Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 001 – 01.24.2011

This inaugural installment of the Tandem With The Random podcast features an interview with artists/technologist/open source evangelist John LeMasney as well as thoughts on the following topics: Steve Jobs takes another leave of absence from Apple The iPhone finally comes to Verizon Fitz & The Tantrums - A great new band from Los Angeles that … Continue reading Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 001 – 01.24.2011

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Video: Christian Beach – Christmas Must Be Tonight (The Band cover)

My friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach (with Gorgo on mandolin), recorded a cover of The Band's "Christmas Must Be Tonight" for a holiday compilation CD from Main Man Records called "Santa's Soundtrack for the Happenin' Holidaze" that was released last year. I put together a little video to accompany the song so Christian could share that … Continue reading Video: Christian Beach – Christmas Must Be Tonight (The Band cover)

24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom: “Secret World” (1994)

So here we are...the fifth and final installment of my Peter Gabriel video series this week, marking my 24th anniversary as a fan of PG. This is sort of a wild card for me as I didn't get to see PG on his recent "New Blood" tour in support of his orchestral covers CD, "Scratch … Continue reading 24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom: “Secret World” (1994)

24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom: “Solsbury Hill” (2003)

Well, so far on this journey through my 24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom, I haven't posted anything really all that mainstream...no "Shock the Monkey", "Sledgehammer", "Steam" or "In Your Eyes".  It's not that I'm not a fan of those songs...in fact, the live version of "Sledgehammer" is always awesome. But I have wanted to … Continue reading 24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom: “Solsbury Hill” (2003)

24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom: “Come Talk to Me” (1994)

Here is part 3 of this week's 5-part series of Peter Gabriel videos marking my 24th year as a PG fan. One of the great concert events of the 1990s was Peter Gabriel's "Secret World Live" tour (1993-94) in support of his CD, "Us." Today's video is the set-opening "Come Talk to Me" from that … Continue reading 24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom: “Come Talk to Me” (1994)

24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom: “No Self Control” (7/20/87)

Well, today officially marks my 24th anniversary as a Peter Gabriel fan and I have decided that my PG video posts this week shall be a chronological journey of my fandom. Yesterday's video was of PG's performance of "Biko" the first time I ever saw him live, at the Amnesty International concert at Giants Stadium … Continue reading 24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom: “No Self Control” (7/20/87)

24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom

So I was driving home from a meeting the other day, listening to XM Radio when Peter Gabriel's "Biko" came on. I hadn't really listened to the song in quite some time, but I thought it was an appropriate lesson in recent South African history with the World Cup currently being staged there. While listening, … Continue reading 24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom

Artist to Watch: Passion Pit

As someone who uses Pandora as a tool for new music discovery and listens to WXPN, the great radio station operating out of Philadelphia's University of Pennsylvania, and to the emerging artist channels on XM Radio, I sometimes hear a band I like and think to myself, "You know, I wish I blogged about them … Continue reading Artist to Watch: Passion Pit

“Vortex” is up for Best Piano/Keyboard Performance on TalentTrove.com!

As I posted yesterday, I recently learned of an online talent community called TalentTrove.com, which holds a series of talent contests among its members. The site just finished accepting submissions for Best Piano/Keyboard Performance and I managed to submit a reworked techno song from my past called "Vortex." It's not really what I am into … Continue reading “Vortex” is up for Best Piano/Keyboard Performance on TalentTrove.com!

Reminder: Christian Beach CD release party this Friday

As mentioned earlier on this blog, I will be part of the backing band for my good friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach, when he takes to the stage at The Saint (601 Main St.) in Asbury Park, NJ, this Friday night as he celebrates the recent release of his self-titled, solo CD. Joining in the festivities … Continue reading Reminder: Christian Beach CD release party this Friday