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Best & Worst Dressing Room Awards
The Dressies

The Bigfellas have always been a pretty local band to San Diego with limited little tours. But we've played enough places to have no dressing room, great dressing rooms and awful dressing rooms. [drum roll] With no further ado, The Dressies Awards!

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2024-03-05 Read post
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"Time To Pretend" (MGMT)
Big Wednesday - Online Mini Concert

Recorded February 2024 in San Diego at Bigfellas HQ. A different take on MGMT's great song. Perhaps in this format you'll get a chance to really take in the words a little better. They're terrific.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2024-02-28 Read post
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100 Bob Dylan Song Covers
A hundred different songs, a hundred different artists

We love making lists and playlists here. But I feel like this is the best Bob Dylan cover song list you're gonna find. No repeats of artists or songs. Only Dylan inspires this kind of second-hand greatness.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2024-02-20 Read post
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We Are The World - Plus 40 Years
A Review Of "The Greatest Night In Pop"

I just stumbled into the We Are The World documentary on Netflix and wanted to share what I got from the experience. I'm always trying to show what it's like in a studio, but only this doc can show what it's like to be in the studio with 45 music legends.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2024-02-13 Read post
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Podcasts Episodes You Need To Listen To (Part 2)
Great Podcast Discoveries For You

We've all heard of the major podcasts; you don't need me telling you about Smartless or My Favorite Murder. But here's several that you need to be aware of if you haven't been already. Most of these bear repeat listening.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2024-02-06 Read post
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Podcasts Episodes You Need To Listen To (Part 1)
Great Podcast Discoveries For You

We've all heard of the major podcasts; you don't need me telling you about Smartless or My Favorite Murder. But here's several that you need to be aware of if you haven't been already. Most of these bear repeat listening.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2024-01-30 Read post
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Bratwurst Don & Our 2004 Tour
Celebration Of Don On Violin And On The Road

We wax nostalgic about our favorite part-time Bigfella, "Bratwurst" Don Hickox and a magical tour we did with him to the Midwest in 2004.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2024-01-23 Read post
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My Favorite 2023 Music
At Least What I've Found So Far

Each year, I dive into the music year's new releases to find some new favorites and then write about it here in a bit of a year-end best-of list. Use this (and the Spotify list here) to try these on for size.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2024-01-02 Read post
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Merry Xmas - A Free Album From Me
I Mean, It's On Spotify And YouTube So It's Free

Not to sound bitter but all of the places an independent recording artist has to put their music for any exposure means that everybody can listen to it without paying. No worries. I did it anyway with this recent live album. Enjoy, it's all good.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-12-26 Read post
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Sunday Night Football and Carrie Underwood
$1 Million Per Week

A text from a friend got me thinking about the Sunday Night Football opening package and music.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-12-19 Read post
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We're Going To Be In The Movies
2024 Documentary About Us!

It still feels weird to say but there is going to be a documentary about The Bigfellas in 2024 called "You Are Here" from Rick Bowman and Backyard Green Films. Read on about an idea so stupid that it just might work.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-12-12 Read post
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100 Christmas Songs
A curated holiday Spotify playlist for you.

A fun mix of pop, rock, crooners and jazz doing holiday standards and more modern originals.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-12-05 Read post
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My TV Friends
The Story Behind The Song

Of all the songs we've done about how terrific television is, this is definitely our favorite. All about the horn section song that gives a taste of what we'd sound like as a 7-person band.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-11-21 Read post
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Reality Stars Unionizing
Make Sure You're Not Replaceable Before Going On Strike

Bethenny Frankel is spearheading the movement for reality stars to unionize and they have plenty of reasons to do so. But it brings to mind the Hollywood extras strike of 1987 and what happens when a striking group is very replaceable.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-11-14 Read post
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More Live Video
Chuck Charles Live At Goodbar

We're bundling some of the recent Big Wednesday videos here in one place. Watch and enjoy a cover and an original.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-10-25 Read post