Saturday, March 29, 2014

Kentucky, I Will Be Coming Soon

Kentucky, you are the dearest land outside of Heaven to me... The Everly Brothers - Kentucky

I saw the Old Crow Medicine Show several years ago.  Towards the end of the show or maybe in the encore, they pulled out this Everly Brothers' chestnut from many years ago.  This tribute to my home state has been redone once again by Norah Jones and Billie Joe Armstrong on their terrific Everly Brothers tribute album Foreverly.

In honor of our beloved Wildcats...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Black Keys Gives Us Fever

You shook me like I never been; now show me how to love again... The Black Keys - Fever

The Black Keys recently announce the release of their next album Turn Blue on May 13.  Yesterday they gave us Fever.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Old 97s Arriving At the Station in April

And I may be leavin' myself open to a murder or a heart attack, but I'm leavin' the back door open 'Til you come back, 'til you come back... Old 97s - Murder (or a Heart Attack)

I am already excited about the April 29th release of the Old 97s latest platter of rock entitled Most Messed Up.  I have been re-listening to some of their older stuff including 1999's great album Fight Songs.  One of the songs that I have been recently playing a bunch, Murder (or a Heart Attack), I finally realized what it is about.  After repeated listens, the song that I thought was about a girl leaving was really about a cat running away.  I actually read this on their website...

"Charlie – The name of a cat belonging to a former roommate of Rhett Miller during his full-time stay in L.A. One day Charlie ran off, prompting a frantic, guilt-ridden search, and turmoil. And songwriting. And the Old 97’s first radio hit.

QUOTE:“And the whole damn complicated situation could’ve been avoided if I’d only shut the window…” – “Murder (Or A Heart Attack)”
P.S. – Charlie came home."

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Mach Schau

You've got something that'll save us, Save us now... Paul McCartney - Save Us

When The Beatles were playing in Hamburg, Germany in the club The Indra which was owned by Bruno Koschmider, he would come to the front of the stage and shout “Mach schau, mach schau!” (which is make a show for the customers) and of course The Beatles would comply, as does Paul McCartney below on the live debut of Save Us.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Paul Plays Queenie Eye

Queenie eye, queenie eye who's got the ball; I haven't got it, it isn't in my pocket... Paul McCartney - Queenie Eye 

Queenie Eye is a catchy little ditty on Paul McCartney's 16th solo studio album New. The song according to the The Beatle's Bible is about a game.

"Now this song, Queenie Eye, is based on a game we used to play when I was kids. You got to remember that's a long time ago and basically in kind of a poor area I was from. What you did you entertain yourself was go out in the street and play street games. There wasn't that much traffic, so you were pretty safe. And one of the games was called Queenie Eye." Paul McCartney