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Herb Alpert’s ‘Whipped Cream Lady’ Closes In On 78 Years Old….

Posted 07 Aug 2013 in Uncategorized

  by Erik Lacitis of the Seattle Times Guys, the girl of your teen dreams will soon turn 78 years old Her name is Dolores Erickson and she has been living in the Seattle for around 35 years, after a career that included being an Eileen Ford model in New York. She appeared at a Seattle record store recently and wants to tell you teen dreamers, “Enjoy the memories.” You don’t know her by name — maybe as the “Whipped Cream Lady” — but certainly by the album cover on which she is featured: the 1965 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass‘ Whipped Cream & Other Delights. There she is, seemingly naked but covered in what is supposed to...

Watch Lollapaloza Stream Here ‘The Cure, Band of Horses, NIN, Court Yard Hounds, Queens of the Stone Age, Lumineers and More…’

Posted 02 Aug 2013 in PREVIEW, Uncategorized

  Cool Album of the Day will be bringing you the full streaming from Lollapalooza all weekend long. The stream will begin at 3:30 Et. That of course is 2:30 here in Chicago. Friday, August 2nd: 02:30 pm – Smith Westerns 03:30 – Icona Pop 04:15 – Crystal Castles 05:15 – Imagine Dragons 06:15 – Queens of the Stone Age 07:30 – Band of Horses 08:30 – The Killers 10:00 – Nine Inch Nails Here’s the rest of the weekend. Saturday, August 3rd: 02:15 pm – Ben Howard 03:00 – Court Yard Hounds 04:00 – Local Natives 05:00 – Ellie Goulding 06:00 – The National 07:15 – The Lumineers 08:30 – The Postal Service 10:00 – Mumford and Sons...

Pitchfork Music Festival Day One Headlined By Bjork, Wire and Rain Storms. – A CONCERT REVIEW

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Hidden Place” by Bjork – Pitchfork Music Festival 7/19/13 – Day One With the impending threat of massive thunderstorms due to lower the temperature from 97 to the low 80s, my fourth Pitchfork Music Festival got off today with three great sets by Mac Demarco, the legendary industrial punk  band Wire and the main reason to go to Pitchfork this year, a rare set by Iceland’s favorite star Bjork. (pictured above) Normally when I go to Pitchfork, I like to shop around for sounds from stage to stage in an effort to hear as many different bands as possible. But with Wire and Bjork playing on the same stage, we decided...

What is Nick Lowe Teasing? A ‘Stiff’ Reunion in the Works? An Album Backed by Wilco? What?

Posted 19 Jul 2013 in Music + TV News, Uncategorized

    Could there be some kind of Stiff Records Reunion in the works? Something is up we know that. Nick Lowe posted this picture and teased it with this caption. “Wondering what big announcement is coming Thursday, July 25? Head to www.nicklowe.com   (starting today!), where we’ll have daily hints of what’s to come. We’ll also try to help fill in the blanks with extra clues here on Facebook. Hope you’re as excited as we are…” There have been a few people guessing that it will indeed be a reunion since some think that in this picture that Elvis Costello is second from the left and possibly Larry Wallis far left. We’ve also heard that maybe Nick made record with...

The Bangles ‘All Over the Place’

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Hero Takes A Fall” by The Bangles Power pop doesn’t get any better than this! Along with The Go-Go’s, The Bangles were the main purveyors of the 1980s girl group sound. But while The Go-Go’s were lightweight and effervescent, The Bangles’ brand of rock was rooted in the sound of The Byrds and early Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, giving them much more clout with critics and music aficionados alike. After forming out of the Los Angeles “Paisley Underground” music scene and changing their name from The Bangs to Bangles, sisters Vickie Peterson on guitar and Debbie Peterson on drums, plus Susanna Hoffs on guitar and Michael Steele (formerly of...

Chicago Transit Authority

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Poem 58” by Chicago Transit Authority The fact that Chicago Transit Authority was the horn band of the late 1960s has obscured the fact that Chicago was also one hell of a guitar band. Proof positive is this somewhat obscure track from their eponymously titled debut album from 1969. (Play the track and continue reading.) This song has it all! The track kicks off with a funky rhythm guitar pattern that quickly moves into an extended guitar solo courtesy of one of the most underrated guitarists of all time Terry Kath. Heck, even Jimi Hendrix was a big fan of Kath, and his intuitive and imaginative playing is what sets this...

Richie Havens, the Man That Gave Us ‘Freedom’ at Woodstock Has Died

Posted 22 Apr 2013 in Music + TV News, Uncategorized

  We’re sad to announce that Richie Havens, the man that opened Woodstock with his famous acoustic song “Freedom,” has died at the age of 72. Here is the official announcement via his longtime representatives, The Root Agency: “RICHIE HAVENS was gifted with one of the most recognizable voices in popular music. His fiery, poignant, soulful singing style has remained unique and ageless since his historic appearance at Woodstock in 1969. For four decades, Havens used his music to convey passionate messages of brotherhood and personal freedom. Billboard Magazine writes, “This acoustic soul giant truly seems to be getting more inspiring and graceful with age.” From Woodstock to The Isle of Wight to Glastonbury to the Fillmore Auditorium to...

Vince Gill Shares His Thoughts on Today’s Country Music..and He’s Right On!

Posted 14 Apr 2013 in Uncategorized

  For quite some time now I’ve been harsh on today’s country music, or more specifically, the state of today’s country radio. Now I’ve been joined by Vince Gill in its critique. It’s sad when Taylor Swift can dominate country radio and Merle Haggard can’t get a sniff. And I’m not talking about Merle’s old great albums I’m referring to his last couple of albums. They’ve been great yet completely ignored. Justin Townes Earle’s “Harlem River Blues” also did not receive any country airplay. — Larry Carta Vince’s career began with country-rockers Pure Praire League. He recently spoke with Great American Country’s Sarah Wyland. This appeared on their website. ———— Vince Gill released his latest album, Guitar Slinger, in...

Kevin Federline ‘Playing With Fire’ (2013 April Fool’s Day Entry)

Posted 01 Apr 2013 in Uncategorized

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#851 in the Series) is Kevin Ferderline, Playing With Fire I love surprises in the music business. Some surprises are better than others. I also like when one of those surprises is a “rag to riches” story or even a story about when someone makes the most of them-self and takes their unknown to most talent and moves beyond where they were and into the spotlight. Kevin Federline is the perfect example. Who knew when he was just a background dancer for Britney Spears that he had this kind of talent? Who knew that he could write songs as well as these? Who knew that he could sing like this? I didn’t, I bet you...

Mimi Betinis to Perform Live In Valparaiso, Indiana, Sunday June 10th.

Posted 04 Jun 2012 in Music + TV News, Uncategorized

  MIMI BETINIS w/Special Guest Scott May & His One-Armed Orchestra Sunday, June 10th, 2012 Showtime: 7pm Back in the mid-to-late 70’s and the early ’80’s, Mimi Betinis’ Pezband ruled the Chicago power-pop music scene.  Mimi was (and still is) a master of melody-and-hook-laden pop, all full of crunchy, tasty guitar riffs.  Members of Pezband went to to form other legendary Chicago bands such as Off Broadway. Mimi took some time off to raise a family and to pursue his other passion – art. Mimi went back to school and obtained his teaching credentials and has taught art in Chicago-area schools for years. However, the call of the music was never too far away and last year, Mimi recorded and released...

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