Monday, April 30, 2007

Ziggy Designated as Ambassador to the Aliens!

The man who once sang about being a space invader has been touted to lead a series of concerts as part of an attempt to contact extraterrestrial life forms.

Bowie, along with Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Sir Elton John and The Rolling Stones are to headline a series of concerts aimed at establishing peaceful contact with aliens by beaming music into outer space, claims author Michael C. Luckman.

These music festivals are to be callled, 'Signals to Space Concerts' and are planned for Berlin, Tokyo, New York, China, Russia, Mexico and London, in hopes extraterrestrials will respond to the shows. Luckman is the author of 'Alien Rock: The Rock 'n' Roll Extraterrestrial Connection'.

No word on whether Sanjaya from American Idol will be sent to Pluto as part of an alien exchange program.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Cobras Ready To Strike!

Wow, where have these guys been hiding?

The Detroit Cobras' new album, "Tied And True", could be the sounrtrack of a rowdy roadhouse on a Saturday night. With nods to Pretenders, Patti Smith, Joan Jett and Patsy Cline, The Cobras add their own rockabilly twist and come up with an original sound that is new yet very familiar.

Check out "What's Goin' On", "As Long As I Have You", "You'll Never Change".

Monday, April 16, 2007

Lost Swing Classics

Lost Classics From The Kings Of Swing

Nothing says "formal yet fun" better than the black tie sound of Swing Dance Music. For some, this music is a newly discovered treat. For others, a surprising reminder of joyful memories from long ago.

Many Swing songs no longer get the exposure they once did. Classic Swing Dance Music by such artists as Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Louis Prima still receive airplay. But many other great tunes seem to have gotten lost along the way. This makes hearing them again an unexpected treasure.

Here are my Top Ten Lost Classics:

We Have All The Time In The World- Louis Armstrong
Chet Baker- Let's Get Lost
Tony Bennett- What A Wonderful World (with k.d. Lang)
Nat King Cole- Too Marvelous For Words
Bobby Darin- That Funny Feeling
Bobby Darin- Fly Me To The Moon
Ella Fitzgerald- Something's Gotta Give
Louis Prima- Hey Boy Hey Girl
Frank Sinatra- At Long Last Love
Dinah Washington- Mad About The Boy

Los Angeles DJ

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Who Are The Young Immortals?

Amongst some tough competition, they are the winners of this week's Song Of The Week!

Here are the contenders:

Meat Market- Everybody Else
Say Goodbye- Everybody Else
Helicopter- Flickersticks
Voyeur- Kelli Ali
The Tune- Wax Tailor
Charmer - Kings of Leon
The Bucket- Kings of Leon
White Headphones- The Mother Hips
Same Blood- The Academy Is...
I Gotta Run- Everybody Else
Girl, You Shout!- Dressy Bessy
Golden Skans- Klaxons
It's Not Over Yet- Klaxons
Small Parts- The Oohlas
Love Punch- The Chalets
Come On Let's Go- Broadcast
A New Name- !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

Song Of The Week:

"The Fever" by The Young Immortals

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Tired Of MTV? Tune Into The Tube!


The Tube Music Network is all that music television should be. No reality shows, game shows or awards programs and precious few commercials (just six minutes per hour). It is only music, all music and very much Rock oriented.

Live and conceptual clips from Led Zeppelin, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley, the Rolling Stones, U2, Prince, Rod Stewart and the Eagles are mixed with videos from today's best-selling acts like Norah Jones, James Blunt, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson and Coldplay.

The mastermind behind it is Les Garland, one of the creators of MTV and VH-1. The Tube could be the forerunner of a major revolution happening in television. The channel is taking advantage of TV's transition from analog to digital format.

As this transition happens, every TV broadcaster will be able to transmit more than one channel. In other words, each broadcasting station will be able to transmit new channels. And Garland's is the first of a growing crop of such new channels that could do to traditional TV what FM did to AM radio.

The Tube, reaching 7 million people as of Jan. 31, 2007, will enter major U.S. markets. In May it could potentially be reaching 20 million people, says Garland.

The Tube is currently available in many metropolitan areas including in LA, New York and Chicago. My local provider (Cox) added the channel without much fanfare. To find out if it is offered in your area go to:

It's easy to watch THE TUBE Music Network in one of THREE ways. Here's how:
FREE Over-The-Air Broadcast that is received from your antenna, plus one of the following:
A digital TV set with a built-in ATSC tuner (sometimes referred to as a digital or HD tuner)
An ATSC tuner hooked up to your TV
Your Cable Company - contact your local cable TV provider for its digital availability and specific channel number.
Your Satellite TV provider - Here's what you'll need:
An HD Satellite Box (which already has an ATSC digital tuner in it),
An over-the-air antenna hooked up to your HD Satellite Box