Song of the Day – ‘Here Comes the Sun’

At this point, most of you know my rules for covering an already iconic song. Go into a completely different genre. Make it so much ‘your song’, people start questioning if they prefer the original. There’s a reason ‘The Other Side of Abbey Road’ is considered one of the great cover albums ever. Here’s one. […]

Song of the Day – ‘And I Love Her’

CNN is about to push out ‘The Seventies’; over the weekend I finally saw the British Invasion episode of ‘the Sixties’, and it was everything I wanted and more. Short version: BeatleMania hit, inspired in part by their covers of Isley Brothers and Barrett Strong’s hit songs; the Rolling Stones followed suit, letting James Brown […]

‘Jimi: All is By My Side’

So let’s start with what a lot of us felt before shooting began: Andre 3000 is a great choice to play Jimi Hendrix.  There’s enough in his style and cadence (and natural persona) to suggest Jimi without feeling like complete mimicry or impersonation.  The story of this particular biopic covers the period of Hendrix leaving […]

Song of the Day – ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’

So Rock Band and Guitar Hero are coming back for the new gaming consoles.  Maybe it will work, maybe the fad has gone.  I’ll always have affection for Beatles Rock Band. Yeah I know, impossible standard. I wish them luck though. (crap, forgot to go grocery shopping…oh I have some mushroom pizza left! How long […]

Song of the Day – ‘Hey Jude’

  Wilson Pickett did a cover of ‘Hey Jude’?  Really?  How do I not have any memory of this? Well, it sounds like a great idea on paper, let’s taken a listen… (clicking Play…) (GASP!!!) (Creative Adrenaline Rush!!!) (acting out and writing the sequence Kerry Washington throws my character and my trumpet out in the […]

Song of the Day – ‘Hey Jude’

  George chilling play his guitar. Paul cracking up between verses. Ringo looking high (and that outfit!) And John chewing gum during a ‘live’ performance. Yep, this is my favorite version (not counting the song had to be relatively new in this taping). Enjoy!  

Song of the Day – ‘Help!’

  Enjoying ’24/7 work mode’ to be honest.  Standing in the eye of the hurricane but still… Help, I need somebody Help, not just anybody Help, you know I need someone, help When I was younger (So much younger than) so much younger than today (I never needed) I never needed anybody’s help in any […]

Song of the Day – ‘You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away’

  The only song I’ve only done in an audition: only four chords to master, and, as Eddie demonstrates here, well within my limited vocal range. This is a great cover of my favorite John song that’s not one of his ‘iconic’ records.  Just because Sean Penn commissioned this for ‘I Am Sam’ doesn’t mean […]

Sterling, ‘Lady’, and Macca

  The only thing I have to add on this Donald Sterling mess is he’s making some of the shorts I’ve written earlier this year seem damn prophetic.  Stay tuned on that regard. Moving on, they always tell you to ‘write what you know’.  It’s only now on the back end, as I’m writing shorter […]