Take some dancing lessons from the King

9 Jul

My friend Gary has a great post about “Taking Inspiration from Inspiration.” Michael Jackson’s death had me thinking about all the pop stars that benefited from his moves. Almost every pop star since Thriller, have in some way been inspired by his genius. But, Michael didn’t invent it. He got it from the Godfather of Soul: James Brown. Long before the Jackson 5, James Brown was out there, dancing in a class all by himself.

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MJ Thursday

9 Jul

I have this song running through my head today. I wonder why?

Conan vs. James Ellroy

7 Jul

James Ellroy is a wild, unpredictable, unapologetic, self- promoter. But he’s a good writer. And he makes appearances on talk shows, like not other. This clip is of a young Conan O’Brien holding his own with a crazy ass guest.

Beastie Boys Monday

6 Jul

After listening to this song, I realized the Beastie Boys were much more then a white boy rap group. These guys can actually play.

Prog Rock Thursday

2 Jul

I wouldn’t call myself a hardcore prog rock fan, but Rush, Yes and Boston are all in my iTunes library. And some days, there’s no better sound then technically sophisticated, nine minute songs. Like Roundabout, by Yes.

Johnny Cash Appreciation Day

17 Jun

Happy Birthday Pete Seeger

4 May

Pete Seeger played Madison Square Garden with the Boss yesterday…and he’s 90. Happy Birthday Pete. You are the man.