Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Programming Notes From All Over

I am informed that there is some sort of confrontational political event scheduled on the electric teevee machine tonight.

More important -- my old pal and bandmate Ronnie D'Addario (it is he providing the gorgeous background vocals on The Floor Models' "Letter from Liverpool") has two kids who are about to be huge rock stars. Obviously, I hate them.

Here's Ronnie on the gig:

Take a nap during the "debates" and then watch ma boys on The Tonight Show with guest host Jimmy Fallon. Johnny is on vacation AGAIN. And Doc is filling in for Ed.

Sounds like good advice to me.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Words Fail Me...

...other than thanks a million to everybody -- here and at Facebook or via e-mail or phone -- who left me kind messages after mom passed. Seriously -- it meant more to me than you can know.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Mom's funeral is this afternoon.

It's been a long, long week. But regular posting will resume on Monday, if only to get my mind on something else.

Monday, September 19, 2016

If It's Monday, It Must Be Separated at Birth!

First, a commercial: Our friend Sal Nunziato, who blogs at the splendid BURNING WOOD and has turned me on to more great music than I can calculate, is having an unofficial fundraiser; if you can see your way to sparing a little disposable income, please do. And consider yourself a patron of the arts.

And now the jokes.

Seriously, Sal used to do a satirical blog called It's Only Mock & Roll; for a sample, get thee to this entry -- BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SELLS NAMING RIGHTS FOR E-STREET BAND-THEMED RESTAURANT and prepare to laugh your ass off.

He also put up a couple of photo yocks which I'm stealing (hence the title of today's post).

For example, who would have suspected the distinct familial resemblance between Kinks' guitarist Dave Davies and the late Talulah Bankhead?

Or between Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman and legendary First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt?

Not I, said the Little Red Hen.

In any case, thanks to honorary Floor Model and Friend of PowerPop Ronnie D'Addario, here's two new pairings --

Tragic Badfinger guitarist Pete Ham and Mr. Baseball himself, Bob Uecker!

Not to mention Lady Liberty and The King of Rock 'n' Roll.

Hey -- I said these are the jokes. I made no guarantees that they'd be funny.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Your Friday Moment of Words Fail Me

From 2014, please enjoy Rick Springfield -- yes, him -- and a stunning solo version of the Fleetwood Mac classic "Oh Well."

I'm a fan, and I knew he was good. But I didn't know he was THIS good.

As a bonus, here he is back in the late 60s with his first Australian band, Zoot (he references them in the "Oh Well" clip), doing a sort of Move-esque version of "Eleanor Rigby."

It's a bit of a period piece, but as you can see, he was already a great guitar player. (Incidentally, the bass guy in this lot went on to found The Little River Band, but we needn't bring that up, since the statute of limitations on that band has clearly expired.)

Have a great weekend, everybody!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

There's Just No Pleasing Some People (Part Deux)

"Long Tall Sally" from the just out Hollywood Bowl album.

Apart from how exciting the thing is overall, I must admit that over the years I've forgotten just how great a singer Paul McCartney is. I mean, jeebus h. christ on a piece of challah toast, that vocal is simply astounding.

Gonna see the movie tomorrow, and there's nothing you can do to stop me.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Closed for Monkey Business

Worked late in the studio last night; regular posting -- including a video roundup on Friday -- resumes on the morrow.