Archive for Music

Lennon & McCartney’s: “Imagine the Band”

We haven’t posted a music mashup in a while, so here’s one today and it’s a good ‘un.

They’ve taken John Lennon’s Imagine  and slowed it way down and Paul McCartney’s Band On the Run  and sped it up a bit.  The end result is sweet!

I give you: Imagine the Band.

 

Source: 22 Words.

Howard Chaykin is Cooler Than Thou

 

I’d never seen that album cover before.  The art is by one of my favorite artists, Howard Chaykin.

Thanks to The Bristol Board for posting the Chaykin cover and other great art daily!

 

 

Puddles the Sad Clown: Let Me Live That Fantasy

Last week I posted about Puddles the Sad Clown with the Golden Voice.  Since then I have watched all the Puddles’ song videos I could find.  I’ve also shared them with family and friends.

This morning a friend sent me a link to an excellent profile of Puddles that appeared at Grantland.   The article is Let Me Live That Fantasy, by Justin Heckert [illustration by Tim McAuliffe] and while it answers a lot of questions about Puddles, it definitely leaves me wanting to know more.

Puddles: the Sad Clown with the Golden Voice

Some people have a real fear of clowns.  I can understand that since some clowns are scary.

If you’re someone who gets scared of clowns, then you probably already booked it out of this post since it is about a seven-foot tall clown named Puddles: the Sad Clown with the Golden Voice.

Listen to Puddles sing and it’s easy understand the golden voice part… not sure why he’s sad since that clown can croon.

Puddles Performs on HLN

Did you happen to catch Puddles: The Sad Clown with the Golden Voice when he sang on the Headline News Network?

You know there aren’t many performers I’d care to watch in concert, but Puddles’ show is one I’d go to.

Which 80′s Pop Hit Are You?

Today we’re asked, Which 80′s Pop Hit Are You?

The answer for me?  Faith by George Michael.  I can live with that.

The Endless Night: A Valentine to Film Noir

 If you’re a fan of film noir then you’re going to love The Endless Night: A Valentine to Film Noir that’s embedded below.  Amazing job of matching music and film to create a hypnotic video.  Bravo!

 

The Greatest Beatles Performance of All Time

If you’re a Beatles fan, and you haven’t read Colin Fleming’s recent article in The Atlantic, you’re in luck.  Fleming writes about what he calls the greatest live Beatles performance ever…

Months before the The Ed Sullivan Show, the band played a seven-song set for Swedish radio that settles any doubt about their electrifying live presence.

Click over to The Atlantic to read and listen to 50 Years Later: The Greatest Beatles Performance of All Time.

Clever Optical Illusions, Roy Budd, Michael Caine & Sly Stallone

This really clever ad below is full of well-designed optical illusions.

If the music sounds familiar, it’s the theme to Get Carter by Roy Budd starring Michael Caine [as well as the theme to the Get Carter remake starring Sylvester Stallone and Michael Cain].

 

 

 

Married 73 Years, “Sweet Lorraine” and Fred’s Undying Love

Fred and Lorraine Stobaugh spent a life together in love.  After 73 years of marriage, Lorraine passed away.  A month later, Fred saw a songwriting contest hosted by Green Shoe Studio.  Although Fred can’t play an instrument or sing, he wrote a song as a tribute to Lorraine and their love.

Fred sent the lyrics along with the story of his undying love for his recently deceased Lorraine to Green Shoe Studio.  Simply titled, “Sweet Loraine,”  Fred’s story and lyrics moved the folks behind the contest.  Although Fred’s entry didn’t meet the criteria of the contest, he ended up with something much more valuable than a win.  Green Shoe Studio musicians brought “Sweet Lorraine” to life.

Watch the video below and prepare to be moved to tears of joy.

Thanks to Green Shoe Studio for making “Sweet Lorraine” come to life and to 22 Words for the link.

43 Years of “Your Song”

Your Song written by Bernie Taupin and Elton John, and of course, performed by Elton John is one of the most beautiful songs ever.  I thought that when I first heard it nearly 43 years ago and I think it now.

In 1998, Your Song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2004 the song was placed at number 137 on Rolling Stone‘s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

Elton John has performed Your Song thousands of times over the 43 years since it was released… and below is a video compilation taking us through the years as Elton performs it.

 

Thanks to Miss Cellania for the link.

Slow Jolene is Awesome

Listen to this awesome riff on Dolly Parton’s classic Jolene and then read the rest of the story…

 

That is actually a 45 record of Dolly Parton singing Jolene but played at 33rpm.  Here’s a link to Dolly’s original for comparison.

Actually, there is no comparison.

The slower version could be a hit if released today.

A slow thanks to 22 Words for the link.

 

Andrew Robinson Knows “The Fifth Beatle”

Did you happen to see this interview with Andrew Robinson where he talks about his four-year project on The Fifth Beatle?

Thanks and an extra “Yea, Yea, Yea” to Bleeding Cool.

Henry & Robinette Cover “Billie Jean”


And now with no adieu, let alone further adieu, I present…

 Michael Henry and Justin Robinett with their cover of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean.

 

 

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