Thursday, June 28, 2018

Battle of the Bands Results: Taron Egerton with the win

Taron Egerton squeezed out a 5-3 victory over Martha Wash on my latest Battle of the Bands which featured the Elton John song "I'm Still Standing."

Here is the winner singing another song from the movie Sing!

"The Way I feel Inside" is great! Another close battle. Have a few ideas in mind for my next Battle on July 1.  Stat tuned it is only a few days away.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

R.I.P Matt "Guitar" Murphy

The Blues world lost another guitarist this month. This time Matt "Guitar" Murphy.

                                                  "Murphy's Boogie"

 He played in Howlin' Wolf's Band and was in the Blues Brothers touring band. In between the Blues Hall of Fame member played with James Cotton, Memphis Slim, Ike Turner, Little Junior Parker and more.

His guitar playing is featured on this single from 1952..

Here he is with Memphis Slim "I'm Lost Without you"

"The Blues Don't Bother Me"

May he rest in peace

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Monday's Music Moves Me: TV themes specifically from my childhood!

I missed last weeks 4m! Life happened and it ended up being a really good day. Filled with adventure, sun, rainbows, a boat and a few friends. Anyway I am back for this round. This week's theme is "TV/Movie themes specifically from my childhood." Let me get into my secret time machine and travel way back in time.

I'll start off with my childhood forbidden fruit "Baa Baa Black Sheep"..

My Mom wouldn't let me watch this show and I tried hard to wheel and deal to watch it. I think some of it may have been the air time was past my bed time.

I have plenty of memories of watching westerns with my Grandparents...

"Rawhide" was one of my favorites..

I did watch children's show like "Mr Rogers"

I hope you enjoyed your visit to my back pages of my old TV guide. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Battle of the Bands: I'm Still Standing

Elton John won my last Battle of the Bands and I really didn't have a song in mind for this round. So, I decided I would use the winner for inspiration. Elton John has had a long, successful career filled with a ton of songs.

The song for this round is "I'm Still Standing."

Contender One: Martha Wash

Contender Two: Taron Egerton

Both of my covers can be found on movie soundtracks. Martha's on The First Wives Club and Sing! Also all three of the versions on this blog are lyric videos. Another random set of coincidences is the voting is done in the comments. You pick your favorite from the two contenders and I tally the votes and announce a winner sometime before Christmas I mean July 1st. Hope you enjoy the battle and I will have another post up soon!

Battle of the Bands: From shutouts to nailbiters

Well my streak of shutouts ended on this last round of Battle of the Bands. Every vote counted and this battle was decided by the last vote. Elton John edged out Neil Young 4 to 3. The song was John Lennon's "Imagine."

Celebrating Elton's big win with "I'm Still Standing"


                                            Continuing the party with "Rocket Man"

                                                 "Tiny Dancer"

I wonder what my battle will be tomorrow?

Monday, June 11, 2018

Congrats to the Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals have finally won the Stanley Cup! The Stanley Cup is the trophy awarded to the National Hockey League Champions. The Capitals were founded in 1874 and had never one a Stanley Cup until now!

Highlights from the deciding game 5....

Congrats to the Vegas Golden Knights who were also looking for their first Cup, but they were a new expansion team. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

R.I.P Dwight Clark

Dwight Clark will always be remembered for "The Catch." The 49ers hero played in the NFLZ from 1979 to 1987 all with the same team. Honored by the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame and the Clemson Hall of Fame.

He was part of two Super Bowl Champion teams in San Francisco and was a two time Pro Bowler. His number long retired by the 49ers.

He passed away yesterday due to ALS. He will be missed by fans, family and business partners.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Monday's Music Moves Me: The Crossover Edition

This week's theme for Monday's Music Moves Me comes from Alana. "Crossover" songs done by a group/singer known primarily for one type of music, but in another type.

                                                Rock to Country

                                                 The Rolling Stones

                                                    "Far Away Eyes"


                                                Led Zeppelin

                                                 "Hot Dog"


                                              Rock to Reggae

                                              Eric Clapton

                                              "I Shot the Sheriff"

                                              Rock to Classical

                                            Jeff Beck (Ravel's Tunes gets Amplified)

                                           "Beck's Bolero"


                                           Jimmy Page

                                          "Chopin Prelude Number 4"


Classic Rock from yesteryear exploring musical genres such as Country, Reggae and Classical. Hope you enjoyed! Stop by again for more fun!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

R.I.P Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater

Above "Bad Dream" from Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater. The Blues legend past away on the 1st from heart failure. Eddy was a member of the Blues Hall of Fame and has been nominated for Grammy Awards. Clearwater was a fixture on the Chicago Blues Scenes from the 50s on.

                                              "Came Up the Hard Way"

"Messed Up World"

He will be missed by his fans and family.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Battle of the Bands: Imagine there is no shutouts!

Well I am starting the quest to end the shutout streak or extended by picking a classic song. "Imagine" by John Lennon I am surprised I haven't used this one yet.

Contender One: Neil Young

   Contender Two: Elton John

Two emotional live covers. Two great artists. You know the drill vote in the comments!