Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Pianosaurus is the first all toy instrument band. Yes, you read correctly.

PianosaurusThis is like nothing you ever heard before. First of all, it's hard to get toy instruments to sound good period, let alone get several together and use them in a band. Yet somehow, someway, it all comes together.

Here's a bit of band history. Their only official release is Groovy Neighborhood.

Highlights include the utterly charming Love Is a Two-Way Street and the easygoing Downtown. Also, don't overlook Thriftshoppin', and Memphis (a great rendition of the Chuck Berry classic).

Pianosaurus - Music You Need To Hear

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ray Lynch

In the late 1980's, I was in college at the University of Maine. One weekend, I decided to visit Bar Harbor, a charming coastal town and home to Acadia National Park. So I walked into a gift shop and there was this music playing. And I took notice right away because the song (even though a different genre), sounded a bit like Call Me by Blondie. But the song and the entire CD, was decidedly New Age and yet I couldn't get it out of my head. There's was just something about the the rhythm and feel of this CD that stuck with me.

That song was Celestial Soda Pop from a CD titled Deep Breakfast.

Deep Breakfast to date has sold 1,256,814 copies. It was the first independently released album to reach Platinum status (over 1 million copies sold).

It's music from a man who has, in total, sold over two million albums, won three Billboard Awards, and yet, he's never made a music video and doesn't go on tour.

That man is Ray Lynch.

Ray Lynch - Music You Need to Hear

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


"In this world, direct communication is a ticket to success."

Whether you agree with his political stance or not, RX creates great mixes using samples from popular songs and (among others) President Bush. Although I suspect the songs might be more entertaining if you subscribe to his (anti-Bush) sentiment.

My Name is RX (the 5th song from the top - can be downloaded) is a brilliant mix of the Rolling Stones' Sympathy for the Devil and President Bush. It works musically and goes beyond catchy. It'll also get your feet seriously moving if you listen to music when walking or exercising.

RX also a great job with U2's Sunday, Bloody Sunday. He's found the sound clips that literally make Bush sing the song.

All of his songs represent, TONS of work. It's easy to forget about that part since his mixes sound pretty good.

The links on the mp3's on the RX website are outdated, so aside from the links above, you need to do some Googling to find his music.

RX - Music You Need To Hear