Administrative Note

August 22, 2009

Comments are temporarily disabled until no later than the end of August while this blog undergoes maintenance and a transition.

Please enjoy the posts and previous comments as your summer winds down and I hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Melanie Fiona


I usually  alternate between oldies and talk radio on the commute home from work.

This past Spring, during one long ride home from work,  I was getting ready to sing along to “Time of the Season” by the great Zombies when I heard this song start to play during a talk break on talk radio…but then I heard a female voice and my ears perked up and paid close attention. I was hooked after her first sentence.

How awesome is that that this young  Canadian R&B singer/songwriter, Melanie Fiona, used such a Sixties classic as this to sample behind her awesome lyric?

Yes I was totally impressed. I had to wait for at least a dozen listens of this song, on that particular station, to get the artist’s name only to discover she had no album yet.

But on September 22, 2009, just a few short weeks away,  I will be one of the first in line to purchase the long awaited LP on the day of release solely based on this song. I just might even pre-order it on Amazon.com.

Anyone who samples my beloved Zombies has got great taste in my book.

In case you are not a Boomer but a Gen Xer,  and haven’t got a clue about really great Sixties  talent,  give a listen to the original “Time Of The Season” as recorded by the Zombies. The song hit #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969.

Enjoy!

Musically Yours,

myblacksig

Nancy Sinatra on Music

August 31, 2009

“I didn’t just want to be Frank’s daughter who sang “Boots.”  I take my music very seriously and studied very hard. It’s not a joke to me.” ~ Nancy Sinatra

“Everything Michael Jackson does on stage is exactly right.” ~ Sammy Davis, Jr.

Janis Joplin On Music

August 17, 2009

“You know why we’re stuck with the myth that only black people have soul? Because white people don’t let themselves feel things.” ~ Janis Joplin

woodstock

Back to the Garden
For Woodstock Vets, The 40-Year Reprise
By Keith B. Richburg – Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, August 15, 2009

BETHEL, N.Y., Aug. 14 Forty years ago, they came here to a stretch of farmland in the middle of nowhere, to tune in and turn on. Nearly a half-million people gathered for four days of music and mud, camaraderie and chemicals, at the festival known as Woodstock, which came to define the generation.

And this weekend some have come back, old Woodstockers like Teach and Groovy and Debby, to try to relive the experience through the retelling.

This groovy article continues here at the WASHINGTON POST.

Van Morrison On Music

August 10, 2009

“I understood jazz, I understood how it worked. That’s what I apply to everything. ~ Van Morrison


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