Something Old...

Hello again, friends. I am here to tell you some very important news. This blog is going to die. Yes, it is very sad, but it is for the best. It is time for this blog to die...and to move to a new location!!!! Yes, Mellow Dice will no longer be found on Blogger, but rather on Tumblr!!! Check out the new, and improved Melodious Euphoria!!!!! http://mellowdice.tumblr.com/


Good Evening

There's probably not only a song for every time of day but also one for every occasion imaginable. Since I'm a huge Led Zeppelin fan every time the word evening enters my brain I think of this song. Good thing I love this song or otherwise I may not like evening's. This Led Zeppelin song was released in 1979 on In Through the Out Door. The song starts of with a synthesizer that gives the song a creepy feel. However, when the song starts it becomes more upbeat and heavy. This was one of the only Led Zeppelin songs where Jimmy Page uses a Stratocaster solely for the use of the whammy bar. Even though the song sounds rather heavy and almost creepy at times the song is actually somewhat of a love song, or more like advice about love. Anyway hope you enjoy this heavy Zeppelin tune. http://youtu.be/Vg6MIuXrFf8


Car Commercial Discoveries

Have you ever seen a commercial on TV and wondered, "what is that song in the background?" That's kinda what happened to me while watching this commercial for the new KIA Cadenza. When I first saw it I thought I was hearing things. Next time I thought it was too good to be true. The third time I saw it I accepted what it had to be. It was a remix of David Bowie's "Let's Dance." The original song was released March 17, 1983 and reached #1 on the Canadian Singles, Dutch Singles, Irish SIngles, New Zealand SIngles, Norwegian Singles, Swedish Singles, Swiss Singles, UK Singles, US Billboard Hot 100, and the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play charts. Not too shabby, right? It was only a matter of time before someone remixed it. InFiction got a hold of it, and did it right. They took it and gave it an entirely new, modern feel. Check it out: Until next time, roll the Mellow Dice and hope for Midnight.


I Leave You With This...

Gonna blast to the past tonight with the band Chicago. The song is called Color My World. It was released as a b-side to the single Make Me Smile in 1970, and the single Beginnings in 1971. The piano seems to been inspired in some way by Moonlight Sonata. The major seventh chord that begins the song has been called, "the most famous major seventh in the history of music." Check out the song here:
Until next time, roll the Mellow Dice and hope fr Midnight.

A Coined Title

It was only a Matter of Time until I did a Killers song. Yes, I did just make a Killers pun. What better song to do, than the one that has gradually become my favorite Killers song: Spaceman. The lead singer, Brandon Flowers, said in an interview that he wanted a mixture of Space Oddity by David Bowie and Rocket Man by Elton John in this song. Ironically, if you put those two song titles together you get Spaceman. Or Oddity Rocket, but that's another song entirely. It's hit #2 on the U.S Billboard Hot Dance Club Play charts, and #6 on the Israeli Singles chart. Check it out here:

Until next time, roll the Mellow Dice and hope for Midnight.

The Ocean of Sand

Paintings inspire in many ways. They use beauty of colors to inspire us to be more and do more. Sometimes they inspire us to...write music? That's what happened with America. Not the continent, the band. While the band was in the studio they saw a painting by Salvador Dali of a desert. They decided to capture the look of heat in the painting by writing the song A Horse With No Name. Some have speculated that the song is actually about drugs, but that theory was shot down by the band. It reached #1 on the Canada and the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts, and #3 on the UK and the U.S. Billboard Easy Listening charts. Check it out here: Until next time, roll the Mellow Dice and hope for Midnight.

Take the High Ground

A song about giving someone a second chance, and then actually giving someone a second chance in real life. That what happened with Stevie Wonder and his song Higher Ground. The song is about being given a second chance and making the most of it. Three months later a log truck lost control and slammed into a car that Wonder was riding in, causing him to go into a coma. The song was played in Wonder's ear while in the coma and he started to tap his fingers to the beat. When he finally woke up, he accepted the truck driver's apology and acted like it's something that happens everyday. Talk about giving someone a second chance. This song hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard R&B Singles, and #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Check it out here: Until next time, roll the Mellow Dice and hope for Midnight.