Category Archives: Tunes

90 Years of “Top 40” Music: It Begins (1925)

On Christmas Eve 1906, wireless radio operators on board ships from the North Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico heard something startling through their headphones. Normally, the radio men would listen through the static for the dots and dashes of … Continue reading

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90 Years of “Top 40” Music: Intro.

I have known for a long time about the seemingly seismic shift in music that happened the first time someone dropped the needle on a record of Chuck Berry’s Maybellene in 1955. In my head, people had spent hundreds of … Continue reading

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And now for a Doctor that’s completely different…

In this Doctor Who-obsessed year, where it seems that every nerd* is making lists of their favorite Doctors, episodes, companions, monsters, and hair products, we think we need to give it up for a Doctor of a different sort–Doctor Demento! … Continue reading

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Another Member of the Family

This afternoon, we went to the guitar show just to look…after all, most of the guitars there ranged from $2000 to $20,000. But Venita thought it would be a good place to take pictures and that I would like to … Continue reading

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Demento 25 Update

Happy New Year! Last night the Doctor Demento Funny 25¬†gave us our annual update to the madness that is the Top 100 (or so) Demented Hits (from Funny 25’s) – 1974 to 2011. The great Luke Ski took this year’s … Continue reading

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Millionaire

Finally! Ok, so I’m a little rusty, and this isn’t the greatest thing since Gortho started banging a 4/4 rhythm on a hollow log back in cave man days, but I like it. It’s a song by David Olney that … Continue reading

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Sleep? Me no need sleep.

Good news: I finished recording a song! Bad news: The PC I use to get songs off the recorder and into distributable form hadn’t been updated for the last 4 years. So, it’s taken me all week to get it … Continue reading

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Studio Update

Made a scratch recording (just acoustic guitar and vocals) of “Millionaire” to see how it worked. Unfortunately, I’ve got to get a new mouse and wifi card for the PC back there in order to get it off the recorder … Continue reading

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Pandora is an enabler

Stayed up too late listening to and playing along with the Lonesome Sisters, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, Slaid Cleaves, Son Volt and (for some strange reason) Death Cab for Cutie. If sleep don’t take me, extreme emo/country/blues will… I’m not … Continue reading

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Oh, Funny 25…I can’t quit you…

HER: What the hell are you listening to? Oh, it’s that time of year… Yes, yes, it’s that time of year. I may not have the ambition to write anything serious in this blog, but by gum I have the … Continue reading

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