Having a really bad day today. Big disappointment at work. My company put me in a compromising situation and I have to deal with some difficult decisions. So, I think tonight, I’m going to offer an assortment of guitarists playing the music of Michael Jackson. His music really lends itself to translation on the guitar and the players I’ve listed below are geniuses at the art. Gareth Pearson is my favorite young guitarist. I’d suggest downloading his music at CandyRat.com. And of course, Adam Rafferty is phenomenal, but don't miss the guitarist playing Black & White. Amazing! The music is kind of a pick me up, for me, at least, and I find it easier to think through decisions listening to it, especially with a glass of Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir…or maybe the whole bottle. Enjoy!
Man in the mirror: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiWFzBJsLeA
Rock with you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWz9y9k7DIo
The way you make me feel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T10El7IG1VE&feature=relmfu
Off the wall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP0T7-M_wWM
I want you back: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x6GhwQjvo0&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL0EDBFD34E63F0BAC
Smooth criminal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYsNPCfmyKo
Black or White: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rw_AT_Flno
They don’t care about us: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJFzwHlf3ls
Don’t stop till you get enough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7GdENQRt1Y&feature=relmfu
Stranger in Moscow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6UzGG_fxWU
Michael Jackson Tribute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4UNf3407Q4&feature=related
The 2009 Ken Wright Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir ($25.00) is one of my favorites from Oregon. It’s a blend from nine different Willamette Valley vineyards. It truly embodies everything I love about Oregon Pinot Noir. It’s bright red in color with a bouquet filled with cherries and wild flowers. It’s bursting with flavors of tart cherry, vanilla, and a touch of baking spice and mild tannins followed by a long, lingering finish. It’s a great wine for stimulating the neural synapses when I want to think. Enjoy!