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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Time For New Blue Öyster Cult

The second video from the new BÖC has been released for “Box In My Head”  It’s the poppier of the two, but catchy as anything and in a strange way reminds me of “Goin’ Through The Motions” From Spectres.  SO take it in, the latest video form BLue Öyster Cult “Box In My Head” from the upcoming The Symbol Remains album.

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Time For Some New BÖC

I have been waiting for the new Blue Öyster Cult album, and now there is some to enjoy.  Two tracks have been released, “Box In My Head” and That Was Me”.  While I like them both, “That Was Me” rocks a bit harder.  And there is an official video for it, complete with a special guest appearance by original member Albert Bouchard.  The whole album The Symbol Remains is out October 9  Go ahead, give it a watch…

 

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The Flashback I Wasn’t Ready For

I have always enjoyed listening to Dr Demento, and one of  my first jobs in radio was playing the show on the air.  Off of vinyl.  I actually had quite a collection of old Demento lp’s until a leaky roof destroyed them.  Sad day.

I was on the phone with my mom the other day, and she made mention of her friend of 80 some years moving in to the same facility she is in.  I said that the management had better be ready for you two, and she said something to the effect that they may have to send the both of them off to the funny farm if they don’t behave.  And that made me flash back to this delightful Dr Demento favorite….”They’re Coming To Take Me Away”

 

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My Favorite Version Of This Song

“Live In Gdansk” is a great David Gilmour album….plenty of Pink Floyd and solo stuff, and Rich Wright on keyboards.  This version of Shine On… is by far my favorite.  From the open notes on wine glasses (did anyone drink that wine?), to the heartfelt vocals, it’s just to best.  Not to mention the band and crown enjoying the moment as well.  So if you have 12 minutes to spare, give it a watch!

 

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Steve Lukather Has Promised Us A New Album

OK, I admit I am so ready for Steve Lukather’s new album.  He has suggested that there will be no more Toto, which is not something I wanted to hear, but this video gives me hope that whatever new music he comes up with is going to be something I’m gonna like.  The song is wo written by Luke and fellow Toto band mates Joe Williams and David Paisch, and there is a special guest on drums.  So I give you the latest from Steve Lukather-“Run To Me”

 

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OK, So Here Is The Video….

Came to post this yesterday but was distracted by the Foo Fighters/Rush video, and that should surprise no one!  But this is worth the time as well….The Circle doing Van Halen’s Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do), part of their Lockdown Sessions.  Sammy sound so good!

 

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Came To Post A Video by Sammy Hagar and The Circle

There is a video of Sammy Hagar and his band The Circle doing the Van Halen song Don’t tell Me (What Love Can Do), and after watching it, one of the suggested videos was this one…Foo Fighters dress up as the young Rush, then Rush coming on stage at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame from 2013.  I had forgotten how good this is.

 

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Hard To Believe…

Man there was quite the excitement surrounding the “Hysteria” album! I didn’t rush right out to buy it…but I did buy it.  And it was played a lot!  And it is no surprise really that it still holds up today.  So for a little celebration, let’s enjoy the video for Pour Some Sugar On Me, shall we?

 

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For What It’s Worth

I have to admit, I’m not that familiar with the band Candlebox.  I know the song Far Behind, but that’s about it…..until they covered For What It’s Worth.  As a big fan of the original by Buffalo Springfield, I wasn’t going to even watch.  I didn’t want to be disappointed.  Well, not being one to control myself, I clicked it anyway, and I was not at all disappointed.  And again, I also like looking at the set up different musicians have in their homes to record music.  So enjoy For What It’s Worth, Candlebox style.

 

Scott

OK, so now I’ve got a Dave Mason thing going on…

After watching the Dave Mason And The Quarantines do Feelin Alright, I had to see more Dave Mason.  So when Dave Mason, with Neil Shon, John McFee, Ross Valory popped up I clicked before AI saw what song they were doing because, well the lineup!  Turns out, it’s All Along The Watchtower.  Yes, it’s a Bob Dylan song, yes Jimi Hendrix does what most people thing is the definitive version of the song, but this version is better than most.  Try it for yourself…..

 

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Feelin’ Alright?

Joe Cocker did an incredible version of this song written by Dave Mason and performed by Traffic.  I mean really, it’s one of those songs for me that the cover version is better that the original…even though I am a traffic fan. Until now that is.  This version is done by Dave Mason And the Quarantines.  This is really a good, solid funky version with some well known names.  Not to spoil it for you, but Sammy Hagar’s voice is perfect for this song, and MAN does Patrick Simmons Jr look like his dad!  And if Mick Fleetwood doesn’t make you smile……

 

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I bought the album for the cover

“The Grand Illusion” album was released July 7, 1977.  The 7th album from Styx, it went triple platinum, and was the first of four albums in a row to do that…”Pieces Of Eight” in 1978, “Cornerstone” in ’79, and “Paradise Theater” in 1981.  Before I really heard any of the songs on the album, I saw the cover and had to have it. I have to say my favorite song on the album is Fooling Yourself written by Tommy Shaw, and to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the release of the album, Tommy teamed up with The Contemporary Youth Orchestra in Cleveland for a quarantine version of the song.  The story can be found here, and the video below.  I have to say, it’s a fantastic rendition of the song!

 

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I just can’t help it

The year was 1992.  Wayne’s World is released, and I had to see it.  I have to say I was and still am impressed with it overall, I still laugh almost uncontrollably at some parts.  But every time I hear Jimi Hendrix “Foxy Lady, I think of this scene.  Every time.  Every single time.  And I still laugh…or at the very least crack a smile….

 

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David Gilmour has a new song

David’s wife Polly Samson has bee writing lyrics for David for 30 years, so that includes some Pink Floyd songs.  This latest lyric is based on her recent book, A Theatre for Dreamers.  David was working on the song before going into lock down, and that is where is daughter comes in.  David says he can’t be happier withe the way his daughter  Romany’s voice blends with his, and she also plays harp in the track.  Here is the latest from David Gilmour:  “Yes, I Have Ghosts.”

 

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You Go Looking For One Video

When I went in search of the last video I posted, Eddie Vedder singing with Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, down the side of the screen on YouTube out of the corner of my eye I  saw Cat Stevens.  Not the actual Cat Stevens of course, his name.  And then I noticed the name Chris Cornell.  Couldn’t click fast enough.  Those two voices together must be magic I thought.  And I was wrong.  It’s beyond magic.  Chris Cornell and Cat Stevens with Wild World.

 

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Well, she did it again

Last night my wife and I were talking about I don’t know what, and Eddie Vedder came up in the conversation.  Not really unusual, but when she said something like, “yeah, and that time  he was on stage with Tom Petty.”  The look I gave her must have been interesting, because she said “…wait, you’ve never seen this?  How do I know about this and you don’t?!”  That is indeed a good question.  Well, now I do know about it, and if you did not, you do, too!  And if you have seen this, it is worth another view.  Eddie Vedder wit Tho Petty And The Heartbreakers, with The Waiting live.

 

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George & Bob Rehearse

I mentioned a few days ago that my wife is going through a Bob Dylan phase.  She has seen him live before ( I have not),  and for whatever reason she has decided to listen to some Dylan more than usual.  George is her favorite Beatle.  So I was not surprised when she showed me this video of George and Bob rehearsing “If Not For You” for the Concert For Bangladesh.  In teh comment section someone writes “What an uncomplicated delight this is”.  That is the best description of this video.

 

Scott

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Ready For The Next New Kansas Song?

The New studio album form Kansas The Absences Of Presences is due to be released June 26, and can be pre-ordered now.  The video to me seems a combination of Kansas, Yes, and Pink Floyd…very visual and best enjoyed Full Screen.  And the songs pretty good too!  Watch below.  In Full Screen!

 

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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!

 

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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…..

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

Scott