Tuesday, June 30, 2015

What??

Most people use a salt lick to lure the big bucks in... I guess it's a lot easier than that.  Just put a big doggy-bed on your deck and wait for a big buck!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Paperback Writer

"Paperback Writer" by The Beatles hit #1 on the Hot 100 on June 25, 1966... exactly 49 years ago today.  The song was unique in many aspects, but to me it's a historical Beatle tune because John Lennon was insisting to producer George Martin that the band develop a much stronger bass line on their records.  This caused Paul to switch from the beloved violin shaped Hofner bass guitar to a much punchier Rickenbacker.  From this recording on. Beatle tunes had a much stronger bass line.  A great song, a #1, and yet mostly forgotten today.
listen here

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Smith

This song reminds me of summer. "Baby It's You" from American rockers Smith, was a top 5 smash in 1969, achieving a Gold Record and outselling both the Shirelles and Beatles versions of the song. To me this is far-and-away the best version of the song, but today mostly forgotten.
watch here

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

Is this for real?

Deadly algae bloom threatens west coast forcing fisheries to close operation!
Read the story here...

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Happy Birthday Paul

Today is Paul McCartney's 73rd birthday. There's absolutely no disputing the man's amazing number of contributions to rock music.  But along with everything else, Sir Paul has the most interesting forgotten oldie ever.  In 1965, the Beatles released the song "Yesterday".  Essentially just a Paul song, with Paul on acoustic guitar with a string quartet, it roared to number one everywhere.  The song's creds are amazing... over 2,200 recorded covers, voted best song of the 20th century by the BBC, and the #1 pop song ever by MTV and Rolling Stone magazine.  BMI asserts it's been played over seven million times in the 20th century alone.  All that, and yet today we never hear it played.  Very strange.
Watch a live performance here, done with the band.