Archive for April, 2009

Rescued from the Depths of Obscurity, Part 4: Bob Dylan, 10 songs from the abyss

April 28, 2009

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As a songwriter/recording artist, Bob Dylan’s lyrics have been recorded by more artists than any other songwriter, his recordings have withstood the test of time. Is it possible that there are 10 songs of his that you have not heard before?
http://www.associatedcontent.comarticle/1669146/rescued_from_the_depths_of_obscurity.html

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Rescued from the Depths of Obscurity, Part 3: Elvis Presley, 10 Songs from the Abyss

April 24, 2009

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The undisputed King of Rock’n’Roll has had more #1 hits than any other recording artist in history. Is it possible that there could be 10 songs you have not heard of?

See more at http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1665217/rescued_from_the_depths_of_obscurity.html

Rescued from the Depths of Obscurity, Part 2: The Rolling Stones, 10 songs from the abyss

April 17, 2009

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The original bad boys of Rock’n’Roll are recognized around the world. Here are 10 songs they recorded you may not be familiar with, but should be.
http://www.associatedcontent.comarticle/1659099/rescued_from_the_depths_of_obscurity.html

Okay, I realize this is a poor substitute for content on my blog, but I thought if you checked in from time to time you might like to know that I AM still producing… just in a different context.  Hope you enjoy.

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Rescued from the Depths of Obscurity, Part 1: the Beatles, 10 Songs from the Abyss

April 16, 2009

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Part 1 of a series of articles dedicated to the resurrection of obscure tunes by the artists that made them famous for a time, times and half a time… if at all.
http://www.associatedcontent.comarticle/1656329/rescued_from_the_depths_of_obscurity.html

A new series of articles I plan to write for Associated Content and link here.  Hope you enjoy!

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Susan Boyle’s incredible performance

April 15, 2009


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For all of those who should not judge a book by it’s cover… enjoy!

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Still Searching for that “Lost Horizon”

April 15, 2009

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A new millennium view of an Oscar winning classic. Each man dreams of a better world, an Utopia, that Garden of Eden just out of reach. This is the story of a man who finds paradise “just over the horizon.”
http://www.associatedcontent.comarticle/1648993/still_searching_for_that_lost_horizon.html

Billy Bob… b-bob-bob-bob Thornton hears a What? A Boo

April 9, 2009

If you have not heard this song, ya gotta… then the rest of this post will make sense. So I’ll wait. C’mon, it’s great… waiting, mmm mm m mm mm mm mmm bob obob obobob oobooboobooboo

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Gosh, it is fun being an American in a foreign country, especially when we have the likes of Billy B-Bob Thorn- in the butt! to be a representative.  Of course I’m talking about his recent Joaquin Phoenix imitation of  “Who… what…me? an actor? I’ma musician, man.”

First of all;  friends, Canadians, country music fans!  I come not to praise Billy Bob, but to query him.  Who do you think you are, Mr. Big Star?  You called Canadian audiences “mashed potatoes without the gravy?”  Let me tell you a little bit about Canadian artists and their audience.  They are not pretentious prima donnas, they respect their music and their listeners.  You may have been irritated because your radio host announced you were the GREAT, OSCAR WINNING PERFORMER prior to getting down to the nitty gritty of your interview, but you are a curiosity, my fellow American, an anomaly.  If you did not want to capitalize on your “woe begotten fame” why don’t you wear a Groucho disguise and “let your music speak for itself?” crrz07.wordpress.com

It is a pity that your anger kept you from considering the other members of your band, the ones that don’t have the luxury of being your famous self.  You could have directed the radio listeners attention to their names, how you met, what your musical influences were, where your tour dates would lead you, etc.  but you chose to sulk, be coy or just plain rude.  The bands sound may be great, you may run with some nice guys but your attitude sucks the gravy from these mashed potatoes.  You are a prime example of the reason why there is disparity between our great nations and that is too bad, because ultimately the music suffers.  It will be judged by your ignorance, and not by it’s quality or content.

I dig Willie Nelson and touring with him could have been a big break for the Boxmasters, but you lack something, Billy Bob… call it humility… or possibly, musical talent… or both.

Sorry.  You do not connect with this audience.  Go back to being a garage band, Billy B bob bob bob.

Ted Stevens… good ol’ boy!

April 3, 2009

Can you say… good ol’ boy? story.php?storyId=102589818 This reads like a bad April Fools joke, but the joke is on the American public.

What a shock to read charges are dropped on this dirty politician and one of the reasons being because of his age! I guess that means if you are a crook and get away with it for a long time you can escape prosecution?  The amazing thing to me is, his age did not keep him from trying to be re-elected.ted-stevens-should-run-against-palin-alaska-republican-says

So my question is, if he was not too frail to hold the office of U. S. Senator and STRONG ENOUGH to satisfactorily  meet the vigor and demands of that position… why couldn’t he face the confines of a posh, white collar crime, country club style jail?  Yikes!

The good ol’ boy system has nothing to do with ones age.

Teddy boy says, “I always knew there would come a day when this dark cloud would be lifted from me.”  But it is not because he is innocent.

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You know, this guy has been dirty for a long time… it is a shame that our justice system allows politicians to be above prosecution when a jury found him guilty and a lobbyist admitted to doing favors for the guy.

I wonder if he’ll still get his pension?

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