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Yesterday (1/6/22) on the Ethan and Lou Show on I-95, Ethan Carey and I were having a discussion about fun music we love. One item I mentioned, and we played was a selection from Jonathan Young.

Jonathan is a musician and social media monster in that, he's got millions of fans and followers, across multiple social platforms. This is what Young is famous for, he does covers of songs you'd think don't make sense for a heavy metal style vocalist, and he gives people the chills while doing it.

That is precisely what happened to me when I heard one of his newer covers, a re-imagining of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" from the Titanic soundtrack that was released in 1997. This was uploaded to Youtube on December 21, 2021 and has over 200,000 views so far.

This dude is wildly talented, and if you liked that video, you need to check out his Tik-Tok and/or his Youtube channel for other covers.

When I shared my love for the song on the show yesterday, I couldn't stop there.  We also found something that Travis Barker just did, that doesn't make any sense but still worked.Travis just put a Rock and Roll drum track under Adele's "Easy on Me" and it's equally impressive.

Both are better than the original in my humble opinion.

I surprised some of our listeners when we did the segment about Jonathan Young. Like Russel Newman who texted the I-95 Rock Mobile app saying; "I didn’t see Lou as a speed metal fan. That was offensive."

Russel is a regular listener and contributor so you should know, he's not actually offended, that is just how we talk. He made the comment because our on-air discussion went on for awhile and included a bunch of different music suggestions.

I went on to explain to Ethan, that if he liked Young's voice and style, he might also enjoy a band called Dragonforce. I told the story of the time I got to see them at the Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY, before they really broke out in the U.S.

I explained that they are one of the most talented and fastest bands I've ever seen play and suggested Ethan start out by listening to their song "Through the Fire and the Flames."

There was a time period, not all that long ago when I was convinced I was depressed. Here's how I knew, I stopped listening to, and caring about music. When that happens, you know something is up.

The interesting thing about that is, music can also be responsible for pulling you out of a bad mental state. There is only one universal language and it's music. Today, I'll be spending a lot of my time listening to, and singing along with speed metal and I'll do that until I develop a headache and pass out on the couch.

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