Musicals Triple
Jan19

Musicals Triple

Three videos featuring musical numbers from musicals – musicals being one of the best places to find musical numbers, I’ve found – for your delight. Unless you don’t like them. But why wouldn’t you like them? They’ve got singing and dancing, and everyone likes singing and dancing. Shipoopi From the musical The Music Man, a musical I’ve not actually seen and probably wouldn’t based on...

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Luscious Jackson – Magic Hour
Nov09

Luscious Jackson – Magic Hour

On CD. Which is what we called MP3s back in the old days. And signed. By the band too. You try downloading a signature! You can’t! Here’s the press release: LUSCIOUS JACKSON: MAGIC HOUR OUT TODAY NPR MORNING EDITION INTERVIEW LIVE here APPEARING ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN NOVEMBER 18 SHOWS ON SALE NOW: DECEMBER 7 AT WEBSTER HALL IN NEW YORK CITY NOVEMBER 23 AT UNION TRANSFER IN PHILADELPHIA “… like a...

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French 80s Pop Triple
Aug24

French 80s Pop Triple

If someone asked you what you thought was the most perfect period in music history what would you say to them? The era of Mozart? The birth of the blues? It’s probably different for everyone and there’s no real right answer. Of course, nobody in their right mind would pick 1980s French pop and then try to justify it by pointing out that the music was quite likely deep and meaningful if you knew what was being sung and that...

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Get Ready Triple
Jul14

Get Ready Triple

Remember when I used to post a threesome of videos (usually music) every weekend without fail? No, me neither. Anyway, let’s have a trio of music videos that – wait for it! – are all the same song! I know! What am I thinking? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to determine which of the following performances is just so, so horrible it should never have been allowed to live… and yet…...

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The Eurovision Song Contest Is Broken
May19

The Eurovision Song Contest Is Broken

For as long as I can remember I’ve been a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest. I recall, when I was young, being wowed by the spectacle and the amazing fact that it was a show being broadcast all over Europe, bringing so many different people together in a moment of continental hilarity. And in later years it was something special too; something that hit the nostalgia nodules of the brain just right, something different from all...

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Movie Music Triple
Mar09

Movie Music Triple

Three music videos all pulled from movies that I both own and love. So you’re getting recommendations for good music and good movies in one go! You lucky, lucky bleeders! First off, something upbeat and fun, from the movie Go. Philip Steir featuring Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride Wherever there is injustice, you will find us. Wherever there is suffering, we’ll be there. Wherever liberty is threatened, you will...

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