Perpetuum Jazzile, a Slovenian a cappella group, performs Toto’s “Rosanna”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i_72aI46Vo

 

June 9, 2015. Tags: , , , , . Music. 1 comment.

Billboard Hot 100 from July 3, 1982

Oh wow! Check out all these awesome songs that were on the Billboard Hot 100 during a single week in 1982.

The list is at this link, on page 64. You can use the “+” to make the image bigger, and you can scroll around:

Here are some of my favorites from this list:

1) Human League – Don’t You Want Me

2) Toto – Rosanna

3) Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder – Ebony And Ivory

4) Asia – Heat Of The Moment

5) John Cougar – Hurts So Good

8) Juice Newton – Love’s Been A Little Bit Hard On Me

9) Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger

10) .38 Special – Caught Up In You

12) Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Crimson And Clover

13) Motels – Only The Lonely

14) Ray Parker Jr. – The Other Woman

19) Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra

22) Fleetwood Mac – Hold Me

29) Crosby Stills and Nash – Wasted On The Way

42) Melissa Manchester – You Should Hear How She Talks About You

43) Kim Wilde – Kids in America

46) Haircut 100 – Love Plus One

49) Daryl Hall and John Oates – Your Imagination

62) Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy

65) Donna Summer – Love Is In Control

66) Eddie Money – Think I’m In Love

67) Go Go’s – Vacation

69) Tommy Tutone – 867-5309/Jenny

84) Loverboy – When It’s Over

85) Alan Parsons Project – Eye In the Sky

87) Missing Persons – Words

98) Daryl Hall and John Oates – Did It In A Minute

All those awesome songs were on the chart during the same week – wow!

 

 

 

May 29, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Daryl Hall and John Oates have just uploaded high quality versions of their music videos to YouTube

You can see them at https://www.youtube.com/user/hallandoatesVEVO/videos

These are much better quality than the VHS recordings that many fans have uploaded over the years.

It’s not a mistake that they uploaded “Jingle Bell Rock” twice – one version has Daryl singing, and the other one has John.

My family got cable with MTV in July 1982. I even remember MTV celebrating its one year anniversary a month later. I though I had seen every Hall and Oates video a huge number of times – but I had no idea that they had videos of songs from their X-Static album. What a pleasant surprise!
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April 25, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . MTV, Music, Television. Leave a comment.

The Irrationally Long Number Pi Song (“Sweet Number Pi”)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skf8NTEnrO4

 

March 19, 2015. Tags: , , , . Humor, Math, Music. Leave a comment.

Children perform songs by Led Zeppelin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYuOZnAqQCY

The 2014-15 Louisville Leopard Percussionists rehearsing Kashmir, The Ocean, and Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin.

The Louisville Leopard Percussionists began in 1993. They are a performing ensemble of approximately 55 student musicians, ages 7-12, living in and around Louisville, Kentucky. Each student learns and acquires proficiency on several instruments, such as marimbas, xylophone, vibraphone, drum set, timbales, congas, bongos and piano.

 

 

February 24, 2015. Tags: , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Jimmy Fallon impersonates Neil Young, and then the real Neil Young joins him

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6otmy3DAK8

 

February 4, 2015. Tags: , , , , , . Humor, Music, Television. 2 comments.

Oh wow! Aerosmith didn’t write this song!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rws_7mLTqj8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00zuDUNTeXM

 

 

 

January 7, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , . Humor, Music. Leave a comment.

Here’s an awesome performance of “Hotel California” by a six piece, East European acoustic band!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRMyWStL_Hw

 

 

December 3, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Word Crimes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc

 

July 16, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , . Education, Humor, Music. Leave a comment.

Here are some of my favorite Christmas songs

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December 7, 2013. Tags: , , , . Music. 1 comment.

Happy Halloween! “The Ghost Who Walks” and three other awesome music videos by Karen Elson!

I just discovered this wonderful singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Here are four of her music videos:

“The Ghost Who Walks”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D10iE2YVe60

“The Truth Is In The Dirt”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7utJmxbBao

“Cruel Summer”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvBcSDnRyc8

“Pretty Babies”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsFqe9i0qmg

October 25, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . MTV, Music. Leave a comment.

Wow – I didn’t know it was possible for a song to be this bad!

“On My Own” by Farrah Abraham

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJuu_4SR8-Y

May 13, 2013. Tags: , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

If “there’s nothing wrong with lip syncing,” then how come they never tell you in advance?

Some “singers” have said that there’s nothing wrong with lip syncing.

If what they say is true, then how come these “singers” never tell people in advance that they are lip syncing?

In my opinion, any “live” performer who is lip syncing should tell their audience that they are lip syncing, before they starting doing it.

And if they are charging money for their “performance,” they should tell you before you pay money for the ticket.

Otherwise, they are guilty of lying and fraud.

 

January 29, 2013. Tags: , . Music. Leave a comment.

Mandy Moore’s “Amanda Leigh” album is awesome!

Mandy Moore’s Amanda Leigh is an absolutely wonderful, beautiful, and most importantly, musical album full of fantastic songs. Country, folk, rock, and pop are all blended together to create one of the few truly great albums of the 21st century that I have heard so far. When I emphasized the word “musical,” it is because this is completely different from Moore’s first few albums. People who know my tastes in music would never believe that I liked a Mandy Moore album, were it not for the fact that this particular Moore album sounds like it’s from a completely different artist. Laugh at me for saying that if you want, but that just means that you haven’t actually heard the album. Amanda Leigh (Moore’s real life name) is a genuinely heartfelt, enjoyable, emotionally satisfying work of art.
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January 13, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

TV theme songs – part 4 of 4

Part 4
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October 11, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . Music, Television. Leave a comment.

TV theme songs – part 3 of 4

Part 3
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October 11, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . Music, Television. Leave a comment.

TV theme songs – part 2 of 4

Part 2
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October 11, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Music, Television. Leave a comment.

TV theme songs – part 1 of 4

TV theme songs – part 1 of 4

TV theme songs – part 2 of 4

TV theme songs – part 3 of 4

TV theme songs – part 4 of 4

I was born in 1971. I tell you this because it should help to tell you something about the point of view from which I have watched TV shows. As a child, I watched reruns of sitcoms and cartoons from the 60s, as well as new programming on PBS, and Saturday morning children’s programming. During the late 70s, I also started watching a few shows regularly during prime time. In the 80s I watched a huge number of shows during prime time. During the 90s and later there have been far fewer new shows that I liked, although among those few that I did like, I found them to be excellent.
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October 11, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . Music, Television. 2 comments.

My 126 favorite albums of all time

These are my 126 favorite albums of all time. This list is arranged in order of preference, starting with my #1 favorite.
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September 22, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Music. 2 comments.

Wow! I’m really enjoying “Ska City Radio” on live365.com!

I’ve been listening to this internet radio station for the past few hours, and I’ve really been enjoying it:

http://www.live365.com/stations/paulkies?play=2 

September 22, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Check out Igor Presnyako’s amazing performance of Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger”

One awesome musician – one acoustic guitar – one continuous take with no edits – all dedicated to a brilliant performance of one of my favorite songs of all time.

Igor Presnyako is a very talented musician:
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August 31, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

NBC has falsely reported that Neil Young has died – here’s some of his music

Neil Young – singer, songwriter, and guitarist – solo artist  – member of Buffalo Springfield – member of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young – is very much alive.

However, NBC news has reported that he has died!

Not only that, but they also reported that he was the first astronaut to walk on the moon!
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August 26, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Humor, Music. Leave a comment.

Nearly all white Atlanta Symphony Orchestra turns away high school choirs for being too white

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra recently turned down the choruses from two high schools in Cobb County, Georgia – those of Walton and Lassiter High Schools.

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August 20, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Music, Racism. Leave a comment.

“Good Clean Fun” by Bonnie Hayes is an overlooked rock/pop/new wave masterpiece from 1982

In 1982, a California band called Bonnie Hayes with the Wild Combo released an album called Good Clean Fun. Despite being a stunningly fantastic album of rock, pop, and new wave, the album was largely ignored in most of the country. It did get exposure on college radio stations, as well as  on some local California stations, and two of its songs were used in the 1983 movie Valley Girl (which is, in my opinion, the best and most intelligent of all of the 80s teen movies). But the album, being released on the independent Slash Records label, never got the kind of attention that it deserved. It’s so osbscure that it wasn’t even released on CD until 2007.

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August 12, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Music. 1 comment.

Here’s a bunch of Hall and Oates music videos from the early days of MTV

Daryl Hall and John Oates are my favorite 80s musical artist. I had a lot fun watching their videos as I was growing up, and I still enjoy them very much today.
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July 31, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . MTV, Music, Television. 1 comment.

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