Friday, December 28, 2018

The Most Relaxing Tune In The World

is WEIGHTLESS by Marconi Union. So claims Neuroscientist David Lewis-Hodgson. Here is an informative article by Melanie Curtin and a collection of the 10 most relaxing tunes. A looped 10-hour version of WEIGHTLESS is also available. Link in comments.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Shut Up Little Man - Vol 7

Ray is out of the picture and Peter and Tony do interviews. And that is that. Happy Holidays.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

American Top 40 - 1973-04-21

Here is a show from 1973. Are there some great tunes here that didn't become part of a Best-Of? Link in comments.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Shut Up Little Man - Vol 6

Here is volume 6 of 7.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Supertramp - Take The Long Way Home - 1979

This tune was the hit on the BREAKFAST IN AMERICA album. It was played all summer long - in my college town, anyway, and ran a little long at 5:08 just the way DJ's like it. Discuss...

Thursday, December 13, 2018

American Top 40 - 07-25-1970

Casey's playlist includes Rick Nelson, Mungo Jerry, The Pipkins, and the long version of Macarthur Park. Link in comments.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Shut Up Little Man - Vol 5

Here is volume 5 of 7. Link in comments.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Shut Up Little Man - Volume 4

Four down, three to go. Link in comments.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Shut Up Little Man - Volume 3

Here is volume 3 with 4 more to go.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

An Acoustic Evening With Al Stewart - 1997

This is actually a collection of live recordings from different times and places. One recording of YEAR OF THE CAT is precious because it muchly resembles the original radio hit. Link in comments.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Shut Up Little Man - Volume 2

Shut Up, Little Man! is the title of audio vérité recordings of two argumentative and violent alcoholics, Peter J. Haskett and Raymond Huffman - so says Wikipedia. Lots of profanity. Here is volume 2 of 7.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Shut Up Little Man! - 2008

Shut Up, Little Man! is the title of audio vérité recordings of two argumentative and violent alcoholics, Peter J. Haskett and Raymond Huffman - so says Wikipedia. Mind the profanity. Here is volume one with six more volumes to go.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

The Midnight Special - 1979

Experience Journey, Blondie, George Thorogoody, Gloria Gaynor, The Cars, Rita Coolidge, Crystal Gayle, Alice Cooper, and others if you are so inclined. The Midnight Special ended, to be replaced by MTV. Link in comments.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Midnight Special - 1976

Let's leap forward 3 years and see what we get. This show has MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT and many more. Link in comments.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Midnight Special - 1973

Fifteen live performances from The Doobie Brothers, Billy Preston, Jim Croce, Gladys Knight and the Pips, T-Rex, Loggins and Messina, Linda Ronstadt, Argent, Helen Reddy, Steely Dan, Johnny Nash, Seals and Crofts, Anne Murray, War, and the Edgar Winter Group - in that order. Link in comments.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Casey Kasem - American Top 40 - 7/21/1979

This moment in American Pop Music delivered a mix of Balads, Rock, Country, and Disco that was difficult to enjoy. Try it on for size. Links in comments.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Pete Bergman in The Tick - 2001

The fate of METCALF is described in the Tick Pilot and shown in the never-aired episode 2. Firesign Theatre's own Pete Bergman played the part. Link in comments. Say, season 2 of the new Tick live-action will arrive in early 2019.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Leo Kottke - 12 Stríng Blues - 1969

This is Leo Kottke's first album, recorded live in Minneapolis in a coffee-house named The Scholar. Soon it will have been out-of-print for half a century. Link in comments.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Graham Chapman - Brown Trouser Job

This DVD covered Graham Chapman's 1988 USA College Tour. Extras include an animated Q&A - thanks to Terry Gilliam, some more questions and answers, a commercial Graham did for SOLAGLAS, and a bungee jump by Graham. Also included is an Iron Maiden music-video in which Graham appears. Link in comments.

This post is in celebration of this blog reaching 1,000,000 hits.

Tales From The Rhino - Disk 2 - 1985

23 more tracks of funny and strange stuff from Rhino. Try the Lounge version of DANCING IN THE DARK. Link in comments.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Tales From The Rhino - Disk 1 - 1985

21 tracks of funny stuff from Rhino. One of the tracks is FISH HEADS. This is the fixed downloadable. Link in comments.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Neil Innes discusses Vivian Stanshall - 2009

Mathew Parris talks Vivian with Neil and Ki for 30 minutes. It's informative, funny, and sad. Link in comments.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Rhino Records Sampler - 1978

Wild Man Fisher introduces Rhino artists Gefilte Joe and the Fish, Fred Blassie, the Temple city Kazoo Orchestra, and lots more. It's Not Very Pretty. Link in comments.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

World's Worst Records - 1983

This offering actually is Not Very Pretty Music for once. It's a Rhino product and includes THE CRUSHER and much more unpleasantness. Link in comments.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Mel Brook's Greatest Hits - 1978

Here are the hits from High Anxiety, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and more. Link in comments.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Blue Oyster Cult - Imaginos - 1988

This is the original CD which is out-of-print and will stay that way and fetches $190, used. Ouch. Someone should share it. I could...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Vera's Mysterious Behavior

This video can only surprise you once. Watch closely please.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Keith Richards - Life - 2010

In this audiobook Keith tells his story of the Rolling Stones from start to finish. There is also Keith's relationship with Anita Pallenberg and their years of heroin addiction. Keith also talks guitars and delivers dump-trucks of dirt on Mick Jagger. Link in comments.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Fleetwood Mac - Tango In The Night - 1987

This one-hour film was taken from the Shake The Cage tour. Lindsey Buckingham is freshly quit and two new guitarists are aboard. Link in comments.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Long Way Home - Live - 1979

Breakfast In America became album of the year for Supertramp and contained this hit which got airplay all summer long. This live performance is pleasingly faithful to the original. Stream it or download it or both.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Glad All Over - 2015

A BBC documentary about The Dave Clark Five with video clips and testimonials from Sir Paul and many more knighted and un-knighted persons. 110 minutes. Link in comments.

Friday, September 14, 2018

The History Of the Dave Clark Five - 1993

The Dave Clark Five have long been given short shrift by history, consigned to the "Merseybeat" category. But hits like "Glad All Over," "Bits and Pieces," and the gorgeous "Because" still stand out as classy pop records. On the other hand, the DC5's cover of the Contours' "Do You Love Me" stands out as one of the more unbridled, edgy English singles of the sixties. The band actually had a winning way with both more rocking material and softer, poppier sides. While this two-disc anthology is probably a little much for most, the serious pop collector will find a great deal here to celebrate. --Skip Heller

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Asimov Reads Asimov - 1994

Professor Isaac Asimov introduces and reads five of his favorite science fiction stories with additional remarks and humor. Link in comments.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Shocking Blue - 20 Greatest Hits - 1991

This Dutch rock band delivered "Never Marry a Railroad Man", "Mighty Joe", "Love Buzz", "Blossom Lady", "Inkpot" and of course "Venus". Link in comments.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Wild Mountain Thyme - 1998

23 Celtic melodies for guitar - arranged and played very nicely by Scott Tennant. Link in comments.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Beach Boys - Still Cruisin' - 1989

A collection of tunes some of which made their way into movie soundtracks. KOKOMO became a number one. Link in comments.

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Surf Coasters - Surfside Village - 1995

This second album was recorded after they toured Japan with Dick Dale. The playing is not inhibited. Twenty more albums followed for this group that actually did become BIG IN JAPAN. Link in comments.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Diary of a U-boat Commander

A narrative about the life of a German Submarine Officer in World War I. It's grim and sometimes ironic. Link in comments.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

John Cleese - The College Tour - 2014

Monty Python's John Cleese takes questions from the host and students for an hour or so. Fun. Link in comments.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sandra - 18 Greatest Hits - 1992

She was a member of Arabesque which had a near hit in Europe with MARIGOT BAY. She married and became Sandra Cretu and sang on the album MCMXC. Michael Cretu helped with her solo material. There are some great tracks here. Link in comments.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Beatles Story - 1972

This BBC Radio production covers the Fab Four from Beginning to Breakup and does a fine job of it. Lots of tunes and not too much talk. Link in comments.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Endless Harmony - The Beach Boys - 1998

An interesting documentary with video clips and remarks by the band, relatives, musicians, and others. Link in comments.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Brian Wilson - Pet Sounds Live - 2002

"This is a great album overall; the harmonies are beautiful, and Brian seems to be having fun. When Brian shouts, "Hooray for the audience," it's charming and funny, not awkward. During this show, Brian sounds like a kid who's proud of showing folks what he's done, and his enthusiasm shines through on this thoroughly enjoyable live album." Link in comments.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Asha Bhosle Music Videos 01-08

Asha, the most-recorded singer in the world, is heard but not seen in this collection of 8 music videos from Bollywood films. Her career spans decades and so do these videos. About 40 minutes. Link in comments.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Beach Boys - Summer In Paradise - 1993

Their third-to-last album, or next-to-last if you discount the country album. STILL SURFIN' has their lush classic sound as do some of the other tunes. Very nice. Link in comments.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Time Out For Rhythm - 1941

Ann Miller gets lots of screen time and also closes the show. Other talent includes Rudy Vallee, Rosemary Lane, Allen Jenkins, Joan Merrill, Richard Lane, Six Hits and a Miss, Eddie Durant and his Rhumba Orchestra, and the Glen Gray Band. The Three Stooges also appear. Bad luck there. Link in comments.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The White Album Listening Party - 2008

Producer Paul Ingles and friends revisit and discuss The White Album - the top-selling Beatles album of all time. These 30 tracks get sorted in about 3 hours. Very informative. Link in comments.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Marx Brothers - Love Happy - 1949

A Harpo-centric Marx Brothers movie that is very worth watching. Link in comments.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Single Gun Theory - Surrender - 1991

Four very atmospheric tracks from the scoobies. You might like. Link in comments.

Friday, August 3, 2018

The Compleat Beatles - 1982

This 2-hour video documentary contains newsreel footage and interviews with the Fab Four, George Martin, Tony Sheridan, and many others. Link in comments.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Agnetha Faltskog - Eyes Of A Woman - 1985

I was unaware of Agnetha's 1985 solo album but heck here it is. Link in comments.