Fight for Your Right

What happens when two members of Supergrass cover the Beastie Boys? They form a band called The Hotrats and give the classic 80s anthem a sort of garage rock Who-esque vibe that I find irresistible. The band released an album of cover songs in 2010 called Turn Ons that included their take on artists such … Continue reading Fight for Your Right

Rock Steady

I’m still in an Aretha Franklin rabbit hole after watching Amazing Grace. It’s funny how the universe will bring more of what you’re interested in just at the right time. Today, driving into the office, I heard Aretha’s Rock Steady on the radio. I’ve also been in a huge Prince rabbit hole so when I … Continue reading Rock Steady

Hey Nineteen

Today is my nineteenth work anniversary for a major event we produce each year. This will be my 19th show with the organization. Time flies. I couldn’t help but think of this Steely Dan classic this morning as I prepare for tonight’s show. This is how my brain works, always aligning a song with something … Continue reading Hey Nineteen

Have Mercy

Last night, while driving home from work, I heard Don Covay’s Mercy Mercy on Sirius’ Underground Garage. The show was hosted by legendary Lenny Kaye who explained that the guitar lick you hear in this song is by none other than Jimi Hendrix! Recorded in 1964, this would have been three years before Hendrix released Are … Continue reading Have Mercy

Chant of the Islands

Last weekend, I stumbled on a huge stack of LPs at a thrift store near me. There were several old Hawaiian themed albums, most of which have amusing covers. Enter Webley Edwards’ Fire Goddess… People collect these albums so I picked them up to resell and while listening for condition, I stumbled on the above … Continue reading Chant of the Islands