Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Kinks

Tonight’s offering is another of the British Invasion bands of the sixties.

Founded by brothers Dave and Ray Davies this band has overcome the tumultuous relationships of its members to turn out some of the period’s memorable hits.

Working with subject matter ranging from the Queen Mother to Transvestitism they found their own niche and filled it with hits.

The show tonight begins with a 25 minute, three part documentary of the band with interviews of its members and clips of their songs. This is followed by several dozen of their videos followed by a number of Ray Davies solo performances, ending with perhaps their greatest hit “Lola”.

So sit back and enjoy The Kinks!

Kinks Fan Site

Dave Davies Official Site

The Kinks Wiki

Direct Links to the individual videos:

Story of the Kinks Part1

Story of the Kinks Part 2

Story of the Kinks Part 3


Sunny Afternoon

You Really Got Me

All Day and All of the Night

A Well Respected Man


Waterloo Sunset

Tired of Waiting

Autumn Almanac

Dead End Street

It’s Alright

See My Friend

Set Me Free

Milk Cow Blues


Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy

Death of a Clown

Ordinary People => Sunny Afternoon

Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues

Village Green Preservation Society

Come Dancing

Do It Again

Only a Dream

Lost and Found

Low Budget

Dedicated Follower of Fashion


How Do I Get Close

State of Confusion


Muswell Hillbilly

Hollywood Blvd

Celluloid Heroes

Shangri-La – Ray Davies

One More Time – Ray Davies

Working Man’s CafĂ© – Ray Davies

In a Moment – Ray Davies

To the Bone – Ray Davies

After the Fall – Ray Davies

Over My Head – Ray Davies


Monday, March 17, 2008

Coming Soon

Hey, I'm on vacation - I'm taking my time, it's coming - it really is.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Jethro Tull

It has been kind of mellow around here lately so it’s time to wake you folks up.

Ian Anderson is perhaps one of the most eccentric rock frontmen from the late ‘60s and ‘70s. His stage presence, unusual and distinctive vocal style, and one-legged flute playing make for one interesting show.

This quote from a press review in Jethro Tull Press titled Rock Beyond Woodstock perhaps explains the Jethro Tull experience best:

Moderates musically, but never on stage. There, they are matchless. Ian Anderson, that famous Fagin come Captain Hook, moves with drunken abandon in phases of sexual intoxication, his arms and legs flailing, his eyes bugging out like uncut diamonds, his shaggy hair dancing merrily in ringlets, waving his flute like the Pied Piper of all lost innocents. Anderson's strength consists in his ability to evoke a mounting atmosphere of lurid, bubbling frenzy — all the while, making a music that is a delicious idyll, totally structured and yet care-free, sharp and delicate.

The original band had to keep changing their name in order to play more than once in the same pub twice since they were never asked back under the same name. Finally while sporting the name of an agricultural pioneer, Jethro Tull was invited back to play a second show and the name then stuck.

Jethro Tull is still active today and currently touring Europe and coming to the US in late summer and fall.

Tonight’s show closes with a number of Ian Anderson collaborations with other top musicians.

Here then for your enjoyment – Jethro Tull! (Crank it up!)

Official Website


One Fan’s Archive

Name Source

Catalog of Press Releases

Direct links to the videos in this evenings show:



Witch’s Promise

Thick as a Brick

Songs from the Wood

My God

Dun Ringill

Dark Ages

The Whistler

Locomotive Breath

Song for Jeffrey

Life’s a Long Song

Skating Away on Thin Ice

Jack in the Green => Pussy Willow

A New Day Yesterday

With You There to Help Me

Quizz Kid => Crazed Institution

Heavy Horses

Minstrel in the Gallery

Hymn 43

Velvet Green

Wind Up


Hunting Girl

She Said She Was a Dancer

Farm on the Freeway

North Sea Oil => Old Ghosts

Mother Goose




My Sunday Feeling => So Much Trouble

Living in the Past

Fat Man

This is not Love

Kissing Willie

Made in England

Inroduction to Soulmates – With Al Dimeola, Chris Thompson and others.

Look Up to the Sky – With Al Dimeola, Chris Thompson and others.

Last Day of Summer – With Al Dimeola, Chris Thompson and others..

Room No. 8 – With Al Dimeola, Chris Thompson and others.

Locomotive Breath – With Al Dimeola, Chris Thompson and others.

Fat Man - With Jack Bruce and Fela Kuti

African Jam Session – With Jack Bruce and Fela Kuti


Saturday, March 1, 2008

John Prine

Tonight’s show is dedicated to my friend and fellow blogger Big Dan.

Singer, songwriter, storyteller extraordinaire John Prine has long been a fixture of the American folk music scene. John’s lyrics can be humorous, capture the human experience or deal with political messages.

While he has seen limited commercial success John has won many awards and his songs are widely covered by other artists. He was awarded artist of the Year at the 2005 Americana Music Awards Ceremony and his album of the same year - Fair and Square - won the 2006 Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

So pull up a rock at Bear Creek, put on an Illegal Smile, Blow Up Your TV and enjoy an evening with John Prine.

Official Website

Fan Site


Oh Boy Records

Direct links to the individual videos:


Flag Decal

Angel From Montgomery

Paradise => Donald & Lydia

All the Best

Hello in There

Everything is Cool

Clay Pigeons


Spanish Pipe Dream

How Lucky

You Got Gold

Lake Marie

Up on Bear Creek

Just Getting By

Speed of the Sound of Loneliness – with Nanci Griffith

In Spite of Ourselves – with Nanci Griffith

Fish and Whistle

Sam Stone

Six O’clock News

Milwaukee Here I Come – with Iris Dement

Blow Up Your TV

When Two Worlds Collide – with Iris Dement

Muehlenberg County

Happy Enchilada

Illegal Smile

Let’s Talk Dirty in Hawaiian

Far From Me