Archive for June 2011

Song Of The Day - "Cry Me A River" by Julie London

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Cry Me A River” by Julie London It would be hard to think of London without all of the sexy cheesecake album covers, but behind all of the va va voom was the voice. Soft, supple, sexual.  She sang this song in the film “The Girl Can’t... Read more »

Katrina to Bachmann - Stop Using My Song

Katrina Leskanich of Katrina & the Waves fame has issued a legal ultimatum to Congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann to stop using her song “Walking On Sunshine” as a campaign song. The following appears on Leskanich’s web site:   “Katrina & The Waves would like it to be known that they do not endorse the... Read more »

The New ChicagoNow and Online Poker

**** Alert: Anyone who subscribes to this blog will need to reup again when the switchover is made to the new system tonight.  **** What does that have to do with Poker?  Nothing.  Just some housekeeping that had to be done in advance of the change to a WordPress interface for the writers and editors... Read more »
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Song Of the Day - "Stella By Starlight" by Carmell Jones

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Stella by Starlight” by Carmell Jones Another great West Coast Jazz trumpeter who recorded with the likes of Bud Shank, The Gerald Wilson Orchestra and Horace Silver. This 1962 track features arrangements by Gerald Wilson and is culled from the exceptional 2003 “Mosaic Select” collection featuring three... Read more »

Movie Review - Bad Teacher

Movie Review - Bad Teacher
Timberlake and Diaz by David Schuster Remember the movie “Bad Santa” with Billy Bob Thornton? That movie was hilarious and good. “Bad Teacher” on the other hand is neither. In fact it was just the opposite. Incredibly non funny and plain junk. “Bad Teacher” stars Cameron Diaz who still has that kick ass hot body but... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Milestones" by Gerald Wilson Big Band

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Milestones” by Gerald Wilson Big Band They were one of the leading West Coast big bands during a time when big bands were not commercially viable to keep together for very long. This is a live televised version of “Milestones” that originally appeared on the 1963 Pacific... Read more »
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To Make Your Day, a Composite Top 11 Films Of (and/or By) Clint Eastwood

OK, so Clint can't sing and this Broadway musical adaptation directed by Joshua Logan is a bit long, but with Lee Marvin and a Lerner & Loewe score, I still enjoy it.
This past Sunday morning, the pre-planned, primary topic of discussion at the Chicago Film Discussion Group‘s Meetup Brunch was Clint Eastwood. For a bunch of cinemaphiles (a.k.a. movie geeks) who have tackled the French New Wave, Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock and Pre-Code Hollywood at recent brunch discussions, Eastwood might–at first blush–seem like a rather populist,... Read more »

Concert Review - Hall & Oates

Darryl Hall and John Oates played a spirited, if brief fourteen-song set Sunday night at the Ravinia Festival.  It was a journey back to the mid seventies and early eighties for a mixture of hits and some of the pop duos personal favorites (like Las Vegas Turnaround from 1973′s “Abandoned Luncheonette.”) Fortunately they are smart... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "SeaLion" by Jethro Tull

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “SeaLion” by Jethro Tull Classic Tull from the 1974 album “War Child.” Sure it had the toss-away hit “Bungle In The Jungle,” but there are classics to be found on the platter including this song, “Two Fingers,” “Ladies” and “Skating Away On the Thin Ice Of A... Read more »
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Psychedelic Song of the Day: Jimi Hendrix - Love or Confusion

This is a new feature that I’ve started on the Facebook page for Psychedelic Time Warp, a radio show that I produce.  So I am reprising it here today. Psychedelic Song of the Day – “Love or Confusion” by Jimi Hendrix from “Are You Experienced?” the first album by his new band, the Experience in... Read more »
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