Meet The Tefifon, A Combination 8-Track And Record Sort Of Thing

When I try to name all of the old audio formats I can think of, my list is pretty much just various varieties of records and tapes. I had no idea that around the middle of the 20th century, somebody actually combined the two into something he called the Tefifon. Apparently these things never really …

Good Tune: The Strumbellas – SPIRITS

The Strumbellas – SPIRITS It took me a little while to get into this one even though it’s quite catchy. I’ll be surprised if it doesn’t end up all over radio to the point where we’re all borderline sick of it by April. It sounds like a song made for radio, which isn’t always a …

Good Tune: Corb Lund – Washed-Up Rock Star Factory Blues

Corb Lund is awesome. Even if you’re not a big fan of country sounding music, he’s probably got a song you’ll like kicking around somewhere. This is a fun one from his new album “Things That Can’t Be Undone”, which came out earlier this month. I didn’t expect that twist at the end. Not that …

Good Tune: Blitzen Trapper – Lonesome Angel

Yeah, I’ve been on a bit of a music kick lately. Been finding myself getting a little bored with wacky news and such. That happens to me now and then, and I need something to change things up. So until I get over it, here’s another song. Blitzen Trapper – Lonesome Angel CBC Radio 2 …

Good Tune: Pete Townshend – Guantanamo

Pete Townshend – Guantanamo It sounds like somebody dug up some vocal tracks an old bluesman recorded back in the day and put some modern sounding polish on them. I’m not always one for modern sounding polish, but I like this. It’s one of the two new songs on “Truancy: The Very Best of Pete …

Best Tune, Worst Tune: Donovan Woods And Tim McGraw

Neither of us seem to have much to say yet this week, so why not listen to this lovely Donovan Woods song I just heard while you wait. Portland, Maine At this point I imagine some of you are saying “Steve, this is a Tim McGraw song. Who is this Woods fellow?” Well, this Woods …

It Was Fun While It Lasted. See You Next Year, Blue Jays

They kept things interesting until the very last second, but it’s all over. The Jays dropped game 6 to the Royals last night, finishing off a pretty fucking fantastic year. When the season started, I had pretty well zero expectations for this team. Neither did you, liar yelling at me through your screen right now. …

Michael Jackson Goes To Heaven

Michael Jackson arrives at the Pearly Gates but St. Peter doesn’t recognize him, so before he can be let in St. Peter decides to ask him a few questions to get to know him. “What’d you do on earth,” he asks? “I dressed up in costumes and entertained people. They all loved me,” Michael answers. …