Tag Archives: Music

Your Sunday Best: Best Songs While Driving In The Middle of the Night

October 20, 2013


Quiet road.  Just you and your thoughts.  Vastness of the sky.  Loneliness of an all-night diner on the side of the highway. 1. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by The Rolling Stones   2. “Midnight City” by M83 ** 3. “(Looking For) The Heart of a Saturday Night,” by Tom Waits ** 4. “Blue Monday” […]

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“And Next Up Is… Well, Not Me, Apparently…”

September 23, 2013


This weekend I emceed a fund-raiser for an actor here who was in an accident and, being an actor, has no insurance.  My initial plan for today’s post was to simply post the video of my opening “warm up the crowd” routine.  This proved problematic when there was no crowd except the benefit organizers and […]

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Sing First, Ask Questions Later

September 9, 2013


There are two kinds of people when it comes to singing songs you only kind of know the words to.  Those who stop, and those who persevere. Below are the lyrics to the old Irish song, “Whiskey In The Jar,” as sung by me yesterday, in proper, Irish stubborn refusal to give up. Here’s the […]

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Hey, Steve From Every Records Tells A Story! Let’s Play 20 Questions!

January 31, 2013


With Steve of Every Record Tells A Story being my featured blogger of the moment, it seemed like a great time to have a 20 Questions interview with him.  If you’re not familiar with him or his site, now’s the time! Hey, Steve from Every Record Tells A Story , Let’s Play 20 Questions! 1. What quality do you most admire […]

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Still Thrilling, After All These Years

November 30, 2012


Hey, quick post, and great opportunity to stop and take a moment to remember something great:  Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. With all the scandal and weirdness that became the Jackson carnival of schadenfreude, it can be easy to forget that Thriller is just a jaw-dropping, rock-solid brilliant […]

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The Greatest Getting-To-Know-You Question Of All Time (Actual Results May Be Disastrous)

October 21, 2012


Many years ago I tried to take a new approach to first dates.  Instead of dancing around the “getting to know you” questions, I tried to come up with some fun questions to just throw right out there.  And, okay, these questions were only field-tested once on an actual “date”, and it was a New-Coke-level […]

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Hurling Towards Stardom

October 9, 2012


Rock stars.  Always pushing the envelope. Always living on the edge.  Always daring.  If you want to stay current, baby, you’ve got to look at what those on top are doing and ride that wave.  And right now?  That wave is vomiting all over the stage. In the last few days both Justin Bieber and […]

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A Short Eulogy For Adam Yauch of The Beastie Boys

May 5, 2012


Adam Yauch, one of the founding members of legendary hip-hop group The Beastie Boys has passed away from cancer at the age of 47.  The Beastie Boys, though saddled with the silly name, is one of the most important bands in hip-hop and rock and roll, and also to me personally, and his passing away […]

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For Your (Re)Consideration: Exile On Main St.

April 2, 2012


For Your (Re)Consideration is a feature in which I revisit some older work – one perhaps overlooked, perhaps familiar to the point of forgetting its content – and try to reconsider it with an unsullied perspective.  Here’s the strange thing about The Rolling Stones’ album Exile on Main St.: The Stones have never been an […]

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Hey, Blogosphere! Are You Ready To ROCK?? (If Not I Can Wait…)

March 25, 2012


The world’s rock bands need your help!  Clearly, the world is running out of viable names for rock bands, as the emergence of more and more strained, awful band names come up, such as !!!(pronounced “chk, chk, chk”), And They Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, and Dance of the Mourning Child.  Obviously, […]

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6(66) Reasons To Love 80’s Heavy Metal

March 3, 2012


In honor of my 666th subscriber (welcome, Stacie Chadwick!  Thanks for coming by!), I – naturally – immediately began humming Iron Maiden’s “The Number of the Beast” to myself.  This, of course, made want to do two things: One, rock.  Two, take a moment and explore 6(66) reasons to love 80’s Heavy Metal! 1. For […]

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