Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy New Year!

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne ?

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.


The most direct translation of the Scots phrase 'auld lang syne' is 'old long since'. Singing the song at the stroke of midnight has been a New Year's tradition the whole world around for many years. The song has been around since the late 1700's. More on 'Auld Lang Syne'

The recording by Guy Lombardo can be heard when the ball comes down at midnight every year in Times Square.

Guy Lombardo :: Auld Lang Syne

Have a happy and safe New Year's celebration!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Wrapping up the Christmas season

Wow! December 22 already! Hope the shopping's done and the stockings are hung!

I truly, truly love Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong's reading of "'Twas The Night Before Christmas"! It is another treasure from a man who himself was a beloved treasure. This one's gonna make you smile and feel warm all over!



Louis Armstrong :: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

So pour yourself a tall glass of milk, curl under a blankie and enjoy this one before going to bed on Christmas Eve.

As timeless as A Charlie Brown Christmas, the soundtrack to the annual television classic contains music that will be weaved into Christmas memories for generations to come.

O Tannenbaum

Linus And Lucy

Christmas Time Is Here

Skating


So many great Christmas songs; it's hard to pick just a few more to share with you...

Run D.M.C. :: Christmas In Hollis

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band :: Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town

David Bowie and Bing Crosby :: Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy

Finally, let me share some Beatles / Lennon / McCartney with you.

The Beatles :: Christmas Time Is Here Again

John Lennon :: Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Paul McCartney :: Wonderful Christmastime

Bob Rivers :: Jesus's Birthday

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas With The Crooners

Just a few more classics that hardly need introducing...

Bing Crosby :: White Christmas

Nat King Cole :: The Christmas Song

Frank Sinatra :: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Gene Autry :: Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)


Nat and Frank, 1957.

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings

Tucked away among my string of Christmas posts, I had to finally write about Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings. Their third album, 100 Days, 100 Nights was released October 2, 2007 and broke Billboard's Top 25 Independent Albums Charts. The album has been getting very good reviews around the music blogs and would make a great "I-never-heard-of-them-before" stocking stuffer.

You know the Dap-Kings from their work with Amy Winehouse, tapped by producer Mark Ronson to supply that 1960's R&B flow on her album Back To Black.

Once again they bring the funk and infuse Sharon Jones' bold, soulful voice with a swing reminicent of classic Motown/Stax records. This is The Daptone Sound! Daptone Records

From 100 Days, 100 Nights:

100 Days, 100 Nights


Nobody's Baby

And Daptones limited release single:

Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)



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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Michael Jackson :: Thriller


Today, December 1, 2007 marks the 25-year anniversary of the landmark album Thriller. As good a time as any to revisit the #1 selling album of all time, an album that was #1 on the charts for a record 37 weeks and has sold over 27 million copies in the United States.


If you're old enough to remember 1983, it goes without saying that Michael Jackson was HUGE. Musically and culturally speaking. (Man, I wanted one of those 'Beat It' Jackets!) While times have indeed changed; the first copy of Thriller I listened to was my cousin's vinyl LP; every music artist today stands meekly in the shadow cast by Michael Jackson. The 2007 Hannah Montana wouldn't hold up next to a lock of singed Jheri curl of 1983 Michael Jackson. (The infamous Pepsi commercial)

To give you an appreciation, the total album sales of the top ten albums of 2006 (all ten COMBINED) fall short of Thriller's total sales. And to decry that I'm comparing 25 years of sales would only reinforce my point. The impact on album sales for today's music artists in the Digital Age of Music notwithstanding, Michael Jackson went from superstar to global icon upon the unleashing of Thriller.

The 25th anniversary will be commemorated with a special re-release on February 12, 2008. A Special Edition will feature a DVD along with some unreleased tracks and remixes, including 'Billie Jean 2008 - featuring Kanye West'. The remix of 'Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'' featuring Akon has leaked and is available below.

Did I mention that I always wanted a "Beat It" Jacket so bad?!






Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Remix featuring Akon)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I'm Not There



Coming soon to a theater near you...

On November 21, the Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There will see a limited release in the USA. The film is directed and co-written by Todd Haynes who uses a vignette-style of filming to tell 6 stories using 6 different actors portraying him. From reviews I've read, the film is not a literal, strightforward account of Dylan's life, but rather enigmatic musings and what-ifs -- much like the film's subject. The diverse and divergent stories told are portrayed by a diverse and distinct group of actors.


Talk about Another Side Of Bob Dylan.

Christian Bale, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw and Cate Blanchett all portray Dylan. The film has been shown to international film festival audiences including the Venice Film Festival where Cate Blanchett was awarded the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress.


A number of musicians contributed to the film's soundtrack, 33 covers of Dylan classics and rough-covered nuggets. Being a huge fan of Bob Dylan, I approach covers of his songs with a bit of trepidation. Will the artist stick close to the original? Will they try to give it their own interpretation? Will I like it? Will I hate it? Bob himself likes to change and update the sound of his classics when he plays them live and I can appreciate an artist who attempts to put their own touch on one of Dylan's songs. But there's a certain reverence which must be observed.

Pouring over the film's soundtrack, I am happy to report some very nice finds. Overall, the two discs have their hits and misses, but I'll just share some of my favorites. In particular: I LOVE Antony's cover of "Knockin' On Heaven's Door", Sufjan Stevens recasts "Ring Them Bells" in his own quirky and beautiful style, Richie Havens' own inimitable style shines on "Tombstone Blues" and the man who was once Bob Dylan's own inspiration, the legendary Ramblin' Jack Elliott shows us how it's done on "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues".

Goin' To Acapulco - Jim James and Calexico

Tombstone Blues - Richie Havens

Man In The Long Black Coat - Mark Lanegan

Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power) - Willie Nelson and Calexico

Ring Them Bells - Sufjan Stevens

Mama, You've Been On My Mind - Jack Johnson

You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? - The Hold Steady

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Antony and The Johnsons

I'm Not There - Bob Dylan (unreleased song from the Basement Tapes sessions)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Chrome Dreams

Chrome Dreams II is Neil Young's latest album and a 'sequel' to Chrome Dreams, originally scheduled for release in 1976, but still unreleased to this day. Some of the songs on Chrome Dreams II were scheduled for other albums but dropped for various reasons. Among the retreads Neil has rolled out of the garage is "Ordinary People", the album's first single and an 18+ minute epic slated for 1988's This Note's For You.

The original Chrome Dreams was the follow up to Tonight's The Night, Neil Young's grossly underrated classic. Some of the songs from Chrome Dreams were later rerecorded and found there way onto other albums.




Enjoy some classics past and future!

From Chrome Dreams:

Too Far Gone

Homegrown

Powderfinger

And from Chrome Dreams II:

Beautiful Bluebird

Ordinary People

The Believer

Spirit Road

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Simone White :: I Am The Man



I just came across Simone White the other day and listened to the title track to her new album, I Am The Man. Give this song a listen!

Her gentle strumming and carefully crafted vocals belie her surefooted and staunch convictions about right and wrong in world.

Her album was released earlier this year in the U.K. and unfortunately, isn't available in the U.S. yet. Instrumentation is sparse through most of the album as Simone and her acoustic guitar take front and center stage. While the album as a whole is "alright", two songs in particular have grabbed me.

The other song I found intriguing on her album is called "Roses Are Not Red". An "I'm-certainly-not-heartbroken-over-losing-you" lament if one has ever been written!

Roses Are Not Red

Roses are not red
A still life never growing
The sun is not a source of light
And the wind will not be blowing
Birds will die
Up in the sky
The sky that is not blue
Everything is as it was
I never loved you
I never loved you



Saturday, October 6, 2007

By request:


Kid Rock's new album Rock N Roll Jesus drops this Tuesday.

Michigan's Devil Without a Cause takes a sentimental journey, singing about the halcyon days of youth and "goin' Up North" (as we say).

Kid Rock :: All Summer Long

Warren Zevon :: Werewolves Of London

Lynyrd Skynyrd :: Sweet Home Alabama

Thanks Kap! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!



Click on the Petoskey Stone to learn more about Michigan's unique "State Stone"!


Honky Tonk Women (alternate version)


Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) (from Goat's Head Soup)


Monkey Man (from Let It Bleed)


Sweet Virginia (from Exile On Main St.)

Friday, October 5, 2007

Jimi Plays Monterey

On October 16, a new release of Jimi Hendrix: Live At Monterey DVD and CD will available.

Tthe CD had been extremely hard to find in past couple decades due to the legal wrangling over rights to Jimi's music. Thanks to the Great, Great House of Guitars in Rochester, NY, I got an import CD of Jimi Plays Monterey in the early 90's.



D.A. Pennebaker's film, Monterey Pop Festival, as well as his filming of Jimi in Jimi Plays Monterey have been previously available on DVD.

The new release's "Definitive Edition" will allow you to view alternate camera angles of Jimi's performance. (Cool!)

An oft-told story behind Jimi's over-the-top performance is due to a rift between Jimi and Pete Townsend of The Who backstage at Monterey. Pete respected and admired Jimi for his playing and stage show. But both Pete and Jimi were going to use guitar-smashing as part of their act and Pete did not want to go on after Jimi. A coin-toss decided that The Who would in fact go first. The Who's own electrifying shows would certainly be a hard act to follow for nearly any musician or group in the spring of 1967.

Jimi Hendrix, however, was not just any musician. Jimi was a force of nature; a cosmic storm hurling atomic fireballs across the galaxy while other performers were shooting rubber bands at the moon. Jimi, as we know, enrapt the audience with his charm then began to set the world on fire one Stratocaster at a time with an inspired and other-worldly performance.

So to whet your appetite for the re-release of this historic performance...

The Wind Cries Mary and

Like A Rolling Stone, from Jimi Plays Monterey

I credit Jimi Hendrix 100% for piquing my interest in, and subsequent obsession with, Bob Dylan. In this version of Like A Rolling Stone, Jimi's voice inflects the taunting, bittersweet feelings behind lyrics of the song.

"How does it feel?!"










Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Links fixed

I took care of the links in the "Kids are nuts about..." post. Those are fileden links (right click / save target as...) Enjoy the songs and of course, support the artist! "Press N Play" is updated, too.

Check out St. Vincent !

Monday, September 24, 2007

This song has been in my head all day!

Spoon :: You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb

This is my test run using Mediafire. Faster? Slower? Same? Happy? Sad? Indifferent? Let me know what you think in the Comments, please.

Note: left click. It will take you away from the blog. Once d/l begins, click yer "Back" button.

NOT - right click / save target as...

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Bandwidth

Hang on... i'm trying to figure this shit out!

UPDATE: As of Sunday evening, my bandwidth limit with Fileden will be reset in one day.

UPDATE 2.0: As of Monday evening, i'm still up shit creek. I'm going to try Mediafire. I read good things about them, so let's give it a whirl.

Friday, September 21, 2007

The kids are just nuts about this band...


It took me a while to take to Spoon but I'm finally coming around to them. From Austin, TX, the quartet plays a foot-tapping pop that you'll be singing along to in the car. The band formed in 1994 and Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, released in July, is their sixth album. Here's their first single off Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga:

The Underdog

And my favorite track:

You Got Yr Cherry Bomb

Little bit of a Chicago-feel. We can dig.

Apple's rocking some fresh indie music as well to promote the new iPod nano. That catchy pop tune you can't help but like is from Feist.

Here's 1, 2, 3, 4

And check out My Man, My Moon

and I Feel It All

Getting alot of blog-love these days is Panda Bear , a member of Animal Collective. It's a bit out there for me, but from Panda Bear's album Person Pitch, here's

Comfy In Nautica

And from Animal Collective's new album Strawberry Jam, give a listen to

Peacebone

Other darlings of the indie scene these days are Okkervil River, who also hail from Austin, TX.

Check out a few from their latest album The Stage Names

Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe

A Hand To Take Hold Of The Scene

You Can't Hold The Hand Of A Rock N Roll Man

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Bruce Springsteen - Magic


Bruce Springsteen is an icon of Rock 'n' Roll, a great singer/songwriter and a top-notch performer. I have not personally had the pleasure, but from what I hear, Bruce and The E Street Band put on one of the best concerts you'll ever see. His energy and enthusiasm for performing for his fans never wavers or wanes through a 3 hour set!

Tour dates are already scheduled and shows are sold out for his support of his new album, Magic, which will be released on October 2.

Here are two cuts from the new album.

The first single, Radio Nowhere.

and Terry's Song , a beautiful ballad and tribute to his long-time friend, Terry Magovern (click the link to read more).

More on Bruce in a future post...

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Kanye vs. 50

I've listened to both Graduation and Curtis about as much as I can stand. I don't really care for either. They can both retire if this is the best they could come up with.

I dig one song from either album. ONE song.

Kanye West :: Barry Bonds (featuring Li'l Wayne)

I guess that makes Kanye the winner in my book.

The Tiger Lillies

A couple weeks ago, OvationTV aired "Shockheaded Peter and other songs of The Tiger Lillies". Unfortunately, I caught only the last 10 minutes or so, but what I did see completely floored me.

The Tiger Lillies performed their song, "Terrible" and I was dismayed yet rapt by the lyrics and their performance. I immediately wanted to hear and see more. I found the "Shockheaded Peter" DVD at a local Border's and I was able to grab some music. A kind soul has put a few of the "Shockheaded Peter" performances up on Youtube -- Tiger Lillies.

Their music has been described as "Brechtian" and "Gypsy Cabaret", but I can't help but think that in some parallel universe, this could be the vulgar offspring of a David Lynch/Tom Waits nightmare. Misogyny, blasphemy and dipsomania abound in their lurid tales.

"Shockheaded Peter" was inspired by a book of the same name. Der Struwwelpeter was written in 1845 by German author, Heinrich Hoffman. You can read the stories as translated by Mark Twain here. And for futher reading Shockheaded Peter.com

The book contains stories about children who misbehave and the consequences that befall them. The story of Shockheaded Peter, for instance is about a boy who doesn't groom himself and is very unpopular. "Snip Snip" is The Tiger Lillies' retelling of "The Story of Little Suck-a-thumb".


Snip Snip

Bully Boys

video

A diary of daily debauchery... Terrible

A haunting reflection to celebrate your last day on Earth... Alone With The Moon

KT Tunstall - Drastic Fantastic

KT Tunstall's new album Drastic Fantastic will be released on September 18th. Check out the first single, "Hold On" plus a few other songs...

Hold On

Little Favours

A while ago, I saw KT perform The Jackson 5 classic, "I Want You Back"... this is phenomenal! Her slightly rough and bluesy vocals, with which she delivers the verses, give the song a beautiful down-and-out feel. Enjoy!

I Want You Back (Jackson 5 cover)

I Want You Back :: The Jackson 5

And a very faithful rendition of "Tangle Up In Blue"...

Tangled Up In Blue (Bob Dylan cover)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

NFL Football Season!!!







The NFL season is finally here! Here are my picks for this week...




Favorite___ Spread______ My Pick

COLTS___ 6__ Saints...Colts (Defending champs power past up-and-comers)
Raiders__ 1.5__ LIONS...Lions (One of Kitna's 10 wins)
TEXANS__ 3__ Chiefs...Texans (LJ can't do it by himself)
Broncos__ 3__ BILLS...Broncos (Cutler and Co. shreds Buffalo)
Steelers__ 4.5__ BROWNS...Steelers (Brady Quinn waits patiently)
JAGUARS__ 6.5__ Titans...Jaguars (Jags draw curtains on the Vince Young Show)
RAMS__ 1__ Panthers...Rams
Eagles__ 3__ PACKERS...Eagles
VIKINGS__ 3__ Falcons...Falcons (Joey! Joey! Joey!)
REDSKINS__ 3__ Dolphins...Redskins
Patriots__ 6.5__ JETS...Jets (Pats will win a close one)
SEAHAWKS__ 6__ Buccaneers...Seahawks
CHARGERS__ 6__ Bears...Bears (Bears D will keep them in it)
COWBOYS__ 6__ Giants...Giants (Is this Eli's year to blossom?)
BENGALS__ 2.5__ Ravens...Bengals (No stopping Ocho Cinco on Noche De Lunes)
49ERS__ 3__ Cardinals...49ers

Of course, Home team in CAPS

Well, there you have them. Week one of the NFL season.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day! I thought I might celebrate Labor Day with a post of Woody Guthrie songs. First off, of course, 'Talkin' Hard Work Blues'. This song is just hilarious!

"While we are on the subject of hard work,

I just wanted to tell you that I am a man who likes hard work.

I was born working and I worked my way up by hard work.

I ain't ever got no where, but I got there by hard work."



And a couple of classics...



Leadbelly along with Woody, Cisco Houston and Sonny Terry...


and further on the subject of hard work, some more Leadbelly ...




Lining Track

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Rocking with 'Fess :: Professor Longhair

video

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the the flooding of the Crescent City, New Orleans, brought by the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina. I recently posted about Fats Domino, beloved piano legend and near victim of that great tragedy. A reader requested some Professor Longhair and I was more than happy to oblige.


Professor Longhair's sound was extremely influential, particularly during the late 1940's to mid 1950's but he didn't achieve the renown of contemporaries such as Little Richard, Fats Domino, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Remarkably, by 1970 'Fess was working at a record store living in virtual anonymity, and presumed by some to have died! That year, three New Orleans teenagers set out to find Professor Longhair to invite him to play at their first New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. They didn't find him in time for the first festival but did find him in 1971 working at One Stop Records, on Rampart St. in New Orleans. By then, he hadn't touched a keyboard in years. At the second New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Professor Longhair's return to playing was literally a show stopper. The entire audience was rapt; food vendors stopped peddling during his performance; musicians performing on other stages even stopped playing in order to catch this historic event!

Read more about Professor Longhair:

A brief bio can be found at Wiki (of course), but please check out his official website as well.


From the album "New Orleans Piano"::


Hey Now Baby


Tipitina


From "Live In London"::


Medley: She Walked Right In - Shake Rattle & Roll - Sick & Tired


Go To The Mardi Gras


and extracted from the video (top), 'Fess playing 'Tipitina'...


Tipitina (solo)

Monday, August 20, 2007

Smashing Pumpkins

On June 21, 2005, the day his solo album, TheFutureEmbrace was released, Billy Corgan took out a full-page advertisement in the Chicago Tribune. In an open letter to the city of Chicago, he wrote about the feelings he felt for his hometown as he recorded his solo album and the realization he came to during that soul-searching time: He wanted his band back. He promised to "...renew and revive The Smashing Pumpkins." Wiki: The Smashing Pumpkins

Corgan (on guitars, bass, keyboards and vocals) and original Pumpkins' drummer Jimmy Chamberlin recorded the new Smashing Pumpkins album, Zeitgeist together. The first single, 'Tarantula', is a frantic, blistering celebration of a love that is REAL.

Tarantula


I also had to post the 'Tarantula' video (sans chrome key)! This version doesn't have the 3-D effects of the proper version, but dig it!



"We are the real, if real ever was.
And just because we are the real, they feel we have enough.
We are the real, ‘cause someone gave us up.

I want to be there when you’re happy; I want to love you when you’re sad."





An ammo belt/guitar strap? Now, that's Rock n Roll!





And here are a few of their old hits...

Bullet With Butterfly Wings

Disarm

Tonight, Tonight

1979

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Fats Domino - American Music Legend



Almost two years ago, the world nearly lost a wonderful person and true musical icon. On August 29, 2005, Antoine "Fats" Domino, then 77 years old, decided to ride out the oncoming Hurricane Katrina with his wife Rosemary. Their two-story home, along with every other building in New Orleans' 9th Ward, was devastated by the storm and the ensuing flood waters. Thankfully, he and his family survived the tempest that ravaged the city and destroyed millions of dollars in property, along with the livelihoods and dreams of thousands of its citizens.

Through Tipitina's Foundation, Fats Domino released "Alive and Kickin'", the title inspired by his response to fans' inquiries and concerns for him after Katrina.

Like everyone else, Fats lost many precious belongings to the aftermath of the storm. Among things he lost were gold record awards and other achievements, mementos and memorabilia from his career.




On Monday, August 13, in a nightclub in New Orleans, Fats Domino was presented with reproductions of 20 of his gold record awards by the Recording Industry Association of America and Capitol/EMI (right photo). In addition, the RIAA presented him with the "American Music Legend" award for his accomplishments. Fats is only the second ever recipient of the award; Johnny Cash was given the award about a decade ago.

Released on August 14 and available at fine music outlets, Fats Domino Greatest Hits: Walking To New Orleans

Sample and enjoy some of this legend's greatest songs:

and my favorite Fats tune...

The White Stripes - You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told)

A video from The White Stripes:

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Shop Boyz

From the ATL, Shop Boyz bring their blend of rock and rap to make you bob your head and stomp your foot to a flowin' beat on the hot single, Party Like A Rockstar.


The trio, Demetrius "Meany" Hardin, Richard "Fat" Stephens and Rasheed "Sheed" Hightower worked together at an auto repair garage by day but worked on their 'rockstar dreams' by night. The result is an album, Rockstar Mentality, that brings their vision of 'hood rock' to life.

Another album highlight is the surf music/rap Rollin', a celebration of summertime, top-down cruising in your ride.

Inspired by Shop Boyz' 'Party Like A Rockstar', check this remix created by Cousin Cole: Party Like A Rockstar (Cousin Cole Remix)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Ryan Adams on BBC4

Last month, Ryan Adams and The Cardinals performed at St. Luke's in East London for the BBC4 . A terrific set mixing some old and new songs. Here are a few for you to check out:


My Winding Wheel

I Taught Myself How To Grow Old


In the August edition of Blender magazine, Ryan offers us some tips on starting a comic book collection.

Back in June on David Letterman, Ryan and the boys performed the song 'Two' from the album 'Easy Tiger'.

Two

And separately, I added a new feature to the blog. Over to the left is what I'm calling 'Press N Play'. Self-explanatory.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Cannonball Adderley

From Wikipedia, Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975), was a jazz alto saxophonist of the small combo era of the 1950's and 1960's. Originally from Tampa, Florida, he moved to New York in the mid 1950's.
The nickname "Cannonball" was a childhood nickname for the portly saxophonist, a corruption of "cannibal". An articulate speaker with an easy manner, Cannonball educated, amused, and informed his audiences in clubs and on television about the art and moods of jazz (he was a music teacher before beginning his jazz career).


I really dig the song "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy". Check it out along with a couple other tunes.

From 1967's LP, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy "Live at the Club"...

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy




And From Cannonball & Coltrane, released in 1959...

Limehouse Blues

Grand Central




For more on Cannonball Adderley, visit

http://www.cannonball-adderley.com/


Monday, August 6, 2007

Sunday, August 5, 2007

J. Geils Band



TheJ Geils Band formed in the late 1960's around Boston, Massachusetts and released their self-titled debut in 1970. After only 2 studio albums, they released "Live" Full House in 1972



which was recorded at the Cinderella Ballroom in Detroit, MI.






I hope the video works, and here are some mp3's to enjoy...

(Ain't Nothin' But A) House Party


Give It To Me


Whammer Jammer (Live)


Hard Drivin' Man (Live)


Musta Got Lost


Centerfold


Freeze Frame


Love Stinks


I Do (Live)


Musta Got Lost (Live)

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Dreams Old Men Dream

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams - Acts 2:17

Cold War Kids put on an awesome show @ Freedom Hill!!! I had the pleasure to meet the guys and really appreciate their time and chatting with me! I feel the spirit of their music is vibrant and exciting and so I thought the title of their new song would be an appropriate title for this blog entry.


















Here are a few live and alternate version tunes for your listening pleasure:


We Used To Vacation (acoustic version) - Europe vlog version (check it out!)


Hospital Beds (acoustic version) - Europe vlog version (check it out!)


We Used To Vacation (acoustic version) - Minneapolis vlog version (check it out!)

Enjoy! Thanks again, Johnny, Maust, Matt and Nathan!