I was fooling around the other night and thinking about how many times I’ve been out at karaoke and this song pops up. Whatever your goals are, never give up, and don’t stop believing that it can happen. Here’s my cover of the Journey song:
This is a song I wrote a few years back with John Caputo. A longer jam version is on soundcloud.com under my name, but you can check out me performing it live here. This is going to be a new thing I do in my little free time, so I’m open to song requests.
Train of Despair (c) Rick Pipito & John Caputo
Harmonica music and Lyrics by Rick Pipito – Guitar Music by John Caputo
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We spend this episode talking about music, and our choices for listening during different moods, or whatever we are doing. Who are some of your favorite bands? Comment below and let’s chat about it.
I wrote this as a bonus track to my 2014 LP “At It Again.” It was an impromptu one shot of me on vocals and acoustic guitar. I overdubbed the Saxophone and harmonica parts, and added the bells at the end.
I always wanted to do a Christmas song, and felt this captured my feelings at the time. Let me know what you think.
You can download the full song and my other originals at http://www.soundcloud.com for free. Just search for “Rick Pipito”. Also check out my full band arrangements there under “Everyone Loves Mahoney.”
Lyrics and music (C) 2014 Rick Pipito
Recorded at sCrypt publishing studios December 2014
While my new novel is entering editing stages, and we’re trying to reorganize a plethora of ongoing projects, enjoy this new single.
I’ve decided its time to jump back in the studio. Here’s the first track from my upcoming LP “At It Again.” I’ll be doing a mixture of old originals redone, New originals, and a few covers. All for free listening of course. Here’s the first tune “Tears 2014” written and performed by me. http://soundcloud.com/rick-pipito/tears-2014
Ironman loves rocking out to great music, so it is only fitting that he have some songs to honor his heroism. Below is a list of songs I have found that mention or are themed after him. If there are any others, please comment below.
Ironman (by Black Sabbath): Although this wasn’t written about the character, fans around the world constantly mention this song in referring to Ironman. Then suddenly, it was featured in the first Ironman movie. Now it is a staple. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LjbMVXj0F8
Prelude 970519 (by Pete Townshend): The album itself is called “Iron Man.” Kind of a wierd one, but I love Townshend’s stuff, so here it is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9P6X_eeGEE
Who’s The One (By Winger): Wow, this band takes me back. There is only one line in here that mentions him, but the name is capitalized in the print version, meaning it is talking about an Ironman. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jPsU4DkjSs
Ironman (by Ghostface Killa): This is the title of his debut solo album, and while it may seem at first that this has nothing to do with the character, the rapper voiced a villain in the Ironman animated series. This album was done in tribute to Tony Stark and his alter ego. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iTkwxh5xcY
Theme Song From Ironman short (in The Marvel SuperHeroes): This animated hour consisted of many different characters, and Ironman got his own few episodes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Lx9eEox2A
Ironman Theme Song (From Marvel Action Hour): This was a great cartoon in the 1990s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go3PEcZKLI4
Ironman Armored Adventures Theme Song: A CGI animated series in the 2000’s. It was a fresh take on the character and portrayed him as a teenager. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxzDTt0RT7U
Ironman Anime Theme Song: Even Japan did their Ironman story in animation, and it is probably one of my favorite Ironman incarnations. Check out the series if you get a chance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzOmdkqYO9w
The Invincible Ironman Theme Song: I have no idea how Lionsgate films didn’t have them take this down, but the entire animated movie is up on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-GCB5pLhfk
There you have it folks. There were a few other mentions I found during searches, but they didn’t seem relevant enough to include. Ironman (Tony Stark) is played by Robert Downey Jr in The Avengers movie.
Green Lantern is one of the central characters os of the DC Comics universe, and what better way to show appreciation than to mention him in song. Below are a list of songs about more than just one Green Lantern. If you know of any others, please mention them in the comments below.
In Brightest Day by Gary Mitchell: This song has a feel like it should be the end credits to a movie or a live action TV series. Catchy tune. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo0BaloOd2E
Green Lantern Remix by Blue Harvest: If you can find this one, which I can not find a link, please post it here. This song is all about the Green Lanterns, and specifically mentions Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner and John Stewart.
Green Lantern by Evenrude: Another song I had trouble finding a link to. The lyrics are sort of confusing. It’s obviously about a girl, but other than the title and the chorus, there really isn’t much else GL related.
Green Lantern Hal Jordan by J-Sin Starr: Beginning with the classic cartoon intro, it goes into a laid back verse and rocking chorus. http://www.myspace.com/jsinstarr/music/songs/green-lantern-hal-jordan-6101454
Green Lantern The Animated Series Theme Song: This is Bruce Timm’s latest crack at DC animation, and so far so good. I’ve found it enjoyable, and my son loves it. Here is the theme song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFloX26ATf0
Green Lantern First Flight Theme Song: This was the first Green Lantern Animated movie done a few years back. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZsVJD1etBc
Green Lantern Emerald Knights Theme Song: Similar in orchestral arrangement, this is the second animated movie based on the character. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXzAIrLSzio
Green Lantern Movie Theme: For the Live action movie starring Ryan Reynolds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYZGDw2oqLk
Green Lantern by The Mutton Birds: This New Zealand band created a song that I could see in a credits to TV show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xWYIidveeM
Sector 2814 by The Roy Clark Method: This song is about Hal Jordan’s fall after the Reign of the Supermen story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJJ03fipI-Q
Ring Capacity by Ring Capacity: This band definitely consists of a bunch of nerds, but the song and video are pretty sweet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8LNPeVPMIo
DJ Green Lantern: From Rochester New York, this hip hop DJ named himself after wearing a green hoodie and the insignia.
Green Lantern 1967 intro: There were only one or two of these made for the Aquaman/Superman hour in the late 60s. Green Lantern got his own proper intro. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAqngSSlsto
So there you have it folks, a few given ones, but perhaps a few you’ve never heard either. Hope you enjoy!
Last time we talked about the Justice League and the influence they have had on the music industry. This installment brings the Avengers to the limelight. The Avengers debuted in the early 1960s and have been fighting to protect Earth, other dimensions, and universes ever since. With their first big screen movie coming up this spring, I’m sure we’ll get more musical inspirations. Until then, here is the current list I’ve found through a bit of research. If you can think of any others please mention them below (even if they are original creations by you or someone you know). Keep in mind that this list is only about the Avengers as a team, and doesn’t single out any particular hero in general. Enjoy!
Comic Book Heroes: by the Tearjerkers, this song fits in with the time that it was released. It mentions more than jus the Avengers, but they are mentioned nonetheless. Take a listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E07JLJcCLbA
Avengers United They Stand Theme Song: In the 1990s, there was an animated Avengers show that only lasted 13 episodes. I enjoyed it quite a bit, but almost forgot this theme song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLD1yq7eVoY
Okay Go: This was the song used in the boss fights of the arcade game Captain America And The Avengers. Man I miss this game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaJDwv56ii0
Level intro song for Captain America And The Avengers Arcade Game: Another from that game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui_BOcddxkk
Ultimate Avengers animated movie: This is the title intro song for this Ultimates animation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nt4A0ATt3Y
Avengers in Galactic Storm: This was an arcade game, that I was unaware ever existed. It’s a bit dated, and this is the best I could do as far as the soundtrack. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGtF0eYr-uI