The AMAZING Story of the Making of Rocky

Perhaps you’ve head some of the backstory of the making of the motion picture Rocky, written and starring Sylvester Stallone. I had heard whiffs of this but I stumbled on a series of videos that interviewed Stallone and when I dug down a little more, found an incredible story of perseverance and determination. The videos […]

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: 25 Years Later

It’s possible that you have only bits and pieces of the theme song from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. This song was also use on Michael J. Fox’s movie: The Secret of My Success.  Here’s the entire song: Oh Yeah! This month, 25 years ago, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was released.  There was some wonderful and […]

Little Wing: The greatest cover song ever?

Last week I was doing a little late night research on a song that I was working on, Jimi Hendrix’s Little Wing. Some of the covers that I stumbled upon were quite amazing, and it got me thinking: Could this be the greatest cover song ever? Take a listen/look at some of these: by Calos […]

Bill Withers: Marching to His Own Beat

I watched a documentary recently on the life and career of musician, Bill Withers.  The film is entitled: Still Bill, and shares some of his musical pasts but also his distaste for the music business in general and his present day life. He has largely eschewed the music business for the past 25 years, and […]

Ray LaMontagne Up for 3 Grammys

Have you ever been so obsessed by a piece of music that you just left it on repeat and listened to it over, and over, and over, and over? I found myself in that mode this past fall after I heard Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs and their thrice nominated album: God Willin’ & […]

My Favorite Christmas Card

Well, it looks like Christmas cards will be delayed this year. I’m thinking that we’ll send out something after the first of the year with details for our 25th anniversary event. Here’s my favorite card that we sent out in 2005. That’s our house in the glass ball, from the opening scene of Citizen Kane, […]

You Have GOT to Hear This: Bird-1 by Underworld

I love it when someone shares music with me and I’m inspired. This happened recently when a new friend of mine, Tom Lanen, pointed me towards the Brit Duo: Underworld. To describe it as ‘electronic/dance/techno’ is somewhat accurate, but does not do it justice IMO. I think Tom had the best explanation when he told […]

Gettysburg Address Revisited

I saw this amazing video of the Gettysburg Address and on this anniversary of its delivery on November 19 many years ago, here it is. Also here’s the link to a previous blog post, and our trip to the Gettysburg Memorial: Thoughts on Sacrifice and Humility. Here’s the text of Lincoln’s Speech: Four score and […]