Category: Music

Yeah, I Know It’s Rob Thomas. It Still Rocks.

Yeah, I Know It’s Rob Thomas. It Still Rocks.

| July 30, 2009 | 4 Replies

Jimi Hendrix would have approved. Approved? Hell, he would have grabbed up an axe and they would have gone on another ten minutes. And yes, I know that’s Rob Thomas, who I have thought physically incapable of rocking. I was wrong. He brings the voodoo better than anyone since Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The […]

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A Virtual Choir? Sure, Why Not?

A Virtual Choir? Sure, Why Not?

| July 30, 2009 | 4 Replies

I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like this on the internet before. I’m not even a little bit surprised that it came from Eric Whitacre. That video is made up of 116 separate singers, who recorded their own part of the piece on their webcam and sent it to someone who synchronized them […]

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Be Safe, Trog. Here’s Some Traveling Music!

Be Safe, Trog. Here’s Some Traveling Music!

| July 26, 2009 | 7 Replies

The Troglopundit has gone on vacation but never fear! He has left his blog in the capable hands of some Troglosubstitutes who have already turned Rule 5 on its head. I think maybe I’ll leave him a little present for when he gets back. Maybe he can make a theme song out of it.

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I’m Not Dead. Plus, Edgar Winter!

I’m Not Dead. Plus, Edgar Winter!

| June 5, 2009 | Reply

No, folks, I haven’t died. I’ve just had more than the normal demands on my time over the past couple days, split among work, other writing projects, and home stuff. Everyone’s just fine. I’m just fine. I’m not very happy about it either. I’ve been trying to steadily build my traffic to somewhere around a […]

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Best Western Movie Themes? Can’t Forget Silverado!

Best Western Movie Themes? Can’t Forget Silverado!

| April 29, 2009 | 1 Reply

I think this list by John Nolte of the greatest Western movie themes is darned good, though I’d make one change. I’d remove “For A Few Dollars More” and replace it with the Silverado theme, composed by Bruce Broughton. One Morricone in a Top Five list is fine with me, if it means that we […]

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Best Western Movie Themes? Can't Forget Silverado!

Best Western Movie Themes? Can't Forget Silverado!

| April 29, 2009 | 1 Reply

I think this list by John Nolte of the greatest Western movie themes is darned good, though I’d make one change. I’d remove “For A Few Dollars More” and replace it with the Silverado theme, composed by Bruce Broughton. One Morricone in a Top Five list is fine with me, if it means that we […]

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Into the Archives: Music Reviews and Thoughts on Friendship and Evil

Into the Archives: Music Reviews and Thoughts on Friendship and Evil

| April 23, 2009 | Reply

Yearly Celebration Week kicks off with a couple oldies but goodies from this time last year. As it happens, I wasn’t feeling particularly political one evening and decided to try my hand at reviewing some music. Here’s what came out, and here’s how I finished up. Now, since these are Police songs, you won’t find […]

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My Obligatory Susan Boyle Post

My Obligatory Susan Boyle Post

| April 20, 2009 | 7 Replies

I haven’t written anything about Susan Boyle, who is doing to Britain’s Got Talent what Paul Potts did last year. That’s not out of any malice. I’ve just seen so many other bloggers writing about her, that I figured why pile on? But I would like to pass on a few links. I do recommend […]

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Paris Risks Brawl for Music

Paris Risks Brawl for Music

| March 27, 2009 | Reply

Can I condemn Paris Hilton’s boyfriend for taking a poke at the bodyguard of a DJ who was playing craptastic techno music? I cannot. In fact, I think he was doing the world a service. If club DJs around the world knew that playing awful music could earn them a punch in the face, we’d […]

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Eat Raisin Brahms…for the Aaaaaarts!

Eat Raisin Brahms…for the Aaaaaarts!

| March 19, 2009 | Reply

It’s not often that a television commercial makes me laugh every time I see it. I can’t remember the last PSA that made me laugh even once. This one, though, cracks me up. I can’t help it. Something about Johannes Brahms crashing through a dining room table, with his grand piano, and yelling “Guten TAAAAAAAAAAG” […]

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