Scott Cruize

Scott Cruize
Monday – Friday 7:00 pm – Midnight
Saturday – Sunday 10am-1pm

Born and raised in the Seattle area, I have now spent more of my life in Boise than Seattle! From the College Of Idaho days in the early ’80’s, to the almost 30 since 1989, this has been home! Was it the fact that skiing is so close that brought me here in the first place? The fact that the parents were 500 miles away? The fact that there was a radio station (Terry Brown at 92.3, KIYS. Remember that station? It’s KIZN now!) that was willing to hire me? Well, yes on the last one (maybe two), but the Idaho outdoors in all it’s splendor is a BIG factor. Now, playing some of the greatest music ever created, I’m living the dream every night from 7 to midnight!



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Tommy Shaw Covers Led Zeppelin

Remember Shaw Blades, the collaboration between Tommy Shaw and Jack Blades of Night Ranger?  The second album the did was an album of cover songs, and a third album-also to be made up of cover songs-was considered, and actually a few songs were recorded.  The project never got going, and Tommy independent of that project recorded “Going To California”, and it has found a new life.  And really, it’s good.  Tommy is no Robert Plant, but he is a stellar vocalist, and he does the song justice.   Enjoy!

 

Scott

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Just when I thought I was tired of the “Isolation” Videos…

Not that I really am tired of them, I do like to see artists performing in either they’re home studios or other make shift areas.  But now that it seems everyone is doing it, I’m not as quick to watch.  Then I see  that Roger Waters has done a version of Mother “in Isolation”, and, well, how can you NOT click!  Oh, I clicked alright, and was not disappointed.  Here you go…Roger Waters and his band with “Mother”.

 

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New Dennis DeYoung Album Comes Out May 22

It’s called 26 East, Vol 1, meaning of course there will be a volume 2, but these albums mark the end of Dennis’s recording career…according to Dennis himself.  He said he wrote “To The Good Old Days”, the latest son got be released, specifically to sing with Julian Lennon, and the results are fantastic.  It is a ballad, and the video is made up of old video clips and pictures from Dennis’s collection.  It is very much a Dennis DeYoung song, and if you are a Styx fan, you will most likely enjoy ” To The Good Old Days”.

 

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Helpless

As mentioned before, I’m a fan of CSN, and CNSY, and as far as CSNY goes, Helpless has to be my favorite.  The lyrics, the harmony…just wow.  So when I stumbled on Neil Young performing the song with The Band, I thought why not?  There are so many things to like about this performance, not the least of which is Joni Mitchell, singing back up, off stage.  Here you go, a little treat for your Friday.

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Doobies In Isolation

Chris, the Program Director for our country station KISSIN 92.3 sent me an email this morning.  I thought that was a little strange, I thought I might have done something wrong, why would another stations PD email me?!  Turns out it was for a good reason:  A link to a Rolling Stone article with The Doobie Brothers, and an In Isolation performance of Black Water.  It’s cool that we are in a place with technology that this is possible…..4 guys, their instruments, and others spliced in (you’ll see what I mean), and a song comes out.  It’s also kind of fun to look at their setup’s, home studios or wherever they choose to record. their part.  It will be nice to see them live in September, but for now, The Doobie Brothers and Black Water….in isolation….

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The New Kansas Album Is Coming!

The new Kansas album is call Absence Of Presence, and will be released June 26th.  It’s the first new album from them since 2016’s The Prelude Implicit. The video for “Throwing Mountains”, the first single was released Friday,  and man, does it sound like a Kansas song! If the whole album sounds like this, Kansas fans will be thrilled, and I’ll have to add it to my collection.  Enjoy “Throwing Mountains”  from the upcoming new Kansas album.

 

Scott

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There is great music being made

I am a big fan of Crosby Stills and Nash, and of course the Young version as well.  I came across an article in Rolling Stone with David Crosby, and I have also been a fan of his, I’ve got two of his solo albums.  It’s an interesting read, as any conversation with Croz is interesting, (you can read it here), but my big takeaway was the video he referenced in the article.  Here is the direct quote:  “I’ll tell you what I’ve been listening to this morning, man. Somebody in Italy got hundreds of people to sing “Helplessly Hoping,” and aggregated them together. It’s so emotional. Look it up on the net, man. I actually teared up. That’s what I’ve been listening to this morning…”  .  So naturally I watched and it is brilliant.  It’s one of my favorite CSN songs anyway, and this version does it more than justice.  If he likes it…..

 

Scott

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John Waite Sure Can Sing

Sure his best known song is probably Missing You, but lest we forget, he was in The Babys before any solo career.  In this country The Babys didn’t have a number one hit, which is hard to believe, because this song was on the radio a lot.  It was released in 1977, and as you can see in the video, they dressed the part of a British Band from the time.  It’s a good watch and listen….The Babys, and Isn’t It Time.

 

Scott

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Eric Clapton knows how to play guitar…

Bland Faith was a great band.  Steve WInwood, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Ric Gresh…excellent musicians all.  It’s sometimes hard to remember Steve Winwood does more that sing and play keyboards, but he does play a mean guitar.  And when i stumbled on this video of Eric and Steve together at Madison Square Garden in 2011, I remembered!  OK, I already knew, let’s say it was good to see Steve and Eric playing together.  This is a JJ Cale tune:  Cocaine with Clapton & Winwood!

 

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Another Flashback

I’m not sure why this song came to mind this morning.  Nothing out of the ordinary is going on, although I did wake up earlier than usual.  Out of no where I’m remembering Joe Jackson’s Is She Really Going Out With Him form 1978.  This is the only Joe Jackson song I like, and I can’t remember the last time I heard it.  So off to the interweb to find it and listen.  I came across this live version that is a bit of a different take on the song than the one we all heard on the radio.  And it’s also a reminder of the fashion sense of the late 70’s and 80’s.  From the TV show Countdown, Joe Jackson and Is She Really Going Out With Him LIVE!

 

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I know it’s not rock and roll…

I have no idea what my wife was watching, but I heard a song that made me stop and say “I know that song…what IS that song?” It took me quite a while to figure it out, but when I did, wow, what a flashback!  The song was released in 1972, but I don’t know when I first heard it.  But I heard it a lot…it was all over the radio for a number of years.  Then I sort of forgot about it for a decade or 3.  Until the other night when I heard it on whatever my wife was watching.  Now I can’t get it out of my head again.  And that’s OK.  Take a few minutes for the late, great Jim Croce, and Operator.

 

Scott

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When all else fails

Everyone has a go to band or bands.  Bands they can always listen to no matter how many times they’ve heard the song or album.  I’ve’ got a few:   Boston, Supertramp, Genesis, Zeppelin.  But when even those bands don’t work, I seem to always count on the Foo Fighters to save the day.  And it works almost every time.  These days, End Over End seems to do the trick…loud as can be.  I found a live version from 2005 that I add in to spice it up a bit.  So here you go, Foo live, as we wait for the new album to arrive.

 

Scott

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It’s been 15 years

In 2005 Cream reunited for a show at Royal Albert Hall.  It still amazes me that those three musicians created such incredible and enduring music.  Sure, when Clapton plays Cream songs it sounds great, but the stripped down to the original  three….still the best.  And with the 2005 reunion show, it’s like they never stopped playing together.  So enjoy some Cream…White Room!

 

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I don’t say this a lot…

See Forrest’s blog.  He’s right, I think we are going to see a lot of great music come out of this whole social distancing and isolation.  There have been some rock stars diagnosed with Covid-19, and a number of groups/artists parodying their own songs regarding Covid-19.  So when I say that The Knack had done it, I was almost disappointed,  this is, until I watched the video.  Not only can Bert Averre still play, but he made me laugh out loud at one point.  You will figure it out…don’t want to spoil it.  Hope you find it as good as i did!  Oh, and yes, it IS called Bye, Corona. what else would it be called?

 

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The Feel Good Song We Need

I remember when Clapton’s live album One More Car, One More Rider came out.  Tom, from the Bob and Tom Show is a bigger Clapton fan than I am….if you can believe that…and I remember him commenting on Clapton’s version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow, and how much he liked it.  Chick mocked him as only Chick can.  I have to tell you that I am also a fan of his version.  And it seems appropriate now to give it a listen.  I don’t know…maybe you agree with Chick.  I am on Team Tom…after all, and I’m going  to paraphrase Tom as I do not remember exactly how he put it…..”It’s Clapton, he can do whatever he wants!”  and I’ll add, and make it sound great!

 

Scott

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Something

In case you didn’t know, Paul is my favorite Beatle, and Clapton is one of my all time favorite singer-songwriter-guitar player.  So the Paul, Eric, and the rest of the band rendition of Something by George Harrison is one of my favorite performances of that night.  Paul starting out on the ukulele, then moving into the more traditional version is so cool.  And even though I am not much of a Jeff Lynne fan, the way he harmonizes with  Clapton is so good, and naturally the way Eric and Paul harmonize is almost too much wonderful for my ears. Oh, please do not overlook Billy Preston on the organ. In case it’s been a while since you’ve heard it (I listen top it multiple times a week), enjoy the performance again.

 

Scott

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There is a new Foo Fighters Album coming!

I was thrilled to learn of the new album, especially Dave’s enthusiasm for it.  I’ve not seen a release date, so that’s a bummer, but I have been listening to some Foo Fighters to gear up!  This one seems to be one that I’m coming back to often, for what ever reason….other than it’s a great song.  It’s the title track from the Saint Cecilia EP from 2015, and ever one to share music I like, if you are not familiar with this particular Foo Fighters song, take a l;listen!

 

Scott

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Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets

Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets recreates the early music of Pink Floyd, and a concert film Live At The Roundhouse will be released April 17, with a limited theater showing tonight in select theaters…no not here.  But we can see what we are missing, and can be prepared to see and hear on April 17th, with this video form the film.  If you are a Floyd fan, and have 12 minutes and 18 seconds to spare, watch Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

 

Scott

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Robert Plant has a new band!

And they are touring!  No, not coming close to the Treasure Valley.  Sorry.  But they have released a video.  You can read about the band here, and you can watch the video below.  The harmonies are fantastic, and the band is tight and the whole production is perfect.  Saving Grace, and Low’s Everybody’s Song.

 

Scott

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NEW ALBUM FROM ROBBIE KREIGER

The record label describes the The Ritual Begins At Sundown as a “return to friends”.  it will have a number of people on it from back when Robbie started to explore jazz.  All instrumental, there will be 9 original songs and a cover of Frank Zappa’s “Chunga’s Revenge”.  The album comes out on April 24th, and the first song has been released called The Drift.  Enjoy!

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Why is Greg Hahn one of Bob & Tom’s favorites?

Bob and Tom Comedy Tour comes to Boise April 4th!  Three comedians……Greg Hahn, Al Jackson, And David Dyer, along with Josh Arnold from the show.  if you’ve ever wondered where the Greg Hahn rim shot came from….here…here is where it came from.  Greg in the studio showing off his skills behind the drums. And yes, this is from quite a while ago.  Flashback!

 

Scott

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A Tribute To Neil Peart

I wasn’t sure what to make of this video when I read “Watch U.S Army Band Cover Rush’s “Time Stand Still”.  Honestly, I almost didn’t click.  But, considering the song is one of my favorites,  I had to.  And I’m glad I did.  Only thing I can say is Wow.  If you’re wondering how good it is, in the comments of the video, someone posted that Rush posted this on their FaceBook page.  THAT is how good it is.  Grab the Kleenex and watch.

 

Scott

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If you feel like a little trip today,

This video will not be for everyone, it was almost too much for me, but think for a minute about Frank Zappa playing with Pink Floyd.  RIGHT?  It was 1969 in Belgium.  Frank joins Floyd for Interstellar Overdrive, and it really is a trip.  Not just the music or the dancing, the small stage, Nick Mason set up in front of Frank and David Gilmour, and Richard Wright doing his best imitation of Tony Banks.  Sorry, that line will  only be understood by Genesis fans….If you can’t make it through the whole video I understand, but a least give it a try.

 

Scott

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It started with Elton John…

This morning a colleague started singing “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” by Elton John.  This person said, “That’s Elton John, right?”  I said  “Yes, unless you’re thinking of Saturday Night by The Bay City Rollers…”.  Now, I have no idea why I would say that, the song was clearly the Elton John song, but it did prompt us to go to YouTube and seek out the video.  Now, so you don’t have to, it is posted below.  And yes, it’s worth the watch if for no other reason than the clothes!

 

Scott

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I don’t remember where I came across this video-

Many things that I see on the internet I quickly forget.  Mostly I see the type of things that are just funny or interesting in the moment, and then it’s gone, never to be remembered.  Then there are the things I see that some how, for some reason, stick.  And those seem to be the strange things.  Things that make you say “Why in the WORLD did you remember THAT video?”   I have no answer.  I do have the ability to share, and so I will.  In 1963 one Mr G. Eyles of Institute of Advanced Motoring drove a Jaguar from London to Bath.  And filmed it.  And added commentary.  I watched the whole almost ten minutes of it, fascinated.  The comments he makes are great, so if you can make it the whole way, go for it!  Take a little drive!

 

Scott

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Monty Python Loses Another

Monty Python and the members thereof have always brought me great joy.  The TV show, the movies, all have and continue to make me laugh  without reservation. When it was made known that Terry Jones was suffering form dementia, it was a sad day, and to now hear of his passing…..well, the world was made a better place because of his humor.  Terry wrote this sketch with Michael Palin, and stands as one of the most memorable of the Monty Python sketches.  Rest well Terry, and thank you.

 

Scott

 

 

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What do Gregg Allman, Zac Brown and Vince Gill have in common?

You may know that i spent a year of 5 playing country music on KQFC.  When I started there in 1990, the song Ramblin’ Man by The Allman Brothers was on the playlist.  As a fan of Dwayne, Gregg and the band I was quite happy about that!  Vince Gill had played with The Pure Prairie League, and I had the chance to play some of his country hits like I Still Believe In You, Liza Jane ( one of my favs),  Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin Away, an others.  He’s one H=hell of a guitar player, and is now playing with The Eagles.  Zac Brown had quite a few big hits in the country world.  When I found this video with all three together, I had to watch.  I admit, it got me a little choked up.  Gregg, Zac, Vince, doing Midnight Rider.  And yes, Vice gets a guitar solo near the end.  And scroll through the comments…..some really good ones.

 

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If this video doesn’t blow your mind…..

If you are a Bob Dylan fan, you’ve most likely seen this video.  It’s from the 30th Anniversary concert for Bob, and to suggest it is star studded would be an under statement.  Dylan of course, Neil Young, Tom Petty, George Harrison, G.E. Smith…you may remember him from  Saturday Night Live (his haircut in the video is….well, you judge), Roger McGuinn, and more.  Every moment is terrific; the amount of fun that Neil and Tom are having is infectious, but my favorite is…well, I so not want to spoil it for you, but it involves Clapton.  Take 5 minutes and crank it….from the 30th Anniversary Concert, My Back Pages.

 

Scott

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On This Day In History…..

January 16, 1988, George Harrison hit Number 1 with “I Got My Mind Set On You”, from his Cloud Nine album.  It was his last US hit, and is a cover song, written by Rudy Clark and recorded by James Ray in 1962 as “I’ve Got My Mind Set On You”.  There were two videos release for the song, and the second is the one I think most of us saw.  MTV was still playing music videos, and this one is one of the videos that caught my eye, and not just because it was George.  So let’s relive the moment, eh?

 

Scott

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Not Everyone Can Get Away With Covering Fleetwood Mac.

Mountain Jam 2010.  Gov’t Mule is on stage and covers Fleetwood Mac’s Gold Dust Woman.  Warren Haynes singing Stevie Nicks is better than you think….but Grace Potter joins the band on stage and it gets so much better!  And I love one of the comments:  “If the Mule covers your song it ain’t your song anymore”  Take a nine minute break and enjoy….it won’t feel like nine minutes!

 

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Big Head Todd & The Monsters!

And at the Revolution Sunday night!  I saw them years ago at a different venue here in town, and MAN they are good!  I’ve go the Live at The Fillmore album from 2004, and I have since found a performance from Red Rocks from 2008.  Brilliant! So, if you cannot see them Sunday at the Revolution, have a quick 5:26 break with Broken Hearted Savior”.  Oh, I’ve watched the video 3 times just in the time it has taken me to write and  post….

 

Scott

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Another Trip Down this Rabbit Hole

Or Gimmie Shelter, depending on where you look.  A great song any way you look at it.  This Playing For Change version however, takes it to a different level.  In the Comments there is one that says ” I’ve been listening to this song since the 70’s.  This was the first time I actually heard it.”   It’s made even more memorable by an appearance by the great Taj Mahal.  Enjoy!

 

Scott

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The New Ozzy Video Is Here!

Ozzy’s new song Under The Graveyard is really good!  and the cinematic video is even better, if that is even possible.  If you’ve heard about it and still need to see it, it’s below,  If you have not heard about it, I won’t  spoil it for you….if you’re an Ozzy fan though you do need to see it.  Even if you’re not necessarily and Ozzy fan, it’s worth a look!  And turn it up…

 

Scott

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I’m IN!

I’ve loved the movie Ghostbusters before I even saw it.  All I needed to know was Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. Yes, the rest of the cast matters….Ernie Hudson has the best line in my humble opinion….and when I saw it, I loved it.  The second one was good as well, and the all female reboot, despite the bad reviews, had it’s moments.  When I learned of the new Ghostbusters being made, I was thrilled!  I watched the official trailer, and all I can say is shut up and take my money!

 

Scott

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31 Years Ago Today

It’s one of those I remember Where I was moments.  Roy Orbison passed away on this day in 1988, and I remember telling coworkers at the time about it.  This was in my Pre Radio Days, so no one really seemed to give it the time and concern I was.  Well, their loss really.  In January of 1988 Cinemax broadcast Black And White Night: Roy and The TCB Band, and guests like Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and more.  It was filmed entirely in black and white, and It is a great show if you have not seen the entire thing.  As a tribute to a music great, I give you from Black And White Night,  Oh, Pretty Woman

 

Scott

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After Watching this video

Usually when I get a video link from David In Nashville I look forward to watching what ever obscure video he has sent.  That all changed when I got the link to this one.  On the surface it looked fine:  Neil Young and Devo doing My My Hey Hey.  While the music itself I am OK with, the video is a little…….well, you decide.  For some reason it’s a little to weird for me.  Maybe it’s me.  But maybe more strange thane the video, is the fact that the link goes to the AARP page.  Seems appropriate for some reason.

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The Chain

Amy Lee can belt out a song….doesn’t matter what song.  So when I saw that Evanescence is covering The Chain for Gears Of War 5 I was interested…and it’s being released as a single Friday.  I’ll have to wait till then to hear the whole thing, but to get me there, this clip will have to do…..

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Number One on This Day in History

The year, 1969.  Hard to believe that this song was number one for eight weeks, making it the longest running number one by a one hit wonder.  It’s also the first number one performed by cartoon characters, so that probably gives it away.  i did find a video done by real live humans, and it is so, well, maybe interesting is the right word, that I had to share.  The Archies, and Sugar Sugar!

 

Scott

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Back Down The Rabbit Hole…

The Playing For Change videos are a fascinating rabbit hole to dive into.  I have spent a lot of time watching them, and love seeing artists I am familiar with, and artists I’ve never heard of.  And it’s fin to start seeing repeat performers,  This one is a particular favorite, not only because the song is one of my favorites, but these performers all do such an incredible job.  If you are not familiar with Playing For Change you can learn about them here, and you can enjoy All Along The Watchtower below!

 

Scott

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GET THE MONEY!

The album comes out November 8, and the title track has been released as a single.  Big names appear on this one:  Chrissie Hynde, Duff McKagen, and Joe Walsh with lead guitar duties.  And it’s a great solo….funky bit of music from Taylor!  Give it a listen …..

 

Scott

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If you want a rabbit hole…

I first posted about Playing For Change when I saw the video for The Weight.  I didn’t look much further after that…..until last week.  I saw this one, and then spent an hour or so watching other videos and being impressed with the musicianship and overall quality of the production.  This video is timely:  For the first time since they became eligible (1996), The Doobie Brothers are nominated to go into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.  I won’t rant here, I’ve done that before and quite frankly even I’m tired of hearing myself talk about it, but it is a good time to present this video to you.Tom Johnston of course leads it off, with appearances from Patrick Simmons and John McFee as well.  Go ahead, Listen To The Music!

 

Scott

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Another version of War Of The Worlds?

I have always been a fan of Science Fiction, and Orson Wells radio version of HG Wells War Of The Worlds is high on my list of favorites, as is the 1953 film version.  Yes, I saw the 2005 version with Tom Cruise, and I liked it for what is was….but to me it wasn’t War Of The Worlds.  So when I saw the trailer for the miniseries BBC1 is doing, I was thrilled!  It is more true the HG Wells book (yes, I have read it), but with some artistic licence.  The trailer has me hoping I can somehow see the show!  Oh, and for the record, yes, I do have Jeff  Wayne’s musical version!

 

Scott

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It’s not the Foo Fighters

Taylor Hawkins has a new  album with the The Coattail Riders coming out called Get The Money to be released November 8th.  Some of the special guests along with Dave are Roger Taylor from Queen, Joe Walsh, Chrissie Hynde, Nancy Wilson, Leanne Rimes, and more.  And the first song from the album has been released…Crossed The Line featuring Dave Grohl and Jon Davison from Yes.  Give it a listen…

 

 

Scott

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Don’t just listen to one song….

I love listening to whole albums.  Start to finish, songs I love and songs I don’t, not skipping one track, listening to the entire thing.   These days that’s usually  in the car, and the album is a CD.  It’s the only “Quiet Time” I have to enjoy.  There is even a new study out that suggests listening to a whole album is good for your well being!  Not for THAT reason, I have recently put a few CD’s in the car to listen to on the commute.  In the  CD player now….”Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs.”  It’s a bit embarrassing, but I had forgotten just how good that album is!  Pick a song and jam.  In particular……Keep On Growing-Side One Song 3, written by Eric Clapton and Bobby Whitlock.  Oh my, six minutes and twenty two minutes of just incredible guitar work.  Take a break and listen…..and turn it up!  I found myself going a little too fast when this came on!

 

Scott

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Rest In Peace Peter Edward Baker

We learned not long ago that Ginger Baker was critically ill, and earlier today his family announced his passing,  Whatever else Ginger was, he was a drummer.  He considered himself a jazz drummer, not a rock drummer.   Doesn’t matter what area of music it was, he was a drummer.  Cream, Blind Faith are probably the bands he’s most associated with,  but don’t forget about Ginger Baker’s Air Force.  To remember the genius that was Ginger Baker, enjoy 13 minutes of Ginger Baker’s Air Force performing Sunshine Of Your Love and Toad.  This video contains ’70’s everything, making it that much better.

 

Scott

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Did you hear the News?

I have to admit, there are Huey Lewis And The News songs I really like, so I was excited to hear there is new HL&TN music now, and a new album coming in 2020.  They have not had new music since 2001’s Plan B, and that has some good stuff on it like “We’re Not Here For A Long TIme” and my fav on the album “let Her Go And Start Over”.  So new stuff is welcome!  Enjoy the New Huey Lewis & The News tune “Her Love Is Killing Me”

 

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Led Zeppelin-Kashmir

I have know about rock songs being made into lullabies for a while now, but I stumbled on this interview last night, and it reignited my curiosity.  I would fall asleep lightening to the radio, and if the song rocked, like Kashmir, then so be it.  But in lullaby form, I’m sure an album of Zep songs would have me out quickly.  The lullaby version of Kashmir is only 2:23, but on a whole album of songs, it would be perfect.  Rick it putting you to sleep and give it a listen!

 

Scott

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“The Weight”

It’s called Playing For Change, “Our primary focus is to record and film musicians performing in their natural environments and combine their talents and cultural power in innovative videos we call Songs Around The World.”  I’ve never seen one of their videos before, and if you haven’t either, then this is a great one to start with.  Robbie Robertson and Ringo Starr are the anchors of this performance of The Band’s “The Weight”, a song that is perfect in it’s original form, but this…or should I say these…performances bring it to a much bigger level.  As you watch the video, imagine just walking sown the street and seeing the artist performing right there…I’m sure I’d have to stop and watch…out of view of the camera of course….I’m not a fan of cameras.

 

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Two In Three Days

Today, Sunday September 15, Ric Ocasek was found unresponsive in his New York apartment by, according to source, his estranged wife Paulina Porizkova.  He was, depending on your source, 70 or 75, and at this point it is reported he died of natural causes.  How important were The Cars?  Well, they won the first ever Video Of The Year at the first MTV Music Awards, and that was 8 years after they’re first album.  Great lyrics, great hooks, and great vocals, whether sung  by Benjamin Orr or Ric. Not to sound corny (but I’m going to), if there is a Rock & Roll Heaven, the band just got a whole lot better.

 

Scott