skylyro’s Top Ten Blog: 2012 in review

Hey Folks, this is a 2012 annual report for this blog that kindly prepared for me: just a quick overview on this year’s highlights, which, I must admit, weren’t that many, but still… skylyro’s Top Ten Blog in review, here we go!

Here’s an excerpt:

Crunchy numbers

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

In 2012, there were 20 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 43 posts. There were 15 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 453 KB. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was October 19th with 41 views. The most popular post that day was skylyro’s Top 10 Jogging Albums (Reprise).

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skylyro’s Top 10 Jogging Albums (Reprise)

Faith No More - King For A Day... Fool For A LifetimeHi folks, good to have you on again! If you haven’t visited the site for a while, you might have noticed that it has undergone some changes, a facelift, a new Top 10 Posts structure, as well as some new features should now improve it graphically and from a user perspective point of view.

More than a year has past since my first Jogging Albums Post, but I still listen to a lot of music when I go running in the park… And so, apart from the albums you might already have seen in my previous Top 10 Jogging Albums list, my player now includes several other albums. Here’s a sample of some of what currently is my favorite Jogging Music: Continue reading “skylyro’s Top 10 Jogging Albums (Reprise)”

The Doors-Morrison Hotel

Top 10 Celebrity Moments in Hotels

The Doors-Morrison Hotel 

Beatings and an excess of alcohol: when it comes to staying in a hotel, celebrities behave like the proverbial bull in a china shop. The managers of some luxury hotels can tell us a thing or two about that. These are ten sensational cases of bad behaviour by celebrity guests put together by leading online hotel reservation portal

Radisson Blu****, Berlin – Hotel ban for Tokio Hotel

The teen idols of Tokio Hotel have not exactly covered themselves with glory in the past. In November 2005, they celebrated a wild party with groupies in the chic Radisson Blu Hotel in the German capital, ravaged their hotel room and sprayed the guests at a neighbouring party with beer. Since then the musicians have been on the hotel’s black list. They can no longer spend the night in one of more than 420 rooms and suites of the Radisson Blu. This means they also miss out on the chance of seeing the 25-metre high “AquaDom”, the biggest cylindrical aquarium in the world. 

Hotel Adlon Kempinski*****, Berlin – Legendary window antics of the King of Pop

In 2002,Berlinwas also the setting for probably the best-known balcony scene since Romeo and Juliet. Hundreds of fans, and just as many television cameras, held their breath as Michael Jackson, in a touch of false paternal pride, dangled his son, Prince Michael II, over the parapet of the classy Adlon Kempinski for a few seconds. The five-star hotel not far from the Brandenburg Gate is one of the best-known addresses in Germany, and without the need for any spectacular performances. 

Hotel Berns****, Stockholm – “Snappy” behaviour of a rockstar

For some musicians, we know that rabble-rousing behaviour is seen as part of being cool. However, Guns N‘ Roses frontman Axl Rose went too far in 2006 during his stay at the extravagant Swedish Hotel Berns. Initially, he started a verbal assault on a female guest, before biting the leg of a security guard. He too will find it hard to be able to get accommodation again in one of the boutique hotel’s 82 rooms.

Ararat Park Hyatt*****, Moscow – The unorthodox behaviour of a hotel heiress

It Girl, Paris Hilton, should really know how to behave in an elegant city hotel. However, she proved the opposite in the Park Hyatt Hotel in the Russian capital in 2010 and scrawled her name unceremoniously all over the wallpaper in the suite. The consequence: banned from the premises. Fortunately, there are also Hilton hotels in Moscow.

paul gascoigne and vinnie jonesMalmaison Hotel****, Newcastle – From classy hotel straight to the psychiatric ward

In 2008, the football star Paul Gascoigne was rudely relegated into a lower mental division by his stay at the stylish Malmaison Hotel in the English city ofNewcastle. The hard-drinking sportsman first set off the fire alarm and then tried to strangle a porter, before finding himself going straight into a psychiatric institution. 

Hotel du Vin*****, Glasgow – Just be quiet please

It was more a display of arrogance than vandalism from Britney Spears during her stay at the Scottish luxury Hotel du Vin in 2004. The popstar demanded that only she and her entourage could spend the night at the hotel and that all reservations for other guests should be cancelled. The boutique hotel actually offers around 50 rooms.

Iggy Pop liveSunset Tower Hotel****, West Hollywood/Los Angeles – Fresh cream for coffee on tap

Western star John Wayne obviously didn’t like being alone. Otherwise, he would probably not have brought a real cow with him into the room at the traditional Californian Sunset Tower Hotel. According to Wayne, it wasn’t that he wanted the cow for a cuddle during the lonely hours, but that he needed fresh cream for his coffee. Punk rock veteran Iggy Pop also made sure he attracted attention at the art-deco hotel. During his long stay, he had a penchant for jumping from the balcony into the swimming pool and landed just next to it several times. 

The Inn at Irving Place*****, New York City – Devastation caused by a rock singer

TheInnatIrving Place, the boutique hotel inManhattan, also felt the full force of bad celeb manners in 2004, when Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, behaved without any respect at all for the hotel furnishings. To the irritation of more hoteliers, she demonstrated this habit time and again in other hotels as well. 

The Mark*****, New York City – Armadillo as scapegoat

Just a few days ago, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis announced their separation – no wonder, if the actor’s behaviour in his relationship with the singer was similar to when he was with her predecessor, Kate Moss. During an argument with the top model in The Mark Hotel by New York’s Central Park, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star unceremoniously wrecked his suite. He then put the blame for the chaos on a dubious armadillo. 

The Plaza*****, New York – Memories, not likely!

In 2010, Charlie Sheen proved that he is not of a retiring nature in the classy Plaza Hotel inNew York. The security services, who had come running up after an emergency call from the woman who was with him, found the actor naked and almost unconscious. Before this, Sheen had wrecked the furnishings in his room and caused several thousand dollars worth of damage.


Published under courtesy of HRS – Hotel Reservation Service


skylyro’s Top 5 Power Trios

The Police, Copeland, Summers, Sting

Welcome back to another skylyro top chart! I pretty much enjoyed the virality last week’s post has caused and hope this one is going to have a similar appeal. So here it is, this is skylyro’s list of Top 5 Power Trios! Continue reading “skylyro’s Top 5 Power Trios”


skylyro’s Top 10 Rock Voices

Top 10 rock voices of all timesHi there, and welcome back to another one of skylyro’s Top 10 posts!

This week I’d like to introduce you to my favorite Rock Voices of all time, and I’d love to know what you think about and who your favorite Rock singers are.

Looking forward to reading your feedback, enjoy!


1. Jeff Buckley

2. Eddie Vedder

3. Joe Cocker

4. Freddie Mercury

5. Jim Morrison

6. Chris Cornell

7. Mike Patton

8. Mark Knopfler

9. Mick Jagger

10. Roger Daltrey

dEUS, Keep You Close

skylyro’s Top 5 Albums of 2011

dEUS, Keep You Close

Hey guys, welcome back to another Top 5! This time I thought of my favorite albums of the past year and tried to come up with my Top 5 Albums of 2011. I have to admit that my musical spectrum is quite restricted in these last years, but still, I believe there where a few interesting publications last year, as well. I have picked 5, but feel free to propose your favorite albums in 2011!

1. Keep You Close – dEUS: some people prefer the older albums, some the newer ones, and I more or less like them all! dEUS is an amazing band, always innovative, always great!!! To me, dEUS are probably producing Continental Europe’s best music! Continue reading “skylyro’s Top 5 Albums of 2011”

Pictures of Eddie Vedder

skylyro’s Top 5 Eddie Vedder Duets

Pictures of Eddie Vedder

Cheers folks, it’s been quite a while since my last post, and I’m really happy to be here, writing this year’s first post – apart from last year’s review… At first, I had a different topic on my mind, but as I stumbled upon some video, I just had to make these my next blog post. Obviously, I knew that Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam as a whole had appeared on stage with many artists throughout the years, and some of these performances I had already seen and heard before, but I was so surprised by the many of them I found! Eddie Vedder, whom I probably consider my favorite singer, duetting with some of the most extraordinary artists and musicians of past and present… and this is skylyro’s Top 5 Eddie Vedder Duets: Continue reading “skylyro’s Top 5 Eddie Vedder Duets”

skylyro’s Top Ten T-Shirts

Summertime is coming and I was thinking about getting some new t-shirts, or which shirts to pick from the back of my closet and finally I thought of which ones are the ones I like most… that’s why this week’s post is about some of my Favorite T-Shirts Ever! Feel free to suggest your favorites and which are definitely the coolest t-shirts around!

Rolling Stones - British Flag Tongue1. The Rolling Stone’s British Flag Tongue

Jimi Hendrix2. Jimi Hendrix

3. Pearl Jam’s StickmanPearl Jam - Stickman

fading Tees - got up

4. fading Tees (different slogans)

5. Superman T-ShirtSuperman T-Shirt

Smiley T-Shirt

6. Smiley / Happy Face

7. A.S. Roma – Diadora Shirt

Rome's best official shirt                                                 8. Bob MarleyBob Marley

9. Duff Beer

Duff Beer

10. New Zealand All Blacks ShirtAll Blacks Rugby

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird

skylyro’s Fan Lists (Chris)

Hello again, my friends! First of all I’d like to thank you for the 4,559 page visits we had in just 1 month: that is a pretty fair result for a small and brand new blog like this!
skylyro’s Blog definitely needs you in order to work and with the occasion, I’d like to post the first skylyro’s Fan List. This week it will be a pretty long one, since Christian shares his “Top 100 Songs of All Times“: it’s a very interesting one that involves all kinds of music, from classical music, to folk, hard rock, pop, alternative rock, blues and so on… Check it out and you will surely find some inspiration for some new stuff to listen to!

(Also, please do not forget to vote for the weekly Battle of the Bands, which in the end will result in “our Top 10 Bands of All Times”!!!)

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird1. Freebird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
2. Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen (Live 1975)
3. One – U2
4. Creep – Radiohead
5. Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley/Leonard Cohen
6. Air – Johan Sebastian Bach
7. Express yourself – Charlie Wright & The Watts
8. Sympathy for the devil – Rolling Stones
9. Born to run – Bruce Springsteen
10. Magic – Ben Folds Five
11. Hurricane – Bob Dylan
12. Revolution – Beatles
13. Whole lotta love – Led Zeppelin
14. Baby’s got sauce – G.Love & Special Sauce
15. Mr. Jones – Counting Crows
16. In-a-gadda-da-vida – Iron Butterfly
17. Child in time – Deep Purple
18. I’m goin home – Ten Years After (Live/Woodstock)
19. Alive – Pearl Jam
20. Paranoid Android – Radiohead
21. Caravan – Van Morrison
22. Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
23. Disarm – Smashing Pumpkins
24. Smells like teen spirit – Nirvana
25. Imagine – John Lennon
26. You can’t always get what you want – Rolling Stones
27. Killing in the name of – Rage Against the Machine
28. (Let’s not shit ourselves) To love and to be loved – Bright Eyes
29. I hope that i don’t fall in love with you – Tom Waits
30. Got to get you off of my mind – Solomon Burke
31. Highway to hell – AC/DC
32. All along the watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
33. Sysgonöga – Jonas Knutsson
34. I’ve been loving you too long – Otis Redding
35. Bird on the wire – Joe Cocker (Mad Dogs & The English Man)
36. Let’s get it on – Marvin Gaye
37. No rain – Blind Melon
38. Heard it through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
39. Theme of Schindler’s List – John Williams
40. Don’t think twice – Bob Dylan / Denk ned noch – W. Ambros
41. Message in a bottle – Police
42. Break on through – The Doors
43. Der Weg – Herbert Grönemeyer
44. Black Dog – Led Zeppelin
45. Respect – Aretha Franklin
46. Come together – Beatles
47. I wonder who – Rory Gallagher
48. Paradise City – Guns ‚N’ Roses
49. It’s the end of the world as we know it – R.E.M.
50. Life on Mars – David Bowie
51. Fields of Athenry – Dropkick Murphys
52. Anarchy in the UK – Sex Pistols
53. Lust for life – Iggy Pop
54. Dance to the music – Sly & the Family Stone
55. Sweet Goddess of Love and Beer – Popa Chubby
56. Better man – Pearl Jam
57. F-Stop Blues – Jack Johnson
58. Keepin it real – Mason Jennings
59. Lover, you should have come over – Jeff Buckley
60. Mighty, mighty – Curtis Mayfield
61. Scooby snacks – Fun Lovin Criminals
62. Long as I can see the light – Creedence Clearwater Revival
63. Voodoo Chile – Jimi Hendrix
64. Jammin – Bob Marley
65. Brown eyed Girl – Van Morrison
66. Let it bleed – Rolling Stones
67. Piece of my heart – Janis Joplin
68. Das alles kommt mit – Element of Crime
69. Glory Box – Portishead
70. I can’t get with that (Schmoove Version) – Fun Lovin Criminals
71. Bring it on home to me – Sam Cooke
72. Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix (Stevie Ray Vaughn)
73. On the sunny side of the street – Louis Armstrong
74. Be my guest – Fats Domino
75. Sublime – What i got
76. Daydream – Lovin Spoonful
77. How can i tell you – Cat Stevens
78. San Diego Serenade – Tom Waits / Heimatserenade W. Ambros
79. Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
80. One for my baby – Frank Sinatra
81. White room – Cream
82. Rodeo Clowns – G. Love
83. For what it’s worth – Buffalo Springfield
84. Stairway to heaven – Led Zeppelin
85. What’d i say – Ray Charles
86. Son of a preacherman – Dusty Springfield
87. Roadhouse Blues – The Doors
88. Yer Blues – Beatles
89. Radar Love – Golden Earring
90. Flake – Jack Johnson / BenHarper
91. Please bleed – Ban Harper
92. Get myself arrested – Gomez
93. Always look on the bright side of life – Monty Python
94. Lightning Crashes – Live
95. Fortunate son – Creedence Clearwater Revival
96. Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
97. The Mariner’s Revenge Song – The Decemberists
98. With or without you – U2
99. Layla – Derek & the Dominos
100. Somewhere over the rainbow – Iz