Is there anything that couldn’t be improved with a liberal dose of Muppetry?

While watching the following video of the Muppets performing Queen’s classic Bohemian Rhapsody, it occurred to me that they would be perfect to do a cover of something — anything — by Meatloaf. But why stop there? I want to see a Muppet version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Even if you’re not a… Continue reading Is there anything that couldn’t be improved with a liberal dose of Muppetry?

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“A modern spiritual”

Was Lawrence Welk really this clueless? (H/T Charles at Dustbury.com) I initially thought this was a very well done spoof, but I’m now pretty sure it’s legit. Here’s a tip: just because a song mentions Jesus and Mary – even as proper nouns instead of exclamations – doesn’t make it a “spiritual.” Confession: I still… Continue reading “A modern spiritual”

Take a Chill Pill and get your groove on

We’ve been enjoying our neighborhood’s new clubhouse and pool, but one thing that’s missing from the summertime-at-the-pool experience is music. Even decades later, the smell of sunscreen* evokes memories of Groovin’ or Crystal Blue Persuasion or anything by the Beach Boys, all of which were on the continuous P.A. playlist at the big pool at… Continue reading Take a Chill Pill and get your groove on

The King & Celine

Considering that more than 1.5 million people have viewed the YouTube video of Céline Dion performing with Elvis Presley, this may not be news for you. But neither I nor my wife had seen it, and I figured that there were likely a few of you for whom this will also be new. I recommend… Continue reading The King & Celine

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Loving “Love”

Even if you aren’t a huge fan of the Beatles, it’s hard to imagine that you won’t be impressed by “Love.”

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An Amazing Three Hour Tour

One of the pleasant surprises of blogging is when someone stumbles onto an old post and it strikes a chord with them…and they share with you about it.  That was the case this morning when I opened an email that fell into my “Possible Junk Mail” folder (because the sender isn’t in my address book).… Continue reading An Amazing Three Hour Tour

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The ULTIMATE Music Challenge

OK, well…it seems that family isn’t quite as time-demanding as I expected, and so I’m able to turn my attention to [at least] one more post. This is another highly-anticipated music-related quiz, and I expect it to take at least a week for someone to solve. This quiz was actually conceived during an exchange of… Continue reading The ULTIMATE Music Challenge

Movie Fun: Music in Non-Musicals

I finished watching 13 Going On 30 today during my torture treadmill session. Cute movie… serious lapses in plot (duh)… Jennifer Garner is a revelation. Anyway, my favorite scene in the movie was the “Thriller” dance at the magazine’s party. I’m a sucker for the interjection of such scenes in movies that are not musicals,… Continue reading Movie Fun: Music in Non-Musicals

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