Saturday, January 17, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tex & Edna Boil's Organ Emporium

(1)
Charlie Mac's single stack Marshall with giant maracas.


(2)
A really nice set by Bobby Elliott's old band. For being just 20-some years after the Holocaust, this German crowd looks pretty friendly and SS free.



(3) Two "Best Of" lists that I've enjoyed immensely:

Pitchfork's Year in Music 2014. Their staff's picks for 100 Best Tracks, with fun commentary.

David Dye's Top 10 Albums of 2014. The busy man or woman might want to cut to the chase with the host of The World Cafe, the best radio show I know about.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Good question


Elvis teamed up with the Much Maligned Macca to co-write this one and instantly scored his first U.S. hit record since Oliver's Army. Coincidence? Hells no. "Veronica laughs at those who shout her name and steal her clothes ... " -- I call that a McCartney line, & a great one.



And Hoagy Carmichael. It's ridiculous that he's not better loved than he is today.



But that's because of the kids these days with the hippin' & the hoppin' & the bippin' & the boppin'.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Weather Report

Minus 1 won't get it done; minus 2, whoopdy doo; minus 3, better for me; minus 4, let's do some more; minus 5, now I'm alive; minus 6, get my kicks; minus 7, i'm in heaven, minus 8, still feels great; minus 9, like sunshine; minus 10, do it again