Archive for October 2010

Song Of The Day - "I Found That Essence Rare" by Gang Of Four

Song Of The Day – “I Found That Essence Rare” by Gang Of Four originally from the 1979 album “Entertainment.”  Here’s a nifty John Peel live-in-the-studio version of this agit classic.  Gang Of Four sprung out of Leeds University in England during the late 1970s lashing out at the poverty and record high unemployment the... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Spin The Black Circle" by Pearl Jam

Song Of The Day – “Spin The Black Circle” by Pearl Jam from the album “Vitalogy” Back in 1994 when this song and album came out, vinyl wasn’t all the rage as it is again today…in fact it was just the opposite…on its death knell.  Yet, Pearl Jam not only released this tribute to spinning... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "You Do Or You Don't" by Lindsey Buckingham

Song Of The Day – “You Do Or You Don’t” by Lindsey Buckingham from the album “Out Of The Cradle” OK…I’m going to infuriate lots of people with this one…Fleetwood Mac was (or IS depending on their moods) Lindsey Buckingham. Without him…there is no band.  You can keep Stevie Nicks…especially today’s version of ol’ croakin’... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Cloudy" by Simon & Garfunkel

Song Of The Day – “Cloudy” by Simon & Garfunkel from the album “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme” I was prompted to post this song after seeing Paul Simon singing a medley of “Scarborough Fair” and Snoop Dogg’s “Gin & Juice” on TV last night with Chris Rock and Tracy Morgan. Don’t ask…it was funny. ... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "We Used To Wait" by Arcade Fire

Song Of The Day – “We Used To Wait” by Arcade Fire from the album “The Suburbs.” Certainly one of the best albums to come out this year, Arcade Fire have continued their winning ways by releasing the coolest video you’ll ever see! The video uses Google Maps to take you to the street you... Read more »

Movie Review - Conviction with Hillary Swank and Sam Rockwell

Movie Review - Conviction with Hillary Swank and Sam Rockwell
by David Schuster Swank and Rockwell in “Conviction” Following a dismal summer the Autumn movie season continues on it’s hot streak with “Conviction.” This is a flick based on a true story that takes place over a thirty year span in the New England area. Hillary Swank and Sam Rockwell star as sister and brother... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Touchdown King" by Meat Puppets

Song Of The Day – “Touchdown King” by Meat Puppets I can remember many a blissful night in the 1980s watching this band tear it up at a club called Maxwells in Hoboken, NJ. The Arizona trio of brothers Curt and Kris Kirkwood on guitar and bass respectively, plus the might Derrick Bostrom on drums... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Quiet Village" by Martin Denny

Song Of The Day – “Quiet Village” by Martin Denny from the album “Exotica.” Back in 1958 the world went from black ‘n’ white to glorious Technicolor on the wings of this exotic hit written by Les Baxter. This is music that conjures Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, numerous trips to the Tiki Bar…and Pee Wee... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Minor League" by Grant Green

Song Of the Day – “Minor League” by Grant Green from the album “Solid” It blows my mind to think that a session this good could’ve sat in the vaults of a record company for over 15 years before being deemed suitable for release…but that is certainly the case of this album that was recorded... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Bluebird" by Leon Russell

Song Of The Day – “Bluebird” by Leon Russell from the 1975 album “Will O’ The Wisp” Are you a “Leon Lifer?” They are the Leon Russell superfans who have been following him around the world to see him perform for the last 40 years or so.  They’re out there…they’re in your town…they exist and... Read more »
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