Monday, June 30, 2008

BEWARE, The Summer of the Whore...

Since johnnykmusic is on the A-list for rock publicists seeking a buzz for their clients, I received notice of the debut solo effort of Shannon McArdle (formerly of Mendoza Line) called Summer of the Whore. So, be on notice when you're out and about on the Summer evenings of 2008.

Publicist Roberta Moore Patterson writes:
When Shannon McArdle left the Mendoza Line in 2007, she was also leaving behind a marriage to fellow member, Timothy Bracy. Along with a cast of contributors, the Mendoza Line recorded a remarkable body of work that wrestled with the intoxication of life and love on the edge of the new millennium. McArdle met Bracy in the late 1990s in Athens, Georgia and struck up a musical collaboration as well as romantic relationship. Along with an early incarnation of the Mendoza Line, the band made the move to New York City, establishing themselves as a rollicking, well-read rock band with a love for The Replacements, Bob Dylan, and the Velvet Underground.

After four albums with the group and another project with Bracy called Slow Dazzle, Shannon McArdle is heading out on her own with an unflinching report from the frontlines of divorce. Summer of the Whore is a unique, fearless view of her life from the summer of 2007, finally ready for delivery in the summer of 2008. Shannon explains, "It's very strange going back and listening to the record. When I wrote and recorded the songs last summer, my emotions were completely exposed. I had no interest in veiling them in any way. Subtlety was not something that appealed to me at the time. I'm glad for that."

Shannon McArdle's latest is not the feel-good album of the year, but it is an honest, singular work, rich in melody and the occasional bitter smile. Sometimes a season seems to last a very long time, but soon the air and the trees change and maybe we change as well without effort. Fortunately for her listeners, McArdle captured the Summer of the Whore before it passed her by.

McArdle will be appearing Friday, August 8 in Brooklyn, NY @ Park Slope and Tuesday, August 19 in New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

ESPN take me out to the ballgame...

Celebrating 100 years with 'Battle of the Bands'

Baseball fans remember 1908 as the year the Chicago Cubs last won the World Series. But it was also memorable for another reason: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" was born. To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of baseball's most famous tune, "Baseball Tonight" has asked nine popular musical artists to record a rendition of the song and engage in a battle of the bands. Each version will debut during "Baseball Tonight" at 10 p.m. ET, except where noted, and then be posted on this page.

After all nine have been posted, SportsNation will have an opportunity to vote on its favorite one, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on June 29. The top three vote-getters will be announced on July 6, and the winner will be revealed on July 13. Kicking things off was a recording from ESPN baseball analyst Peter Gammons. His version, which is not eligible for the voting, was performed as a tribute to the late Bo Diddley.

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday (here in status symbol land)...

Muggy as hell for golf this morning (deal with it!)......Will be without my iPod, 'cause G chose to leave it atop the car as he drove to track to workout (found it crushed in the street upon his return)...Gumbo emails from Spokane about Spokane Hoopfest (Gumbo, with double knee replacement, has chosen not to participate in the slam dunk contest this year)...

Friday, June 27, 2008

Buddy, can I borrow your turntable?...

A tasty morsel from the Gumbo...

The Most Expensive Albums of All Time Vinyl sales are starting to make a comeback on retail store shelves. Here are five you can't find on them. (by Matthew Shepatin, Esquire)

#1. "That’ll Be the Day/ In Spite of All the Danger," The Quarrymen (1958) -- $180,000-$200,000 According to a list of UK’s most valuable records of all time, the top spot goes to The Quarrymen, a little Liverpool skiffle band that featured Ivan Vaughan on bass. Mr. Vaughan introduced his schoolmate John, who formed the outfit, to another friend, Paul, who joined the band a few weeks later. The 10-inch acetate -- which featured the first ever recording by the quintet that would launch The Beatles -- includes a cover of Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be the Day.” The other single is an original composition that McCartney co-wrote -- interestingly, not with Lennon, who sings lead vocals on both songs, but rather George Harrison. The one existing copy of the 1958 gem is owned by Paul McCartney and worth a reported 100,000 pounds. McCartney included a digitalized re-recording of it on 1995’s Beatles Anthology Volume 1.

#2. Double Fantasy, John Lennon (1980) -- $150,000 On December 8, 1980, John Lennon signed a fan’s copy of his Double Fantasy album. Five hours later that fan murdered the peace-loving icon outside the entrance of the Dakota Building. The record was found at the crime scene and later used as evidence at assassin Mark Chapman’s trial -- his fingerprints were lifted off the cover. In 1999, autograph dealer Moments In Time sold the LP for an auction record $150,000. Good news: the dealer has put it back on the block for around $600,000.

#3. Yesterday and Today, The Beatles (1966) -- $45,000-$85,000 In 1966, record company Paraphone recalled the album after retailers freaked over the cover art: the Fab Four dressed in butcher smocks, covered in baby parts and raw meat. The Holy Grail of what’s become known as “The Butcher Cover” record is the Livingston collection, named after the 1960’s Capitol Records President Alan Livingston, who signed the Beatles. Livingston stowed away a box of 24 sealed Butcher albums in his home, only to be brought to light twenty years later by his son. According to at least one Beatles memorabilia site, the value of the Livingston LP has tripled in the past years with the price for a single stereo copy hitting $85,000, with the market value for the entire collection approaching a million dollars.

#4. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan (1963) -- $10,000-$40,000 Considered by many to be the most valuable U.S. album, it contains four tracks that were ultimately deleted from its final release in 1963 -- “Talkin’ John Birch Society,” “Let Me Die in My Footsteps,” “Rocks and Gravel,” and “Gamblin’ Willies Dead Man’s Hand.” A number of these original copies were accidentally released into circulation with restamped labels. Today, mono copies likely sell in the high $10,000s while the two existing stereo copies fetch upwards of $40,000.

#5. The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Velvet Underground (1966) -- $25,000 Montreal resident Warren Hill’s first attempt to sell his rare album on eBay turned sour when the winning bid of $155,401 in December 2006 turned out to be a fake. Before you brand Mr. Hill a schlimazel, consider that he bought the 12-inch acetate for 75 cents at a New York City flea market in 2002. A real buyer finally came forward, shelling out $25,000 for the fabled Warhol LP, which features different versions of the final release in different order.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Hippy dippy weather forecast- 71 and dead...

"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity."

George Carlin mourned as a counterculture hero (AP)

LOS ANGELES - George Carlin, the frenzied performer whose routine "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" led to a key Supreme Court ruling on obscenity, has died. Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, went into St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon complaining of chest pain and died later that evening, said his publicist, Jeff Abraham. He had performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. He was 71. article

For your Monday morning enjoyment...

Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles perform at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. Sarah and the boys will be returning to Cafe Nine in New Haven on Friday, August 15.

Don't dare take someone's seat or you'll die...

They are back for their 15th season. Southington Concerts on the Green, Wednesday nights at 7. Not exactly cutting-edge bands, but fun, small-town flavor. And if you miss a concert (or attended and MUST have more), you can catch replays on the telly at Cox Cable position #14 (10am Tues, 7pm Fri, noon Sat). Concerts are held on the Town green and utilize a mobile band stage gifted to the Town in 1999 by the Southington Rotary Club with financial help from other civic groups and local businesses.

This Wednesday's concert features Smokehouse, strong country hit of now and then.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Johnny Gumbo Party Band on tour...

Johnny Gumbo captured during a break between sets in Colorado. Gumbo says that he's excited about his band's new album, which is getting rave reviews in obscure, pointless music blogs like the following:

Musicblogs-R-Us- After playing endless shows in the scumy coffee houses of Whocaresville, Washington in the 1960's, The Johnny Gumbo Party Band found themselves at the top of the the folk scene in 1969 with their debut album, This Thang Too Spicy For Ya?. The band's latest album, Western Horizons, hijacks Gumbo's poignant vocals with delicate finger-picked guitar to evoke simply stunning compositions. With standout tracks like "Accidents, I've had a few, but then again, too few to mention," and "Intersections are for stopping??" dominating radio airwaves far and wide, The Johnny Gumbo Party Band is an essential addition to any music lover's library

Saturday, June 21, 2008

No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks....


Best summer cruising song; got any more?
Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
"409" Beach Boys
"No Particular Place to Go" Chuck Berry
"Born to Be Wild" Steppenwolf
"Crosstown Traffic" Jimi Hendrix
"American Pie" Don McLean
"Born to Run" Bruce Springsteen
"Paradise by the Dashboard Light" Meatloaf
"Highway to Hell" AC/DC
"On the Road Again" Willie Nelson
"I Can't Drive 55" Sammy Hagar
"Maybellene" Chuck Berry
"40 Miles of Bad Road" Duane Eddy
"Hit the Road, Jack" Ray Charles
"Wheels" String Alongs
"Stick Shift" The Duals
"The Wanderer" Dion
"Ramblin' Rose" Nat King Cole
"Route 66" Nat King Cole
"Detroit City" Bobby Bare
"500 Miles" Bobby Bare
"Let's Go Trippin'" Dick Dale
"Little Deuce Coupe" Beach Boys
"Six Days on the Road" Dave Dudley
"Dead Man's Curve" Jan and Dean
"Little GTO" Ronny and the Daytonas
"Little Honda" The Hondells
"King of the Road" Roger Miller
"Mustang Sally" Wilson Pickett
"America" Simon and Garfunkel
"I Can See for Miles" The Who
"Crossroads" Cream
"Hitchin' a Ride" Vanity Fair
"Roadhouse Blues" Doors
"Truckin'" Grateful Dead
"Goin Up Around the Bend" Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Country Roads (Take Me Home)" John Denver
"Take It Easy" The Eagles
"Ventura Highway" America
"Hot Rod Lincoln" Commander Cody
"Ramblin' Man" Allman Brothers
"Keep on Truckin'" Eddie Kendricks
"Carefree Highway" Gordon Lightfoot
"Convoy" C.W. McCall
"Life in the Fast Lane" Eagles
"Barracuda" Heart
"Cars" Gary Numan
"Drivin' My Life Away" Eddie Rabbit
"Cruisin'" Smokey Robinson
"Drive" Cars
"Pink Cadillac" Bruce Springsteen
Golden Earring - Radar Love
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In the Middle With You
The Cars - Let's Go
Derek and the Dominos - Layla
John Mellencamp - Authority Song
Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio
Billy Ocean - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
Beatles - Drive My Car
Beach Boys - Little Deuce Coupe
Eagles - Take It Easy
Chuck Berry, "No Particular Place to Go"
George Thorogood, "You Can't Catch Me"
J. Geils Band, "Hard Drivin Man"
Little Feat, "Willin'"
Creedence Clearwater Revival , "Travelin' Band"
Steppenwolf , "Born to Be Wild"
David Lindley, "Mercury Blues"
Eagles, "Take It Easy"
Dave Dudley, "6 Days on the Road"
Lowell George, "Two Trains Running"
The Band, "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down"
The Meters, "Ride Your Pony"
Wilson Pickett, "99 1/2"
REM, "Driver 8"
Royal Crescent Mob, "Walking Down the Street"
Was (not Was), "Elvis' Rolls Royce"
WAR, "Low Rider"
James Brown, 20 All Time Hits
Ry Cooder & Ali Farka Toure, Talking Timbuktu
Charlie Parker, The Savoy Sessions
Charles Mingus, Blues & Roots
Pat Metheny, Still Life (Talking)
Neil Young, Rust Never Sleeps
Steely Dan, Aja
U2, War
The Police, Synchronicity
Anything by The Grateful Dead
Sonny Boy Williamson, "Bring It on Home"
Robert Johnson, "Terraplane Blues"
The Sonics, "Boss Hoss"
Eddie Cochran, "Summertime Blues" and "Somethin' Else"
Alice Cooper, "School's Out"
Golden Earring, "Radar Love"
Canned Heat, "On the Road Again"
Bob Dylan, "Highway 61 Revisited"
Bobby Sykes, "Diesel Smoke and Dangerous Curves"
Big Star, "Big Black Car"
1. Summer Lovin' - Grease
2. Summertime, Summertime - Jamies
3. Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer - Nat King Cole
4. Happy Together - Turtles
5. Summer in the City - Loving Spoonful
6. School's Out - Alice Cooper
7. Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
8. Surfin USA - Beach Boys
9. California Sun - Riverias
10. Summertime's Calling Me - Catalinas
11. Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince
12. Summer - War
13. Saturday In The Park - Chicago
14. Girl Watcher - O'Kaysions
15. Remember (Walking in the Sand) - Shangri La's
16. I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
17. Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly and the Family Stone
18. We Got The Beat - Go Go's
19. Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
20. Summertime Blues - Eddie Cocheran
21. Up On The Roof - Drifters
22. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Bryan Hyland
23. Sunshine On My Shoulders - John Denver
24. Vacation - Go Go's
25. Sunshine Superman - Donovan
26. Centerfield - John Fogerty
27. Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
28. Vacation - Connie Francis
29. Downtown - Petula Clark
30. Low Rider - War
31. Beach Baby - First Class
32. Summertime USA - The Pixies Three
33. A Summer Song - Chad and Jeremy
34. Wildwood Days - Bobby Rydell
35. Just You 'N' Me - Chicago
36. Daydream Believer - Monkees
37. Boys of Summer - Don Henley
38. Kokomo - Beach Boys
39. Spill The Wine - Eric Burden and War
40. Magic - The Cars

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


What do you say, Walter Ray!

It's a Sawtelles Tuesday....

Hot off the email (ouch!):

Tonight! We'll be featuring along with Lach, from the Sidewalk NYC, at The Space. Check for our upcoming July Is Sawtelle Birthday Month shows. They're piling up!

We will be playing a benefit MS Bikeride down at Sherwood Island Sunday (not sure of exact time as of yet but will post as soon as I know), courtesy of mr's Critelli and Lasala, who couldn't make it and kindly suggested us for a sort-of-able replacement. Completely unplugged 'cause we can, and because that's how they do it on the isle.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day present from G-Man:
Rain Dogs- Tom Waits
The Hard Way- James Hunter

A Father's Day Video for the Dad Who Has Everything:

What Father's Day gift do you get for that hard to please Dad? 2 Hot Girls in the Shower is a PG-rated comedy advice show with short episodes that run between one and two minutes. Our content is for mature adults who enjoy immature comedy. Created and written by Kim Evey (Producer - Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show & The Guild) and Julie Wittner (Unhitched, Pushing Daisies).

Amy, what a waste....

Racist video by her loser hubby (story:

Friday, June 13, 2008

WE LOVE Jesus Shuttlesworth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....

Oh yeah, baby. If you missed it, or want a rush reliving it, read this (be sure to read the comments, too).

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Here's to you, Jack....

Born 6/12/1908 (last year the Cubbies won the World Series), John A. Kennedy imposed his unique Catholic view of life upon all who knew him. I was one who knew him. He was one of a kind. At my brother Joseph's suggestion, please raise a glass and toast his memory. Cheers on your 100th, Dad.

From Nancy K:
So Johnny K - I went to the movies tonight with a girlfriend and then remembered I had to toast JAK's 100th so we went to Johnny D's to grab some dinner and have some drinks and this guy was performing - ever hear of him?? I was thinking he was right up your alley - he definitely had a following who were really into his music- John Hammond

JK- Thanks, Nanc

AND HOW "BOUT THEM CELTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Westie Punk responds...

Gus P, a founding member of the legendary Westie Punks as well as one of the greatest trivia minds ever to come out of West Haven CT, has belatedly, yet astutely, offered his unique perspective in response to the Something to chew on... posting about the 25 top songs of the century listing. The listing includes JK/Reet's wedding song, You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling by the Righteous Brothers.

Augustus offers thus:
Sorry for the late response, but i don't read my e-mail very often. Lists of things are always fun, as they cause us to think about the junk we have stored (uselessly, in my case) within our brains. Lists, of course, are very subjective - even that impressive group that chose those 25 songs. Naturally, I have a problem with some glaring omissions from the list (keep in mind that often times i imitated Elvis during kindergarten 'show and tell,' so late 50's and early 60's songs made a big impression on me. Here are my beefs:
  • 'danke schoen' by wayne newton - tell me you can prevent yourself from snapping your fingers when you hear that. and a vision of that slicked up pompadour hairdo on the ed sullivan show - please!!
  • 'ahab the arab' (even before 'mission accomplished') by ray stevens. jumped on his camel clyde (not frazier).
  • jo ann campbell's 'i'm the girl on wolverton mountain' in response to claude king's song. has there ever been another case of a 'take that' record in the history of music?
  • lastly (as they're coming to medicate me), 'please mr custer' by larry verne. 'hey charlie, duck your head pfffft. hmm, you're a little bit late on that one, charlie. oooh, i bet that smarts.'

  • We can discuss more next month at Southington CC. I'm sure you can't wait. Gus

    Tuesday, June 10, 2008

    New album for James Hunter....

    G-man taped Conan O'Brien's Monday night show, surprising me with an appearance by James Hunter touring behind his latest, The Hard Way. Conan gave him a good ten minute spot to show off the band. Sounded good, but the song was uninspiring.

    His Grammy nominated album, People Gonna Talk, is one of my all-time favorites. Caught him twice at the Iron Horse in Northampton, once alone in November 2006 (post), the other time in April 2007 (post) with Keith/Sharie, where Robert was in disappointing voice. Hunter appears tomorrow night at the Blender Theater at Gramercy in NYC with special guest Allen Toussaint.

    Live performance of The Hard Way:

    Sunday, June 08, 2008

    Sharie, The Rockville Rocketress, must be thrilled...

    Substitute for H.B. No. 5476, Session Year 2008, AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE MUSIC HALL OF FAME.

    To specify that the music hall of fame to be established shall be located in the town of Rockville.

    PA 08-136—sHB 5476, Commerce Committee, AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE MUSIC HALL OF FAME
    SUMMARY: This act extends, from February 1, 2008 to January 1, 2009, the date the Connecticut Music Hall of Fame Committee must report to the Commerce Committee. By law, the committee must develop a plan to create and operate a hall of fame to recognize Connecticut residents distinguished in the field of music. The plan must include a recommended location, criteria for hall of fame members, and rules for operating the hall of fame. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage vote summary

    Who should be in?
    Gene Pitney, the Rockville Rocket
    Al Anderson (with and without the Wildweeds)
    The Five Satins (In the Still of the Night)

    Make it two, boys in green!...

    Rollin' down the Imperial Highway
    With a big nasty redhead at my side
    Santa Ana winds blowin' hot from the north
    And we was born to ride

    Roll down the window put down the top
    Crank up the Beach Boys, baby
    Don't let the music stop
    We're gonna ride it till we just can't ride it no more

    From the South Bay to the Valley
    From the West Side to the East Side
    Everybody's very happy
    'Cause the sun is shining all the time
    Looks like another perfect day

    I love L.A. (We love it)
    I love L.A. (We love it)

    Jack and Dyan: "We love Elay"

    Saturday, June 07, 2008

    Shoulda gone....

    Sometimes you just blow it, as I apparently did in missing this week's Alison Krauss/Robert Plant tour stops, according to the glowing reports from the Hartford Courant and the Boston Globe

    Keith/Sharie raving about the Eric Clapton concert (with guests Robert Randolph & the Family Band) at Mohegan Sun Area, reporting that, while the voice is a bit shaky these days, the guitar playing is fabulous. Now Sharie will only play EC CDs.

    Sweet Baby James was the choice to inspire Celtic Nation to "Beat LA" with his low-key acoustic national anthem. Nice. Where are the Dropkick Murphys?

    From Marcia V - How can you not want to hear a band with name like Squirrel Nut Zippers, described as a "fusion of Delta blues, jazz, and swing"-free on the New Haven Green Sat 7/19, 6 to 7:30 pm. Then we could do dinner? We're in!

    Thursday, June 05, 2008

    Got them June blues...

    10th Annual Blackeyed & Bluesfest at Bushnell Park, Hartford, CT
    Thursday, June 5 (5pm-11pm) with:
    Tinsley Ellis
    Gina Sicilia
    The Mike Crandall Band

    Berlin Blues Festival - Berlin Lions Fairgrounds, Berlin, CT
    Saturday, June 7 with:
    Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers
    Tinsley Ellis
    The Alexis P. Suter Band
    Jeff Pitchell
    The Mike Crandall Band
    The McDonald/Teague Band
    The Tom Sanders Band
    Eran Troy Danner

    Tuesday, June 03, 2008

    A Bristol oldies guru remembers Bo Diddley...

    Bo Diddley, a Rock N Roll Legend, has passed away. Bo was one of the pioneers of Rock N Roll. Here is my Bo Diddley experience. I helped my kids put together a rock group, called The Fabulous Showstoppers. The Showstoppers played all over the state of Florida. On a spring day in 1989, We were to play at Little Darlins Rock N Roll Palace, in Kissimmee, Florida. As it turns out I meet Bo Diddley, ready to have dinner before it was his turn to take the stage. I asked him to follow me out to the audience area of Little Darlins to watch my kids play some oldies. He was very impressed. So much so, he invited us to dine with him backstage in the kitchen area of the club. He started telling stories about the early days of Rock N Roll. He showed us his world famous cigar box shaped guitar. One thing sticks in my mind, He said to me he always had chicken wings soaked in oil before he went on a stage. He had been doing that for 35 years. He explained that the oil coated his lips and throat. (Bo never missed a gig due to a sore throat.) He treated my kids with the greatest respect, which threw them for a loop. Here was the great Bo Diddley paying them compliments. When Bo Diddley took the stage that night, it was just like magic. The crowd jumped to its feet and for over an hour they never sat down. It was sure an electric feeling. This my personal experience with a legend. If there is a Rock N Roll Heaven, rest assured Bo Diddley is playing there tonight and many nights to come! He was a great man. Jim Kane

    Yes, it's another sleepy, dusty Delta day...

    Ode to Billie Joe
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    I was out choppin' cotton and my brother was bailin' hay. But you knew that, didn't you?
    Ode to Billie Joe by Bobbi Gentry -

    Monday, June 02, 2008

    Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley, have you heard (you're dead)...

    "If you ain't got no money, ain't nobody calls you honey." R.I.P. Ellas Otha Bates

    From One of the fathers of rock 'n' roll died Monday at the age of 79. Bo Diddley was born Ellas Bates in Mississippi and grew up in Chicago, where he played guitar on street corners before being discovered by Chess Records. He leaves behind a sound that helped build a musical movement.

    Diddley's signature rhythm, among the most distinctive beats in rock 'n' roll, can be heard on songs like "Who Do You Love?" and "Bo Diddley." Scholars trace the pattern to church tambourines, West African drumming, and a hand-patting rhythm called Hambone that goes back to slavery. But Diddley told the public radio show American Routes that he found it someplace else. - complete article

    Here's a list of songs that have the Bo Diddley beat:
    The Who - "Magic Bus"
    George Michael- "Faith"
    U2 - "Desire"
    Bruce Springsteen - "She's the One"
    David Bowie - "Panic in Detroit"
    Duane Eddy - "Cannonball"
    Buddy Holly/Rolling Stones/Patti Smith - "Not Fade Away"
    Johnny Otis - "Willie and the Hand Jive" The Stooges - "1969"
    Shirley & Company - "Shame Shame Shame"
    The Strangeloves/Bow Wow Wow - "I Want Candy"
    The Blues Rockers - "Callin' All Cows"
    Elvis Presley - "His Latest Flame"
    Steppenwolf - "Magic Carpet Ride"
    The Guess Who - "American Woman"
    Grateful Dead - "Man Smart, Woman Smarter"
    Talking Heads - "Ruby Dear"
    The Fall - "Bo Demmick"
    Guns 'n Roses - "Mr. Brownstone"
    Los Angeles Times

    Cool pic, Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles at the Cavern Club in Germany...

    Sunday, June 01, 2008

    Get yer Sawtelles this June...

    Plantsville icons list schedule:

    Jun 7- Billy O’s English Pub, Southington (rt 322/84 near the southington truck stop and the DQ) w/HOUND. 9pm and free

    Jun 8- Southington High School - 11a.m. see J perform in the ballet Graduation Ball, en pointe for the first time in over 10 years! $15?? /door

    Jun 8- Manchester Art Association’s Spring Show, music hosted by the Rock Yer Socks folks. Free. All-ages. Main and Center Streets in downtown Manchester. Music at 2pm. Super Sunday Hamster Blender is also playing!! Others tba.

    Jun 14- Avon Old Farms School – 1 and 6pm. See J perform again in two pointe numbers, Moonlight Sonata and Veins. $15?? at the door. Moonlight starts the show.

    Jun 17- The Space- o/m feature at 9pm. If you have not played there in awhile they now serve food!

    Check our site for updated info.

    Remember, July is Sawtelle Birthday Month. We have shows at cafĂ© nine, two boots, neverending books, the funky monkey and various farmer’s markets to celebrate.

    Something to chew on...

    Article emailed from Johnny Gumbo on top 25 songs of the century, so I went to Wikipedia for the lowdown on this project. Per Wikipedia, ..."Songs of the Century" list is part of an education project by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the National Endowment for the Arts, and Scholastic Inc. that aims to "promote a better understanding of America’s musical and cultural heritage" in American schools. Hundreds of voters, which includes elected officials, people from the music industry and the media, teachers, and students, were asked in 2001 to choose the top 365 songs of the 20th century with historical significance in mind. The voters were selected by RIAA, although only about 15% (200) of the 1,300 selected voters responded. Here are the top 25:

    1 "Over the Rainbow" Judy Garland
    2 "White Christmas" Bing Crosby
    3 "This Land Is Your Land" Woody Guthrie
    4 "Respect" Aretha Franklin
    5 "American Pie" Don McLean
    6 "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" The Andrews Sisters
    7 West Side Story (Album) Original Cast
    8 "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" Billy Murray
    9 "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" The Righteous Brothers
    10 "The Entertainer" Scott Joplin
    11 "In the Mood" Glenn Miller Orchestra
    12 "Rock Around the Clock" Bill Haley & His Comets
    13 "When the Saints Go Marching In" Louis Armstrong
    14 "You Are My Sunshine" Jimmie Davis
    15 "Mack the Knife" Bobby Darin
    16 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" The Rolling Stones
    17 "Take the A Train" Duke Ellington Orchestra
    18 "Blueberry Hill" Fats Domino
    19 "God Bless America " Kate Smith
    20 "Stars and Stripes Forever" Sousa's Band
    21 "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Marvin Gaye
    22 "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay" Otis Redding
    23 "I Left My Heart In San Francisco " Tony Bennett
    24 "Good Vibrations" The Beach Boys
    25 "Stand by Me" Ben E. King
    Yahoo article