the_nightfly

Donald Fagen: “New Frontier”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBruAooXPNU Not to be too broad about it, but "New Frontier" is one of the best songs ever. Donald Fagen sums up being young during the cold war perfectly. Here are the...
edie_Brickell

Happy Birthday, Edie Brickell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDl3bdE3YQA This Day in Music reports that today is the 50th birthday of Edie Brickell. Brickell, who is married to Paul Simon, had a big hit with "What I Am," which she...
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Aimee Mann: “Charmer”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcpXTUT0-7o "Charmer" is a good song (here are the lyrics) and a the video is very clever and funny. Here is more on Aimee Mann....
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David Bowie, Comic Actor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv6mEv_rDdE Nothing to add to everything that has been said during the past 24 hours about David Bowie. He was a very funny guy as well. This is making the rounds on...
opr00002

Catching Up with Mauro

A Conversation with Mauro:   In March, we spoke to Bolivian pop singer Mauro about his life and career. The unsigned singer was -- and still is -- making his way on his own. We had the...
Natalie Merchant

Natalie Merchant: “Jealousy”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a35RzhxC2OM Jamestown, NY, native Natalie Merchant was a member of 10,000 Maniacs from 1981 to 1993. The singer, songwriter and instrumentalist has been a solo artist since...
boom!_bap!_pow!

Music and Diet Coke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C3uRqjA8UE Marketers are smart people, and know when they hear a song that will work in a television commercial. There are a few types ways to go, it seems. Using well...
Miley_cyrus

Maybe–Hopefully–Miley Cyrus Can Grow Up

Miley Cyrus' cover of Paul Simons "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" is from Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary Special that aired Feb. 15. Cyrus clearly has a tremendous amount of talent. Put it this...
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Everybody Knows Leonard Cohen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDphyrGiaJE Editor's Note: The Daily Music Break periodically re-launches old posts. This post on the great Leonard Cohen originally appeared on March 29, 2012. Since...