Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Celebrating Wine Day with Stick McGhee

Today, among other things, is National Wine Day. Should you choose to celebrate, please do responsibly and here is a bit of music from Stick McGhee to enjoy while enjoying a glass of sunlight held together by water.

Stick (born Granville McGhee) used to sing this song while in the army during WWII (with decidedly more raunchy lyrics in the chorus) and recorded this version which went on to become the first hit single for Atlantic Records.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May the Forth Be With You

Whether you are a loyal Imperial, Rebel scum, or a band led by a blue elephant trying not to get disintegrated by your Hutt of a boss, May the Fourth be with you!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gutsy Coachella Attendee Throws GoPro on Stage, Gets Amazing Footage

From the Kids, Don't Try This at Home News Desk... a YouTuber/Redditor attending he first weekend of Coachella tossed his GoPro camera on stage during Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros' performance. The result was nothing short of magic.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Rest in Peace... Keith Emerson

Since December, my music heroes have been passing on at an alarming rate. The keyboard section of the Great Gig in the Sky now has a master amongst its ranks, as Keith Emerson has passed away at the age of 71.

During my career as an entertainment news journalist I've had the honor of hanging out with and interviewing musicians across all genres of the music spectrum. One of the most memorable of these was when I got to spend the better part of an hour with Keith back in 2000, at a Moog keyboard convention.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wintergatan "Marble Machine" is Quite Literally the Greatest Thing Ever

Waking up to a viral video is just something we do in the second decade of the 21st century. So when something as magical as the Wintergatan Marble Machine catches your eye, and even more so your ears, one should hit pause on their day and spend four and a half minutes amazed while wrapped in musical bliss.

The Marble Machine was built and composed by Martin Molin and is the beautiful offspring of a union of vibraphone, bass guitar, percussion instruments and Rube Goldberg machine; albeit one with a very useful and artistic purpose. I would give you more details about what you are seeing and hearing, but as of this writing, the Wintergatan website is down, likely from a heavy, inbound web traffic Hug-of-Death.