DOG ASIDE: Many of the gold, silver and bronze medals that are competed for in the Winter Olympics…..are for disciplines that are not as well known as most Olympic competitions….at least, this is so in the US….and cross country skiing….along with the biathlon….are some of those events that indeed intensely competed for…even though they are…Details
DOG ASIDE: Austin City Limits (ACL) is an American public television music program recorded live in the music capital of Austin, Texas by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station KLRU……and broadcast on many PBS stations around the United States. The show helped Austin to become widely known as the “Live Music Capital of the World”…. and is the…Details
I don’t know what it is about comedians and music…..but so many of them are very musically talented….Jack Benny and his clarinet….Steve Martin and his banjo…..Martin Mull and his guitar….Dan Akroyd and his harmonica….then there is Garret Morris and his voice….as this clip will give evidence.
I also enjoy posting a Manhattan Transfer music video clip….cuz those cats could harmonize….and they each had really powerful solo voices. Their touch of jazz and a capella stuff is just delightful to the ear.
There are many many reasons why Saturday Night Live has been a part of America’s comedic fiber….and Comedian Lily Tomlin singing “St. James Infirmary”….is just living proof of how insidious they have been….cuz Bone Daddy still laughs at this stuff…35 years later…..and I like the music.
DOD ASIDE: Bone Daddy considers The Last Waltz to be some of the greatest music and story line ever put to film…..and this lil ole Sportsphile just loves everything that Martin Scorsese produces….he a master in my opinion. On this clip….The Band plays with Neil Diamond on “Come Dry Your Eyes” and then back-up Joni…Details
The Marx Brothers were not just great actors, comedians and entertainers…..they were also really good musicians….schooled and taught classical….and yet they could even find the humor in a serious musical piece…..from this lil ole Chiweenie….BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO
DOG ASIDE The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country-folk-rock band that has existed in various forms since its founding in 1966. The group’s membership has had at least a dozen changes over the years…including a period from 1976 to 1981 when the band performed and recorded as the Dirt Band….as in this video where…Details