Saturday Song — “I Am Made of You”

We haven’t done any Alice Cooper in a little while, so here’s something from his most recent album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, produced by Bob Ezrin, the man behind his best early work. (People who remember the original Welcome to My Nightmare will recognize the piano part from Steven.) If there’s any doubt that the “you” in [Read More...]

Remixing McCartney

Macca

I’m posting this because I’m a fan of Paul McCartney (best live show I have ever seen, period), it’s an interesting use of technology, and it’s just plain cool. McCartney’s solo work has been prolific and of … well, let’s call it “variable” quality. About 10% is pure crap, maybe 70% is just fine, but [Read More...]

Saturday Song: “Satan’s Jeweled Crown”

The Louvin Brothers are one of the great close harmony brother acts in the history of traditional American music. The lyrics of “Satan’s Jeweled Crown” are interesting since Ira was, indeed, a drunken, womanizing, brawling racist who once allegedly took at a swing at Elvis for singing “n***er music”. Be that as it may, he [Read More...]

Saturday Song: “Where We’ll Never Grow Old”

Two versions of this old hymn by James C. Moore. The first is the classic rendering by The Carter Family: And the second is one of those powerful performances made by Johnny Cash in his final years. (Johnny, of course, married June Carter.) His final recordings of various hymns–found in My Mother’s Hymn Book in [Read More...]

Saturday Song: “All My Tears”

Listen to Emmylou a bit. Jars of Clay also did a fine take on this song, which was written by Julie Miller. [Read more...]

A Musical Interlude

Sorry folks, but I have to put an issue of Games Magazine to bed, so no real posting until it’s done. In the meantime, watch the amazing Zac Brown Band do “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” [Read more...]

Saturday Song: “Down to the River to Pray”

One of the most flawless musical instruments on Planet Earth: the voice of Alison Krauss. The song itself is, far as I can tell, a bit of a mystery. It’s traditional, 19th century, and may well have been a slave song. [Read more...]

Saturday Song: “Nothing But the Blood”

This version of the “Nothing but the Blood,” done by Jars of Clay together with the Blind Boys of Alabama, is absolutely terrific. If you know of any other good versions, go ahead and post them. Note: Yes, I am aware that the lyrics were probably written with a Protestant sensibility that can be interpreted contrary [Read More...]


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