This J. Geils Band song has always been one of my favorites, but I’m posting it today because of something that happened the other day….
I have a ton of music on my phone, and I’ll play it while I’m showering. After I cleansed myself, I dried off and went to brush my teeth. At this point, this very song has come on the phone, and just as I’m putting the toothpaste on the toothbrush, it gets to the line: “You got to brush your teeth with rock and roll!” (Which is also one of my favoritest lines ever in a rock and roll song.)
So let’s knock it out of rockin’ together. (Ooooh yeah!)
I have been to two baseball games in the last week, the Yankees vs. the Phillies at Yankee Stadium last Wednesday and the Durham Bulls vs. the Charlotte Kings in North Carolina last night. In honor of that, here’s an absolutely delightful cover of the iconic song “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by the equally iconic Dr. John, one of the fixtures of the New Orleans music scene (and also the basis of the Muppet Dr. Teeth).
Continuing work from Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem (inspired by the Battle of the [Fictional] Bands on Dragon Con’s American Sci-Fi Classics Track), here’s Dr. Teeth, Zoot, and Sergeant Floyd Pepper performing Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind.”
When he was touring with the Sessions Band, following his Pete Seeger tribute album We Shall Overcome in 2006, Bruce Springsteen redid a couple of his previous songs, including this incredibly nifty boogie-woogie version of “Open All Night” from Nebraska.
Mike Taylor did the prologue of Geoffrey Chaucer’s epic The Canterbury Tales as a rap song. Just beautiful. Thanks to ToniAnn and Jasmine for the link…..
It’s the Ides of March, so let’s have a Shakespeare song by my band Boogie Knights. It’s not Julius Caesar, it’s Hamlet, but close enough. Here’s “Brewing in Elsinore,” a parody of “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” that’s all about poor Prince Hamlet…..
I love a cappella music, and one of my favorite groups who perform in that mode is the Nylons, a Canadian quartet that formed in 1979 and who did a bunch of great albums throughout the 1980s. They’ve done some great covers (“Happy Together,” “(Kiss Him) Goodbye,” “Duke of Earl,” etc.), and a few originals, including my favorite of theirs, the intense “Combat Zone.” Below are both the studio version and a live version from the CASBY Awards in 1985.
Through the magic of video conferencing, the North Carolina State University Marching Band provide an amazing performance of the Beatles’ “Hey Jude.” Thanks to ToniAnn for the link!
The title of this blog says it all. This is just fabulous on so many levels…………………..
A ditty from my youth, this 1984 song about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was U2’s first huge hit from The Unforgettable Fire when I was in high school, and it’s still pretty fabulous three and a half decades later.