Category Archives: Music

Parliament – Wizard Of Finance (audio)

Parliament has all the best love songs. They cornered that market long ago, and no one has topped them since. “Wizard Of Finance” is a perfect example. It’s funky as all get out – Bootsy with the space bass – … Continue reading

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Neil Young with R.E.M. – Ambulance Blues (Live at the Bridge Benefit in 1998)

At the Bridge Benefit, everything is acoustic. At least, mostly acoustic. Here’s an outstanding version of “Ambulance Blues” – from the great On The Beach record – with R.E.M. as the backing band from the 1998 benefit. At least the … Continue reading

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James Brown – Gonna Have A Funky Good Time (Live in Zaire in 1974)

Here’s James Brown and band doing “Gonna Have A Funky Good Time” in Zaire as part of the Ali-Foreman fight spectacular. It’s outstanding. Brown looks awesome in his GFOS (GodFather Of Soul) one piece and styling mustache. The band is … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan – The Man In Me (The Big Lebowski version)

The first time I heard “The Man In Me” was when I went to see The Big Lewboski in the theater. Which is a bit odd, because I’m an enormous Dylan freak. But the reality is, at that time, I … Continue reading

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Steely Dan – Black Cow Demos 1 and 2 (audio)

“Black Cow” is the first track off Steely Dan’s Aja, one of the greatest albums ever made. But it started out as an idea back when the band was recording Katy Lied. Donald Fagen recorded a couple of demo versions during … Continue reading

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The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (music video)

When we first got MTV – which wasn’t too long after it launched – The Police had just released Ghost In The Machine. There were a handful of videos from the album that were in heavy rotation, including this one. … Continue reading

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D’Angelo – I’ve Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body) (Live in 2012)

D’Angelo’s new record has been getting a lot of attention lately. And rightfully so – it’s a great, modern soul record. But you know what? He should also be getting attention for this awesome Parliament cover. “I’ve Been Watching You … Continue reading

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