Best Thing I’ve Seen Today

Best Thing I’ve Seen Today

Take nine minutes out of your day to follow Teller’s recommendation for a beautiful visual representation of George Gershwin’s most famous composition — and that’s him playing the piano!      
Music Rediscovery

Music Rediscovery

I spent the first half of my radio career as a disc jockey on music stations. That meant playing many of the same songs and artists over and over and over ad nauseam. To this day, I still can’t sit through a Led Zeppelin, Yes, or Pink Floyd song. It would be...
Music To Wash Cars By

Music To Wash Cars By

Here is my complete list of the best songs ever made about car washes: 1) “Car Wash” by Rose Royce. The theme to the 1976 comedy of the same name — which had an amazing cast including Franklin Ajaye, DeWayne Jessie, Ivan Dixon, Bill Duke, Antonio...
Best Rock Harmonica Song Ever

Best Rock Harmonica Song Ever

It’s “Whammer Jammer,” which Magic Dick (Richard Salwitz) performed when he was in the J. Geils Band several decades ago — most famously on their live “Full House” album. Unfortunately, there’s no embeddable video from that...
Piano Yes, Man No

Piano Yes, Man No

Variety says a small studio plans to make a Billy Joel biopic. There’s one small problem. Billy won’t have anything to do with it, and won’t grant the rights to use his name, likeness, or music. I imagine the movie’s script goes something like...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

I agree completely with Fred Jacobs, who is appalled that this year’s list of nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame includes Dolly Parton and Lionel Richie. It has nothing to do with their talent or success, but rather the fact that they are not rock and...