Archive for November 2010

Song Of The Day - "Discovering Japan" by Graham Parker

Song Of The Day – “Discovering Japan” by Graham Parker from the album “Squeezing Out Sparks”  In the late ’70s you had The Stones with “Some Girls,” Elvis Costello with “This Year’s Model,” Bruce with “Darkness,” and a “new discovery” that had been around forever, Graham Parker.  He had been making records with his group, The... Read more »

Review - "Faster" with Dwayne Johnson

Review - "Faster" with Dwayne Johnson
by David Schuster Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in “Faster” The movie “Faster” is the return of Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) to hard core action. Lately the Rock has been the marsh mellow in flicks like “Tooth Fairy” and “Race To Witch Mountain.” Not that he hasn’t been decent in those comedic, warmhearted movies, but the... Read more »

The Rain and Notre Dame wash out hopes of victory streak

This is what we really came for - the halftime show. (I say that, so my family doesn't get mad.)
Having just returned from a trip to the West coast to visit our son who is at Southern Cal, the best part of our brief vacation was getting to see him play with the world famous Trojan Marching Band.  The other highlight was getting in 18 holes of golf while the rest of my Midwestern... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Seven Steps To Heaven" by Miles Davis Quintet

Song Of The Day – “Seven Steps To Heaven” by Miles Davis Quintet This 1963 classic marked the beginning of Miles Davis’ second great group featuring Ron Carter on bass, Herbie Hancock on piano, Tony Williams on drums and George Coleman on sax. Coleman would be replaced by Wayne Shorter on subsequent recordings. This group... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" by Utopia

Song Of The Day – “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” by Utopia  Formed as a Todd Rundgren offshoot group in 1974, the 1982 version of Utopia included Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sultan, Willie Wilcox and Roger Powell. This Beatle-esque gem sank into obscurity due to their record label, Network, going under shortly after the record was released. ... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Good Old Desk" by Harry Nilsson

Song Of The Day – “Good Old Desk” by Harry Nilsson from the 1968 album “Aerial Ballet” Just finished watching the excellent documentary “Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talking About Him)” Not only was he a favorite artist of The Beatles…he’s also one of my all-time favorites. Fun film fact…The song title,... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Black Friday" by Steely Dan

Song Of The Day – “Black Friday” by Steely Dan from the album “Katy Lied”  Today’s choice is a little obvious…but so is the hype that is attached to this non-event in our non-stop-shop culture. Sure, it’s good for the economy…but is it good for YOUR economy? Great song…great album…great group!  

Thanksgiving Bonus! "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen

BIRD IS THE WORD! Have a great Thanksgiving!  

Song Of The Day - "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" by Arlo Guthrie

Song Of The Day – “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” by Arlo Guthrie from the album “Alice’s Restaurant”  It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Arlo’s classic 1967 shaggy dog story of a bunch of hippies doin’ their best to lend a hand to a friend by disposing some garbage on Thanksgiving.  It’s a true story about a true... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Rock My Soul" by The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet

Song Of The Day – “Rock My Soul” by The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet The quartet was born in a Virginia barber shop in 1930. They were originally comprised of two friends from the Booker Washington High School glee club, the barber and a one-legged bass singer. On this particular 1938 recording the quartet includes... Read more »
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