Monday, September 15, 2014

Song of the Week: 7Horse

Last week, I mentioned that the opening band for Kenny Wayne Shepherd was a duo from Los Angeles called 7Horse.  I couldn't find a way to link to my favorite song of their show, but you can listen to it on their website.  Go to their current album, Songs from a Voodoo Wedding, and click on the song "Please Come On Home".

Here's another song they played called "Carousel Bar".

Friday, September 12, 2014

MST3K Friday: Random Bits 3

"I notice you're bewitching a man into your web of deceit and lies."

Monday, September 8, 2014

Song of the Week: Somehow, Somewhere, Someway

On Saturday night, I saw Kenny Wayne Shepherd play at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ. It was a great show. He played a good balance of songs off nearly all his records.  There were five songs from "Goin' Home" (including my two favorite songs back to back), two from the previous album "How I Go", one from "Live On", and three from "Trouble Is...".  He also played some songs from his album with The Rides and a couple that he always plays live.  If you ever have a chance to see him, I strongly recommend going.

The opening act was a duo called 7Horse who was pretty good.  I'll see if I can find my favorite song of their performance and post it next week.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Song of the Week: Miami 2017 (demo)

I can't remember where I first heard this, but I love Billy Joel's demo version of "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)".  It's stripped down, just Billy and his piano.  Hope you enjoy, too.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Song of the Week: Stone Cold Dead in the Market

This is a fun little tune from Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan.  Every tune I know of Jordan's has a sense of humor; case in point his song "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens".

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams (1951 - 2014)

I'd always loved Robin Williams, his manic energy, his impressions, his virtuoso talents at improv, so it was a shock and extremely painful to see the headlines of his death yesterday.

It's often said that comedy is harder than drama, so it's no wonder that Williams garnered 4 Academy Award nominations (1 win) for his dramatic work in Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, The Fisher King, and Good Will Hunting.  Someone on Facebook said their favorite Williams performance is in the movie One Hour Photo (which I haven't seen).  I thought he was brilliant opposite Al Pacino in the underrated Insomnia.

I always thought his performance as Genie captured the essence of Robin Williams perfectly: