Jan 262012

Isn’t it time you do your thing? Here’s the place to share trivial observations, links, the death of artists not on your Moderator’s radar, and whatnot. And you may do so sans shirt and while wearing leather chaps.


  15 Responses to “All-Star Jam”

  1. Happiness Stan

    Good news – Neil Young and Crazy Horse to release TWO new albums!

    Sad news, one of the first acts I discovered through the Hall was Fraser and DeBolt, I was browsing around the other night and spotted that Daisy DeBolt passed away on October 4th last year.

    Not sure if anyone has remarked on the passing of Etta James the other day yet, she never really registered on my radar but it sounds like she lived a full and ‘interesting’ life, and as I understand it the number one single in the UK for the last few weeks includes a sample from one of her songs.

  2. trigmogigmo

    Two Bowie-related observations after catching up on some missing items in my library.

    Could it be that Blue Man Group’s tune “PVC IV” is meant to rhyme with “TVC 15”?

    Nick Lowe’s “(I Love the Sound Of) Breaking Glass” is a clever reference to Bowie’s song “Breaking Glass”. This on a single released after Lowe’s debut ep called “Bowi” that was in response to Bowie’s album “Low”. However, Lowe’s song is really a close sound-alike to “Sound and Vision” from the same album. Check it out:


  3. cliff sovinsanity

    I’ve got 25$ down on Madonna getting booed at/during the Super Bowl halftime show. I’ve got 200$ down that Lady GaGa will not make a surprise appearance, but Nicki Minaj will.

  4. ladymisskirroyale

    This developing story is my contribution to our continually evolving discussion of Rock Fashion: The Unknown Pleasures Mickey Mouse T-Shirt was just too good to be true. Mr. Royale shared the initial breaking news earlier this week and we have been avidly following the developments. I guess it required commentary from Peter Hook and a million others to realize the folly of the Disney designers’ ways. Honestly. First they miss the penis in the Little Mermaid castle and now THIS:


    What’s next for Disney? Mickey Mouse naked in a pool chasing after a dollar?

  5. cliff sovinsanity

    My Heartland Rock alternative to next weekend’s Super Bowl activities in Indianapolis would have to include the following. Johnny Cougar is the headliner, with Kurt and Sam from the Bodeans backing. Kenny Arnoff is of course on drums and Lisa Germano is multi-tasking. After starting off with Pink Houses, the band is joined by Jeff Tweedy who does a couple verses of Hurts So Good. The band is joined once more by Jason and the Scorchers who tear up the stage with Rockin’ In The USA. Song ends, fireworks go off. Applause, applause.

  6. Thanks for passing this along. I’ve been so busy lately that I have fallen behind in sharing riches like this one that had been passed along to me. Stay tuned for some stuff I should have time to catch up on later today.

  7. Could anyone confirm/deny my suspicion that “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” is a cha-cha?


  8. hrrundivbakshi

    I dunno. A “cha-cha” is a kind of arbitrary interpretation/addition to a regular 4/4 beat, as I see it. The groove you’re meant to hear and dance to, as I’m sure you know, can be rhythm-spoken as “one, two, cha-cha-cha… one, two, cha-cha-cha…,” etc. While that groove certainly fits over the top of “Satisfaction,” you could just as easily plop it on top of, say, “Ace Of Spades”:

    If you like to gamble, I tell you I’m your man
    You win some, lose some, it;s all the same to me
    One, two, cha-cha-cha… one, two, cha-cha-cha (over brief instrumental break).

    So: yes, sure, why not?

  9. hrrundivbakshi

    I’ve always had a secret boner for this song, and I smiled inside watching an aging Dave Gregory tackle it with a bunch of fellow geezers in a small club in Swindon:


  10. OK, so that clip is from 4 years ago, but when is Dave Gregory going to show his age? At first I assumed the other guitarist was him, but then I was wondering why he had a guy in the band who looked like his younger self. No fair!

  11. BigSteve

    I’d *love* to hear a cha-cha version of Ace of Spades.

  12. I love Slash (way more than Axel) but really, an 8 year old could do that.


  13. I haven’t tracked down the song yet, but this story made me think of our hockey-loving Townspeople north of the border (and my fellow Flyboys fans, of course):


  14. cliff sovinsanity


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