Archive for January 2011

Eleven Famous Cars From the Movies

Eleven Famous Cars From the Movies
Having seen the new film adaptation of the “Green Hornet” TV show and its iconic car – the Black Beauty, I got to thinking (always dangerous) what are some of the most memorable cars seen in the movies? Most of these are fast cars,  or souped up cars with special gadgetry.  But when you think... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Push Th' Little Daisies" by Ween

By Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Push Th’ Little Daisies” by Ween From their 1994 magnum opus, “Pure Guava,” comes Ween’s first pseudo MTV hit.  I say pseudo because it was the first tune they made a video for…even though it got very little airplay. However, the song did make the top ten in... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "El Paso" by Marty Robbins

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “El Paso” by Marty Robbins Back in 1959, America was having a love affair with the Wild West with shows like “Gunsmoke” and “The Riflemen” lighting up millions of TV screens. Marty Robbins was a singer/songwriter who had dabbled in Rockabilly, Pop and Country recordings. It was... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Loudmouth/Judy Is A Punk/Glad To See You/Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" by Ramones

By Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Loudmouth/Judy Is A Punk/Glad To See You Go/Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment” by Ramones from “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert” Rock impresario, Don Kirshner died yesterday at the age of 76. As a Brill Building song publisher he helped the careers of Carole King & Gerry Goffin, Bobby Darin,... Read more »

Movie Review - "Blue Valentine" with Ryan Goslin and Michelle Williams

Movie Review - "Blue Valentine" with Ryan Goslin and Michelle Williams
Finally got around to seeing one of 2010’s most acclaimed end of the year flicks in “Blue Valentine” This is a complicated movie about the birth and eventual death of a marriage. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams are the two main characters and in real life both are quickly transforming themselves from the small (TV)... Read more »

Eleven Memorable Games in Bears-Packers History

I’ve only been in Chicago since 1986, so while I certainly live the Bear- Packer rivalry every weekend during football season, I wanted to get a take on the magnitude of Sunday’s game at Soldier Field. I asked two of the best football minds I know to give me some perspective on the game.  Les... Read more »
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Paradise Found - a Hawaii Five-0 blog

Before I launch into the weekly Five-O update, I want to say a quick word about “Off the Map,” the new ABC drama about …well let me give you the network’s version of the premise……” a tiny town in the South American jungle which has one understaffed, under-stocked medical clinic. That’s where idealistic young Dr.... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Company In My Back" by Wilco

By Eric Berman The great debate between Wilco fans is are they better when going all wiggy experimenting on albums like “A Ghost Is Born” and “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,” or is the more concise Wilco of “Summerteeth” and “Sky Blue Sky” your cup of tea. I like them both…but the nod goes to the proggy Wilco.  With... Read more »

Movie Review - "The Green Hornet" with Seth Rogen

Movie Review - "The Green Hornet" with Seth Rogen
by David Schuster and Steven Leventhal Chou and Rogen Both of us saw this movie over the weekend and had a pretty similar take on this re-boot of the old radio and television classic. David says:  For  months I had been seeing promos and previews for “The Green Hornet” and thinking Seth Rogen? Are they... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans" by Louis Armstrong

by Eric Berman By the time Armstrong committed this song to wax in 1946, he was already a veteran of the music industry for twenty years and you can hear it in his mellowed, more measured tone. That’s not to say that his performance lacked the trademark humor and playfulness we’ve all come to love and expect... Read more »
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