Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 31

The Cure – Lullaby (music video)

This is still one of my favorite songs by The Cure. I don’t remember seeing the video when I was a kid, but here it is. My only complaint about the song: you shouldn’t have lyrics about spiderman unless you’re talking about Spiderman. And Spiderman doesn’t eat people. OK? “Lullaby” is from The Cure’s 1989 […]

January 29

Jerry Garcia Band – Don’t Let Go (Live in 1976)

This version of “Don’t Let Go” clocks in at a paltry 16 minutes. I much prefer the 27 minute version I have from the 1977 Theater 1839 show. I mean, if you’re going to play it, play it! Am I right? But I don’t have a video of that version. Someone has taken the time to […]

January 28

Warren Zevon – Lawyers, Guns and Money (Live on Night Music in 1990)

I never get tired of listening to or playing this song. This version is from Night Music, a short lived music show in 89 and 90. The show is full of bright moments, like this one. Zevon plays “Lawyers, Guns and Money” with David Sanborn – host of the show – and the Night Music […]

January 27

Paul Simon & Willie Nelson – Graceland (Live at Farm Aid in 1992)

Paul Simon did a short three song set at Farm Aid in 1992. In addition to “Homeward Bound” and “The Boxer”, Simon played “Graceland” with a backing band and Willie Nelson sharing vocals. Less than a year later, Nelson released Across The Borderline, an incredible album of covers, duets, and originals. It includes a great […]

January 26

Eddie Money – Baby Hold On (Live on The Midnight Special in 1978)

That’s right. I’m not only posting a clip from The Midnight Special two days in a row, I’m posting a clip from the same episode, with Steve Perry of Journey introducing Eddie Money. These two bands – Journey and Eddie Money – followed pretty divergent paths after this. But this is a great song! My […]

January 25

Journey – Wheel In The Sky (Live on The Midnight Special in 1978)

A friend of mine told me Steve Perry turned 65 last week. 65! And he’s back touring with Journey again. I may just have to go see that. In the meantime, here’s Journey doing “Wheel In the Sky” on Burt Sugarman’s Midnight Special in 1978.

January 24

Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World (music video)

If you grew up in the 80s, you probably saw this video a million times when you were a kid. At the time, I couldn’t admit that this was a really good song. Now I can. “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” is from their 1985 record Songs from the Big Chair.