Meco’s Star Wars funk album

March 24, 2013

Meco's Star Wars funk album

Finally, after years of looking, today I found it at the Belmont swap meet.


Christmas top 5 2012 – #1

December 21, 2012

This is a fairly well known song, I suspect but it seemed appropriate to feature it this year as I will actually be in New York for Christmas, but not in the drunk tank, I hope.


Christmas top 5 2012 – #2

December 20, 2012

It is still strange to think that Bob Dylan did a Christmas album. Turns out that the idea of Dylan crooning Christmas has been around for years. Check out this novelty number from back in the 60′s.


Christmas top 5 2012 – #3

December 19, 2012

Fancy a little bit of country boogie? Take it away Hank Snow.


Christmas top 5 2012 – #4

December 18, 2012

Who wants something loud for Christmas? Here is some early Bob Seger, taking a cue from James Brown, and rocking it for the yuletide season.


Christmas top 5 2012 – #5

December 17, 2012

So, I know, I have not blogged a post in months. Changing jobs can do that. But I knew I had to come back for the annual Christmas top 5.
I love Bacharach tunes at any time of the year so why not at Christmas? I guess Burt was trying for Christmas immortality with this tune. Maybe it was popular when it came out but I had never heard it until last year when I came across an old LP of A&M Christmas songs, which included this number. Here it is as performed by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass from Herb’s Christmas Album, which I later picked up (Herb was the A in A&M, just so you know).


A song for the last day

August 10, 2012

Last day here at UWA, and so I drove the spare car to work. It’s something of a older car; it has a tape deck. I grabbed a tape at random this morning to listen to on the way here. I shoved my hand into a tape drawer and pulled out Bob Dylan at Budokan. I thought it would be set to side 1 but side 2 is what played as I drove here this morning. By the time I got here at UWA and parked the car the song that was playing was Going, Going, Gone. Wow, I couldn’t have chosen a better song for my last day here. Y’know I actually started up this blog because of an internal education programme here at UWA, so it is also appropriate that I use this blog to say goodbye to UWA.


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