Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sweet Nuthin

Caught this song on satellite radio on the way between Peachland to Merritt this past July.  It's My Morning Jacket doing their amazing cover of Oh! Sweet Nuthin'.  I got sweet nothin too because it doesn't exist on iTunes.  Where the hell else do you get your music?

I just don't care for the voice of The Velvet Underground guy.  I love Jim James' voice.  It's just better to me.  He does an outstanding rendition of it.  And Channel 29 has it - someone must know how the hec to get it!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Harry Nilsson

Harry Nilsson isn't the household name it deserves to be, but not unlike Jimmy Webb, Harry Nilsson was responsible for the some of the most recognized pop songs of the 60's and 70's.

The documentary Who Is Harry Nilsson? is now playing on Netflix.

The film Midnight Cowboy was highlighted by its folk-roots soundtrack hit, "Everybody's Talkin'" and ironically, wasn't written by the prolific Nilsson.  Nevertheless, the song was a huge hit and earned the Grammy, as the 1969 film took Best Picture at the Academy Awards. 

The Monkees' perform Cuddly Toy, written and composed by Harry Nilsson