There are a lot of wonderful protest songs out there, but I wish there didn’t have to be any.
Category Archives: 60’s music
4/26/17: The happiest man on earth
While the band was onstage, that guy was the happiest man on the planet.
4/10/17: Monday Funday Dance Party
My favorite things about this song? Inez Foxx’s fabulous voice, first of all. It’s like honey, but is so powerful. And she’s got great vocal control. The rhythm track is great, too. There’s so much going on, you just get pulled into the music. And the next thing you know, you’re dancing on top ofContinue reading “4/10/17: Monday Funday Dance Party”
8/17/16: The King
I can’t believe I missed August 16th. Elvis Presley’s death day. We’ve always had some kind of ironic celebration to the great man. There’s a bar in Manhattan that did an Elvis death day celebration every year – there would be Elvis food (gummy bears, peanut butter and banana sandwiches), Elvis movies on TV, anContinue reading “8/17/16: The King”
7/26/16: Playing favorites
A lot of the decisions I made as a teenager are burned into my memory. I guess it’s because this is such an intense time in your life; everything is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. For example, there’s boys. When I was in junior high school, Duran Duran were The Thing. Of course, my girlfriends and I allContinue reading “7/26/16: Playing favorites”
June 27, 2016: Monday Funday Dance Party!
Guaranteed to get you up and moving before the boss notices you’re late (Actually, it’s 11:00 AM my time right now, so I think that ship has sailed).
I was looking at the Facepagething, and someone posted this: Despite the fact that I owned Super Session for many years, I only listened to it once or twice, and didn’t remember “Season of the Witch.” Donovan wrote and recorded the original. Donovan fun fact: That’s Jimi Page (of the Firm and also Led Zeppelin)Continue reading “6/14/16”
4/1/2016: No April Fool’s joke, just a regular old article about music.
I love listening to different versions of the same song, especially when both are terrific. A couple of my favorites are “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” which was recorded by both Gladys Night & the Pips and Marvin Gaye (of course, a lot of other bands have covered it, too). Interesting that both artistsContinue reading “4/1/2016: No April Fool’s joke, just a regular old article about music.”
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”
February 15, 2016: Monday Funday Dance Party!
Quick note – I’m having some issues posting videos right now. I hope to have this worked out soon, but in the meantime you might see the video itself, or just text linking you to it. Sorry for the inconvenience, and I hope it doesn’t take any funday out of your Monday! You feel alright?Continue reading “February 15, 2016: Monday Funday Dance Party!”