9131. wabbit - 11/13/2016 10:26:07 PM
...As a musician, primarily a pianist, he played on The Beach Boys' "California Girls" and Jan and Dean's "Surf City." He also played guitar and bass.
Russell produced and played on recording sessions for Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Ike and Tina Turner, the Rolling Stones and many others...
RIP Leon Russell
9132. arkymalarky - 11/15/2016 6:55:08 AM
We saw him opening for somebody in concert one time, maybe Crosby Stills and Nash, but before we saw him in concert we saw him driving his own bus to be in concert.
9133. wabbit - 11/19/2016 2:50:45 PM
...[Sharon] Jones made a life out of music, despite not putting out her own album until the age of 40. She began singing gospel in church and later entered talent shows in the 1970s backed by local funk bands.
RIP Sharon Jones
For years she worked as a corrections officer at Rikers Island and as an armored car guard for Wells Fargo Bank, until she received a break in 1996 when she appeared as a session singer backing Lee Fields...
9134. wabbit - 2/13/2017 12:13:08 AM
RIP Al Jarreau
Seven-time Grammy winner Al Jarreau has died. His passing comes two days after an announcement was made on his website that he was retiring from touring due to exhaustion.
Jarreau had been in a hospital in Los Angeles and was "slowly recovering," according to a statement posted on Thursday. He was 76...
9135. judithathome - 2/13/2017 2:24:32 AM
OMG...when we lived in Japan, we had "geckoes" that lived in our apartment...it is considered good luck if you had house geckoes.
One night, we were watching the military TV station and it was an Al Jarreau concert...our TV was in the bedroom and suddenly we heard this weird chirping sound...looked down on the floor and saw 4 geckoes all lined up, looking up at the TV, and chirping right along to Al...
9136. wabbit - 2/14/2017 12:34:15 AM
Hey, geckos know good music when they hear it!
9137. judithathome - 2/14/2017 12:56:33 AM
9138. arkymalarky - 2/14/2017 4:42:23 AM
My most favorite Happy song that I belt out in my car on the way home from work on a sunny spring day is Al Jarreau's mornin'. The geckos knows..
9139. wabbit - 4/15/2017 1:27:26 PM
Arturo Di Modica, get over yourself. If you think you still own the Charging Bull, feel free to take it away. But stop whining about how Fearless Girl, a commissioned sculpture, is infringing on your rights. You gave up your rights when you dropped the bull off in front of the NYSE uninvited - it didn't stay there, it was moved to a new location, were you crying about that? Either accept that it is a public piece of art, or reclaim it and put it in your backyard. But shut up already.
Marcel Duchamp is having a good chuckle somewhere.
9140. Ms. No - 5/30/2017 7:29:22 PM
And we've lost another:
R.I.P. Greg Allman
9141. arkymalarky - 6/11/2017 11:11:59 PM
Great great talent. I've managed to see them several times since I was a teenager, and they never disappointed.
9142. arkymalarky - 8/12/2017 5:36:20 AM
RIP Glen Campbell.
9143. arkymalarky - 8/12/2017 5:36:51 AM
Buried at home in Delight, Arkansas.
9144. wabbit - 8/12/2017 1:35:23 PM
I wish the news would stop playing "Rhinestone Cowboy" and play one of his other hits. The only other one I've heard anyone play is "Wichita Lineman". He was such a good guitar player. I didn't realize he was from the Delight 'burbs.
9145. arkymalarky - 8/12/2017 3:54:05 PM
I loved his old songs and his show. It's amazing where all his guitar playing is thst no one realizes who they are hearing is Campbell.
Sorry for the tortured syntax. Fortunately I'm not teaching English until Monday.
9146. wabbit - 9/4/2017 12:25:20 AM
RIP Walter Becker
9147. arkymalarky - 9/9/2017 6:20:57 PM
Love Steely Dan. Consistently enjoyable Duo through the decades. I can't think of anything I heard by them I didn't like
9148. Ms. No - 9/10/2017 1:52:28 AM
Brings back fond memories of Dr. Wu -- the band I sang with for a couple years in L.A.
9149. arkymalarky - 9/10/2017 2:07:14 AM
I remember that. I thought at the time that must have been such a great thing, because their music seems like it would be so fun to do.
9150. Ms. No - 9/11/2017 6:37:00 PM
It was a blast, and there wasn't a single song we performed that I didn't like, although there were a bunch that I wanted to do that we didn't get to.
Fire in the Hole is still one of my absolute favorites-- off Can't Buy a Thrill --. Not really a "band" song, though. Just Fagin at the piano and some drums.