Archive for September 2011

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman -- "Rex Rhumba" by the King Cole Trio

Song Of The Day – “Rex Rhumba” by The Nat Cole Trio Sure we all know Nat “King” Cole could sing…and lord knows he surely could play piano too. This Cole original highlights the guitarist in the trio, the great Oscar Moore, on a track from “The Capitol Transcriptions” recorded on March 20, 1946. Rounding... Read more »

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman - "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

Song Of The Day – “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Whether you know her from her hit, “Pillow Talk,” or as the Godmother of Rap and Hip Hop, Sylvia Robinson’s contribution to the musical landscape runs deep. At the helm of Sugar Hill Records, she discovered and produced early Rap hits... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Big Barn Bed" by Paul McCartney & Wings

Song Of The Day – “Big Barn Bed” by Paul McCartney & Wings This clip comes from the TV special “James Paul McCartney” which aired on Thanksgiving Day 1973. I can remember rushing to the TV set after dinner to watch the show. The song was from their then-current album, the much under-rated “Red Rose... Read more »
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It's Not Moneyball, It's Shamball

It's Not Moneyball, It's Shamball
Shamball by Phil Meyers Propaganda. In the most simple of terms, that’s how the concept—commonly known as “Moneyball,” reveals itself.  Ideally, Moneyball is a system that is predicated on emphasizing mathematical analysis, putting a premium on not conceding outs. Therefore, the process weighs its importance heavily upon on base percentage (OBP). Walks thus come to... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Rain And Snow" by Obray Ramsey

Song Of The Day – “Rain And Snow” by Obray Ramsey The Grateful Dead’s “Cold Rain And Snow” was based on Ramsey’s version of this traditional favorite. Ramsey was a banjo playing extraordinaire who worked with his cousin Byard Ray in the duo Ray and Ramsey. He was also a member of the group White... Read more »

Paradise Found - Hawaii Five-O and Fringe

Paradise Found - Hawaii Five-O and Fringe
First of all, Fringe is back.  If it wasn’t enough to have two of everything, including parallel universes, now we have some kind of alternate timeline.  Where is Peter Bishop?  That seems to be the prevailing theme for season four of television’s best drama/sci-fi/out there program.  John Noble continues to show why he is one... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Brand New Cadillac" by Vince Taylor And His Playboys

Song Of The Day – “Brand New Cadillac” by Vince Taylor And His Playboys Even though this song was relegated to the B-Side of the single it was released on in 1959, it has grown in stature due to it being covered by The Clash on their “London Calling” album. It has been said that... Read more »

Movie Reviews - "Killer Elite" and "Straw Dogs"

Movie Reviews - "Killer Elite" and "Straw Dogs"
What to do on a rainy Autumn day? Go and see a double feature of course. And not just any double feature…we’re talking about violence up the ying-yang in “Killer Elite” and “Straw Dogs.” I came out of the theater half thinking that there wasn’t anybody alive after all the killings I had just witnessed.... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Surgeon" by St. Vincent

Song Of The Day – “Surgeon” by St. Vincent On her latest album, “Strange Mercy,” Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) creates lush soundscapes with sharp, sensual lyrics layering pastoral synths, wiggy grooves and cutting guitars. Her musical past includes stints with Polyphonic Spree, Sufjan Stevens and Glenn Branca and her sound melds hints of Joni... Read more »
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Song Of the Day by Eric Berman - "Easy To Be Hard" by Lynn Kellogg

Song Of The Day – “Easy To Be Hard” by Lynn Kellogg Most know this song recorded by Three Dog Night, but here’s the original version from the 1968 Broadway Cast recording of the musical “Hair.” This song plus the other hits from the musical including “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In,” “Good Morning Starshine” and the... Read more »
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