Monthly Archives: October 2014

Halloween New Music Friday

While it’s hard to beat “Monster Mash”, “Thriller”, “Ghostbusters” or anything by Danny Elfman as the ultimate Halloween song, that doesn’t stop people from trying.  The thing that endures and keeps people these songs after all these years is that while the theme is spooks, the tone is always fun.  Here are five songs from […]

Posted in Halloween | Tagged as: , , , , | Leave a comment

Got Out Halloween Edition

Halloween is here which is great news as everyone tries to outdo each other to create the ultimate Halloween experience.  Here are a few things you might want to do after you’ve raided your kids Halloween treats.  Click on the photos to get all the information. Queens of The Stone Age are doing it up […]

Posted in Festival, Movies | Tagged as: , | Leave a comment

The Beatles and Halloween

Sure, The Beatles didn’t invent rock and roll or films or fashion but they certainly made it more fun and that can also be said for their stamp on Halloween.              This also gives me the opportunity to post this forgotten gem from John Lennon’s Walls & Bridges album and with John […]

Posted in music | Tagged as: , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Music Tuesday

Halloween week means the Princesses and Freaks are coming out. Just in case you live under a rock, you might not realize that Taylor Swift has a new album out this week.  Unlike Beyoncé and U2 that used the element of surprise to release their past albums, Taylor is doing it like it’s 1989. Taylor […]

Posted in music | Tagged as: , , | Leave a comment

1984: The Greatest Pop Culture Year

I’ll admit that I’m biased but as I look back 30 years it’s really hard to top 1984 in terms of Pop Culture influence. Television had the Thursday lineup of The Cosby Show, Family, Cheers, Night Court and Hill Street Blues.  It was the first year for Miami Vice.  It was also the year of this take […]

Posted in music | Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Free Music Friday

As usual, Amazon has a nicely diverse lineup of music to download for free.  I was drawn to the country twang and introspective songwriting from both Doug Seegers and George Stanford.  You might go for more of the indie dance rock from Avi Buffalo, Peaking Lights or Wild Cub.  In any event it’s worth downloading […]

Posted in music | Tagged as: , , , , , | Leave a comment

Get Out

Bob Dylan comes to town for three nights at the Dolby Theatre.  Tenacious D’s curated comedy cavalcade Festival Supreme comes to The Shrine on Saturday.  In honor of both events I give you some of  funnyman Bob Dylan’s quotes and lyrics. “I almost didn’t make it tonight. Had a flat tire.  There was a fork in the […]

Posted in music | Tagged as: , | Leave a comment

Platinum Albums

People are decrying the fact that in 2014 not one album has sold one million copies to be certified platinum and therefore the music industry is dead.  The fact is more music is accessible than ever before with just a click of a button.  Have you heard that Billy Idol and Cold War Kids have […]

Posted in music | Tagged as: , , , , | Leave a comment

New Music Tuesday

The Divas return with their unique take on the classics. Aretha Franklin “Sings The Great Diva Classics” Aretha is here to remind everyone she’s the true original.  The first single is a mashup of “Rolling In The Deep/Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” with mixed results.  I think it needs to be a little more restrained but […]

Posted in music | Tagged as: , | Leave a comment

Fall Classic Songs

  Oh, it’s on! The Boys in Blue that are not the Dodgers are playing the boys in pumpkin Orange. It’s so on that artist Matthew West has created a Kansas City Royals championship song and it’s actually not too bad.  It’s a mash up of Lorde’s Royals with the back beat of Queen’s “We […]

Posted in Baseball, music | Tagged as: , , , | Leave a comment
%d bloggers like this: