Category Archives: Music

My Favorite Time of Year

Here’s a pleasant new Christmas song to get you in the holiday spirit.

It’s by the Florin Street Band.



July Flame

I’m breaking radio silence to post this video, drawn by one of my favorite cartoonists, Doug Savage.

He draws cartoons on sticky notes, usually of Chickens (thus the name Savage Chickens).

He’s done a couple of  stop-motion animations before. This is his new one:

I like the song also.

Inside Showbiz ~ Doobie Brothers

I was fortunate enough to have run the lights for the Doobie Brothers. One time back in 1997, they came to my hotel to do a show without a Lighting Director. I had to create their lighting from scratch. They just handed me a set list (list of the songs they were going to do). 

 I got to CREATE, baby!

 They were very happy with my effort. I went down after the show and Pat Simmons (and one other guy) signed my cue sheet.

 Their manager even sent a letter to my boss, Ron Stone, and complimented the Lighting.


Best Song Intros

OK Funseekers, time to post your Favorite Song Intros, or perhaps they should be called the Most Distinctive Song Intros.

We’re talking about Intros so Distinctive that you know the name of the song within the first five notes (or 3 seconds).
My friends and I called this game, “Stump the Jock”

You know, like Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water”.
Dun Dun Duhhhh
Dun Dun Di Duhhh
Dun Dun Duhhh
Dun Duhhh*

Like the Stones, “Satisfaction”. (that was a two-note gimme)

Like the Kinks:
“You Really Got Me” or “All Day and All The Night”.

Leave your nominations in the comments.

Update: If the photo isn’t loading, you can see it here.
Bonus points for identifying the band in this photo, I shot from the lightbooth.