Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thomas Dolby performing the Dan Hicks song, live on the Tube. From Dolby's BRILLIANT album "The Flat Earth."
I still think Gigantelope does a better version.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This one's for Jimmy B!
Live version (with Laurie Anderson) of the track from Lou Reed's "New York" album.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Yeah, three in one day. I took the weekend off.
I still have this single. Great song -- Counting Crows' version? Snore...
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Watch Uncle Walt give an "Imagineering" tour of Disney's Haunted Mansion to an equestrian.
(Yeah, I forgot to post this yesterday, but so what?)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I didn't put much thought into this one. But I will say that when this movie came out, I thought it was the coolest thing ever!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Who couldn't love a chubby metal singer? Nothing about this song does not rock in a most awesome fashion!
Thanks to Andy B. for reintroducing me to this classic a few years back!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The only place I've ever wished I could've been. In the garage with the Breeders while Guided by Voices hung around outside.
The Breeders covering GbV (from the Breeders' 7" "Head to Toe; and GbV's "Grand Hour" ep). Get them both!
Monday, October 12, 2009
When Shane sings "I come, old friend, from hell tonight", you better believe it!
My brother saw them last night at Roseland and says they were feckin' great!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I love big bands. And hell. So big bands singing about hell -- that's swell! A big Carolina band when I was living down South!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
For today's song, I wanted to tie in with NASA's rocket-crash-into-the-moon project, so I just typed in "moon man" into You Tube, and ended up with this. What's interesting, besides its sounding like an early GBV song, is that the guys in this band (circa mid-60's) are from Plainview, NY, having met at a school there I'd never heard of: Fern Place Elementary School. Might've been closed before I started going to school. Maybe it turned into Park Place or Pasadena. It's 9 in the morning -- I haven't done any deep searching yet. Anyway, the only other mention of that school on the web refers to a collection of letters from authors to students housed at C.W. Post.
The song's about flying saucers and moon men, etc. Perfectly appropriate for the Halloween Everyday Project. Enjoy!
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Stumbled across this one, but it was no grave error! Great Halloween song! Destined to become a holiday favorite!
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
The first cut of Swordfishtrombones, my first and favorite Waits album. Possibly the most important music of my terribly awkward and insular teenage years. Not so much a balloon that lifted me from the neighborhood-at-large, but rather a freight elevator that pulled me deep into the guts of the imaginary world (where so much of the real world is revealed).
Oh, and as ever, a creepy song. See those bones dancing in the tunnels?
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Oh, lovable cadavers! It's the theme from the "Groovie Goolies" cartoon, a spin-off of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" (itself a spin-off of "The Archies"). Sounds like it was sung by, well, The Archies!
A Saturday morning favorite in the 70s and 80s. You could sit in front of the TV watching the Goolies while slurping down a bowl of Booberries! A spooktacular way to start the weekend!
Monday, October 05, 2009
What am I gonna do? NOT include this song? Quick -- sing me a better lyric than "He's the hairy-handed gent who ran amuk in Kent."
Times up! Werewolves of London again...
Erin & I watched "American Werewolf in London" the other night. Still great. Not a rainy day goes by that I don't quote it. And the nightmare sequences are still intense.
What's Landis been up to lately?
Sunday, October 04, 2009
One of my favorite Sesame Street songs (and, oh, I've quite a few...) Nothing'll beat Raposo's "Somebody Come & Play" for the sweetest satisfaction. But who doesn't love monsters? You don't? Weirdo.
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Special request from Psaur, it's "Boris the Spider", Entwhistle's shining vocal moment! "Creepy creepy crawley crawley..."
Friday, October 02, 2009
The reigning king of ghoul rock! "On St. Swithin's Day, he was born." I love this acoustic clip. If David Lynch had directed an episode of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" I suspect this would be the result.
Another "Night of the Vampire", this time a creepy instrumental by the Joe Meek-produced Moontrekkers. No Halloween party should be without it!
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Today begins my "Halloween Everyday" project, whereby i intend on posting a spooky song every day this month. It won't last; I'll crap out in a day or two. Or maybe I'll stick with it. Named after a Frustrations song, the "Halloween Everyday" project begins with this live gem (Warner Music Group blocked the actual video from YouTube) by Devo.
Is Devo the greatest band ever? I'm beginning to think so!