In the last couple of years, I’ve been embracing this whole social networking, internet shit, and making contacts on various social networks. A lot of young people have been following me, and if they have something interesting or cool, I’ll follow them back. A lot of them have videos showing off their various skills: singing, playing music or sports, skateboarding, […]
A little background on this. “Who the hell is @vegatheunbond?” you’re probably asking yourself. That’s my childhood friend, Will. I started to get into that here, but it turned into an epic, so I wrote a separate entry. Read it if it moves you. The song Unstoppable by China Anne McClain is popular with the Disney crowd. The girls in […]
Something mellow for Sunday. There’s no official video for this song, but here’s Alicia Keys performing live as part of the iHeartRadio series in New York City a few years back. If the embedded video doesn’t load, click to watch Alicia Keys Performs “Empire State of Mind, Part II” (iHeartRadio Live Series) at YouTube.
Composed by Tony Hatch and original recorded by Petula Clark, Downtown has proven to be an enduring classic, covered by myriad artists in various genres and popping up repeatedly in popular films and television programs. The video embedded here is of Emma Bunton‘s version, which was the Official Charity Song for the BBC’s Children in Need a few years back. […]
I suppose if this song came out today, it would have to be called East Harlem, but that doesn’t really have the same ring to it. One of the most influential pop songs of all time, Spanish Harlem is written & produced by Lieber & Stoller (with Phil Spector somehow wrangling a credit in their somewhere) and originally performed by Ben […]
This song is from the Ramones‘ 1977 seminal album Rocket to Russia, and it remains their highest charting single on Billboard’s Hot 100. The video embedded below is from a live performance at CBGB in October, 1977. If the embedded video doesn’t load, click to watch Rockaway Beach – The Ramones – Live CBGB 1977 at YouTube.
As much as I love L.A., it’s great to be home, so I’m going to keep the New York theme going for the next few days. This is one of the Beastie Boys‘ signature songs, and one of their most recognizable, from their major label debut album, Licensed to Ill. Rick Rubin, who produced the album, recruited Slayer guitarist Kerry […]
In case you didn’t know, last fall The Cartoon Network commissioned a reboot of the classic animated series Thundercats. Here’s a trailer: If the embedded video doesn’t load, click to […]
I met Jim Kelly over the weekend and just want to quickly note that his Official Facebook Fan Page is now up. Mr. Kelly also has a domain registered for […]