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

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.


Musically Yours,



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


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

Just wanted to check into say that I hope everyone is having a great summer.

While this blog is closed down annually, in August,  for summer vacation, rest assured that I have been very busy spending all of  my free time trying to get my act together to move both this blog and the parent blog (Old School Music Lover) to their own domains by Labor Day.

I will be closing comments on this blog on 8/15/08 to begin the transfer process and allow plenty of time for troubleshooting if required.

In the meantime please enjoy the archives of posts here and get prepared to change your bookmarks and feedreader links because  it won’t be long now  😉

I will keep you posted on the progress.