9/22/17: Sunshine and rainbows and hysterical mutism

What do you do when you’re in the middle of a gig and your voice gives out? You think fast.

Advertisements

7/10/17: US3 & Herbie Hancock

I was always a big fan of this song. I knew they were using samples from Blue Note recordings, but never bothered to track down the original source material.   But then it came and found me. I was listening to the radio, and some Herbie Hancock came on:   It’s great to listen to… Continue reading 7/10/17: US3 & Herbie Hancock

5/23/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!

There. Now you’ll be singing this to yourself all day long. I know I will. Back in the late 90’s, even jaded grunge enthusiasts had to begrudgingly (be-grungily?) admit how much fun this song is. And for the younger crowd, this was a perfect pop-crush band; three cute brothers, and one for every age range.… Continue reading 5/23/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!

January 11, 2016: David Bowie

David Bowie died on Sunday at the age of 69. In an age of macho bullshit rock & roll, he moved fluidly between styles of music, fashion, and taste, while writing great songs and lyrics. If you haven’t listened to much of Bowie’s music, 1969 – 1983 is recognized as being his “peak” period, but he… Continue reading January 11, 2016: David Bowie