Thursday, March 31, 2011

People I Know: Down From Up - It's Our Time Now

If you have been around the Knoxville live music scene very long chances are you have seen Matt Brewster at one time or another. He's played as part of Matt & Erik (Erik Baker), Brewster's Millions, and more currently Down From Up.

My connection to Matt started as a friend of friend and later my 7 yr old's infatuation with the guy with a fauxhawk in the church band.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

People I Know: Pistol Creek Catch of the Day - Thunderoad & All The Single Ladies

Since the first time I heard my friend, Scott, play guitar, I have been impressed with his ability to play any instrument he sets his mind to play. When we first met he was big into guitar with his main influence being Stevie Ray Vaughan. I watched his style change as he become more influenced by Brian Setzer. As time went on he decided to pick up the upright bass became influenced by Joe Fick of The Dempsey's.

While the sound quality isn't that great in this video of Pistol Creek Catch of the Day, the version of Single Ladies at 4:30 is pretty awesome.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

People I Know: Tori Mason - Growing Pains

I met Tori a couple of years ago at one of the Tennessee Association of Museums conferences. Over the course of the past year, I realized that Tori was a singer/songwriter. After listening to Tori's music and reading her profile, I realized that many of her influences are among my favorites. You can find more of Tori's music on her Facebook page, Tori Mason Music.

Monday, March 28, 2011

People I Know: Greek Life Aquarium - Monotony

Recently at the Tennessee Association of Museums annual conference, I ran into some folks that have some musical talent. It made me think of other friends that I know who are playing gigs on a pretty basis and that I share a lot of popular stuff but not any of people I truly know. So I thought I'd take the opportunity to do so.

With that being said Greek Life Aquarium doesn't exist anymore. One of the band members has moved on to form Tuscon Simpson,which I will share later. I wanted to start with this song because I love the 80s sound of it.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Reunited-Peaches and Herb

In the category of "Things Kids Get With Their Fat-filled Meal," my 7 yr old received a karaoke CD and he and the 2 yr old sing this song very loudly in the car now.  Not sure where you draw the line on cuteness and inappropriateness but I think we may have crossed it. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Science Song Week: Timbuk 3 - The Future's So Bright

I studied nuclear science and work at a museum...not really, I studied biology.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Science Song Week: Oingo Boingo - Weird Science

Before he was writing scores for Tim Burton movies, Danny Elfman made a living making New Wave music.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Science Song Week: Big Audio Dynamite - E=MC2

Seems only appropriate to play E=MC2 on Albert Einstein's birthday and to kick off Science Song Week.  Happy Birthday, Al!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Spandau Ballet - Gold

The band was so much more than just a True song to be sampled by P.M. Dawn.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

To Sir With Love sung by Lulu (1967) with opening movie credits

If ever there was a movie to inspire you to become a teacher, this one would do it. I've always had a soft spot for movies or tv shows that revolve around teachers and school. Hell, I even liked The Principal.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Animotion - Obsession

Tonight's earworm. Can you name the female lead?