Tag: Music

Hallelujah in the Food Court

Hallelujah in the Food Court

| December 4, 2010 | 1 Reply

This is an incredibly cool video. A group of youngish folks started to sing “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah in a food court, assisted by a pianist there playing incidental Christmas music. It’s obvious they had scripted out the first part of the chorus to get people’s attention. What they got was this: It’s obvious that […]

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John Williams’ Music Translates Well to Classical? Who Knew?

John Williams’ Music Translates Well to Classical? Who Knew?

| October 25, 2010 | 1 Reply

I get that web sites want to be hip and culturally edgy. I even get that the easiest way to do that is to hire a bunch of hipster writers yearning to hit it big with some ironically-titled book. But at some point, one of those young hipsters will post something like this, which’ll make […]

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Happy Birthday, Diz. Thanks for the Mood Changer!

Happy Birthday, Diz. Thanks for the Mood Changer!

| October 21, 2010 | Reply

It’s been a long week and I’m in need of a pick-me-up. Since today is Dizzy Gillespie’s birthday, I figured he’d be the perfect guy to deliver the shot in the arm I need. If Dizzy playing “Manteca” doesn’t make you smile, then you’re simply beyond my help today.

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I Think I Finally Get Andrew Lloyd Webber…

I Think I Finally Get Andrew Lloyd Webber…

| July 1, 2010 | Reply

For some reason, this song keeps popping into my head. I can’t explain it. Perhaps my subconscious is picking up on subtle external signs or something. I wonder if, just for a couple years, we could play this one alongside the National Anthem. It seems to be a more familiar tune these days than a […]

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I Think It’s Time for a Westboro Beatdown

I Think It’s Time for a Westboro Beatdown

| May 24, 2010 | 7 Replies

I pray that all the cable news networks send a camera crew to this. According to the official web site of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) — an independent Baptist church and hate group known for its hatred of homosexuals and its protest activities (which include picketing funerals) — WBC is planning on picketing Ronnie […]

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I Sing the Birds Cinematic

I Sing the Birds Cinematic

| May 9, 2010 | 2 Replies

There is a right way and a wrong way to look at birds. This is the wrong way. Apparently, this Godawful waste of celluloid has become a minor cult hit, for reasons I can not fathom. I know from good cult movies and this one doesn’t come close to qualifying. It has no redeeming feature, […]

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The Rainy Day Cover Tune Fest

The Rainy Day Cover Tune Fest

| April 24, 2010 | Reply

It’s a bit rainy and chilly today so, until the sun comes out and shares its happy warmth with us, why not have a little music to accompany all the necessary indoor chores? I like a well-done cover tune. If you’re lucky, you can find a few, like Aretha Franklin’s “Respect, Jimi Hendrix’ “All Along […]

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Japan, You’ve Really Outdone Yourself This Time.

Japan, You’ve Really Outdone Yourself This Time.

| April 19, 2010 | Reply

If the Internet has taught me anything, it’s that that the Japanese are an intensely strange people whose television programs defy description. I have no idea what the purpose of this program is (though I think it’s something like a cross between karaoke and “Puttin on the Hits” but I know that telling you that […]

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The Delivery Presents: Whacking Waxman and All That Jazz

The Delivery Presents: Whacking Waxman and All That Jazz

| April 1, 2010 | Reply

Episode 32 is a done deal. The show has a more laid-back pace than some of my more recent shows. It’s been a long couple weeks and I felt like having a little bit of fun. So I invited a couple of my favorite frequent guests, Kim Haney and Ed Driscoll, for the aforementioned fun! […]

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Thursday Night Sanity Break

Thursday Night Sanity Break

| March 18, 2010 | 1 Reply

Ever have one of those tedious weeks where every day hangs around your neck like a millstone necklace and you spent all day Thursday under the mistaken notion that it’s really Friday only to know soul-grinding disappointment when you look at the calendar over and over and over again? Thank God Above for Boston’s “More […]

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