Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowlege, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

Saying goodbye to one of the voices of Philly soul

From NPR on Tuesday: Bernard Wilson, 64, who helped define the sound of Philadelphia soul in the 1970s, died Sunday at a hospital in New Jersey after suffering a stroke and a heart attack. Wilson’s velvet baritone backed up the hits he performed with Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, including “If You Don’t Know […]

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Wed, December 29 2010 » Main Page, Minutiae, Music Monday et al » Comments Off

All for the love of a certain guitar sound

I tweeted thusly: Because I’m a fan of shimmering guitar sounds, Nancy Sinatra, ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)’ - http://tinysong.com/k8uo Tommy James & The Shondells, ‘Crimson and Clover’ -http://tinysong.com/yuZj The Raveonettes, ‘Love In A Trashcan’ - http://tinysong.com/CnND The Poppy Family, ‘Where Evil Grows’ - http://tinysong.com/CnNF Tommy James & The Shondells, ‘Draggin’ the Line’ -http://tinysong.com/CnNL

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Mon, December 20 2010 » Main Page, Music Monday et al » Comments Off

Three versions of ‘My favourite things’

On Wednesday night, I tweeted the following: Beautiful, fluffy snow falling at Bloor/Bathurst. Had I been feeling more literary, I might have written, “Beautiful, fluffy snow softly parachuting down at Bloor/Bathurst.” In any event, snowfalls such as that make me think of My Favourite Things, made famous by Julie Andrews but also recorded by artists […]

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Thu, December 16 2010 » Main Page, Minutiae, Music Monday et al » Comments Off

Bass!

I first encountered British house music producer Simon Harris through his 1989 album Bass. In the digital era, I tried finding his tunes on Blip.fm and Grooveshark, but had no luck. However, YouTube delivered this evening! First posted to Twitter: Simon Harris, ‘Bass (How low can you go?) [Bomb The House mix]‘ -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13Nk7aP9o18 Simon Harris […]

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Wed, December 1 2010 » Main Page, Music Monday et al » Comments Off

Speedy J – ‘Ping Pong’

A nice bit of trance posted by Matt M over on Facebook. I liked it so much, I’m archiving it here:

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Wed, November 24 2010 » Main Page, multimedia, Music Monday et al » Comments Off

Was introduced to some new/old garage rock

I love garage rock from the mid-1960s. Heard a band tonight that sounds like that era, but actually recorded in the 1980s. That band would be Thee Headcoats. Here’s a few songs I pulled together: Thee Headcoats, ‘Comanche’ - http://tinysong.com/dQph Thee Headcoats, ‘Something Went Wrong Again’ – http://tinysong.com/uN6C Rain Parade, ‘This Can’t Be Today’ - http://tinysong.com/f66n United […]

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Tue, November 23 2010 » Main Page, Music Monday et al » Comments Off

That was a flukey list of songs

It all started with this tweet: Twitter doesn’t know me very well if it’s suggesting I follow Lady Gaga.

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Thu, November 18 2010 » Main Page, Music Monday et al » Comments Off

An ‘Apocalypse Now Redux’-inspired mini-set

Here’s what I tweeted: Because I just finished watching ‘Apocalypse Now Redux,’ some tunes from the era – CCR, ‘Run through the Jungle’ -http://tinysong.com/iu9E Jefferson Airplane, ‘Volunteers’ - http://tinysong.com/B4NX Rolling Stones, ‘Midnight Rambler’ - http://tinysong.com/80SE The Doors, ‘The End’ - http://tinysong.com/klWE One more: Rolling Stones, ‘Paint It Black’ - http://tinysong.com/1Txe The Doors song is the only one on the sound […]

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Mon, November 15 2010 » Film, Main Page, multimedia, Music Monday et al » 3 Comments

Hard rock to end a hard day

Posted to Twitter early Thursday: In the mood for a few servings of vintage meathead rock: Deep Purple, “Highway Star” - http://tinysong.com/k4CL Black Sabbath, “Children of the Grave” - http://tinysong.com/rMYW Motorhead, “Rock Out” - http://tinysong.com/jpAF Iron Maiden, “Run to the Hills” - http://tinysong.com/Aw48 By the way, here’s the YouTube video of Highway Star. More than 6.1 million views. Not […]

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Thu, November 4 2010 » Main Page, Music Monday et al » Comments Off

A nostalgic blast of Canuckistani punk rawk

The Forgotten Rebels out of Hamilton were a great Canadian punk band (saw them perform at Edmonton’s Ambassador Hotel circa 1985. Probably still have the gig pictures somewheres). Here they are performing one of their classic tunes, Surfin’ on Heroin: Here’s the studio version, taken from the band’s MySpace page. I think I like the […]

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Mon, October 25 2010 » Main Page, multimedia, Music Monday et al » Comments Off