Archive for February, 2011

February 28, 2011

The Gloria Jones Challenge – Round 7

The Gloria Jones Challenge is our ongoing examination of the many, many, many covers of Jones’ classic Northern Soul jam “Tainted Love” – to see how they stack up compared to the original.

Today’s challenger gives the song the old classic two voices/two ukuleles treatment.

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February 24, 2011

Talk Thursday to Me – Ryan Sollee

Today we talk ever so briefly with Ryan Sollee from the group The Builders and The Butchers about the evolution of the band, their new album and Cambodian funeral music.

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February 23, 2011

This Day in Music History

Our pals over at History.com informed us that it was this day in 1940 that Woody Guthrie wrote the classic “This Land is Your Land.”  As Bruce Springsteen puts it in this totally sweet, glistening, clip from 1985 – it’s pretty much the greatest song ever written about America.

Dedicating this one to everyone fighting for the rights of the working class in Wisconsin, here in Indiana and everywhere else.  Maybe one day this song will be a celebration song instead of a protest song.

February 23, 2011

Where the Internet Took Us

Last week we were rocking our vintage non-ironic Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Destruction (greatest rock record of the 80’s in our opinion) t-shirt and frolicking in the sunshine.  This week we’re back to snow in the forecast.  So this song from Mr. Tom Waits is for all of you in the same frustrated boat.

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February 22, 2011

Tuesday Tip-Off: Courtney Jaye

Today’s tip-off is the tropicalicountry sounds of Courtney Jaye.
February 21, 2011

The Gloria Jones Challenge – Round 6

The Gloria Jones Challenge is our ongoing examination of the many, many, many covers of Jones’ classic Northern Soul jam “Tainted Love” – to see how they stack up compared to the original.

Today’s challenger is agent provocateur Marilyn Manson with his trademark gothy industrial take on the song.

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February 21, 2011

This Day in Music History (Sort Of)

Today is President’s Day, and in honor of the quasi-holiday here’s some musical tributes to the Commander in Chief.

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February 18, 2011

This Day in Music History

Thanks to the swell cats over at History.com we learned that it was this day in 1959 that Ray Charles recorded “What’d I Say” for Atlantic Records.  Find out more of the story below and check a sweet video of Charles performing the song at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival.

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February 18, 2011

Virgil’s Beer of the Week

It’s yet another brand-new-postcard-elba-segment for your enjoyment!  Our good friend Virgil Dickerson from Suburban Home (you may remember our chat with him last week – found here) will be giving us a weekly review of his favorite Craft Beers in a segment we’re calling Virgil’s Beer of the Week.

For his first entry, he tackles Great Divide’s Grand Cru, and offers a contest for the readers.  Read ahead brave potential contest winner!

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February 18, 2011

Where the Bus Pass Took Us

While homebodies by nature, we do regularly muster the single malt courage to go out into the world and experience music in the flesh, and so we now have a new segment to document these excursions – Where the Bus Pass Took Us.  Our first one is the Heypenny show we went to on Wednesday.  Get our review of it and check a couple of videos from the show.

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