Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday Funnies & Arts
















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John Hayes reviews Keep An Eye On The Sky," the new Big Star box set, here. Big Star was a vehicle for Alex Chilton (who wrote and sang "The Letter" for the Box Tops) and Chris Bell, "a sort of southern Lennon-McCartney." John explains why their music has lasted and why they still matter...

John also writes about Big Star's "Nighttime" on Just A Song, here...




Twitter for your Jewish mother:




Great moments in movie music:



Sunday Gospel Time. "Judgment," by the Campbell Brothers:

6 comments:

Roy said...

Wow! Duelling steel guitars in gospel music. Now that's different!

John Hayes said...

Yes--I'm with Roy--that's pretty unique; you've been finding some interesting steel guitar material lately. That cartoon about Fox News is scarily on the mark, isn't it.

Thanks as always for the shout out!

Marguerite said...

Hilarious funnies and great links! Thanks for the shout out, K!

K. said...

The Campbell Bros. are part of gospel genre called sacred steel. I think it originated in South Florida. The most well-known practitioner is Robert Randolph; the most highly regarded performer is a guy named Aubrey Ghent. There's even an annual Sacred Steel convention; Arhoolie has released many of the highlights.

Scrumpy said...

I feel a little smarter and more cultured every time I read your blog.

K. said...

You're going to make me blush!