Archive for the 'Music Videos' Category

J. GEILS BAND: CENTERFOLD

April 1st, 2014

From my sophomore year at Ohio University. Oh gawd, the hair…!

PETE SEEGER: 1919-2014…

January 28th, 2014

From The New York Times…

GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM

January 24th, 2014

And a nod to David Bowie… From The Best of 2013…

JOIN ME IN TAKING THE PLEDGE…

November 18th, 2013

Mano Singham laments, No, we cannot [let these elections happen without reporters telling us ahead of time who’s supposed to win]. Because readers and viewers of political news have got addicted to ‘analyses’ that consist of certain phrases strung together leading to predictions about who is going to win the next election that are entirely […]

HAPPY CHRISTMAS YOUR ARSE

December 13th, 2012

Lyrics…

RAVI SHANKAR: 1920-2012…

December 12th, 2012

DAVE BRUBECK, 1920-2012…

December 5th, 2012

From Have Coffee Will Write, 23 February 2007…

THE ANIMALS, HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

November 24th, 2012

SALLY KRISTEN RIDE, 1951-2012…

July 23rd, 2012

America’s first woman in space is gone… (Until I watched this Wilson Pickett video, I had no idea that the “Ride, Sally Ride” refrain apparently came later. In that vein, I offer what may be my favorite recording of the song by The Committments: movie version; concert version.)

CAT STEVENS, SITTING, 1972…

July 22nd, 2012

Shortly after my 17th birthday, Cat Stevens released Catch Bull At Four and the first song on the album was Sitting. In my full blown, dark moments of the soul/adolescent angst self, that song was what I played over and over and over. Sitting now in the dark, I find myself thrown back to those […]

A REALLY GREAT START TO A MONDAY…

July 16th, 2012

0510: Flash mob plays Beethoven’s Ode to Joy

YO-YO MA AND LIL BUCK…

July 12th, 2012

Via Lisa Kudrow on this morning’s Watch This…

I DON’T LISTEN TO ENOUGH BILLY JOEL…

July 5th, 2012

THIS LAND IS MY LAND…

June 15th, 2012

Woody Guthrie sat down to write what I’ve always believed ought to be our national anthem in 1940 in response to Irving Berlin’s God Bless America. More than 70 years later the song remain as powerful as any song can be. The first phase of the epic land battle for the soul of Riverdale, Pennsylvania […]

I THINK MR. ROGERS WOULD APPROVE…

June 12th, 2012

Whenever I read about Mr. Rogers, I remember the strip by John Backderf (I would provide a link, but sadly, Derf’s art is not well indexed on the web) where he once got a ride from Mr. Rogers while he was attending art school in Pittsburgh. What a moment that must have been. [Update: 0938 […]

EARL SCRUGGS, 1924-2012…

March 30th, 2012

Earl Scruggs, banjo; Glen Duncan, fiddle; Randy Scruggs, acoustic guitar; Steve Martin, second banjo solo; Vince Gill, first electric guitar solo; Marty Stuart, mandolin; Gary Scruggs, harmonica; Albert Lee, second electric guitar solo; Paul Shaffer, piano; Jerry Douglas, dobro; Leon Russell, organ; Glenn Worf, bass and Harry Stinson, drums (the guy who hangs out with […]

RALPHY DOES THE BLUES…

March 16th, 2012

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WONDERWALL BY OASIS AND RALPHY…

February 11th, 2012

THE ROOT SOUNDTRACK FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA…

February 6th, 2012

Via The Root: No. 2 Second Time Around by Shalamar. No. 3 Changes by 2Pac No. 4 One Nation Under a Groove by Funkadelic. No. 5 Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder. While I will not be voting for President Obama a second time and I do wish him well, I think the idea of a […]

DON CORNELIUS, 1936-2012…

February 1st, 2012

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