Wednesday, May 27, 2015
"Itch" is the name singer Jonny "Itch" Fox goes by these days. He is a British music artist who was once the lead singer in a ukelele punk band called The King Blues. He went solo in 2012 and released his first album in 2014 called The Deep End. His most well known song is "Another Man" featuring Megan Joy on vocals. The track has yet to chart in America and was featured as a free iTunes track in April 2015. "Another Man" did chart twice in Australia in 2014.
The song is a throwback to the late 50s/early 60s do-wop style. The video is a features a brilliant use of color and black and white computer generation to illustrate the song's point. Megan Joy's vocals are a little overpowering but definitely delivers the charm to this song.
The song is the current #1 track on Mel's Weekly Top 20 Chart which makes a comeback to this blog page as of this posting.
The Weekly Top 20 Chart now shows up on its own page within this blog (with a later update planned for the original chart page) using Google Docs as the database back end. The chart has not been regularly published since September 2014 as other obligations by the publisher was more pressing.
However chart data has been kept in an offline database on a weekly basis.
Friday, April 17, 2015
The Honokaa Jazz Band made its debut public performance at the recently renovated Ala Moana Centerstage venue yesterday (April 16) to a crowd that was treated to a variety of jazz, blues and R&B standards. The band with more than 30 members are currently touring Oahu and playing at a number of venues this weekend. The Ala Moana Shopping Center concert was the first of several.
The band has a long established reputation of creating memorable performances with a wide range of musical styles, mostly focused on the jazz genre. The band is led by Mr. Gary Washburn who has been a music instructor at Honokaa High and Intermediate School for many years. The Honokaa Jazz Band won a special Grammy Award in 2011 for “its unique and outstanding band program.”
Honokaa Jazz Band will be performing in Waikiki tomorrow starting at 5:00 pm at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.
More Photos at Flickr.com
Monday, April 13, 2015
So I been watching this Vlog series for a couple of months now - DAILY BUMPS - with Bryan, Missy, Ollie and Karma.... a family somewhere in the U.S. (don't exactly know which state).... they share a daily video of whatever happens in their family's life of about 15 minutes each day. The videos are tightly edited that gives the viewer a snapshot of "this is what happened today". They're quite an entertaining family as you get to see what is happening on their daily grind.
For a while I had no idea what Bryan or Missy do for a living besides making video blogs.
Bryan is a musician and he recently released his debut single called "This is Home". The song is available for purchase at the usual places... iTunes, Amazon, Google. Check the video out. It's a good contemporary, family-friendly single that is radio friendly to a number of formats including AC, Country and perhaps even Contemporary Christian.
Daily Bumps YouTube Channel
Saturday, April 11, 2015
I've liked the few Lynda Kay songs I've heard over the years. This one is a cover from 2013 - "I Put a Spell on You" first recorded by "Screamin'" Jay Hawkins back in 1956 - Kay's send up of the track makes it originally her own. Give it a listen, it's a great cover!
She's also got a new song out. "I'll Never Let You Go" streams on her site. Check it out.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Flashback Friday | iTunes Playlists
Starting today I will be posting links of mixes that I currently have on my iTunes app for Mac OSX. These mixes show up in the PLAYLIST tab and column in iTunes and are transferred to my various iOS devices.
The first mix is a year by year synopsis of songs that I liked from near the start of the rock era to today. The mix list changes occasionally but as of this posting date this is what the mix is.
Video link to some of the music on this list.
|1957||Jailhouse Rock||Elvis Presley|
|1958||Summertime Blues||Eddie Cochran|
|1959||Sweet Nothins||Brenda Lee|
|1960||The Twist||Chubby Checker|
|1961||Travelin' Man||Ricky Nelson|
|1962||Soldier Boy||The Shirelles|
|1963||Rhythm of the Rain||The Cascades|
|1964||A Hard Day's Night||The Beatles|
|1965||(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction||The Rolling Stones|
|1966||I Fought the Law||Bobby Fuller Four|
|1967||Light My Fire||The Doors|
|1968||Hey Jude||The Beatles|
|1969||Honky Tonk Woman||The Rolling Stones|
|1970||Let It Be||The Beatles|
|1971||Joy to the World||Three Dog Night|
|1972||American Pie||Don McLean|
|1973||Crocodile Rock||Elton John|
|1974||Band On The Run||Paul McCartney & Wings|
|1975||Philadelphia Freedom||Elton John|
|1976||Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)||Fleetwood Mac|
|1978||Stayin' Alive||Bee Gees|
|1979||My Sharona||The Knack|
|1980||(Just Like) Starting Over||John Lennon & Yoko Ono|
|1981||I Love Rock 'N Roll||Joan Jett & The Blackhearts|
|1983||Billie Jean||Michael Jackson|
|1986||Harlem Shuffle||The Rolling Stones|
|1987||Just Like Heaven||The Cure|
|1988||The One I Love||R.E.M.|
|1989||Love Shack||The B-52's|
|1990||Black Velvet||Alannah Myles|
|1991||Valerie Loves Me||Material Issue|
|1992||Friday I'm in Love||The Cure|
|1993||74 - 75||The Connells|
|1994||Say It Ain't So||Weezer|
|1995||You Oughta Know||Alanis Morissette|
|1996||When You're Gone||The Cranberries|
|1997||Don't Speak||No Doubt|
|2000||Never Let You Go||Third Eye Blind|
|2001||Island in the Sun||Weezer|
|2002||Hella Good||No Doubt|
|2003||Stacy's Mom||Fountains Of Wayne|
|2004||Boulevard Of Broken Dreams||Green Day|
|2005||Love In A Trashcan||The Raveonettes|
|2006||Dani California||Red Hot Chili Peppers|
|2007||Phantom Limb||The Shins|
|2008||Pork and Beans||Weezer|
|2009||I Gotta Feeling||Black Eyed Peas|
|2010||Need You Now||Lady Antebellum|
|2014||My Silver Lining||First Aid Kit|
|2015||Flashed Junk Mind||Milky Chance|