Archive for June 2011

Song Of the Day - "I Might" by Wilco

by Eric Berman Song Of the Day – “I Might” by Wilco Brand spanking new and hot off the presses is this new song from the forthcoming Wilco album. Not exactly sure how I feel about the song yet, but I’m sure it will insinuate itself with me at some point.  See for yourself…

Michael Jackson - Two Years On...

by Eric Berman Michael Jackson: I Can’t Let Her Get Away from the album “Dangerous” Two years later and one horrible posthumous release in the form of last year’s turgid “Michael” album.  Let’s remember him for his greatness like “I Can’t Let Her Get Away” from his “Dangerous” album.    

Song Of The Day - "Pay Me My Money Down" by Bruce Springsteen & The Seeger Sessions Band

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Pay Me My Money Down” by Bruce Springsteen From the underrated 2006 album “We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions” where Springsteen ditches the E Street Band and sounds like he’s actually having a good time again. Although the tour played to half-empty arenas, it was where Bruce... Read more »

Basketball History in our Back Yard

Dick Triptow in his All-Star uniform A chance encounter while rehabbing my shoulder enabled me to meet someone who played in the early days of professional basketball. Richard “Dick” Triptow, a product of Lane Tech High School and DePaul University in Chicago played professionally from 1944-1949.  One of his teammates in college, and again in... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Teenage Riot" by Sonic Youth

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Teenage Riot” by Sonic Youth By 1988 and the album “Daydream Nation,” Sonic Youth were already six albums into their career. They invented grunge before it had a name dabbling in noise and strange guitar tunings.  All these years later, they are still a force to reckon... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "A Slow Song" by Joe Jackson

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “A Slow Song” by Joe Jackson When Jackson’s album, “Night And Day,” was released in 1982; he was compared to Cole Porter as a songwriter. The album captured the excitement and feel of New York City nightlife, and at that point of his career the comparison was... Read more »

A Good Reason to Watch "The Voice"

A Good Reason to Watch "The Voice"
Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that I have never been a proponent of reality television.  Every hour of programmed reality keeps drama or comedy off the airwaves.  Casey Weston These days the networks seem so skittish, that they would pull the plug on anything that isn’t a immediate ratings grabber.  I hate to... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Heartbreak A Stranger" by Bob Mould

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Heartbreak A Stranger” by Bob Mould His first move after the demise of the mighty Husker Du was to pair it all back to highlight the acoustic and melodic side of his talent. The melodies were always there in the Du, they were just hiding behind sheets... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Real Emotional Trash" by Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Real Emotional Trash” by Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks In the realm of heaviosity, they don’t come any heavier than Malkmus’  Jicks.  Here’s a live version of the title track of their 2008 album a year before its release.  They’ll be releasing a new platter in a... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Walls" by Glen Campbell

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Walls” by Glen Campbell In a musical world rife with comebacks and reformations that are letdowns at best, comes a welcome return in the form of the 2008 album “Meet Glen Campbell.”  When paired with a collection of fine songs including this Tom Petty cover, Campbell became... Read more »
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