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The Todd Fancey Mary Tyler Moore Connection

Odd timing that New Pornographers guitarist Todd Fancey has an album cover based on the Mary Tyler Moore opening credits.   Good news is that Mary Richards and probably Mary Tyler Moore herself would approve of this 70s era disco jam. Those that are fans of this blog will probably enjoy the entire album which […]

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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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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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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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Get Out

Well David Letterman’s run is over but you can always get out to support the many wide-range of artists, Dave helped support throughout the reign of his show.  Here are a number of artists that are playing this week in LA and also played Dave’s show. Saturday Laura Jane Grace (of Against Me!) : Masonic Lodge […]

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Paul Shaffer

Part of the success of David Letterman belongs to his music director, Paul Shaffer.  Every comedic duo needs a straight man and Paul is that rare cat (as Paul may refer himself) that besides being an amazing musician, is also a great student of comedy.  He could parody Ed McMahon’s laugh or mimic Jack Benny’s reaction […]

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New Music Tuesday

Since it’s Letterman week, let’s highlight those artists that have performed on the show and have new/old music coming out this week. At Your Service Sammy Hagar & The Circle Live performance from Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, & Vic Johnson jamming on 19 Classic Rock tracks. Sammy “Best Teeth In Rock and Roll” […]

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David Letterman: Punk Rocker

To this viewer, there was nothing more original than Late Night With David Letterman.  The Late Show was a well deserved 22 year victory lap for David Letterman.  Everything I learned from comedy appreciated about comedy came from Letterman’s perspective.  It’s probably why I’m a little more cynical and jaded than I should be.  It’s […]

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Fighting Foo

The Foo Fighters have a new album coming out as well as a music series based around the album. Eight songs.  Eight different studios in eight different cities to create eight songs and eight episodes of the show and album  entitled “Sonic Highways” Here’s the first song “Something From Nothing recorded at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in […]

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Free Music Friday

SXSW may be a distant memory for some but it’s (hopefully) the start of a long and illustrious career for the many artists that play the festival.  NPR has posted songs from ten bands that made an impression on them including David Letterman faves Future Islands, former Helium and Wild Flag vocalist Mary Timony’s new […]

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