Artist: John The Conqueror Song: "Waking Up To You" Album: The Good Life
"As folks get older, they begin to see the mistakes they've made," Pierre Moore tells Rolling Stone. "This song isn't about one woman. It's about every relationship I've ruined because I thought sleeping around would make me happy. A few years go, I woke up realizing that I was never satisfied and I caused all my own problems. This song is about that moment."
Everybody's talking about the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Beatles' landmark performance on the Ed Sullivan Show comin gup in a little over a week.
Today is a different Beatle anniversary. It was on today's date in 1969 that the Beatles gave their final live performance, on the rooftop of Apple Records, at 3 Savile Row in London.
There is so much to love about the 42 minute set of music! Including--
George's lime green pants
Ringo's shiny raincoat
John's guitar that needs a haircut
Billy Preston jamming on the keys
Paul's voice at its rockingest
But did you know the rooftop concert almost didn't happen? Well, anyway it wasn't the band's first choice. They wanted to do it on some kind of ship out on the ocean but realized that would cause logistical problems, and chose to go up on the roof instead.
"I'd like to thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we've passed the audition." - John Lennon
Hope and happiness seem like priceless items, but not for some. For the people suffering with Alzheimer's Disease, your old and used Ipod could be a light in their life. Please think about donating when you upgrade, or simply tired of any music storage device; it could be the difference in someone's life.
Artist: Outlands Song: "Warm Winds" Album: Love is as Cold as Death
"We recorded 'Warm Winds' in the middle of a cold Virginia winter," Mark Arciaga tells Rolling Stone. "It's about letting love be the catalyst to move forward. The song was written about these lush Cocteau Twins piano chords, which we ended up reworking and recording on a grand piano to give the song more warmth, and we brought it our friend Kevin Knight to sing some sexy lower background vocals. Those Jessie Ware-inspired harmonies are what really gives that song an extra layer of sensuousness."
A man who sang for all of us has died. Pete Seeger, the legendary folk singer and activist, died yesterday at age 94 of natural causes. He led a fascinating life, which I recall learning about on an episode of the PBS program "American Masters" a couple years ago.
I remember the special showed him chopping wood for his wood stove, something you don't normally see a 90-plus year old man do, and I was in awe!
According to his grandson, he was still chopping wood as of six days ago.
That topic makes it into this interview with Stephen Colbert from 2012. He does a great job dealing with Colbert's "truthiness." Enjoy.
"I've always been fascinated by graffiti art. Growing up, my older brother and I would watch vandalized trains pass by, and he would point out which paintings had been done by the same person," Maggie Chapman tells Rolling Stone. "I had just gone through a breakup with a guy who was a painter when the title 'Graffiti' popped into my head. He was so talented and I was mesmerized with how he could bring things to life through his art. Even though the song is not about him, I was visually inspired and wanted to paint a picture with words in this song. That vivid, colorful, passionate love that has the power to make or break us, to taint our hearts or turn them into works of art."
LeBlanc and Carr were Lenny LeBlanc and Pete Carr, two Muscle Shoals studio musicians who hit the top 40 in 1978 with their hit "Falling." It made it up to #13 on the charts and was perfect for clumsy teenage slow dancing!
Musically, these guys were...
Before Friday, my only experience with a haunted house, commercial or otherwise, was at the Recreation Department in Stevens Point when I was a teenager, and as I remember I was FREAKED out.
So I was a little nervous when Jonathan and I were asked to...
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I had the opportunity to go see "Once" at Overture Hall last night, and I guess the two word summary of my review could be "weirdly awesome."
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It seems Kitty was all alone in the Canadian wilderness with her love for the 1978 hit "I Will Still Love You" by Stonebolt.
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Even Neil Diamond fans didn't seem to want to throw their support behind this one. "Yesterday's Songs" with its cheesy backup singers may be the most cliche song the guy does!
It made it up to #11 on the charts in 1981/82 and was #1 on the...
Benjamin Booker is a 25 year old New Orleans musician who's been getting some attention with his debut self-titled album.
He's been on David Letterman's show, toured with Jack White, and was reviewed in Rolling Stone.
Of the song...