Category Archives: television

Happy Birthday Matt Groening

Matt has created the longest running TV series ever (in case you’re not paying attention, it’s The Simpsons) and yet I still don’t know how to correctly say his last name….I’m pretty sure it’s Gray-ning. Since, this is a music blo,g I present to you my 5 favorite musician cameos from the show. Linda Ronstadt […]

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2 For 2uesday: Warren Zevon edition

Warren Zevon would have only been 70 today had he not succumbed to stupid cancer in 2003.  Enjoy every sandwich, people! FYI, Zevon was interviewed on the Late Show with David Letterman after Zevon had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Letterman asked Zevon if there was anything he understood now, facing his own mortality, that he […]

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Soundbreaking

DVR alert! I interrupt this frivolous music blog to tell you about a show called “Soundbreaking“.  It’s an 8 episode documentary series airing now on PBS.  The series talks to the creatives behind so many classic songs to learn about the creation, collaboration and inspiration that went into making a song, A SONG.  It’s fascinating. This […]

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New Music Friday

I’ve wondered what the young Cameron Crowe, critic for Rolling Stone in the 70s would have wrote about Cameron Crowe’s recent movie output. Since 2001 and based on Rotten Tomatoes reviews, it was not been pretty. Vanilla Sky  42% splat! Elizabethtown  28% splat! We Bought A Zoo 66% fresh! Aloha 19% splat! Roadies 36% splat!   […]

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Chris Martin, Actor extraordaire

  Coldplay is playing the Super Bowl halftime show this week and will embark on a stadium tour this summer. In case things don’t work out, he can always fall back on his acting.  Here are Chris Martin’s four memorable moments playing off his rock star persona. Back up singer and vertical shelf builder Jan […]

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Darlene Love Christmas

It’s not Christmas for me until I hear Darlene Love sing “Christmas”(Baby Please Come Home).   Darlene has a fine year, releasing her first album in quite some time.  Unfortunately, she no longer has David Letterman’s show to sing her trademark song.  Fortunately, there is the internet to showcase each of Darlene’s performances.  Here is […]

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Get Out and support Billy Zoom of X

I hate to be reminded that my rock stars are mortal but that is indeed the case and one of my favorite all time bands X are taking over The Roxy for four straight nights  The shows are to help support guitarist Billy Zoom’s cancer treatment.  The good news is they are playing their first 4 […]

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Columbia House

It’s the end of an era. Columbia House has filed for bankruptcy. I don’t think I know anyone of my age that did not get sucked into the buy 12 for a penny deal. When CDs first came out it was a great way to restock your library quickly. But then came those postcards and […]

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

As we say goodbye to the best fake newsman out there, we remember Jon Stewart with the music he helped support during his 16 years behind the desk of The Daily Show. “Dog On Fire” by Bob Mould 1st :23 original intro when Craig Kilborn hosted :24-1:42 intro with Jon Stewart 1:43-2:45 closing credits with […]

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Dave Letterman’s awkward Morning Show

It all started with a very awkward morning show.  It gives hope to us all. You have an idea. It doesn’t work out but you keep working on it and 35 years later you have an insanely amazing body of work. Yes indeed, the longest journey begins with a very silly first step. It was a […]

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