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The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Audial Stimulation!, Robs Records | 0 comments

    The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band So this past weekend I went to my very first Baton Rouge Blues Fest.  It was a two day event. Unfortunately, I could only make it on Sunday.  As with any festival here in Louisiana, there were good drinks, good food, and good music. For me, one band stood out as not a good band, but an amazing band.  I say that for several reasons.  I’m not going to pretend I have always been a fan, but I had heard of the band before and liked a couple of their tunes.  But seeing them live, I went from “Meh, they’re ok”  to “This is one of the greatest bands out there.” A buddy of mine turned me on to the band about two years ago.  I enjoyed the sound.  There are...

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I Love to Singa

Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in Audial Stimulation!, Movies, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Visual Stimulation | 0 comments

One of my all-time favorite Merrie Melodies is I Love to Singa, the story of Owl Jolson, a tiny owl who is rejected by his father for not following in the family traditions of classical music, instead wanting to be a jazz singer. It’s a surprisingly great story about parents learning to love their child for who he is, despite the initial shock and disappointment of him not turning out just like them.It was directed by Tex Avery, produced by Leon Schlesinger, and released to theaters on July 18, 1936, by Warner Bros. and Vitaphone. “I Love to Singa” was first a song written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg for the 1936 Warner Bros. feature-length film The Singing Kid. It is performed three times in the film: first by Jolson and Cab Calloway, then by the Yacht Club Boys and...

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Girlfriend

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Audial Stimulation!, T.V. | 0 comments

Today on Music Video Monday, Girlfriend by Matthew Sweet! Remember this one? Released in 1991, the song was the first release from the album of the same name. By now, the hair band music I loved was pretty much dead, MTV had pretty much been taken over by hip-hop, and Nirvana and Pearl Jam were leading the rise of grunge with Nevermind and Ten. This song was a bit of a surprise to me and what cemented it as a favorite was the use of the anime film Space Adventure Cobra. I had read parts of the manga before and it was very cool to see parts of it in this video, directed by Roman Coppola, son of legendary director, Francis Ford Coppola. If you’ve never seen it, check it out! If you have seen it, enjoy it...

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High and Dry by Radiohead

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Audial Stimulation! | 0 comments

Hey guys! I wanted to share one of the greatest music videos made and why. This is one of my all time favorite videos. I remember the first time I saw it, it was out of the ordinary to me. Most videos I have seen up to this point weren’t filmed like this one, they were all about the band. The band is either playing a live event, or they are incorporated into the video somehow. The same formula done over and over. Then I saw High and Dry, this was the most amazing thing I ever saw. I watched MTV for days to catch it again so I could record it. Directed by Paul Cunningham and from the 1995 album The Bends, what made it different is that the video is shot almost like a short film. The...

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Tom’s Diner – Suzanne Vega

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Audial Stimulation! | 0 comments

“Tom’s Diner” is a song written in 1981 by American recording artist Suzanne Vega. It was first released as a track on the January 1984 issue of Fast Folk Musical Magazine. When first featured on one of her own studio albums, it appeared as the first track of her Solitude Standing album in 1987. It was later used as the basis for a remix by the British group DNA in 1990. This is my favorite song of all time. I can listen to it over and over again. The words are kind of meh, but when combined with that beat, the whole is an amazing song. Vega’s original version is a capella. To me, it really is not that great until DNA adds the beat. Below is the original version so you can judge for...

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Edge of a Broken Heart – Vixen

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Audial Stimulation! | 0 comments

One of the few female groups to come out the late 80’s hair band era was Vixen! They had several hits, but my favorite is Edge of a Broken Heart. It has that sound and the girls have that look that was so associated with that point in time. Really takes me back! Enjoy! Btw, these ladies are still rockin’ it! Here’s a link to their website!...

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