Musical Monday: Jackie Wilson said what?

It’s a Monday, there’s something like eight inches of snow on the ground (despite the forecast that told us we’d have half that, at most), and I’m kind of tired and achy, hoping it’s not something coming on. So, we’ll have some rather chipper music today! About two weeks back, I completely got Van Morrison’s […]

Monday Musing: No Real Theme Edition (and no political commentary!)

Random bits and pieces from over the last week, because I’ve been too lazy/busy to get an actual post! -Penguins won the Stanley Cup last night. This was a good game, an entertaining series, and a lot more fun to watch in some ways without a dog in the fight. Congratulations to Pittsburgh on the […]

Musical Monday: The Clash

Annnnd here we are again. I have the day off, I’ve spent the last two plus hours working on this damn resolution post, and I’ve decided it’s time to pull the plug on it yet again, because I have other things I want to work on today–like the WiP. I suspect part of my problem […]

Musical Monday: Concert!

Having a dog comes with many benefits. The downside? They get old. Our pup is twelve this year, and as she gets older, she gets more neurotic and definitely more entitled. This morning she woke me up at ten past five so I could take her out. But what I think she most wanted was […]

Musical Monday: Brandi Carlile

Making a return trip to this blog is Brandi Carlile, with this excellent, relatively new song: Very nice, that song. What news of me? We’re heading into the real lasts of the Catbird’s high school ‘career’. This week, she’s got her final conference champion track meet (though not her last track meet; she qualified for […]

Musical Monday: Me and My Uncle

Whoa, how did it get to be Monday already? I’m not ready.Going back for more coffee. Have some music. Me and My Uncle was written by “Papa” John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas. Phillips was apparently mystified when he started receiving royalties for the song from Judy Collins’ record company. Turns out he […]

Musical Monday: Squeeze

Reaching again back into the 80s vault. I’ve always liked this song. What surprised me is that it turned out to be Squeeze’s highest-charting single in the United States, reaching #15 on the Billboard charts. I was sure that something like Tempted or Black Coffee in Bed would have hit higher on the charts; those […]

Musical Monday: Trigger Hippy

Even though videos have a tendency to disappear over time, leaving a hole in a blog post, I’ll put ’em up anyway. This is Trigger Hippy, a nice little group featuring several former members of the Black Crowes (maybe former members; I’m not sure of the Black Crowes are still a functioning band or not) […]

Musical Monday: Someone Keeps Moving My Chair

There may be a quirkier band in all the land than They Might Be Giants–but I haven’t found them yet. The song goes back almost 25 years at this point (cry) to their 1990 album, Flood. The video was made by an 11-year-old boy several years ago. It works, in my opinion. In other news, […]