Category Archives: Tunes

Pandora is an enabler

Stayed up too late listening to and playing along with the Lonesome Sisters, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, Slaid Cleaves, Son Volt and (for some strange reason) Death Cab for Cutie. If sleep don’t take me, extreme emo/country/blues will… I’m not … Continue reading

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Oh, Funny 25…I can’t quit you…

HER: What the hell are you listening to? Oh, it’s that time of year… Yes, yes, it’s that time of year. I may not have the ambition to write anything serious in this blog, but by gum I have the … Continue reading

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Deliver Me

In a brief moment of driving today, I heard an NPR feature on the Blue Shadows. They were a Vancouver band fronted by Billy Cowsill of the Cowsills (the 60’s band that inspired the Partridge Family and had hits with … Continue reading

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Me want

09/09/09 – Digitally Remastered Beatles Catalogue Me want? Yes. Me gets? Me better start saving…

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A Fresh Start

Starting over again at lesternorton.com (man, I wish they’d allow Twitter at work…and, no, I don’t have a cell phone that I want to twitter with).

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2009: Make a lotta noise!

Remember at the beginning of 2008 when I was going to record a song a week? Yeah, um, not so much. Instead, I totally futzed around in January, and then I had bronchitis for all of February and March. By … Continue reading

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Wind up your radios!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: when a jolly, white-bearded man delivers prezzies to all the weird little nerds and geeks! Yes, kids, it’s Dr. Demento bringing us his annual Funny 25, the countdown of the most requested … Continue reading

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Well, GIR, our evil plan was a success…Merry Platypus, one and all

Well, here they are. The Christmas carols I promised. I didn’t want to do the same old crap that everybody else does for songs. So, this is relatively new crap. After fiddling around with them all night and trying to … Continue reading

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I *heart* Grandpa Elliott

This awesome video from Playing for Change includes artists from around the world (many of them street performers) doing “Stand By Me”. I was blown away by it.

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Surrender!

In honor of Michele’s review of Cheap Trick at Budokan here’s my version of Surrender. Even better (like that’s possible), I found a video of a version of John Lennon’s “I’m Losing You” with Cheap Trick as the band. They … Continue reading

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