Hi all! Kitty Packard has been having something of an extended sojourn as of late and I felt it necessary to implore your forgiveness with this post. A personal favorite from 1948, A Song is Born is the Howard Hawks‘ remake of his beloved 1941 screwball Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper starrer, Ball of Fire. … Continue reading The History of Jazz in 1948
It was, of course, too good to be true. Yesterday we were thrilled with the exciting news that Norwegian broadcaster NRK had legally released Beatles songs for download. Today our shoulders are shrugged and all we can say is, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. NRK has had to pull … Continue reading Beatles Downloads–Pulled from the Internet
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Beatles’ legendary White Album, I’ve decided to post a vid from the recording sessions. As you know, the White Album has become synonymous with explosive creativity (nevermind the “self indulgent filler” as Rolling Stone calls its many transitional pieces) and has remained fresh to this day because … Continue reading The Beatles White Album: It Was 40 Years Ago Today
How’s this for iconic? The unreleased tracks from Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash’s recording sessions in 1968 are now avilable for download on the internet courtesy of the uber cool Aquarium Drunkard website. This really needs no introduction, so stop reading this blog and START DOWNLOADING NOW. (The site also has MP3’s for Neil Young’s … Continue reading The Bob Dylan/Johnny Cash sessions
There may be two surviving Beatles left, but there is only one founding member still dwelling amongst us mortals. Think what ye may of Sir Paul McCartney, and say what ye may of his post-Wings portfolio, but the fact is that Macca is what few human beings have dared achieved: Billionaire. Rock singer. Guitarist. Classical … Continue reading The Beatles’ Carnival of Light
There may be two surviving Beatles left, but there is only one founding member still dwelling amongst us mortals. Think what ye may of Sir Paul McCartney, and say what ye may of his post-Wings portfolio, but the fact is that Macca is what few human beings have dared achieved: Billionaire. Rock singer. Guitarist. Classical … Continue reading The Beatles' Carnival of Light
I’ve been listening to Radio Dismuke for about two years now, and have to publicly ostracize myself for my failure to sing its praises till now. I’ve loved it every day, these past 24 months, letting its tinny treasures reasonate off my apartment walls. For the uninitiated, Radio Dismuke is a streaming online radio station … Continue reading Radio Dismuke!