Music

Come Together

This is kind of awesome: New Year’s Eve party at Mala Restaurant in Wailea, where the audience got to hear “Come Together” as performed by Steven Tyler, Alice Cooper, and…you won’t see this coming…Weird Al: Note that Weird Al is the only one who knows all the words. There are worse ways to start the […]

Sunday Song Lyrics: Candy’s Room

I few weeks ago when I was driving to the Jersey shore it only seemed appropriate to dig out the old Springsteen albums. I had ripped his Live/1975-85 3-disc set to my iPod — if you’re at all a fan of his, it’s a terrific collection — and I enjoyed cruising through the mountains and […]

Know Any Good Protest Songs?

I’m trying to put together a music playlist, and so I’m appealing to you, my Gentle Readers, to help me find songs of a certain type. I’m calling them protest songs, but that’s probably not a very good description. I’m not talking about, for example, ’60’s anti-war chants, and I’d like to avoid an excess […]

The Best Rock ‘n’ Roll Song In the World

Well, maybe not for anyone else, but it is for me. It was 1982. the Commodore 64 was the cool new thing, Britain and Argentina went to war over the Falkland islands, spymaster Yuri Andropov rose to power in the Soviet Union, and Vic Morrow and two chidren died in a helicopter accident while filming […]

Sunday Song Lyrics – Tits On The Radio

I haven’t done a Sunday Song Lyric in a long time, but I just recently heard a cut off the Scissor Sisters’ debut album, Scissor Sisters , and I found an insight that I have to share: Creamsicle sky while the sun sets in the west Where are the queers on the piers, heard they […]

Michael Jackson, R.I.P.

Now that Michael Jackson is dead, I’m not going to miss him. I didn’t know him. I don’t think many people did. I do, however, miss the Michael Jackson I once thought I knew, back before it all got so weird. You see, there was a time… I never really loved Michael Jackson’s music, but […]

RIAA Strikes Again

Radley Balko tells us about yet another RIAA masterstroke: [The] RIAA is suing a young transplant patient in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Nineteen-year-old Ciara Sauro has pancreatitis and because she needs an islet cell transplant, she’s hospitalized every week, a situation resulting in a huge accumulation of medical bills. Now, “Because she didn’t defend herself against a […]

Why Music Downloads Suck

I hate Digital Rights Managed (DRM) music. For one thing, once I buy some music, I want to be able to move it to other devices or other computers without having to check with the rights management server every time. The other reason to hate DRM music is this: Yahoo e-mailed its Yahoo! Music Store […]

Slit Skirts – Sunday Song Lyrics

The other day I heard an acoustic version of Pete Townshend’s “Slit Skirts” and actually got to listen to the lyrics. It’s depressing stuff: The incense burned away and the stench began to riseAnd lovers now estranged avoided catching each others’ eyes And girls who lost their children cursed the men who fit the coilAnd […]

Get The Party Started

I love cover songs. When one artist is covering a song with a well-known version by another artist, I can’t help but think of the earlier version while listening to the new one. The contrast between the old and new versions in my head creates musical tension unlike any original performance. Case in point: Here […]

Performing Like a Professional

You don’t have to be a big-time musician to understand how to show some class. Here’s Robbie Link writing about something that has to sting a bit: It’s a running joke/sad truth amongst musicians about the shows where the band outnumbers the audience. I’ve been there. It doesn’t matter if it’s an eighty piece orchestra […]

Sex Over The Phone

Thoughts upon viewing the video for “Sex Over The Phone” by The Village People: I hope string ties never become trendy again. (Although, for all I know, they already are.) Production values for music videos have come a long way. Those guys have some serious mustaches. Did phone sex lines really have to take your […]

Blame It on the Flash

You’ll reach me everywhere, I’m sometimes here or there, I’m always in the air… By the way, if you didn’t follow the Fabrice Morvan link in the post below, you really should follow the one in this sentence. Somehow it seems appropriate that the surviving frontman for Milli Vanilli would have a Flash welcome page […]

10 Worst Album Covers of All Time

It looks like something Lileks would do, but at least for now, check out Pork Tornado’s 10 Worst Album Covers of All Time. (Hat Tip: Doug Petch

Thirty-Nine Questions For Charlie Daniels Upon Hearing “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”

Heh. (Hat tip: The Volokh Conspiracy)

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