Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Animals!

Today we go into the rock and roll jungle for our forgotten oldie... searching for Animals!  "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" was a top twenty hit for the Animals in 1965. Written by the legendary Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, the song was also a huge hit in Canada and the UK. It was also very popular with American Armed Forces in Vietnam... fittingly so.  What a great song, it deserves a better fate than to be a forgotten oldie!  watch here


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thursday - Friday - Saturday

Radiothon!!  Listen, pledge, help the kids of the Coulee Region with the Eagle and CMNH !!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Saturday night at Stoney Creek

My band "Viagara Falls" played on 10/18 for CMNH hero Alysta King's fundraiser, sponsored by the Family Dog Center.  Fun night, and a great cause!

Friday, October 17, 2014

This is so hard!!

Why don't they make the gas hole bigger?  It's hard to get the gas in there without spilling!!

I have no words for this...

Halloween costume or lifestyle issues?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Superstar

In 1971 The Carpenters went to #2 on the Hot 100 with "Superstar". The song was written by Bonnie Bramlett of Delaney and Bonnie, and had been recorded by several artists well before the Carpenters did it.  Richard Carpenter actually heard the song for the first time when Bette Midler performed it on the Tonight Show.  The song is about a groupie that falls in love with a famous rock star after a one-night stand... and the lyrics are pretty cliche in that respect. But it went all the way to number two, and today is largely forgotten.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Calypso!!

John Denver wrote the song "Calypso" as a tribute to diver and oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, and his ship The Calypso.  The song was originally the B side to the song "I'm Sorry", but Calypso received more airplay and the amazing happened... a B side went all the way to #2 on the Hot 100.  I met and got to know John Denver when Calypso was on the charts... despite my normal rock and roll preference, I'm a big John Denver fan.  This is an incredibly beautiful song and largely forgotten today.
John performing Calypso