Music Monday: Jimmy Fallon and the Complete Classroom Instrument Sessions

The Who recently appeared on the Tonight Show and played their classic hit, "Won't Get Fooled Again". What made it extra special was that they were accompanied by The Roots, and everyone used children's musical instruments to set the tone. Fallon has been doing this a for a while, but this was the first time … Continue reading Music Monday: Jimmy Fallon and the Complete Classroom Instrument Sessions

Music Monday: 13 Songs to Accompany Graduation

I guess I'll continue with the theme from the past couple of days - college graduation. And since it's Monday, that means music related to graduation. The classic song is Sir Edward Elgar: "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 In D". The part most people (well at least me) are probably familiar with starts at … Continue reading Music Monday: 13 Songs to Accompany Graduation

Music Monday – A Love Song from Adam Sandler to Chris Farley

I've always been a fan of Sandler's; Happy Gilmore is one of my favorite comedies of all time, and his recent Netflix special, 100% Fresh did not disappoint. It was one of the funniest comedy specials I have ever seen, up there with Sebastian Maniscalco's. (For a better review of the special than I could … Continue reading Music Monday – A Love Song from Adam Sandler to Chris Farley

Music Monday: A Netflix Discovery – Jessie Payo

We were scrolling through the movies currently playing on Netflix last night, and we finally settled on The Last Laugh. The movie stars Chevy Chase as a retired talent manager and Richard Dreyfuss as a retired dentist who once had a promising career as a comic. Chase persuades Dreyfuss to resurrect his career, 50 years … Continue reading Music Monday: A Netflix Discovery – Jessie Payo

Music Monday: Another Reason to Love the Killers

The Killers are one of the few new bands I got to know after my college years, and even then I was late to the game. I first saw them perform "Human" on Saturday Night Live back in 2008, at that point they had been around for about five years. Another favorite song is "All … Continue reading Music Monday: Another Reason to Love the Killers

Music Monday: This Is What Music Can Do To Us

I'm guessing that many of you have already seen this video, and if you have, it's worth seeing again. If you haven't seen it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do (it's at the end of the post). The video of 11-month old Thomas A. was recorded by his mom while they … Continue reading Music Monday: This Is What Music Can Do To Us

Music Monday: The Silken Soprano Voice of the Late Eva Cassidy

Once again the serendipity of the Internet worked its magic. I was trying to come up with some ideas for this week's Music Monday when I thought a post on the most popular wedding songs and funeral songs would be interesting, particularly if there were any songs that were on both lists. As I started … Continue reading Music Monday: The Silken Soprano Voice of the Late Eva Cassidy

Today, I Drove Like a Man

Before we got in the car and headed to Brooklyn for the day, I decided I was going to drive like a man today. Maybe it was the Scottish Shower I took. No more "X plus 7" driving, not today. At the very least, I decided I was going to stay up with the traffic, … Continue reading Today, I Drove Like a Man

Music Monday: Bach in the Subways

Every year for Bach’s birthday a spontaneous, global community of musicians unites to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers and share their joy and inspiration for their artform. The power and beauty of Johann Sebastian Bach's music consistently transcend social and musical boundaries and inspire deep appreciation and strong emotion. Yet … Continue reading Music Monday: Bach in the Subways

Music Monday: The Most Overused Piece of Music in Film History

Here's a list of movies that have something in common - at one point in the movie they all played the same song: 1981: In Excalibur, when King Arthur and his knights ride into battle. 1984: In Speed. 1989: in Glory. 1991: In The Doors, Oliver Stone's biographical film of the American rock band. 1992: … Continue reading Music Monday: The Most Overused Piece of Music in Film History