Archive for January 2011

Song Of The Day - "Tart" by Elvis Costello

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Tart” by Elvis Costello This one comes from one of EC’s most underrated records, “When I Was Cruel,” released in 2002. Backed by The Imposters who are the Attractions (Steve Nieve – piano, Pete Thomas – drums) with Davey Faragher taking the bass duties. While the video for... Read more »

And the Oscar Nominations Go To.....

And the Oscar Nominations Go To.....
Colin Firth nominated for Best Actor in “The King’s Speech” The King’s Speech, a film about the efforts of England’s King George VI to overcome his speech impediment rally his country on the eve of World Ward II,  led the pack with twelve nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Colin Firth, Best Supporting Actor... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Voice Poetry" by Ornette Coleman

By Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Voice Poetry” by Ornette Coleman from the album “Body Meta”  Back in 1978, Ornette Coleman formed his first double trio, “Prime Time,” and began releasing records on his own Texas-based record label called Artist House Records. “Body Meta” was recorded in 1976 and featured Jamaaladeen Tacuma on bass,... Read more »
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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

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Those who are Kevin Smith fans will recognize the title of this column.  So what is the meaning other than the title of title of a Smith movie and two of his best known characters?  Not much.  Just a lack of a better working title. The goal here is to do something I don’t do... Read more »

Paradise Found - a Hawaii Five-O blog

Paradise Found - a Hawaii Five-O blog
CBS decided to capitalize on football fans to use the Steelers – Jets game as a lead in for their special Sunday night episode.  Checking tonight’s listings, they are re running the episode where a navy SEAL takes hostages aboard the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor.  If you haven’t seen that one, it’s worth a... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "My Days Are Numbered" by Blood, Sweat &amp; Tears

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “My Days Are Numbered” by Blood, Sweat & Tears Before David Clayton Thomas and hits like “Spinning Wheel” and “And When I Die,” BS&T was the brainchild of Al Kooper. After leaving Blues Project, he hatched the idea of melding rock and soul with jazz horns giving a new... Read more »
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Football Post Mortem - "You Can't Always Get What You Want"

Songs Of The Day - Go Bears! Go Jets!

By Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “The Bare Necessities” from the Disney film “Jungle Book” Performed by Phil Harris as Baloo and written by Terry Gilkyson – Or is that “The BEAR Necessities” Go Bears!   Song Of The Day – “Bennie And The Jets” by Elton John from the album “Goodbye Yellow... Read more »

Even We Get Caught Up in Bears-Packers Hype

Even We Get Caught Up in Bears-Packers Hype
The whole city of Chicago has it.  The contagion has even spread north of the border into Wisconsin.  Nobody talks about anything else other than Sunday’s game, only the second time the Bears and Green Bay Packers have met in the post season.  There was no Super Bowl back in 1941 when these fierce foes... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Creepin'" by Stevie Wonder

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Creepin'” By Stevie Wonder  – When it comes to a vibe, this song’s got it all in spades. From 1974’s “Fulfillingness’ First Finale” comes this romantic number released shortly after Wonder’s near-death car accident, making this album an all-the-more-important part of his canon. At the time of... Read more »
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