3/28/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!

Now you’ve done it. You’ve got me started on the Nicholas Brothers. Harold and Fayard. Genuises. Fred Astaire told the brothers that this sequence (from the movie “Stormy Weather”) was the greatest movie musical number he’d ever seen. The virtuosity of their moves is just stunning. And yes, that is Cab Calloway leading the orchestra.Continue reading “3/28/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”

3/21/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!

Sometime after my third cup of coffee, I said to myself, “Why not play some ukrabilly?” I saw this for the first time on Facebook. Facebook’s translations can be pretty rough, but thanks to one of the comments, I was able to find out that this is a Ukranian band called OT VINTA. Check outContinue reading “3/21/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”

3/14/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!

These are the Toelegu Pan Pipers from Toelegu Village, Havulei District, Isabel Province, the Solomon Islands. When I talk about “Monday Funday Dance Party,” I’m serious about the dancing. If you’re in a place where you can cut a rug a little bit, you’ll just feel wonderful. And I say this with full knowledge thatContinue reading “3/14/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”

March 9, 2016

You can accomplish a lot in 90 years. George Martin just passed away, and my thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Some of you younger kids have probably never heard of George Martin. He’s a good name to look out for if you’re browsing through older music; he produced and arranged music forContinue reading “March 9, 2016”