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’ & […]

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 […]

A Song for Veterans

I remember the first time I heard this song. Uh, sort of. I remember that I was in the Sanders Theater at Harvard and it was performed by John Gorka. Exactly WHEN that was is a mystery. But I was certainly struck right between the eyes by this song and it is still on my […]

My Rock Star Dream

Mix together a book signing on the marketing secrets of the Grateful Dead, Mexican food, a former role as the harmonica player in a garage band, and somehow you end up on stage next to Jim Morrison of the Doors. The only other time I ever remember having a rock and roll dream was several […]