Archive for October 2011

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Help I'm A Rock" by The Mothers Of Invention

Song Of The Day – “Help I’m A Rock” by The Mothers Of Invention Not your typical Halloween track, but I’m sure it scared the heck out of folks when first released in 1965! Still pretty scary today, especially the notion that THEY are freaking out in Kansas! Frank Zappa and company were so far... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Gone" by Miles Davis

Song Of The Day – “Gone” by Miles Davis From Miles’ 1958 album “Porgy And Bess” comes this George Gershwin classic arranged by Gil Evans. Miles made several great albums with Gil Evans and orchestra including “Sketches Of Spain,” “Miles Ahead” and “Quiet Nights.” Players on this track include Philly Joe Jones on drums, Paul... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "She Said I Can" by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

Song Of The Day – “He Said I Can” by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings Brand new Bosco Mann-penned single from soul sista no. 1, her funky drummer and the gang! While the song is only available as a 45 rpm single in America, it is also on a UK-only rarities album called “Soul... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart" by Norah Jones with Kris Kristofferson & Elvis Costello

Song Of The Day – “How Many Times Have You Broke My Heart” by Norah Jones with Kris Kristofferson & Elvis Costello The lyrics to this song were written by Hank Williams and were left behind unrecorded in one of his “Lost Notebooks” of lyrics. The performance comes from Elvis Costello’s music interview TV show... Read more »

The Five Coolest Guys 1990-2010

The Five Coolest Guys 1990-2010
  This ran last year.  If it were to be republished, we could probably add Steve McGarrett (the 2.0 version) to this list. Girls love him, and guys want to be him.  Australian Alex O’ Laughlin has brought back the cool TV cop. Entertainment Weekly Magazine just came out with it’s list of the 100... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - Chopin: "Military Polonaise" by Artur Rubinstein

Song Of The Day – “Chopin: Polonaise In A Major, No. 3, Op. 40-1 “Military”" by Artur Rubinstein The “Military Polonaise” was composed by Chopin when he was 28 years old and was his most popular melody. During the German invasion of Poland in 1939, this Polonaise was played on the radio daily as a... Read more »
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Song Of the Day by Eric Berman - "Kiss Me" by Tom Waits

Song Of The Day – “Kiss Me” by Tom Waits Future standard? It’s possible with this tender track from Tom Waits’ outstanding new album “Bad As Me.” Waits is on the piano singing in a voice that hearkens back to earlier in his career. In concert he pretty much jettisoned his piano ballads over the... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Bring It To Jerome" by Bo Diddley

Song Of the Day – “Bring It To Jerome” by Bo Diddley To think that Ellas Otha Bates (aka Bo Diddley) started out studying classical violin is kind of mind blowing when you consider his contribution to the annals of Rock history. Thank goodness someone gave him a guitar! The “Jerome” in this 1955 classic... Read more »

USC - Notre Dame Weekender

Crowd waiting at Navy Pier for USC's Trojan Marching Band
It must have seem like a strange army of crimson and gold clad warriors had invaded Chicagoland last weekend.  They were all over Michigan Avenue on Friday, sporting the team colors of Southern Cal.  The Trojan Marching band made an appearance at a pep rally at Navy Pier, and again at a fund raiser at... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Going Out Of My Head" by Little Anthony & The Imperials

Song Of The Day – “Going Out Of My Head” by Little Anthony & The Imperials Jerome Anthony Gourdine (aka Little Anthony) led The Imperials to the pop charts for three decades. Their run of hits began in the late 1950s with “Tears On My Pillow” to this top-ten gem from 1964 right on through... Read more »
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