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Thursday, August 6, 2015

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Music Video Wednesday - Smells Like...

Today's Music Video Wednesday takes its inspiration from a late 80's early 1990's musical scene from Seattle.  Most anyone would call it Grunge but who likes labels?  There is a new documentary coming out about the late Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.  From what I have read, the documentary, which has the full backing of his daughter, attempts to remove much of the mythology from Cobain's meteoric rise and sad death by his own hands. 

My Nirvana selection is from their MTV Unplugged session, a cover of a David  Bowie tune: 
The Man Who Sold The World.

My second selection is from Pearl Jam.  They are still performing today.  Since I'm using a Nirvana covering Bowie, I have Pearl Jam covering Split Enz's I Got You.
Enjoy music lovers.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Music Video Wednesday - The Americans

I noticed I haven't updated this blog for a bit and since it's a Wednesday it's time for Music Video Wednesday.  Today, I decided to pull out two gems from the great decade of the 1980's.  These two tracks were featured on the FX's show The Americans.  In the show, 2 Soviet sleeper agents are working undercover to find and exploit any information they can during the early days of the Reagan administration.  The show is on its 3rd season and it's quite good, critically acclaimed but ratings are low.

The acting is top notch and the action is well paced and suspenseful.  The show incorporates some fine 1980's music and today I would like to present 2 tracks they have played.  The first song is Don't Go by YAZ.  This synth driven song was used effectively during a frantic FBI search scene a few episodes back.   The other song was used last season and is a favorite of mine, The Stray Cats - Rock this Town

The show has many callbacks to the decade which I remember so well, heck I guess I now know what nostalgia is.   Now watch The Americans and enjoy the videos


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Music Video Wednesday - The Return of the Giant Gabriel

I haven't done a Music Video Wednesday in a long time.  So without any further fanfare today marks its return and today I offer a two-fer. 

This artist just celebrated his birthday last week and I had the pleasure in seeing him a few years ago at the Jones Beach Theatre.  He's a pioneer in recording techniques and his music videos have always been creative.  Enjoy these 2 offerings from Peter Gabriel.

The first is Come Talk to Me taken from his Secret World Live tour and the second song is I Don't Remember from my favorite of his solo albums - Peter Gabriel 3 aka - Melt.