Category Archives: Music

It’s Been a Jerry Reed Kind of Week

Once you go down the Youtube-clip rabbit hole with Jerry Reed, you will lose hours of your life. And then I found this picture of Jerry Reed and have fallen in love with it.

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Jerry Reed: “She Got the Goldmine. I Got the Shaft.”

I’m so glad Jerry Reed did so much television. There are so many clips out there. Not a lot of guitar-playing in this one, but his persona, his vibe, his clothes, his energy, his maleness, his peacock-ness with his maleness … Continue reading

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Kerry Ellis: “As Long As He Needs Me”

I thank my friend Alex for sharing this clip of Kerry Ellis (a wonderful actress and singer) as Nancy in Oliver!, singing “As Long As He Needs Me”. The song is so famous and it has been done by everyone. … Continue reading

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On This Day: July 5, 1954 – Elvis Presley Recorded “That’s All Right”

“That’s All Right”, what would be the first single, which went off like a bomb (at least in Memphis, although other regions of the South would follow) was recorded on July 5, 1954, by Elvis Presley, Bill Black (on bass) … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July

Marvin Gaye Sings Star Spangled Banner – 1983 All Star Game – Los Angeles, CA from Neil Gronowetter on Vimeo.

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You Said It, Eddie

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On This Day, 1957

Jerry Lee Lewis made his TV debut on the Steve Allen Show. The performance is terrifying. Imagine tuning in and seeing that come out of your screen. It’s Old Testament speaking-in-tongues preacher, and it’s leering sex maniac on the loose. … Continue reading

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Music Soothes the Savage Beast

… not entirely, but it sure doesn’t hurt. Look at these two beautiful geniuses.

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Happy Birthday, Judy Garland

It is interesting that earlier today I posted on Bjork’s gestures in her “Black Lake” video. Because today is Judy Garland’s birthday, and (along with Elvis Presley and John Wayne), she is the Master of Gesture. Every moment full, every … Continue reading

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Björk’s “Black Lake”

If you have 10 minutes … check out Björk’s video for “Black Lake,” an unbearably sad song about living in the aftermath of a relationship that has died. A while back, last year maybe, I read an interview with Björk … Continue reading

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