Wanna feel old? The track, “You Never Give Me Your Money”, was being recorded by The Beatles on this very day 45 years ago. Of course it would appear later in 1969 on their last true album recorded by the entire band “Abbey Road” (“Let it Be” was released later but recorded before “Abbey Road”). It wasn’t the first time the Fab Four had sung about the root of all evil, “Money (That’s What I Want)” appeared on “With the Beatles”, but it would be the last time.
Anyone who knows their movie history, knows that rant comes from Peter Finch’s newscaster/commentator character Howard Beale in the movie “Network”. Credit where credit is due. Those words actually were written by the author of “Network”, Paddy Chayefsky. Where am I going with this you may well ask? Well, see I LOVE A GOOD RANT! And that “Network” rant is one of the very best. There are plenty more out there. Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly trying to record a quick promo and not having the time…or Orson Welles losing his patience with a British director on a series of TV voice overs.
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Strap yourselves in, sports fans, because this is going to get ugly. The past few days have given us a flurry of comments and actions to chew on in this fast growing chaos which is the new landscape of music.
At a recent jam, a bunch of the players got to talking about songs that had surprised or shocked our sensibilities, either at first listen, or upon reflection. As vocalists or musicians, we had learned the actual lyrics, not just taken the overall gist. It’s different, when you have to memorize lyrics, rather than just bop along to a current song.
A week ago Bell Media Megolithic Oligarchy Inc. gutted many of their TV channel networks including CTV, E!, Space, and the formerly music oriented MTV Canada, MuchMoreMusic and MuchMusic by laying off 91 people.
I love rock’n’roll, and when I say I’m in love you must believe I’m in love L.U.V.. You can’t hurry love, can’t buy me love, love is all around. I’m in the mood for love, let my love open the door. Love is a many splendored thing. I love L.A., I love New York. Chuck E’s in love, real love. How deep is your love? I believe in a thing called love, addicted to love, love is the answer. The best of my love.
Many of you have sent some wonderful emails and messaged me on Facebook wanting to hear some of the music I have been fortunate enough to write and record over the years. Wanting to share some with you, I began to go through the available YouTube videos (WordPress asks for money if you want to use Mp3’s, but allows video links) and realized I had published many of them previously, so I set about to create some that NO ONE has seen. Most of the new ones in this column are just a snapshot or two so I could post the songs, but 1 or 2 are a little more filled out. Regardless, it’s just about the music anyway, so I hope you enjoy them.