Welcome to Twisted Mix-Tape on Raised on the Radio. The new home for my most favorite weekly music bytes. If you want to play along, please comment with your favorite songs! This is what makes me tick. Me and music, we go hand in hand. I carry earbuds with me everywhere I go. My favorite... Continue Reading →
When Tiffany sang "you put your arms around me and we tumble to the ground," could I really have pictured a boy and girl tumbling down a hill—like, rolling down it log-style, maybe just before engaging in a potato-sack race? I've spent a lot of time trying to imagine how I sang that song without... Continue Reading →
You know how someone will say some phrase and you always think of the same thing? Well that's how it is for me.... When someone says, "Well, you came close." My brain plays this: Close But No Cigar - Thomas Dolby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7YzkU1dkjs
You may not know who Frank Zappa is, chances are if you're under 40 you don't. Maybe you do, but are wondering why you should care about this total freak show who created vulgar über wacko performance art concerts before that was cool? Oh and now you want to know when I'm going to get to... Continue Reading →
This just blows me away. Having listened to the song I can say conclusively Zeppelin did them wrong. However not so thrilled that the family came forward after the song writer passed. You decide.
For decades, Led Zeppelin has faced claims that they plagiarized their iconic 1971 hit “Stairway to Heaven” from the rock band Spirit. Now it looks like Zeppelin is headed for a difficult legal battle.
Back in May, family members of Spirit frontman Randy Craig Wolfe (a.k.a Randy California) filed the suit against Zeppelin, seeking monetary damages and a writing credit for the now-deceased Wolfe, NBC Philadelphia reports. Wolfe’s family claims that Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page ripped off the chords for “Stairway to Heaven” from Spirit’s 1968 tune “Taurus.” (The two bands at one point toured together and had thus become familiar with each other’s music.)
Now, Zeppelin and their music companies have requested that the case be dismissed, as the “individual defendants are British citizens residing in England, own no property in Pennsylvania and have no contacts with Pennsylvania, let alone ties sufficient to render them essentially at…
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He's the reason for the season, so the saying goes. We celebrate but once a year (for 4o days or so) and as you go through your days, beginning at Thanksgiving, you hear every type of Christmas music from every speaker you pass. Here is are the Carols before the songs, these were meant... Continue Reading →