Thursday, September 16, 2010

Beatles And Beyond Radio Show

A while back I discovered a cool show for all things Beatle related. The longest running Beatles related radio show that's going today. It started back in 1999. It's broadcast over many British radio stations and even the BBC. I was fortunate enough to have my song "Mr. Wilson" played on the show this past week. My song was a continuation of the "Tax Man" song by the Beatles. An original song about the continuing adventures of our favorite 'tax man'. Host Pete Dicks was kind enough to feature my song during his show and give me a "shout out" in the process. Thanks Pete! Unless you're near the radio stations in the UK that are playing the show, you can only listen to the archived shows online, and the bit rate is not that high unfortunately. But if you'd like to check it out, you can go hear the archived shows online by clicking the logo above. Ok, so I'm probably the only one excited that I'm being heard in the UK on radio but just indulge me for a moment! The program with my song on it is the 9/12/10 show, and it comes 86 minutes 25 seconds into the show. Enjoy! It's a great show for interviews and music all related to the Beatles!

Show Bio From Their Web Site:

BeatlesandBeyond was first played on WITCHFM in Crewe, Cheshire, England in November 1999
The remit of BeatlesandBeyond is to inform, entertain and educate the listener about the amazing effect that 4 guys from Liverpool had on the World

But the content of the show is NOT just The Beatles....

'Beyond' includes the solo works of John, Paul, George and Ringo; 'cover versions' of their songs; Apple, Dark Horse and Ringo'Records label records; tribute bands; exclusive interviews and much much more!

BeatlesandBeyond is UNIQUE!

Since its first broadcast in 1999, BeatlesandBeyond has been played on numerous British Radio Stations, and was played by the BBC in the Midlands

Known to Apple Corps and many Beatles friends and associates, BeatlesandBeyond is the longest running Beatles themed Radio Show in the UK - possibly in Europe - and is the ONLY Radio show recommended by Liverpool's 'Beatles Story Experience'

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Some Of My Cover Songs

I've gotten in with a few companies who supply music supervisors for film/tv/commercial projects and over the past year or so when they ask for submissions of cover songs they need replacements for I'll record one here and there. (it's cheaper to use a cover song than pay for the original in movies!) I've really got nothing else to do with these songs, these are the ones that weren't picked up, so I figured I'd post them on the blog and see if anyone can get any enjoyment out of them. They are an eclectic mix!

01- "Cars"- Gary Numan cover. This one's the finished version, kept fairly close to the original, but adding some guitar.
02- "Things We Said Today"- Beatles cover. Finished version, kept pretty close to the original.
03- "For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield cover. Fairly close to the original in melody but with sort of a modern electronic beat. This one's just an unfinished demo.
04- "Ring Of Fire" Johnny Cash cover. They requested this to have the music as close to possible to the original, but they didn't want it to sound like it was recorded 60 years ago! (contradictory?) Anyway, I did what I could, this one's a finished version.
05- "Norwegian Wood"- Beatles cover. demo version
06- "Let It Be"- Beatles cover. Earthy version, never made it out of demo phase.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Powerknobs "Tomorrow's Never Going To Come"

Raw-Kus indie powerpop! You might want to skip "I Dig My Baby" though. The guest female vocalist is almost as irritating as Yoko Ono.

1.Floor Shaker
2.The Raver
3.Get Myself Together
4.Tomorrows Never Going to Come
5.I Cant Stand Myself
6.Cryin and a Shakin
7.I Dig My Baby (and my baby digs me)
8.High School Caesar
9.Street Inducer
10.What it is
11 Monster Party