Archive for December 2011

They Said It - Trees and Tweets

They Said It - Trees and Tweets
by Fred Pearlman Les Miles, to reporters, on the game-readiness of DT Michael Brockers, who tweeted about a swollen knee he sustained in a recent game:   “The view of his knee by way of tweet is not as strong as a one-on-one examination.  I don’t imagine there will be any problem there.” Along those lines,... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Claudine" by The Rolling Stones

  Song Of The Day – “Claudine” by The Rolling Stones An outtake from the “Some Girls” sessions that has finally seen the light of day on the recent deluxe reissue of the album. At the age of 19 Claudine Longet met Andy Williams and married him, although she was 14 years younger. She had... Read more »

An Early Review of - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

This review does spill some of the plot details, but none of the surprises, so reader beware….. In the end, there’s not much extra even David Fincher can bring to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. This fastidious, technically stellar Hollywood telling of one of the great literary sensations of recent times is highlighted by... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Dawned On Me" by Wilco

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Dawned On Me” by Wilco While their last album left much to be desired, the latest Wilco record, “The Whole Love,” is up there with their best work. They are back in Chicago this week for a run of shows dubbed “The Incredible Shrinking Tour” playing five... Read more »

God's Role in Sports

God's Role in Sports
The first thing that Tim Tebow did when he gave his postgame remarks after stunning the Chicago Bears with yet another of his fourth quarter comebacks, was to thank his “Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.”  Then he went on to thank his coaches for the opportunity and his teammates for their efforts.  If you are... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Gold On The Ceiling" by The Black Keys

  Song Of The Day – “Gold On The Ceiling” by The Black Keys On record this song sounds like a long lost T. Rex outtake…and that’s not a bad thing. The brand new “El Camino” album certainly has its moments due in large part to the Glam-leaning production of Danger Mouse. As you can... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli

  Song Of The Day – “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli This 1967 solo hit by Valli was written like most of the Four Seasons hits by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio. This song was a big hit for Valli (#7) and has spawned over 200 cover versions by such artists... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) by Grateful Dead

  Song Of The Day – “The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) by Grateful Dead One of the many joys of listening to the “Complete Europe ’72” box set by Grateful Dead has been the many versions of this Pigpen tune. Pig is at his soulful best on this tune…and for a guy who was... Read more »

Eleven Of The Greatest Broadcast Announcers Of All Time

Eleven Of The Greatest Broadcast Announcers Of All Time
With the admission of Ron Santo to the hall of Fame, as a player, not a broadcaster, I thought it might be a good time to run this again. I’m one of those people that despite being on a weekly radio show, was not blessed with that kind of deep, throaty voice, nor much in... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Little Honda" by The Hondells (Gary Usher)

  Song Of The Day – “Little Honda” by The Hondells Yup! Gary Usher again…we’ll close out Gary Usher week with the classic Hondells hit “Little Honda.” The song was written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love and was on the Beach Boys’ “All Summer Long” album. As with other Usher recordings, this song features... Read more »