I can only imagine the songwriting inspiration that has been drawn from all of the North Pond Hermit news of late. I know I recently rewrote a few lines of Foreigner's "Jukebox Hero" with the words "North Pond Hermit" in the refrain. It goes a little like this:
I love radio. Don't you? I mean good, dare I say, old-fashioned live radio. And so you had better believe that I love Maine Public Radio. I love just about everything on it, except maybe for when Garrison Keillor sings during "A Prairie Home Companion."
When David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" aired in 1990 and' 91, I couldn't watch it. Not for lack of interest, but because it was on Sunday nights which is when my college radio show shift happened.
Folk singer Michelle Shocked promised Nicole Sandler, host of The Nicole Sandler Show on the progressive internet radio station Ready or Not Radio radioornot.com that she'd appear live on the show this morning.
Eddie Money, the man behind such rock classics as "Two Tickets To Paradise," "Baby Hold On," "Take Me Home Tonight" and my personal guilty pleasure favorite "Shakin" is in Portland for a sold-out show tonight at Asylum.
When I think of Michelle Shocked, I think of the liberal, anti-establishment singer-songwriter who has penned many songs that are permanently tattoed in my musical DNA. Songs like "Anchorage," "When I Grow Up" and especially "Come A Long Way."
I just went outside to Monument Square just to check and see if this whole storm thing is as bad as it seems from my 5th floor window at One City Center. Yep. It is. Man alive I hate March.
Today is no ordinary day. As far as I'm concerned it's a holiday - and a big one at that. And I got the video footage to prove it. More on that in a second.
Here we are five days out from the Oscars. I especially appreciated the extra love that was given to music in film. Though, truth be told, "Chicago" ain't my cup of tea. High-five to Babs, however, for banging out a terrific "The Way We Were." Also, I love Adele, but "Skyfall" ain't my thing either.
Happy Valentine's Day, music fans! For the sheer fun of it, I have gathered some of my favorite versions of the classic tune "My Funny Valentine."