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Fun. is Having Fun

The MTV Video Music Awards are tonight on, well, MTV. Here is a nice story on the band Fun., which is up for a couple of awards and links to We Are Young and Some Nights, which are the band's big songs. Here...
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Hal David (1921–2012)

Most people have heard that Hal David, the lyricist who gave life to music written by Burt Bacharach, died Saturday at age 91. TDMB did a post on July 12 that featured music by the team. I made the mistake...

He’s a Believer…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uratmt_xplU On this day in 1992, Neil Diamond played the first of six sold out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City, according to This Day in Music. Diamond made...

Santigold: Disparate Youth

As a rule, I know very little about performers who were born after I graduated from high school. That's the case with Santigold, who used to be Santogold but really is Santi White. She's a very talented...

Marvin Hamlisch, 1944-2012

. The composer/piano player was 68 years old. Here is his website. Update: Here is an affectionate look back at...

Burt Bacharach/Dionne Warwick Medley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHvapfFSOHw This is a bit of the third soundtrack of the 1960s -- the one that wasn't rock-and-roll and the one that wasn't afraid of it. I purposely followed yesterday's...

Bobby Darin: Splish Splash

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oMCsc4Iqvqc Bobby Darin -- born in 1936 as Robert Walden Cassotto in the Bronx -- accomplished a lot in his life, which only lasted 34 years. Here...

Modest Mouse: “Dashboard”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=penvn9VL32Y Modest Mouse - Dashboard from Jenny Ko on Vimeo. Dashboard is sort of the dream you would have after having a spicy meal, reading...