I've talked about The Muffs before. They are one of my all time favorite bands and I have the utmost pleasure of having lead singer/songwriter Kim Shattuck as one of my good friends. In fact, her and I recorded one of my original songs back in September. It's been sitting on her computer ever since. Then I got the e-mail a couple of days ago: Kim's hard drive died and the whole thing got lost. Oh well. I do have a rough mix of what was already layed down so at least I have something. Anyway, here's a great video of Kim and the other two Muffs, Ronnie Barnett and Roy McDonald from a Drew Carey HBO special. It's hard to believe but it was taped in 1997. Over ten years ago. It still rocks! Here's the Muffs with "Outer Space". Enjoy!
Friday, February 22, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
A couple of days back I watched a classic Disney film that I hadn't seen in years. TRON. When I was a kid and TRON first came out, I wanted to see it more than anything. I never got to see it on the big screen but I read the novel adaptation about three times, loving it more each time. I think I finally saw it when it hit HBO and loved it. When they came out with the big restoration DVD set a few years back I came very close to buying it but to this day have not. Maybe I'll go get it one day this week. Anyway, if you, like me, do not have the DVD at your fingertips, you can always listen to todays sharity,"The Story of TRON". As with The Story of Star Wars and the other Star Wars story albums, and the Raiders of The Lost Ark story record, this is the actual film put on a record. (a popular approach before the days of home video and DVD). Remember, at the time of TRON's release, home video was just becoming a tangible means for the average joe so this was still a viable way to get the enjoyment of the film in your own house. Here it is for you now. Enjoy!
The Story of TRON
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
At the time of the original posting of this, I was playing in the pit orchestra for a local high school version of "The Little Shop of Horrors". I love the musical but nothing compares to the original 1959 Roger Corman film version! It is amazing and features great performances from Jonathon Haze, Jackie Joseph, Dick Miller and a then-unknown actor by the name of Jack Nicholson. The soundtrack is by Fred Katz and is jsut as amazing as the film itself! It was released on Rhino records in 1984 but alas, is currently out-of-print. Here is that soundtrack! Oh, by the way, don't feed the plants!