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Category Archives: Music & Joy

Jim Gaffigan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Friends

I love social fusion; laugh out loud.

Jack White, Conan, and Carl LaFong

While watching a great interview of Jack White by Conan O’Brian, was turned on to a well-known skit, “Carl LaFong”, by W.C. Fields. Jack White and Conan have a bonding moment about W.C. Fields (a mutual idol) at about 18 minutes into the interview: Here’s at least one version of “Carl LaFong”: I really like […]

The Python to Reunite!

I adore Monty Python. I guess you get them or you don’t. I think it may also be (somewhat) a belly chortling, waspish, male thing (at least males of a STEM bent). But anyhow, I adore Monty Python. Just picked up one of their LPs at the used-book/record store last week: The Monty Python Instant […]

Love this guy! Music in his heart and keepin’ it real…

Kind of reminds me of my Uncle Chuck too: similar suburban Massachusetts accent/drawl plus my Uncle Chuck rocked his shortwave and police scanner radio shack in his basement…

Spinal Tap and Annette O’Toole: Goodness

This evening, I watched (again) one of my favorites: Spinal Tap.  It just never gets old. A new angle (or viewpoint) this time around is that I’m playing the guitar now (acoustic & electric) so I “got” all the guitar jokes and cliches more directly.  Laughed my head off that much more. Afterwards I was […]

Rush: Musicians, First Class

Rush … is Rush. I wanted a YYZ bookmark in memory space…

100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N’ Roll)

This makes me giggle with delight … way to go man!

Russell Brand Blast

Russell Brand has a delightful brain and a wicked fast tongue.  I’m a fan.  Here’s one example among many: Russell Brand rather jarringly paired with interviewers on the MSNBC Morning Joe show. Here’s another gem as Russell Brand is hosting at a David Lynch conference:

Sound City Trifecta

If you’re a lover of music, a history buff, or an engineer (or on some sort of blended journey of these) do yourself a favor and go view Dave Grohl’s Sound City. I promise you won’t regret it. There are several themes in this loose but passionate documentary: the story of Sound City Studios, the […]

Hacking Travel Guitars

I travel a lot and have been thinking about what would be the least cumbersome and most economical means to have a guitar on the road.  I’d like to avoid awkward carry-on dancing and TSA x-ray machine jitterbugging: ideally I’d get a guitar that conceivably could fit snugly in a large suit case.  There are […]