Monthly Archives: August 2014

August 24

Neil Young & Ben Keith – For The Turnstiles (Live in 1989)

I don’t remember watching this video before, but it was in my list of Liked videos. Whenever I watched it, I’m glad I clicked the Like button. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to share this gem with you. Freedom era Neil with long time partner in crime Ben Keith sitting in on lap steel. “For […]

August 23

Neil Young & The Bluenotes – Ordinary People (Live in 1988)

Videos like this are why I love YouTube. Somewhere, sometime, someone did a video recording of a concert, or some portion thereof. This could be something recent – from an iPhone, for example – or from the olden days, when people had shoulder mounted cameras and whatnot. The real gems are usually the really old […]

August 22

Beastie Boys – Gratitude (music video)

Almost 25 years later, Check Your Head remains one of my favorite records. How could it not be, with songs like “Gratitude” on it? “Gratitude” stands alone as a song, but the video makes it even better. It’s an homage to Pink Floyd’s recording at Pompeii. The Beasties Boys didn’t play at Pompeii, I don’t […]

August 20

Grace Potter, Joe Satriani, Steve Kimock, etc. – Cortez The Killer (Live at the Jammy’s in 2006)

The greatest cover of “Cortez The Killer” that I’ve ever seen. It’s from the Jammy’s in 2006, where I guess they threw together a bunch of disparate musicians and gave them a song to cover. Here it works incredibly well. Bonus Neil Young quote that I grabbed from Wikipedia, from the Shakey biography: What the […]

August 17

Neil Young – Eldorado (Live in Germany in 1989)

Neil Young’s album Freedom was released in the fall of 1989. It’s most well known for the single “Rockin’ In The Free World”, with both an electric and an acoustic version on the album. It was Neil’s first record back at Reprise after his unrewarding stay at Geffen Records, which ended with a lawsuit. Despite and/or because of […]

August 09

My Morning Jacket – Holdin’ On To Black Metal (music video)

This is one of my favorite tracks from My Morning Jacket’s 2011 album Circuital. I was reminded of that when it came up in one of my Spotify mixes this morning. Kind of psychedelic, and definitely rocking, “Holdin’ On To Black Metal” has some great horn lines, plus a chorus of female back up singers. […]

August 05

Daryl Hall and Sharon Jones – Hot Fun In The Summertime (Live from Daryl’s House in 2010)

“Hot Fun In The Summertime” is the kind of song you want to hear when you’re sitting on your porch, it’s hot out, and you’re drinking something cold. It’s one of my favorite Sly Stone compositions, and the vocal team up of Daryl Hall and Sharon Jones does it justice. They threw in a few nice sax […]