Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Starry, Starry Night...

And of course Starry Starry Night is the way Don McLean's song "Vincent" begins.  Yes, Don McLean had a hit besides "American Pie", "Vincent" reached #12 on the Hot 100 in 1972.  A tribute to artist Vincent Van Gogh, the song references a number of Van Gogh's paintings, and deals with Van Gogh's mental illness and reason for suicide.  A strange song, eerily beautiful, and largely forgotten today..
Watch it here in HD

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Eagle Listener Dance sponsored by Lost Lake Beer

It's coming up soon, Saturday April 11, 2015 from 7:00 to 11:00 PM at All Star Lanes Banquet Hall.  The first 125 people through the door get a sub from Subway, a Pepsi product, and a month of car washes at Ship Shape... plus there will be prizes!!
And on stage, a band that plays a ton of the music you hear on the Eagle... Radio Flyer!  Who is Radio Flyer?  If you want to see lots of pictures of the band over the years, check out their Facebook page here
Radio Flyer L to R - Keith Anderson drums & vocals, Scott Turner bass, lead guitar, harmonica & vocals, Tom Faile rhythm guitar & vocals, Barb Dotta keyboards, rhythm & slide guitar & vocals, Karen Thingvold congas, percussion & vocals, Dave Kennedy lead & bass guitar.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Happy Birthday Eric!

Eric Clapton is 70 today, born March 30, 1945.  If you skip over the Beatles and Stones, you'll find more of his records and CD's in my music library than any other guitarist.  From the Yardbirds, to John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, to Cream, to Derek & the Dominoes, to his solo work, his guitar playing is legendary.  And he's still going strong today!
Read the Musictimes tribute.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Deep Purple 2015

Back in the day, the band that first and foremost made me love hard rock was Deep Purple.  These guys are still amazing, and still touring!  Here's their tour dates for this summer

Thursday, March 26, 2015

#1 in 1968

"This Guy's in Love With You" was a Herb Alpert single written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. It had been written years before and forgotten, but offered to Herb Alpert by Bacharach because Herb was looking for dusty treasures exactly like this song.  It went to #1 on the Hot 100 and stayed there for four weeks.  It's truly a beautiful song, but now mostly forgotten.
Watch the video, introduced by the Carpenters here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

La Crosse Kiwanis Club

Today was Kiwanis Day on the Eagle. I had the pleasure of having these gentlemen, Tim Carlson (L) and Dave Curtis (R) on the air with me from 6 - 9AM.  If you're not familiar with the Kiwanians and the great work they do for the youth in our community, check out their website!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Have you ever seen one on the road?

A lot of companies have gone the extra mile with their big-rig paint jobs.  I've seen a couple of similar paint jobs on the highway the last couple of years... have you?