Archive for February 2011

Today in Music History: Roger Daltrey

On this date sixty-seven years ago, Roger Daltrey is born in Hammersmith.  Unlike two of his bandmates, he didn’t die before he got old.  Here The Who do this early anthem at Woodstock:      

Monday Morning QB

James Franco and Anne Hathaway were like vanilla ice cream.  Not great, but not bad either.  At least it wasn’t Generalisimo Franco and Mrs. Hathaway from the “Beverly Hillbillies.” By my count, Hathaway wore seven different outfits, some good, some not so great.  Franco did have one of the best lines of the night (other... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Conquistador" by Procol Harum

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Conquistador” by Procol Harum Along with label-mates The Moody Blues, the classic Harum lineup featuring Gary Booker on piano and Robin Trower on guitar put the “prog” into progressive music!  Their first single, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” based on a Bach Aire, was an out of the box number one hit.... Read more »

Our 2011 Oscar Predictions

by Steven Leventhal and David Schuster Best Picture  –  David liked “The King’s Speech” and my personal choice would have been “Social Network.” But I think David is right.Director – David felt that the director award would go hand in hand with the Best Picture, but I disagree thinking this is where David Fincher will... Read more »

Today in Music History: George Michael

On this date twenty-three years ago, George Michael’s third single from his smash Faith album becomes his second chart-topping hit.  There would be two more   Here is the video:        

And the Oscar for Best Comedy goes to...

And the Oscar for Best Comedy goes to...
Of course we all know that Academy Awards are not given for the comedy category, which is too bad, because as someone once said, “It’s harder to make someone laugh than to make them cry.” Only the Golden Globes have a Musical/Comedy category, which sometimes goes to lavish, over the top musical productions that aren’t... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Tiger Rag" by The Mills Brothers

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Tiger Rag” by The Mills Brothers This is a performance clip from the “Big Broadcast Of 1932” showing the Mills Brothers in action.  Yes, it is true…they really were brothers…and the only instrument used on this track was a guitar…all other instruments were played by the human... Read more »

Today in Music History: Frankie Lymon

On this date forty-three years ago, Frankie Lymon is found dead of a suspected drug overdose at his mother’s New York house.  He is twenty-five.  Here, Frankie and the Teenagers perform a great one on the ’56 movie Rock Rock Rock:        

11 Films That Should Have Won "Best Picture" According To Chicago Film Buff Brad Strauss

I (Seth) am very much looking forward to the Academy Awards tomorrow night. I have seen virtually all the movies in all the major categories, have shared my opinions & predictions here and will be watching the telecast at an Oscar party along with other members of the Chicago Film Discussion Meetup Group. There is... Read more »

Today in Music History: Johnny Cash

On this date seventy-nine years ago, Johnny Cash is born in Kingsland, Arkansas.  He passed away eight years ago this September.  Here the Man in Black performs San Quentin in San Quentin:      
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