Thursday, September 29, 2016

Battle of the Bands results: A Tie

I was out of town due to a family emergency. So my last few posts have been done via the phone. I put my results on hold. I could cast a deciding vote, but I picked the songs. I like my audience to pick the winners.

The vote were down. Just a half dozen votes. So your vote really does matter here! Sometimes it can stop a shutout and sometimes it can decide the winner. I might revisit the song with different contenders to see if we can find a winner. However, October is my Rocktober so the songs might rock a bit more!

It was a bird fight in my Battle.

The Black Crowes had no remedy..

The Byrds sounded like they were Eight Miles High..

and no one was Willin' to be the winner..

Maybe I'll have a winner on my next battle in a couple of days!

Monday, September 26, 2016

R.I.P Arnold Palmer

One of the world's greatest golfers has passed away at the age of 87. Arnold Palmer the seven time majors winning golfer and one of the first members of the World Golf Hall of Fame is the beloved golfer who passed away.

His game was peaking when television was becoming more popular.

 Here are some highlights....

Do you have any memories of Arnold Palmer? Feel free to share in the comments.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

R.I.P Buckwheat Zydeco

Stanley Dural Jr better known as Buckwheat Zydeco has passed away at the age of 68. The bandleader, accordionist, and one of the biggest names in current zydeco music lost his battle with cancer.

I had the opportunity to experience Buckwheat Zydeco live and in person. The best way to appreciate his legacy and music is through the nusic.

"Tee Nah Nah"

Hey Ma...

Zydeco will live on but Buckwheat Zydeco will certainly be missed.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Celebrating Jaco Pastorius

Today September 21, 2016 is the 29th anniversay of the dkeath of Jaco Pastorious. He was a very talented and legendary bass player. I invite you to check out the tribute I published here last year as well. That post features some tasty treats for your ears. I would link it but I am posting from my phone.

This year I will do the same with some different videos to continue the celebration.

Up first, is a solo track called "Dolphin Dance"...

Next up is "Third Stone from the Sun" performed with Weather Report

Next up Jaco with Pat Metheny on a tune called "Bright Sized Life"...

Finally Jaco with Joni Mitchell..

That was Don Juan's Wreckless Daughter. I hope you enjoyed the tunes and thanks for visiting.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Happy Birthday Jimmy Fallon!

Today is Jimmy Fallon's 42nd birthday. Fallon is the latest host of The Tonight Show. The newest generation. Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, and Conan O'Brien proceeded him.

He has his own style.

Okay I got the politicalness out of the way.

He has talent in his musical skits. What do you think of him? Does he fit well for the show? How does he compare with the other hosts?

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Happy 69th Birthday to US Air Force

Today September 18, 2016 the United States Air Force celebrates  it's 69th birthday.

Below is an impressive view of some Air Force equipment...

Here is a Flash Mob featuring the Air Force Band..

The Thunderbirds..

To the Air Force I say Happy Birthday.

To the men and woman who have or are now serving in the Air Force I thank you for your service.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

R.I.P Edward Albee

Edward Albee, the three time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, passed away at the age of 88 on Friday.

Here is Albee's first play The Zoo Story which was written in 1958. This production is from Bucknell University in 2011.

Here is a trailer for his most famous play Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf....

Albee's career stretched six decades and he wrote over thirty plays. His career was punctuated with three Drama Desk Awards, six Tony Awards and the previously mentioned Pulitzer Prize Awards.

His legacy will live on in future productions of his plays. He will be missed.