to the Dynamic that set the Stage for John, George and Paul.

I think if I was John, Paul or George and was to cast a look over my shoulder at Ringo during a Stage Performance, the message in Ringo’s Eyes would have been “I’ve got your back, just say what you need/want to say”. The Beatles aren’t the Beatles without him.

Back to George however, there’s just something about his Guitar Playing… This Atmospheric Universe that comes from the strums of his soul, and is delivered by his Guitar. Thank you George, amazing.

And as it turned out, my all time Favorite Beatles Song, on My Favorite Beatles Album “Abbey Road”, was Written By George Harrison. “Something”

Also one of my Favorite Songs “Here Comes The Sun”

Yes “Abbey Road” is My Favorite Beatles Album.                                                                     Perhaps you are familiar with this Beatles Image. I suspect you are. The Cover of “Abbey Road”. In a time where the Band was on the verge of dissolving, they got together for one last Album, as it turned out. And though the Last Album Released was “Let It Be”, as I understand, most of “Abbey Road” was actually recorded later.

I suppose I should talk about those other two Beatles… What were there names? Oh yes, “John and Paul”. The saying of it has a bit of a Religious Ring to it, does it not.

And so it should, Musically Speaking anyway. For if the combination/blending of John and Paul’s Writing isn’t something close to a Religious Experience, I don’t know what is. But in reality, there Music is not a Religion, it’s more of a Melodic/Collaborative Phenom. It’s moved and changed more than one Nation, and I for one Thank Them for it.

That said, in watching some of the footage around the time of “Abbey Road”, it is quite obvious/apparent that it was time for each of the Beatles to go their own way… Even more so in regards to John and Paul.

But way before Ringo’s Silly “Caveman” Movie, came some “Truer” forms of the Individuals Independent Efforts…

John (The Walrus)…

“Imagine”… In my mind, one of the Most Beautiful Songs ever Written.

Paul… “Maybe I’m Amazed” That Boy was In Love

George… “My Sweet Lord”


Eh, he’s still the Beatles Back Beat, lol

I’ll go ahead and end this with a few more of my Favorite Beatle Songs

My Favorite By Pual… “Hey Jude”

I always think of this next one as a Solo Effort by George, but it was on the Beatles White Album “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

“The Long and Winding Road” from “Let It Be”

If that footage didn’t scream “A Break Up Is Coming”, I don’t know what does

A Sentimental Favorite… “In My Life” (The Music Starts on the 25th Second of the Video)

And I’ll go ahead and End it with this one for Symbolic Purposes, as the Beatles did “Come Together” one last time for “Abbey Road”

Thanks For Listening/Reading




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DarkJade Presents – The Unusual Ones

Posted in Music, Rock N Roll, Video Games with tags , , , , , on September 22, 2011 by darkjade68

Weird By Any Other Name, Sounds Just As Sweet…

Shirley Manson – Garbage – You Look So Fine

I’m the first to say some of the “Oddest” Musicians, are some of the Sexiest and Coolest

David Bowie – Let’s Dance

No One Odder… No One Cooler

The Guy has such a great Voice, I always felt if he had someone else Write his Music, he’d be unbelievable… But this song is one of the Exceptions, just Close yours and Listen to it

Robert Smith – The Cure – Pictures of You

One of my all time Favorite Cure Songs. There Music was Exceptional, and There Singer, well lets just say if Eye Liner was Candy, this Guy would have some Rotten Teeth, lol

Freddy Mercury – Queen – We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions

Ok, maybe there’s one guy that’s Odder than Bowie… The King or Queen as it were of More Than Rock N Roll, Freddy Mercury… His Voice is simply My Favorite of all Time… God Bless yah man, you F#@#’n Rule!

Lets Go Ahead and End This on Someone Whose Not Known as a Musician, but Still Found His Weird/Great/Cool Place in Musical History

Tim Curry – Rocky Horror Picture Show – Sweet Transvestite

Tim Curry’s Defining Moment, the guy is Just Awesome

Thanks For Chillen for a bit, have a Great Weekend


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