At first listen, Dio is nearly unrecognizable. Someone played “An Angel Is Missing” without telling me who the artist was and to say that I was absolutely gobsmacked wouldn’t be an exaggeration – his voice, while strong is impossibly smooth and pretty restrained, the power that would later come to define his vocal style with Elf, Black Sabbath and so many others not yet making itself known. What is recognizable, however, is the incredible range Dio’s always been known for as he hits highs and lows that make the band’s backup singers chase him back and forth, keeping up beautifully through the song’s various call and answer sections.
Sunday, Jul 16th 2017 (7:07pm)
First, the listing for this song at Songfacts. Some items I knew, some I did not.
Now it gets weird. Some guys started the JennyScan Project circa 2007 where they dial every area code (except 555, of course) and then Jenny's number. Here are the results.
Friday, Jul 14th 2017 (12:00am)
Enter the newly-revamped Eternal Jukebox, where you can search for your favorite tune, and the Juke will map the patterns of the recording and create a series of playtime bridges which it will then use to play a whole new (and considerably longer) version of the song. You can even steer the playback by clicking on the timeline and bridges. Neat.
Some personal selections after the jump.
Not Ten Years Gone (yeah, they play that in this two hour set), almost 18 years gone.
Jimmy does his thing with Chris Robinson, whom I almost like better than Robert Plant in this clip.
Tuesday, May 23rd 2017 (12:01am)
Atlanta-based street performer Alex Guthrie has always dreamed of being a star. While he has always been eager to show off his voice and guitar abilities to anyone who would listen in his favorite hometown park, he was in for the surprise of a lifetime when a legendary singer joined him for an impromptu performance one afternoon.
Thursday, May 4th 2017 (12:00am)
So you are asking yourself what Macaulay Culkin is up to these days? Acting out the role of Kurt Cobain in this music video.
Pretty strange clip but very entertaining.
Tuesday, May 2nd 2017 (12:02am)
Final 24 documents the final moments of this rock star's life. This compelling documentary series unlocks the hidden secrets, psychological flaws and events that result in the tragic deaths of famed notorious and the iconic. Every episode maps out the final 24 hours of a different famous person's life. The series weaves the star's back-story with events from their last day, which lays bare the threads of fate that led inextricably from childhood to the moment of death. These are no ordinary biographies. They're psychological detective stories attempting to uncover the mystery of why the celebrity died. September 6, 1978: Keith Moon is one of the most outrageous rock'n'roll performers in the world. As the genius drummer for The Who, wild-man Moon is a non-stop party animal. In 24 hours, however, the party will be over... And Moon will be dead. Featuring archival footage, dramatic reenactments, and interviews with his family and closest companions, Final 24 documents the final moments of this rock star's life.
Sunday, Apr 23rd 2017 (12:03am)
Captain Trips, The Kid and Joan all play a vintage Merle Haggard song.
"Joan Baez and Friends: A Christmas Concert"
w/ Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, John Kahn
Warfield Theatre, San Francisco CA
KQED (PBS) 12-17-1987
This was a benefit concert for AIDS.
Thursday, Mar 30th 2017 (12:00am)
It was the early 1970's. Music still came on vinyl. I found in the bargain bin David Bowie's Station to Station for $2. I still treasure this as one of my best finds.
Here is a cover of the Johnny Mathis single.
Thursday, Feb 9th 2017 (12:01am)
Welcome the class of 2017 of the performers to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and Museum.
Also, from a few years ago, a list of deserving acts that are still not in there.
Saturday, Jan 14th 2017 (12:00am)
Even though there are more albums by the Fab Four since their breakup than when they were together, somehow several of their songs were never released. Here, you can find 15 embedded clips of some of these. Many sound vaguely familiar and some are musical mirrors of known songs.
Saturday, Nov 19th 2016 (6:29am)
More than a year ago I heard about this web site that guesses the song that you sing or hum. There are a couple of others, but I tried this one out extensively today. Even though I cannot carry a tune very well and used a couple of la-la-las when I didn't know the words, it was basically flawless.
Monday, Oct 31st 2016 (12:00am)
Nothing! Player's off!
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
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