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50 Randy Newman Songs You Need To Hear (1 of 2)
Part 1: Our Randy Thoughts

We love celebrating our favorite musicians and songwriters around here with some words and also a playlist of our favorites. This week it might be our #1 very favorite: Randy Newman. Part 1 here, we make our case for Randy (as if anybody should need us to tell them).

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-05-30 Read post

Artificial Intelligence - It's Here
Case Study: A.I. in Music

We're scratching the surface on A.I. by taking a look at how artificial intelligence can help and hurt composers. And stick around for the dramatic twist ending.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-05-23 Read post

Story Time With Shay (#1)
First Drumming Gig

We launch a semi regular segment, Story Time With Shay, where our Irish drummer Shay Bell regales us with stories from music and The Bigfellas.

* Posted by Shay Bell on 2023-05-16 Read post

Bands As NBA Teams
Did You Ever Wonder What Band The 1995 Houston Rockets Would Be?

High-concept blog post from us this week. Picturing which great (or near-great) NBA team is the embodiment of which legendary band.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-05-09 Read post

10 Goofball Celebrity Encounters
Famous, Infamous & Nonfamous

Fun change of pace from writing about music; this week I write about celebrity encounters. When you spend enough time in L.A. you're gonna have some oddball anecdotes of celebrities. I'm limiting it to 10 - and two of them involve Bill Cosby.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-05-02 Read post

"Key To A Door" (live)
Video from Goodbar, San Diego

Live video from Goodbar double-CD release party with Spud Davenport. Big thanks to Goodbar in San Diego for the venue, Rick Bowman and Backyard Green Films for filming, Andrew Zahariak for the sweet saxophone and everybody who was there. ENJOY THE VIDEO

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-04-11 Read post

Our Polka Moment
I Wish That I Were Gay - Polka Version

Once upon a time we made an EP with some remixes of our song "I Wish That I Were Gay". If you can turn that song-loving market over to polka: bingo! Jackpot! (That joke works if you've seen The Last Polka with John Candy and Eugene Levy.)

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-03-14 Read post

Why I Released An Album On 8-Track
Yeah, You Read That Right

Call me a "tracker". I have a soft spot for 8-tracks. Which partially explains while I (along with Hank Williams III) are the only two people to release a new 8-track record.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-02-28 Read post

100 Covers of Beatles Songs
Spotify List For You

Nobody has been covered more than The Beatles. So there are a lot of great songs to choose from for a list like this. Dive in.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-01-31 Read post

Gig Story: Halloween At A Nudist Colony
No Need For A Subtitle

People love shaggy dog stories from bands; here's a great one. A gig at a nudist colony at Halloween. On a cold night.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-01-17 Read post

Best Songs Of 2022 Playlist
Sorting Through New Music With A Machete

Our annual year-end exercise to do the research on what people liked in new music, we comb through it and add it to what got us excited during the year.

* Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2023-01-10 Read post