The above linked article talks about those musical artists who just never got past the one hit that made them almost famous. On the list are classics like Norman Greenbaum and Toni Basil. Devo and Tommy Tutone are a couple of the other well-known one hit wonders. There are a few that I had never heard of, but I had heard the songs before.
Of course, a personal favorite, Dexy’s Midnight Runners appears several pages down.
I haven’t found a list like this for books, yet, but I hope I do someday.
I received tickets to see The Monkees for my birthday. I enjoyed the show, but I should have done my research.
Micky Dolenz recently recorded Dolenz Sings Nesmith which is a collection of songs that Mike Nesmith wrote over the years and the studio wouldn’t let The Monkees record. It was good music, but not much of the songs I knew.
The last twenty minutes or so was the old music that we are used to hearing, so that part was great.
It was worth the trip out there on a Wednesday night, but I would have enjoyed it more if I had known what I was going to be listening to.
There was such a great show with its unusual storyline, great cast and great music. I can’t believe that it’s going. There is a #savezoeysplaylist movement going on Twitter, according to the above linked article. I actually used my Twitter account to help the movement out. I sure hope it works!
This was another of the SF City Guides Tours that was held in the last few weeks. It was well worth watching. It was about Big Brother and the Holding Company. They are apparently still touring, but they are currently online. www.musae.me/bbhc/experiences/809/vr is where you can get tickets. They start at $5 and go up for virtual shows.
The talk itself was interesting. It told about the history of the band and its members. It will be shown again, from what they have said. Find them at the link in the above photo. It’s well worth a visit.
Season 4 is underway! I am so excited. Unfortunately, because of safety and social distancing, the audience will be virtual. The article above doesn’t make it clear about how they will be doing the voting. It sounds like the producers aren’t quite clear about it, either.
I am glad they are continuing such a fun, light-hearted show for another season. According to this article, the show will air September 23.
The costumes have been released, and there’s going to be a sneak peek show on September 13, according to this article.
I love this photo. It’s so true. With my schedule, and overscheduling, my brain is always on the go. This week, the random music was the Gumby theme song. Last week, it was Yellow Rose of Texas. I swear I am going crazy, judging by the music.
The artist mentioned in the above linked article is a cat rapper. He raps to cats, and about them. I missed the actual live show, but the interview here entertained me. I hope the live show was good. The cats seemed kind of unimpressed, but I’ve never seen a cat behave so well while getting a bath.
When all the business closed down, all of the live performances in bars and restaurants stopped. This had been my main reason, other than the library, to leave the house. It was disappointing, but understandable, when these places temporarily closed.
Friends of mine have a band, The Treacherous French (http://thetreacherousfrench.com/) . The lead singer, Charlie, has been doing live performances from his home, through Facebook Live, on Sunday afternoons.
It’s been fun to watch. Charlie takes requests from those of us who are watching. If he knows it, he’ll play it. If he doesn’t, he’ll look into learning it. Sometimes we are kinder with our requests than other times.
It’s worth liking The Treacherous French page on Facebook so that you can take a peek at what’s happening on Sunday afternoons. It’s a nice way to relax and just listen. It’s not quite the same as being there live and in person, but it’s still fun.
Below are links to the band’s albums. Check them out when you have time, please.
Also, on Monday nights, there’s an open mic through The Riptide. It’s hosted on the page, Riptide Monday Night Open Mic. Like the page and you’ll get notifications when it’s on. Because it’s on a work night, and later in the day, I don’t usually get to finish it. It’s fun to watch and the artists get an audience.
Local businesses will be back. Live music will be back. Let’s support what we can from home while we wait. I’ll be back to my regular adventures then. Until then, I will continue my mini adventures from home and quick errands.