Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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I feel loss

Disco diva Donna Summer has died of cancer at age 63. She provided the voice, with Giorgio Moroder producing, for this landmark song:

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Thu, May 17 2012 » Main Page, Minutiae, multimedia, Music Monday et al » Comments Off on I feel loss

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 with some favourite cover […]

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Sun, September 25 2011 » multimedia, Music Monday et al » Comments Off on Pictures of Matchstick Men

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 on Bass!

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 on Speedy J – ‘Ping Pong’

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 on Hard rock to end a hard day

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 on A nostalgic blast of Canuckistani punk rawk

A few Sunday night tunes

On no particular theme: The White Stripes, “Offend in Every Way” –http://tinysong.com/hXo7 Muse, “City of Delusion” – http://tinysong.com/7zRA Luna, “Friendly Advice” –http://tinysong.com/gY7H

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Sun, October 24 2010 » Main Page, Music Monday et al » Comments Off on A few Sunday night tunes

Devil’s songs

While driving from the Niagara region back to Toronto tonight, I was listening to Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap on CBC Radio 2. It was an encore presentation of an episode on the theme of angels and devils in song. He played Beck’s great song Devil’s Haircut, which started playlist wheels turning in my mind: Heard […]

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Sun, October 17 2010 » Main Page, Music Monday et al » Comments Off on Devil’s songs

Casting about for appropriate late-night listening

Don’t think I got the mix right, but here goes nothing: St. Germain, “Soul Salsa Soul” – http://tinysong.com/zffW Ranier Truby Trio,  “Donaueschingen” – http://tinysong.com/zGHS Aretha Franklin, “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)” –http://tinysong.com/fgB7

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Wed, October 6 2010 » Main Page, Music Monday et al » Comments Off on Casting about for appropriate late-night listening

Some great ’60s female pop singers … and a mystery tune

Some Music Monday tweets: Three great ’60s female pop singers: Dusty Springfield, “The Look of Love” – http://tinysong.com/kiX Dionne Warwick, “Walk on By” – http://tinysong.com/6RXe Petula Clark, “Downtown” – http://tinysong.com/olsj … And one unrelated mystery tune that’s good-natured, goofy … & would be sinister in a Tarantino movie – http://tinysong.com/uOzO

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Tue, October 5 2010 » Main Page, Music Monday et al » Comments Off on Some great ’60s female pop singers … and a mystery tune