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I'd like to send this song out to my brother Ed, who lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Everyone in my family... brothers, sister, parents, wife... play a BIG role in my love of music. My big brothers Tom and Ed never seemed to mind having me around, although I'm sure I was a pain in the butt sometimes (probably still am). Ed took me to some of my first concerts when I was a kid, and I got a chance to see great classic rock artists I still love today. I used to go over to his house, and he'd play me the deeper cuts from the records, not just the hit songs that were always on the radio. Billy Joel, James Taylor, Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, and the Doobie Brothers all stand out to me... especially the Doobies. I think we saw them when they were HUGE with "Minute By Minute", on a Farewell Tour, and again a few years later on a reunion tour.
Ed recently found out he has cancer (Non-Hodgkins lymphoma), and his chemo treatments begin on Monday. I just want to send out love to my brother as he starts his battle. Even though he's on the other side of the country I want him to know I'm there with him... if there's one thing this technology of the internet is good for it's to make people that are far away closer (that and easy access to pornography). This is a song I know and love because of Ed D'Ettorre... Doobie Brothers "South City Midnight Lady".
This next one is my friend Chris Trapper (who you may have heard on The Wease Show over the years... that's how we met) live with his old band The Push Stars, "Waiting, Watching Wishing".
When I did this show on the radio and took requests off the phones there were about ten songs that got requested multiple times EVERY SINGLE WEEK. This is one of them. Kelley Hunt's "Queen Of The 88's"
Does anyone remember a blues album from 1989 released on the Motown label called "If It Doesn't Kill You It Just Makes You Stronger"? It was by a singer/harmonica player named Bruce Willis. It was the followup to his hit LP "The Return Of Bruno". This is my favorite track from that second album... I wore out the cassette. The song is called "Pep Talk".
I think this Willis guy has been in a couple movies and TV shows too. I'll have to Google him.
One of my very, very, very favorite bands in the whole world is Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, from Arizona. I was once almost late for the Saturday Music Show because my music OCD wouldn't let me leave the house until I learned every word to the next song.
I have a reason for putting up this live version... it's from a show they did in Rochester with Old Crow Medicine Show and the Tedeschi-Trucks Band on July 16th, 2010, and Roger was in studio with The Wease Show that morning. While he was there I asked him to play "Beautiful Disaster" at the concert that evening... he did. See him pointing at someone as the song started? He's pointing at me as a signal "This one's for you."
Of course I love this song. It's RCPM's homage to Bruce Springsteen. The lyrics, the imagery... it even has the same chord changes as "Born To Run".
Ya know who belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, and aren't in yet? The Monkees!!! I'm not kidding. Rather than write 14 pages myself on why, I'll just ask you to go HERE and let Time Magazine tell you why. They're smart.
This is one of my faves by them. I just found out lots of people became familiar with it this year because it was featured in the final season of the hit TV show Breaking Bad.
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