Archive for October 2010

Theater Review - A Chorus Line

The cast of “A Chorus Line” I wasn’t really dragged to see “A Chorus Line” at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL. As I may have mentioned, Chorus Line is one of the musicals that I do enjoy, along with “Guys and Dolls,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and “Les Miserables.”  The common denominator... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "This Is Halloween" from "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

Song Of The Day – “This Is Halloween” from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” film soundtrack.  Danny Elfman was a founding member of Los Angeles New Wave band Oingo Boingo. While Oingo Boingo made some solid albums during their day, it was Elfman’s soundtracking work that really made a name for him including this Halloween gem... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Scotch And Soda" by The Kingston Trio

Song Of The Day – “Scotch And Soda” by The Kingston Trio from the 1958 album “The Kingston Trio.”  Before The Beatles…there was The Kingston Trio! The Trio of Dave Guard, Nick Reynolds and Bob Shane were the most recognized act of the initial folk boom of the late 1950s causing a sensation throughout college... Read more »

It's Not the World Series, but Don't Tell These Guys

A championship game was played last night.  There were no television cameras on hand.  The highlights will not be seen on SportsCenter. The only reporter present was this author, keeping the scorebook, not covering the contest.  With the temperatures in the forties, there weren’t even any fans in the stands. However, none of that mattered... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "The Vapors" by Biz Markie

Song Of The Day – “Vapors” by Biz Markie from the 1988 album “Goin’ Off” Nobody beats the Biz! Mixing humor, freestyle flow and a goofy sing-song speak, Marcel Hall (aka Biz Markie) broke onto the scene in 1988 with this Marley Marl produced track. Markie provided human beatbox for Marl’s stall of production charges... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Keep On Truckin'" by Eddie Kendricks

Song Of The Day – “Keep On Truckin'” by Eddie Kendricks from the 1973 album “Eddie Kendricks”  Originally a member of The Primes (to the Supremes’ Primettes), Kendricks possessed one of the most soulful voices in the group that would later be renamed The Temptations.  His angelic falsetto voice climbed the charts numerous times on... Read more »

TV Watch - Glee, Good Wife, and DWTS

TV Watch - Glee, Good Wife, and DWTS
Talk about the lesser of three evils.  One, that I watched an episode of Glee.  Two, I’ve become hooked on “The Good Wife,” or three – that Bristol Palin is still on “Dancing with the Stars.” Fox and Dushku Don’t get me wrong – I don’t watch DWTS.  I get those updates from my wife. ... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Funtime" by Iggy Pop

Song Of The Day – “Funtime” by Iggy Pop from the album “The Idiot” “FUN! We want some! We want some!” Words to live by from the Iggster with an assist from David Bowie.  Bowie came along to offer a little career rehab for Iggy whilst meanwhile rehabbing his own addictions of the time.  Recorded... Read more »

Paradise Found - a Hawaii Five-0 blog

McGarrett and Danno First, my apologies more not writing much this past week or so.  I have been working on several projects, many of which I hope to share with our readers soon.  Also, the baseball playoffs kept me busy as I did some freelance work for the New York Post.  Now that the Yankees... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "You Say You Don't Love Me" by Buzzcocks

Song Of The Day – “You Say You Don’t Love Me” by Buzzcocks from the album “A Different Kind Of Tension.” Here’s a dose of pure power pop for now kind of people! Formed in 1975 by Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto, Buzzcocks were one of the most tuneful bands to come out of England... Read more »
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