Archive for August 2011

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "The Best Is Yet To Come" by Tony Bennett

Song Of the Day – “The Best Is Yet To Come” by Tony Bennett At 85 and in fine form…the best is still surely yet to come indeed. Just saw him tonight at Ravinia in Highland Park, Illinois…same band as this video…even the same jacket! The artistry and the voice is still intact and still... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Half A Man" by Willie Nelson

Song Of The Day – “Half A Man” by Willie Nelson Right from the outset everything was in place…timbre of voice…unique phrasing…clever lyrics…it was all there back in 1965…everything perhaps, except his beard was fully formed. The arrangement was standard for Nashville at the time with heaping helpings of strings and anonymous female background vocals.... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "It's Not The Same, Girl" by Memphis Goons

Song Of The Day – “It’s Not The Same, Girl” by Memphis Goons They were the missing link between The Velvet Underground and Guided By Voices. They recorded hundreds of low-fi opuses during the late ’60s, none of which got a proper release until their first album “Teenage BBQ” in 1996. Member, Xavier Tarpit is... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "There Stands The Glass" by Webb Pierce

Song Of The Day – “There Stands The Glass” by Webb Pierce Along with Hank Williams, he was the epitome of Honky Tonk music in the 1950s. With his Nudie suits, garish guitars and guitar-shaped swimming pools, he provided a window into the high life of a Country star of his day. In the early... Read more »

Northwestern Football visits Naval Station Great Lakes

Coach Pat Fitzgerald leads the practice
The Northwestern football team made a stop on Monday during their return from training camp in Kenosha, WI to visit Naval Station Great Lakes, home to 20,000 military and civilian personnel. It is the largest military installation in Illinois, as well as the largest training installation in the Navy. The Wildcats practiced on historic Constitution... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - Jerry Lieber RIP - "Smokey Joe's Cafe" by The Robins

Song Of The Day – “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” by The Robins Jerry Lieber has died at the age of 78. He was the lyricist on countless classics including “Stand By Me,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Yakety Yak,” “Youngblood,” “On Broadway,” “Kansas City,” “Love Potion No. 9,” “Charlie Brown”… the list goes on and on. With... Read more »

Music Review - Wayne and Marty from Freddy Jones

Music Review - Wayne and Marty from Freddy Jones
Wayne Healy and Marty Lloyd, founders of The Freddy Jones Band brought  their acoustic guitars to the Montrose Room at the Intercontinental Hotel in Rosemont Saturday night to a small, but very appreciative and enthusiastic audience.  The crowd of about a hundred, many who heard about this gig via the band’s Facebook page, were treated... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Jane Jane" by Peter, Paul and Mary

Song Of The Day – “Jane Jane” by Peter, Paul and Mary PP&M were one of the first prefab groups made to order – one blonde female, two bearded bards – by their manager Albert Grossman. They predated the Monkees by several years, and like The Monkees, turned out to be much more than just... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Run Run Run" by The Who

Song Of The Day – “Run Run Run” by The Who Back when Pete Townshend and company had credibility. Their “A Quick One” album is still killer 45 years later and when played today it still sounds fresh. It’s a shame about Keith and The Ox…it’s more a shame for what they left behind with... Read more »

Playing Disc Jockey and Music Director

Playing Disc Jockey and Music Director
When you get to pick your own music on the radio, it changes the listening landscape.  So many stations on the air today are preprogrammed or the jocks have a limited library to chose from. I went on the air with Marty Z. from Zecom Radio on his The Choice station for a few hours... Read more »
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