I love Christmas music. I figure I have a couple dozen Christmas albums in my iTunes collection that I either ripped from CDs that I bought over the years or downloaded from iTunes or Amazon and I’m always on the lookout for good stuff to add to the collection. At this time of year, they [...]
Eric Clapton and Wynton Marsalis. Dixieland blues. Layla. ‘Nuff said.
Step One: Open the door. Step Two: Get on the floor. Step Three: Everyb….wait. Do I really need to spell out the third step? By the by, I used to have a pretty wicked crush on the short-haired blonde dancer in this video back in the way. Never did learn her name.
I admit, even though I love when people take “old” media and find new ways to present it with new technology, I’m torn on this story. The iPad 2 commercials that boast about how Apple’s tablet lets you “touch the stars” and “listen to a magazine” are cool and all, but Steve Jobs could probably [...]
How about a video? Here’s “Inchworm”, an old Sesame Street classic. Just because. My Mom used to sing this song to me when I was young and, sometimes, I’d sing the counterpoint melody — the part with the math. I still have days and nights, even as a grizzled adult, when I want my Mom [...]
If this 5-minute (give or take) Neil Peart drum solo from last night’s episode of David Letterman’s show doesn’t give you a couple good cases of the chillbumps, then we really need to talk. A few things to note: Neil was in control of all the instruments, including the big band group at the end. [...]
For reasons I can not fully comprehend, one of my local classic rock radio stations has put several songs from the Grease soundtrack into its daily rotation. It’s not at all unusual to hear Jimi Hendrix follow by “Summer Lovin”. Well, on my way home from church today, the station got me. I can’t get [...]
I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a while before I’m as wound up as I was at the end of the first half of Episode 73, so you all should soak up the passionate rant while it’s there. Few things get me as wired as someone who doesn’t quite get the First Amendment and [...]
Today is the birthday of legendary composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who would have turned 241 today if he had been a Galapagos Tortoise instead of a human being. To celebrate the day, Jenn at It Ain’t Baroque has shared with us a little Beethoven Humor. You could also find a friend to help you recreate [...]
I really miss the Muppet show. The more I watch it as an adult the more I realize how grown-up the humor and music really were. Also, how many chances did you have to see two of my favorite Muppets who never got much of the spotlight, Zoot and the Manah Manah Guy?