Tag: Music

The Delivery Presents: Republican Majority Blues and a Bold Soul Singer

The Delivery Presents: Republican Majority Blues and a Bold Soul Singer

| February 17, 2010 | Reply

Episode 25 of The Delivery is now up at the newly-redesigned Take That Radio website (and the bottom of this post) and its customary iTunes abode. SuperMegaProducer Mike is focusing more on his SuperMegaProducing, which means the show is going to sound even better than it does now. We’re also kicking around a couple ways of […]

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I Think Prince’s Football Song is Endearing!

I Think Prince’s Football Song is Endearing!

| January 24, 2010 | Reply

I’m finding it difficult to make fun of Prince for this story. Yes, his “fight song” is absolutely horrible. It sounds like he woke up Wendy and Lisa after an all-night bender and recorded it in a broom closet with a $30 Casio keyboard. The lyrics are confusing where they aren’t hackneyed, and the song […]

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Ay, Calypso! Bang Your Head!

Ay, Calypso! Bang Your Head!

| January 20, 2010 | Reply

I’m going to hazard a guess that the cop wrote this citation for “loud noise” because he couldn’t writing it for “lying his face off to a police officer”. FOND DU LAC— Police responding to a complaint of loud noise have cited a Fond du Lac man for “rocking out” to the music of John […]

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Happy New Year, 2010

Happy New Year, 2010

| December 31, 2009 | Reply

Well, another year has rolled by and we’re on the cusp of one so new we’re still picking the cellophane off the case. I hope 2010 brings all of you every last ounce of happiness and contentment. Thank you all for your visits and for spreading the word about my blog and my podcast. I’m […]

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Yes, You Can Sing Handel If You’ve Taken a Vow of Silence.

Yes, You Can Sing Handel If You’ve Taken a Vow of Silence.

| December 24, 2009 | Reply

This performance of “Hallelujah” is sheer brilliance. I’d love to see them do it again next year with a slightly bigger group to get some of the other lyrics in as well. (via twitter friend @sav01) UPDATE: This appears to be the original performance of that work. I like the high-schooler’s version. It had more […]

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Benson Sings Christmas!

Benson Sings Christmas!

| December 23, 2009 | 2 Replies

Last year, I wrote about my favorite Christmas song, “Oh Holy Night” and linked to the two best renditions of the song I’d ever heard. That post became one of the most-read posts I’ve ever written, which surprised me a bit. I didn’t expect it to resonate quite as well. I also didn’t expect that […]

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When I Said I Wanted a Gonzo Music Video, I Didn’t Mean It Literally

When I Said I Wanted a Gonzo Music Video, I Didn’t Mean It Literally

| November 25, 2009 | 3 Replies

I saw this video getting some buzz on Twitter, but I wanted to hold it until later today, so it would get maximum exposure at The Shack without other posts bumping it down the page. How good is this video? It got the Allapundit half-smile of approval, which would amount to a full-on standing ovation […]

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Back in the Days of Indoor Smoking and Skinny Ties, They Made Jazz Like This

Back in the Days of Indoor Smoking and Skinny Ties, They Made Jazz Like This

| November 25, 2009 | 2 Replies

It’s the day before Thanksgiving. Most folks are home for the day, making ready for the celebration tomorrow, so how about a little jazz to help? Trane. Miles. New York, 1959. The song is “So What”. You can almost smell the cigarette smoke in the air and the slight must from the studio, can’t you? […]

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Anyone Remember “Birdland”? Heck, Anyone Remember “Bird”?

Anyone Remember “Birdland”? Heck, Anyone Remember “Bird”?

| November 22, 2009 | Reply

Sunday night is a good night for something from one of the greatest trumpet players who ever lived. This is his version of “Birdland”, originally done by Weather Report (written by the incomparable Joe Zawinul). It’s probably my favorite version of the song. The club about which the song was written is still around (though […]

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The Best Music Review I’ve Read All Year

The Best Music Review I’ve Read All Year

| November 11, 2009 | 2 Replies

I hope one day to write an album review that is as utterly devastating and completely accurate as this one. Moe Lane has a brilliant excerpt but I think the sharpest part of the blade is in this bit before the section Moe quoted. The arrangements, though, are jarringly slick, with sleigh bells and gossamer […]

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