Thursday, December 29, 2016

Song Of The Day Paul Simon "Mother And Child reunion"

Song Of The Day goes out to the mother and child reunion of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.  Tragedy has struck, and grief is no doubt upon their family and friends.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Debbie Reynolds - RIP

Man - what a crappy couple of days for this family.  Today's Song Of The Day goes out to Debbie Reynolds...RIP.

What a beautiful song (and beautifully sung I might add).  "Tammy" comes from the film, Tammy And The bachelor, which is a romantic comedy from 1957.  

While most of my generation will know him from Airplane! and The Naked Gun series, Leslie Nielsen was quite a serious actor before those films and also stars along side Reynolds here.

No parent should have to burry their child, and it wouldn't surprise me if she passed away from a broken heart : (

In your memory, Debbie...

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher RIP

Today's Song Of The Day goes out to Carrie Fisher.  Rest in peace Princess Leia.  

She's now reunited with the rest of Alderaan.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016

George Micheal - RIP

My personal favorite Wham! song and (IMHO) one of the best synth pop bass lines EVER.

I've read all of the various forums - people don't seem to agree what it is.  Some say Juno 60 because George was fond of those, some say Minimoog.  Perhaps it's a combo of a couple synths. 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Song Of The Day Vince Guaraldi "Christmas Time Is Here"

It's not Christmas until I hear this song!

Probably my dad's favorite Christmas album.  This song invokes so many memories it's not even funny.  We used to get so excited around the holidays because that meant we could stay up just a liiiiitle bit longer to watch the cartoons that came on at night.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Toni Tennille "Little Saint Nick"

Today's Song Of The Day comes from the mind of Mr. Brian Wilson and the boys, but sung by Toni Tennille.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Song Of The Day Hyperbubble "A Synthesizer For Christmas"

Today's Song Of The Day is very near and dear to my heart: Hyperbubble "A Synthesizer For Christmas".  

This song is so damn catchy it's not even funny!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Song Of The Day The Beatles "Christmas Time Is Here Again"

One of the many gifts we got when The Beatles Anthology was released was today's Song Of The Day, "Christmas Time Is Here Again".

Friday, December 16, 2016

Song Of The Day Kate Bush "December Will Be Magic Again"

Kate Bush...What can you say about her that's not already been said!  She's so amazing and I love this song.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Song Of The Day Information Society "Pure Energy"

We go from a song with tons of energy to Pure Energy.  First song I thought of after yesterday's post.  Information Society nailed the magic formula with this Synth Pop gem.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Song Of The Day Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels "Devil With The Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly"

Today's Song Of The Day brings us a little Motown rock n roll - Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels - "Devil With The Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly"

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Song Of The Day - Ringo Starr "Six O'Clock"

Today's Song Of The Day comes from Ringo's first album.

This is a collaboration with Paul McCartney that McCartney wrote for Ringo.  

Monday, December 12, 2016

Song Of The Day - Ray Bolger & Annette Funicello - "Castle In Spain"

When we were little, my younger brother was OBSESSED with Babes In Toyland!

...And no I'm not talking about Ann-Magret & Anni-Frid Lyngstad!!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Coming Soon! is getting an update soon! (As soon as I figure out how to add menus to the page)

I'll be categorizing everything into different sections so everything will be easier to find.  In the past, I've done concert reviews, album reviews, gear reviews, and photos.  I will now be adding daily posts for a Song "Of The Day" like I do on The Soli Lama Twitter page and Facebook page.  Also I'll be adding a new section dedicated to Synthesizer Do It Yourself builds (SDIY).

Stay tuned!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Citizen Cope Charlotte Live Review And Photos

The people of Charlotte showed up in droves to PACK the Neighborhood Theater the other night for a solo acoustic performance by Citizen Cope.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Particle Charlotte NC Rabbit Hole Photos

The kings of funktronica/space porn (Or Particle as they're known to the masses) rolled through Charlotte recently and yours truly was there to capture the magic.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Bones Of J.R. Jones Live Review And Photos

Opening for G Love & Special Sauce in Charlotte the other week was The Bones Of J.R. Jones (Jonathon Linaberry).  Similar to The Low Volts (Who supported Brian Setzer last December), Linaberry is a one man band that brings an interesting version of swamp blues.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

G Love Love Saves The Day Tour Review and Photos

G Love & Special Sauce stopped by Charlotte bringing their brand of dirty blues to the Queen City in support of their latest album, Love Saves The Day a little over a week ago.

I caught last year's tour supporting Sugar so I was looking forward to this show when it came up on the radar.

Monday, February 29, 2016

The Who - Special Hello

Was able to share the screen with Jackson Browne, can that go on my resume now? : )

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Joey Sykes Classic New Rock Review

What’s got two thumbs and loves Power Pop?


I participated in Joey Sykes Indiegogo campaign a while back and received my CD not too long ago (I opted for the personally signed and mailed CD version).  For those of you aren’t familiar with Joey – he’s been in the music scene for quite some time.  I personally discovered him when an in-store promo copy (Which I still have) of his former band Coward came into our record store (Remember those?)  Joey was a main writer and lead guitarist in the band - check this out...