Archive for October 2011

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "I Wanna Be Loved" by Elvis Costello and the Attractions

Song Of the Day – “I Wanna Be Loved” by Elvis Costello and the Attractions The first line of the liner notes written by Elvis Costello for the reissue of this album reads: “Congratulations! You’ve just purchased our worst album.” An accurate assessment due mostly to the then-trendy production by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.... Read more »

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman - "Jump Around" by House Of Pain

Song Of The Day – “Jump Around” by House Of Pain They were the one and only white Irish Hip-Hop act on the scene in 1992 when this infectious track took over the airwaves. The song was produced by Muggs, who was the same mastermind behind the sound of Cypress Hill. After two failed follow-up... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Pay No Mind" by Beck

Song Of The Day – “Pay No Mind” by Beck Beck Hanson is one of the most original voices of the 1990s. He exploded onto the scene with his hit “Loser” from the album “Mellow Gold” but he’d released several excellent albums and singles before. This performance comes from MTV’s “120 Minutes.” The interview with... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Bud Powell" by Corea, Clarke & White

Song Of The Day – “Bud Powell” by Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke & Lenny White From this year’s exceptional “Forever” album comes Chick Corea’s tribute to the great jazz pianist Bud Powell. The record was recorded in Japan in 2009 on a tour that saw the Return To Forever alum return to an acoustic trio... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Break On Through (To The Other Side) by The Doors

Song Of The Day – “Break On Through (To The Other Side) by The Doors I don’t like The Doors. They were a great singles band, but when it came to albums, they were inconsistent and pretty much dreadful…and Jim Morrison was the epitome of bloated excess. That said, their 1967 debut album IS one... Read more »

Paradise Found - Hawaii Five-O and Terra Nova

Paradise Found - Hawaii Five-O and Terra Nova
Hawaii Five-O recap below with spoilers. I’m now caught up with the last two episodes of Terra Nova.  One had to be watched on the FOX web site, because of the 11-inning game in the ALCS.  DirecTV (and I suppose other providers haven’t figured out how to deal with delays in the broadcast schedule and... Read more »
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Song Of the Day by Eric Berman - "This Is The Right Time" by Lisa Stansfield

Song Of The Day – “This Is The Right Time” by Lisa Stansfield Stansfield first appeared on Coldcut’s dance floor classic “People Hold On” and followed it with her 1989 debut album, “Affection.” She wrote and scored several sophisticated Barry White-inspired disco hits off of the record and then seemingly disappeared. In reality, she did... Read more »

Movie Review - Take Shelter

Movie Review - Take Shelter
I thought long and hard about the movie “Take Shelter” before writing this review. I waited for a few days because I just wasn’t sure I liked it or not. Even now as I’m writing this blog I’m somewhat indecisive but here goes anyway. “Take Shelter” is basically about a man who is tormented by his... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Behold A Marvel In The Darkness" by Deerhoof with Jeff Tweedy

Song Of The Day – “Behold A Marvel In The Darkness” by Deerhoof with Jeff Tweedy One of the key cuts from Deerhoof’s essential album “Deerhoof Vs. Evil” gets the cover treatment by Jeff Tweedy with an assist from his son Spencer on harmony vocals. Released a few weeks ago as a split 7″ single... Read more »
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Play Review - The Rocky Horror Show

Play Review - The Rocky Horror Show
It’s probably been over thirty years since I set foot in a movie theater for a midnight showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” so I was very pleasantly surprised when friends invited me to accompany them to a live performance of the original 1973 stage production. The play was staged at the PM&L Theatre... Read more »
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