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The Mummers
The Band That Should Have Been Huge

I write about how The Mummers (and Raissa Khan-Panni) made such incredible music but went egregiously unappreciated. Please do yourself, her and me a favor and check out the two albums by The Mummers.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-02-01 Read post

Carlsbad Marathon
20,000 Bigfellas Fans Can't Be Run

What it's like to play music for 20,000 tired people; people have no choice but to love you when you are the on-course entertainment during a marathon.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-01-25 Read post

California King
More Than You Wanna Know About Our Song

Plenty of info about our original song, California King. A reaction to a state recall election in California prompted our most beloved piece of music.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-01-18 Read post

Cokie Awards
Excellence (And Non-Excellence) In Cocaine Film & TV

We are excited to present our awards for the portrayal of cocaine in TV, movies and music in a multitude of categories. This should be your one-stop shop for YouTube videos and definitive awards on movie coke snorting. (Our mothers would be so proud.)

Posted by The Bigfellas on 2022-01-11 Read post

The Last Call
A Weird Musical Residency

In the late 2000s, The Bigfellas regularly played at San Diego dive bar The Last Call (which closed around 2017). Here's a little slice of what it was like to be a band that appreciated us yet never quite knew we were there.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-01-04 Read post

2021: My Favorite New Music
Best Of The Year Found So Far

Playlist and article on the music we liked the most (so far). There is so much music to discover and it takes research to find what you like. This is what I found in my 2021 crash course.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2021-12-28 Read post

Aging On Stage
Sex, Heartburn Medicine and Rock & Roll

Reprint of 2015 Charlie article for San Diego Troubadour about how every year after 40 years old it gets harder to lug your ass and your gear onstage to perform music.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2021-12-21 Read post

The Beatles: Get Back
Running Diary of The Beatles Documentary

Notes from the 8 hours I got to spend with The Beatles in the Peter Jackson documentary The Beatles: Get Back.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2021-12-14 Read post

Stephen Sondheim
In This Case It's OK To Use The Word Genius

A personal tribute to Stephen Sondheim. What his music meant to me, his genius as a songwriting engineer, some anecdotes about how his brain worked and my 10 Favorite Sondheim songs with accompanying videos.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2021-12-07 Read post

This Blog ... Why?
A Mission Statement

Who doesn’t love every blog’s first post: Making the case why this is a worthwhile enterprise for the author and the audience.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2021-11-23 Read post

60 Songs About Technology And Progress
Or Kinda About Technology

Charlie is uniquely qualified to curate this playlist of songs about tech, computers, progress, space, etc. especially because he will include a couple of our songs

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2021-10-28 Read post