Monthly Archives: February 2013

Live Performance of the Week: “Ain’t That a Shame” by Cheap Trick

Not too many people own pants to match their checkered guitars, but Cheap Trick earns that privilege with a rocking reinvention of the Fats Domino classic. I’d like to see him try and fit into those pants.

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Live Performance of the Week: “L.O.V.” by Fitz and the Tantrums

Admittedly, I first got interested in this band because of the common name, but for years now their 2010 debut album “Pickin’ Up the Pieces” has been a mainstay on my music library. I also had the privilege of seeing the Tantrums rock the Boston House of Blues a year ago. Although we are not brothers by blood, Michael Fitzpatrick and I are brothers by soul, if white guys are indeed allowed to say that.

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Etch-A-Sketch Inventor Dies

Medical experts have declared 86-year-old Andre Cassagnes, inventor of the famous Etch-A-Sketch toy, dead today. The apparent cause was physical disintegration, onset by Mr. Cassagnes’ wild dancing during a particularly rousing rendition of Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” No body has been found.

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Live Performance of the Week: “Stuff” by George Carlin

Moving away from the usual music clips, this week’s live performance is one of my favorite bits from the late great George Carlin. Observant, animated, and hilarious, Carlin proves that almost any other comic’s “stuff is shit.”

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