Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bruce Springsteen performing Prove It All Night at Wrigley Field January 31

Bruce Springsteen – Prove It All Night (Live at Wrigley Field in 2012)

Last fall, I was lucky enough to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Wrigley Field in Chicago. My buddy had the foresight to buy us tickets well in advance, and we ended up with pretty good floor seats. It was an incredible show, which they started with the “Prove It All Night” […]

January 30

James Brown – There Was A Time (Live on Late Night in 1982)

“There Was A Time” may be my all time favorite James Brown song. Which is probably why I’ve posted a different version here before. This one is from Late Night With David Letterman in 1982. This was early days for Letterman. No CBS Orchestra yet – just a four piece, with a couple of horns […]

January 29

Van Halen – Jump (music video)

This is the video, the song, and the band that marked the beginning of my addiction to rock n roll. I was a young teen at the time – a tween in today’s parlance. I was mesmerized by the band and their antics in the video. The clothes – it wasn’t long after seeing this […]

January 29

Van Halen – Runnin’ With The Devil (music video)

It’s that time again. Two For Tuesday. This week, we’re featuring that icon of American rock n’ roll, Van Halen. Pre-Sammy Hagar, with the incredibly hairy David Lee Roth. As you can see in this video for “Runnin’ With The Devil”, his chest is like a carpet of hair. With a… pearl necklace? Yep. That’s […]

January 28

Flaming Lips – Race For The Prize (music video)

Last week, the Flaming Lips announced they’d be releasing a new album this year on April 1st called Terror. It is their first new album since 2009. To celebrate this auspicious news, here’s the video for one of their most accessible songs, “Race For The Prize”. This song has one of my favorite verses of […]

January 27

Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing (live on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1978)

“Sultans Of Swing” was the first single from the band Dire Straits. It’s about a small jazz band. Here they are performing the song on The Old Grey Whistle Test.

January 27

The Five Stairsteps – Ooh Child (live on Soul Train in 1971)

A song to brighten any day. Start your morning with it. The Five Stairsteps performing (perhaps lipsyncing) their inter-galactically known hit “Ooh Child” on the 9th episode of Soul Train.