SONG OF THE WEEK: Each week I’ll try to post a song which I like or which affects me in some way. This week’s song is 1978’s “Daylight Katy” by Canadian national treasure Gordon Lightfoot. Although he had bigger success earlier in the decade with hits like “Sundown” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” his later recordings sometimes entered the US Adult Contemporary chart if at all (No. 16 here but No. 25 north of the border). This tune is reminiscent of “If You Could Read My Mind” and “Beautiful.” Enjoy.
SONG OF THE WEEK: Each week I’ll try to post a song which I like or which affects me in some way. This week’s song is last year’s “Yeah Yeah” by New Zealander Willy Moon. Yup, the most recent iPod advert music. The record, which did its best on the US Rock chart by peaking at No. 18, is a slight departure from his usual style, Fifties rock with a hip-hop ‘tude. The tune is also featured in the Forza videogame. This video is from his homeland’s version of “The X Factor.” Enjoy, and if you’re in an Apple store please call up this website on one of the floor models and press to play, and start dancing!!!
SONG OF THE WEEK: Each week I’ll try to post a song which I like or which affects me in some way. Since today is the 50th anniversary of the last assassination of an American president, this week’s featured song is 1968’s “Abraham, Martin and John” by Dion DiMucci (without the Belmonts), written about four American leaders who were killed trying to change the course of civil rights for African-Americans. The record hit No. 4 in the U.S. and No. 1 in Canada; versions by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Marvin Gaye and even Moms Mabley also charted. This rare video is from the somewhat controversial “Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” where Dion slightly rearranged the verses to reflect the order of death (Lincoln, JFK, MLK, RFK). Hope you enjoy it.
Each week I’ll try to post a song which I like or which affects me in some way. This week’s featured song is 1992’s “On A Ragga Tip” by the British rave group SL2, composed of DJs Matt “Slipmatt” Nelson and John “Lime” Fernandez, plus MC Jason “Jay J” James providing vocals. Frankly, I love Nineties techno music but I can’t stand reggae. Sorry, but to me reggae sounds very monotonous and kind of forces me to nod my head up and down to the beat, whether the music is by Inner Circle, Aswad, Maxi Priest, Ace Of Base, UB40 or Kapena. (And why won’t American reggae radio stations play more 10cc or Led Zeppelin, eh?) On the other hand jungle techno, which is reggae music at rave speed, is great! I first heard this song, which went to No. 2 in the UK, on the “BBC Top Twenty” radio programme; it’s also in the FIFA Street videogame. DJ Slipmatt provides the video, so enjoy.
Sorry for the delay; I had to do stuff for mommie, like check her email and update ALL her contact information pages (and do the laundry). Anywhat, each week I’ll try to post a song which I like or which affects me in some way. Since this is Remembrance Day (aka Armistice Day) weekend, the featured song is “I Was Only Nineteen” by the Adelaide, Australia folk group Redgum. The piece is about a teenage infantry soldier’s experience in the Vietnam War, from training to coming home with PTSD and possibly exposure to the defoliant Agent Orange. The song topped the Aussie charts for two weeks in mid-1983; a longer live version is entitled “A Walk In The Light Green.” Proceeds from the record went to the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia and the song’s popularity led to the construction of the Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial in Canberra in 1992. The tribute video above was compiled by an Aussie high school teacher for his history class. Enjoy the song and if you do meet or help a veteran who fought in World War II or is on her fourth tour of duty based in one of Iran’s neighbours, please says thanks for serving. And check out these websites:
Hey, it’s 2 am, which means… wait a second, didn’t I just say that? It feels like deja vue all over again… ooh, this migraine… oh well, time to update my status : |
Hey, it’s 2 am, which means…wait whatz happennnin’. the room is spinning, evryting is blurrrrry and warping…am i goin back in tyme… damm dis my-grain…
SONG OF THE WEEK: Each week I’ll try to post a song which I like or which affects me in some way. Since today is the start of the holiday season, I’ll share one of my Halloween faves, “Do The Freddy” by The Elm Street Group featuring you-know-who. (Uh-huh, the guy from “Nightmare Cafe”!) It was also a mainstay on the old FM radio programme “The Dr. Demento Show.” Enjoy, my prettys!