Who Whistled at the end of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay?”

Short Answer: “The whistle at the end of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” belongs to longtime musician Sam “Bluzman” Taylor, who was brought in to finish the final overdubs. Longer Answer: Once upon a time, the greatest soul singer in the world wrote the greatest song the world would ever know. A song …

“Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” vs “Can the Circle Be Unbroken (By and By).”

I was writing the beginning of the ending of the fifth first book when, before I realized it, I had been singing Will the Circle Be Unbroken? for over an hour. Hell, maybe a day? Week? It just crept up on me as I’ve been thinking through where I was going with this story. Well, …

The best cover of Feelin’ Alright? might belong to David Ruffin (Sorry, Joe Cocker & Traffic).

Shortcut: a Spotify playlist of many different covers of Feelin’ Alright? from which you can compare & contrast. Monday afternoon I was driving down I-5 South towards Bakersfield. Just me, the hills, the fields, the cattle, the tundra and desert…I was gonna stay there the night and then head down to LA on Tuesday for …

The Song at the end of “The Big Short” is “When the Levee Breaks,” by Led Zeppelin.

The song that plays at the end of the 2015 movie The Big Short, is none other than Led Zeppelin’s iconic reworking of the anthem “When the Levee Breaks”. It’s the powerful, foreboding 7-minute “coda” to ZOSO, what fellow Zep fans call the otherwise untitled 4th album Led Zeppelin IV. “Reworking?” They covered that? It …

How “Spanish Harlem” influenced productivity both for me and clients (thank you, Jerry & Phil)

It’s 12:30am. I’m going to be up before 7am to help get Bella out the door so she can be at the office early to begin preparations. As I start to drift off and dream about my work problems and, consequently, potential solutions, the images were accompanied by Aretha Franklin’s rendition of Ben. E. King’s …

Jesus, Etc.: “Two, Two Chords” or “Tuned to Chords” (It’s How Things Stick with You)

“Jesus, Etc…” by Wilco. Divine song. It came out in 2002 and everybody thought the song was about the 9/11 attacks. Truth told, it was written and recorded before 9/11. In fact, in my opinion, the grief becomes misplaced in the song if you think it’s about 9/11. But It’s How Things Stick with You …

Pop Memories of the 60s [Review] by Time / Life. Is It Worth It?

Compare Prices at Amazon.com Price: 5 Payments of $29.99. Sales tax – CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, KY, NY, OH, PA, TX & VA. 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. When I’m out with friends and we meet people girls and the conversation turns to music & favorite bands, my friends answer for me:  “The Funk Brothers.” The …

Damn. The Social Network Ended to One of My Favorite Beatles Songs, “Baby, You’re A Rich Man.”

I just got back from seeing, “The Social Network.” I went with friends. And, yeah, I took my mom. I dare y’all to do the same. She loves Aaron Sorkin’s writing as much as I do. Why do I love Aaron Sorkin’s writing so much? Well, here’s the opening clip. Keep up. And remember… Pure …

Time to Finish the House That Jack Built, Y’all (Doc Says I Gots the Blues).

4 years ago, I dove deep into The Blues in order to write a book of blues, or two. And about on a third. But life has been changing rapidly.  And a trip to the doctor’s indicated I got the blues. Stretched too thin. Not takin’ good enough care of myself Not exercising enough Adjusting …

I Want to Rock Your Gypsy Soul Just Like Way Back in the Days of Old

Van Morrison’s Into the Mystic from his set at the Filmore West, April 26th 1970 is playing from my iPhone through the local establishment’s speakers as I help to close’er down, again. Not that it’s a habit, but it’s a great place to work when friends work the place. My new, old friend behind the …

Lord, I’m a Fool for the Lonesome Train (Ben Harper. 2007)

A highly tantalizing holiday taken to writing took its typical course… behind closed doors windows drawn and close my computer my thoughts. What did I accomplish? viewed season two of my second favorite television show watched a few movies The good news was, during all that watching, closed-off and isolated, those blues thoughts got time …

So why don’t you climb down off that movie screen, Duritz.

Update 2016/08/09 Adam Duritz Admits Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby is about Monica Potter, but it’s not what you think So, apparently all these years laters, Adam Duritz has finally admitted to how he wrote the song Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby. According to an interview he did for browardpalmbeach.com, he admitted he wrote the song about a person …

Found the Damn Gatorade Has Evolved MP3 by David Banner w Kermit Quinn

So that damned “Gatorade Has Evolved” song for the Gatorade G commercials that came out for the 2010 NBA playoffs got in my head and wouldn’t leave. You know the commercial… “If you wanna revolution the only solution:  evolve. You gotta evolve.” Gatorade Revolution / Evolve Commercial – 2010 The damned song won’t get out …

“Just like Brian Wilson did,” (“lying in bed” and sleeping and hiding…)

For those who just want the video and lyrics… “Brian Wilson” music video [YouTube] “Brian Wilson” lyrics by Stephen Page “Gordon” by BarenakedLadies on Spotify “No. You’re a writer,” she supported. It only took those 4 simple words said in a back alley Broad Ripple bar around 2:15 AM by a supportive lady with designer …

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