Archive for August, 2007

Maybe tomorrow, maybe next year… Sooner Or Later’s too late! : Rex Smith

August 28, 2007

Rex Smith video from California Fever singing Sooner or Later.

The other Rex Smith post.

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Cameo… Don’t Even Think About It…

August 28, 2007

Word Up! You either hate it or you love it. There’s no ‘liking’ it. I got it from the movie Get Real. Before that, I hated it… after, I loved it. If we can somehow bring the codpiece back, maybe Cameo will come back with another gem.

Welcome back to 1986.       W – O – R – D  UP!

Here’s the video. The song is featured on AllFunMusik Radio…

I Don’t Want You Back – Eamon

August 27, 2007

Another AllFunMusik favorite is Eamon’s Fuck It (I Don’t Want You Back) Gangsta’s Remix 07 (the station plays the Giuseppe Mix). For everyone that wanted to yell “Fuck you, you HO” at their partner over a pepperoni pizza… this is for you. Here’s the video on YouTube. The song is featured on AllFunMusik Radio.

He’s also just come out with a new single: How Could You (Bring Him Home).
Here’s a link to that video. Starts like Black Hawk Down, so you just know the other guy is going to be in trouble.

Put Your Ass In The Air

August 27, 2007

AllFunMusik favorite, Barracuda’s Ass Up video on YouTube.
Ass Up was in the original set of songs on the station and still isn’t in danger of getting cut.
Watch the video and get your ass in the air and move around like you don’t care. 

Nancy Sinatra: Those Boots Are Still Walkin’

August 20, 2007

I think she had a famous father or something.  Fred, Felix… right…  Frank.

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The beautiful Nancy Sinatra recorded one of the catchiest songs around. Boots has become synonymous with her very name. The song never gets old to me.

You’d think someone that pretty would have let herself go by now. No way. She’s still gorgeous and very active. She reminds me a bit of Diane Keaton.

Take a look at her website. It’s full of photos, videos and she has a blog/diary that’s kept more up to date than a lot of people’s.
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Beating a Dead Horse

August 10, 2007

August 27th marks the debut of the new Backstreet Boys song Inconsolable from what will be their sixth album.

HUH?!

OK, admitedly, I liked the BSB in their prime and I still like some of that music today. I had a small kid that liked them and I got sucked in, OK?!?! Apparently they’re back and much to my surprise have been back before with an album in 2005. I never even heard of it. Anyway… the difference with album 6 is that they’re going back to being the Backstreet Boys with poppy, dance songs. Not trying to prove they’ve grown up. That’s good. It’s always embarrassing when someone popular tries to represent themselves outside their talent. (List too long to mention.)

The little catch is that there are only 4 of them now. Kevin Richardson has bowed out. This photo from the BSB website illustrates it. Hopefully they don’t do anything further with Kevin’s sneakers. I get it. Oh, and n*Sync… don’t get any ideas. We don’t want to see Timberlake’s sneakers on puppet strings.

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I’m going to have to take a listen to this new album. I hope it’s good and I hope they figure out how to be successful as a man-band. It seems like a tough go to me, but I hope they pull it off.

The yet to be named album releases October 30th. You can listen to Inconsolable on backstreetboys.com . Good or bad, the song sounds like the Backstreet Boys. Good for die hard fans, but the band needs to win new fans with a style popular 10 years ago. I’m not worried about me liking it (I probably will), I’m worried about all the people that think of them as a ‘boy band’ and won’t give it a chance. Hopefully, for them they will find that Backstreet’s Back! And, yes… my son has grown up and I’ll still be first in line to buy the CD. So what?!

Update 10/12/07: Inconsolable has been added to the line-up on AllFunMusik Radio.

Peter Lemongello… WHERE ARE YOU?

August 9, 2007

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Let me know…

You played at my father-in-law’s restaurant, The Piermont in Closter, New Jersey (many years ago) so, my wife always says that she met you. We still have the 8-track you gave her, but unfortunately, no 8-track player. You were the first to sell a million records on TV and yet you don’t have a website today?

Whenever we don’t know who sang a song, the same answer is always shouted out… Peter Lemongello!

So, tell us where you are or where to buy a CD or I’m changing my answer to Gordon Lightfoot.

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HEARTBEAT (It’s a Lovebeat)

August 9, 2007

defrancofamily1.jpgThe DeFranco Family… another Osmond Family, Jackson 5. No such luck.

Heartbeat (It’s a Lovebeat) promised to be the start of something good, but the family (as a singing group) faded away into one-hit-wonder-ville.

Abracadabra, in 1974 would be the last Top40 hit with Tony and brother Benny singing lead harmony. The band officially called it quits in 1979.

From Ontario, Canada, the DeFrancos performed with little Tony on the maracas. A family friend submitted a photo of the family to Tiger Beat magazine. Charles Laufer, then publisher of the magazine thought he saw a winner. He financed the family’s trip to California, a photo shoot and a demo record. 20th Century Records signed them. Later, they went on to be prominently featured in the magazine with Tony leading the way.

Their first TV performance was a month after the release of Heartbeat on American Bandstand with Dick Clark.

After their second album, Save The Last Dance For Me, 20th Century tried to keep the group alive by re-billing them as Tony DeFranco and the DeFranco Family. Later Tony was asked to go solo… he refused and the family walked.
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August 7th: New Songs Added. Some Not So Lucky

August 7, 2007

Check the Talk About the Music and Playlist pages for info.