music

An index of blog posts tagged ‘music’ here at MarkCz.com.
‘Treme’ (HBO series in New Orleans, 3 1/2 seasons)

‘Treme’ (HBO series in New Orleans, 3 1/2 seasons)

Treme is an HBO TV series about New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer, who previously collaborated on Homicide: Life on the Street and the masterpiece HBO series The Wire, Treme is named for the New Orleans neighborhood where...

‘Neil Young Journeys’ (2011 Jonathan Demme movie)

‘Neil Young Journeys’ (2011 Jonathan Demme movie)

It helps if you're into Neil Young. Back in the mid-1970s there was this guy Brian, who wore his dirty blonde hair down to the shoulders of his Army surplus jacket. He would come around the park across from my house carrying albums, like After the Gold Rush. My mom...

Messages through the wall, heard on radio

Messages through the wall, heard on radio

You have probably heard the story of how, as a POW during the Vietnam War, Sen. John McCain tapped messages through his prison wall to his fellow American prisoner, Ernest Brace. The conversation started with McCain tapping out "Shave and a haircut," and Brace...

‘Muscle Shoals’ (2013 music documentary movie)

‘Muscle Shoals’ (2013 music documentary movie)

Muscle Shoals is a 2013 documentary about a legendary recording studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, way up in the northwest corner of that state, a 150-mile drive from Memphis, Tennessee. Actually, it's a documentary about two legendary recording studios in that little...

‘Tiny Dancer,’ by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

‘Tiny Dancer,’ by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

The Elton John song "Tiny Dancer" (lyrics by Bernie Taupin) is in my iTunes library because of its use in the sing-along scene of Almost Famous, the Cameron Crowe movie from 2000 in which a touring rock band, its crew and entourage are touchingly reunited by the song...

‘Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here’

‘Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here’

Over the weekend, I was surprised to hear that another of our nephews is a huge Pink Floyd fan. Of course our nephew Elliot, 25, has been smitten with Dark Side of the Moon for years — to the point of buying import copies on vinyl, getting a Dark Side of the Moon...

Bob Dylan autobiography: ‘Chronicles: Volume One’

Bob Dylan autobiography: ‘Chronicles: Volume One’

On my living room bookshelf, next to a few other books about the singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, was an autobiography from 2004 I had bought some time ago, but not yet read. Chronicles: Volume One is a hardback of moderate size, containing 293 rough, deckle edge pages...

Which MP3 deals? Amazon $5 albums for November

Which MP3 deals? Amazon $5 albums for November

Among many other Amazon MP3 deals, each new month brings a new list of 100 Albums for $5 Each. It's always a hit and miss affair, with a few bargain treasures mixed in among the discounted debris. Here are the albums that jump out at me for November: The Ultimate Blue...

Abandoned Haunted House Complex, I-94, Racine County

Abandoned Haunted House Complex, I-94, Racine County

Sturtevant, Wisconsin — The former Vance's Bar along I-94/U.S. Route 41 at 2825 SE Frontage Road, which John D. Vance started as an auto repair garage after buying the land in 1948. An addition opened as a beer joint called i"Club 41" in 1954, then expanded into the...

Jackson Browne, ‘The Barricades of Heaven’

Jackson Browne, ‘The Barricades of Heaven’

bove is a YouTube video of Jackson Browne performing "The Barricades of Heaven" at the Glastonbury Festival in southwest England in June of 2010. The song — originally released on Browne's 1996 album Looking East — has been my constant earworm...

‘The Beatles Christmas Album’

‘The Beatles Christmas Album’

Among all the John Lennon tributes yesterday, a friend of mine — Stripwax creator Jeff Moody — posted a link to a YouTube video featuring one of the Beatles' wackier departures, "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)". This, in...

Alejandro Escovedo’s songs of love at Turner Hall

Alejandro Escovedo’s songs of love at Turner Hall

My favorite radio station in the world is Milwaukee Public Radio WUWM, and liking WUWM on Facebook paid off nicely when I won one of their concert ticket contests to see Alejandro Escovedo at Milwaukee's Turner Hall Ballroom this past Thursday night. On the way up, my...

Hang On Little Tomato

Hang On Little Tomato

Today's photo — after astonishing rains, with more on the way — is inspired by the song "Hang On Little Tomato" by Pink Martini: The sun has left and forgotten me It's dark, I cannot see Why does this rain pour down I'm gonna drown In a sea Of deep confusion...

Green tomatoes in the rain, Racine, Wisconsin

Green tomatoes in the rain, Racine, Wisconsin

Racine, Wisconsin — Today's photo — after astonishing rains, with more on the way — is inspired by the song "Hang On Little Tomato" by Pink Martini: The sun has left and forgotten me It's dark, I cannot see Why does this rain pour down I'm gonna drown In a sea Of deep...

Pomplamoose: Music duo going viral via social media

Pomplamoose: Music duo going viral via social media

Early yesterday morning, I heard an interesting On The Media special about the future of the music industry. Long story short, it's floundering. Back then, I had never heard of Pomplamoose. Update: Pomplamoose show Beginning January 18, 2011, a live webcast show --Hey...

‘Neil Young: Heart of Gold’ (movie, 2006)

‘Neil Young: Heart of Gold’ (movie, 2006)

Neil Young: Heart of Gold is not Jonathan Demme's first concert documentary. He made the Talking Heads film Stop Making Sense in 1984 and Swimming to Cambodia, which captured a monologue by Spalding Gray, in 1987. As in those two previous films, Demme again imposes a...

music

An index of blog posts tagged ‘music’ here at MarkCz.com.

‘Treme’ (HBO series in New Orleans, 3 1/2 seasons)

Treme is an HBO TV series about New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer, who previously collaborated on Homicide: Life on the Street and the masterpiece HBO series The Wire, Treme is named for the New Orleans neighborhood where...

‘Neil Young Journeys’ (2011 Jonathan Demme movie)

It helps if you're into Neil Young. Back in the mid-1970s there was this guy Brian, who wore his dirty blonde hair down to the shoulders of his Army surplus jacket. He would come around the park across from my house carrying albums, like After the Gold Rush. My mom...

Messages through the wall, heard on radio

You have probably heard the story of how, as a POW during the Vietnam War, Sen. John McCain tapped messages through his prison wall to his fellow American prisoner, Ernest Brace. The conversation started with McCain tapping out "Shave and a haircut," and Brace...

‘Muscle Shoals’ (2013 music documentary movie)

Muscle Shoals is a 2013 documentary about a legendary recording studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, way up in the northwest corner of that state, a 150-mile drive from Memphis, Tennessee. Actually, it's a documentary about two legendary recording studios in that little...

‘Tiny Dancer,’ by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

The Elton John song "Tiny Dancer" (lyrics by Bernie Taupin) is in my iTunes library because of its use in the sing-along scene of Almost Famous, the Cameron Crowe movie from 2000 in which a touring rock band, its crew and entourage are touchingly reunited by the song...

‘Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here’

Over the weekend, I was surprised to hear that another of our nephews is a huge Pink Floyd fan. Of course our nephew Elliot, 25, has been smitten with Dark Side of the Moon for years — to the point of buying import copies on vinyl, getting a Dark Side of the Moon...

Bob Dylan autobiography: ‘Chronicles: Volume One’

On my living room bookshelf, next to a few other books about the singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, was an autobiography from 2004 I had bought some time ago, but not yet read. Chronicles: Volume One is a hardback of moderate size, containing 293 rough, deckle edge pages...

Which MP3 deals? Amazon $5 albums for November

Among many other Amazon MP3 deals, each new month brings a new list of 100 Albums for $5 Each. It's always a hit and miss affair, with a few bargain treasures mixed in among the discounted debris. Here are the albums that jump out at me for November: The Ultimate Blue...

Abandoned Haunted House Complex, I-94, Racine County

Sturtevant, Wisconsin — The former Vance's Bar along I-94/U.S. Route 41 at 2825 SE Frontage Road, which John D. Vance started as an auto repair garage after buying the land in 1948. An addition opened as a beer joint called i"Club 41" in 1954, then expanded into the...

Jackson Browne, ‘The Barricades of Heaven’

bove is a YouTube video of Jackson Browne performing "The Barricades of Heaven" at the Glastonbury Festival in southwest England in June of 2010. The song — originally released on Browne's 1996 album Looking East — has been my constant earworm...

‘The Beatles Christmas Album’

Among all the John Lennon tributes yesterday, a friend of mine — Stripwax creator Jeff Moody — posted a link to a YouTube video featuring one of the Beatles' wackier departures, "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)". This, in...

Alejandro Escovedo’s songs of love at Turner Hall

My favorite radio station in the world is Milwaukee Public Radio WUWM, and liking WUWM on Facebook paid off nicely when I won one of their concert ticket contests to see Alejandro Escovedo at Milwaukee's Turner Hall Ballroom this past Thursday night. On the way up, my...

Hang On Little Tomato

Today's photo — after astonishing rains, with more on the way — is inspired by the song "Hang On Little Tomato" by Pink Martini: The sun has left and forgotten me It's dark, I cannot see Why does this rain pour down I'm gonna drown In a sea Of deep confusion...

Green tomatoes in the rain, Racine, Wisconsin

Racine, Wisconsin — Today's photo — after astonishing rains, with more on the way — is inspired by the song "Hang On Little Tomato" by Pink Martini: The sun has left and forgotten me It's dark, I cannot see Why does this rain pour down I'm gonna drown In a sea Of deep...

Pomplamoose: Music duo going viral via social media

Early yesterday morning, I heard an interesting On The Media special about the future of the music industry. Long story short, it's floundering. Back then, I had never heard of Pomplamoose. Update: Pomplamoose show Beginning January 18, 2011, a live webcast show --Hey...

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