October 20, 2015

New Song: Doorstop Believer

This is one of those songs that just popped into my head. I rushed to my computer to write it down! Hope you like it… Doorstop Believer Just a small time world Leavin’ in a lonely whirl She took a midnight drink of it anyways Just a CD burn Barney raced in self control He […]

August 15, 2015

Fantastic Version of Tempted with Squeeze & David Sanborn

I love odd pairings of musicians when the result is fantastic like this!

August 4, 2015

1978 Dance Grooves

Disco? Yes. Music of my youth? Yes. Feather back your hair, grab your roller skates and get ready to dance, dance, dance:  

July 25, 2015

Dumpster Diving – Alone

1987, the band Heart had a huge #1 hit covering a song titled Alone. Whenever I hear it, I squirm a bit because I don’t care for their cover version. But there’s a story here. First a little history about this song. It was written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. Billy wrote a lot […]

July 16, 2015

Desert Island Albums

In my blog reading, I’ve come across some fellow bloggers who’ve taken the time to list the 10 albums they would want with them on a desert island. It’s a ridiculous notion, really, to contemplate not only landing on a desert island, but remembering to bring your 10 favorite albums. With my smartypants on, I […]

July 6, 2015

How To Get A Song Out Of Your Head

Start by playing the song all the way through. If anyone interrupts the song, start it over. This purges the system. Then, you must immediately play any* song by J. Geils Band three times in a row. Again, no interruptions or you should start over. This is also the cure for hiccups and is being […]

June 3, 2015

How To Ruin A Song? Make A Christian Version

I’m sure there a lot of ways to ruin a good song, however near the top of the list for me is making a Christian version of the song especially by changing the lyrics altogether. This was a pet peave of mine for a long time and part of what turned a lot of people […]

December 5, 2012

Top 10 Misheard Lyrics: Deuce or Douche?

Update December 2012: Springsteen was recently interviewed and says he changed Manfred Mann’s original lyric from “cut loose like a deuce” to “revved up like a deuce” yet admitted the reason the song went to #1 was because people heard “wrapped up like a douche”. This was the one moment in the history of the […]

March 24, 2012

Best Compliment You Can Give A Band (Styx)

I tried, unsuccessfully (thank goodness), to blow my home theater speakers watching the Styx Grand Illusion / Pieces Of Eight DVD. Those two albums from the late 70’s are so great.  The band plays both albums back to back.  It was the first time I’ve ever heard songs like Castle Walls and Aku Aku performed […]

March 12, 2010

Commercial Destiny

Some old songs are destined to have a second life in TV commercials. Let’s start a list of those yet to come: 1. Antacid: “I can feel St. Elmo’s Fire burning in me”