Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowlege, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

Pictures of Matchstick Men

First recorded in 1968 by Status Quo, this Wikipedia entry classifies Pictures of Matchstick Men as “bubblegum psychedelia.” That may be true, but I like it anyways. In any event, to catalogue them for my purposes, here is Status Quo performing the song on Tops of the Pops.  I will follow will some favourite cover […]

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Sun, September 25 2011 » multimedia, Music Monday et al » Comments Off

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