Jim Shorkey

Let’s Wrestle – We Are The Men You’ll Grow To Love Soon (live at Maps)
March 28, 2010, 12:21 pm
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Let’s Wrestle’s debut has been rereleased by Merge for the North American audience – with new track “I Am A Kite”. Basically their sound could be described as stripped down, but here it is stripped even more for a live radio version.


Forbidden Ensemble – This It Is
March 28, 2010, 12:13 pm
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The film soundtracks section is one of the first places I check emusic for new releases. This week, the Forbidden Ensemble’s “Porno Soundtracks Vol. 1” showed up and it has some surprisingly sweet pieces on it.

Johnny Maestro (May 7, 1939 – March 24, 2010)
March 28, 2010, 12:02 pm
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Maestro had a long career, most of it under my radar, but as the singer for Brooklyn Bridge on the song “Worst That Could Happen” he has earned my respect. That is one of the best pop songs to come out of the sixties.

Bettie Serveert – Deny All
March 25, 2010, 11:28 am
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Still Kicking. It’s not the best song on the new album, but it’s the one with the video.

Plus a performance on their local TV. Bearded guy has some pretty fancy footware.

Peter Graves (March 18, 1926 – March 14, 2010)
March 25, 2010, 11:18 am
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I neglected Peter Graves passing last week. I guess it makes sense that my chilhood TV heroes are reaching the age where they’ll start to pass away.  The music stars are catching up as well. I guess that’s why I have started to read the Globe’s obituary section regularly.

Robert Culp (August 16, 1930 – March 24, 2010)
March 25, 2010, 11:12 am
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Seems like these posts are occurring more regularly. I loved Culp in I Spy of course, but it’s his performance in the ABC Movie of the week, “Outrage” that is most vivid in my mind. It was an early entry in the “common man pushed too far” vigilante movie. Admittedly not a favourite genre, but I love when he finally loses it and starts smashing up a car mumbling, “Oh Chandler, hey Chandler…” It’s my knee-jerk phrase to use when disassembling.

Jack Kittel – Psycho
March 24, 2010, 10:55 pm
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This is a song that demands you listen to the lyrics. The pay off starts with “Don’t tell me she’s dead…”

Written by Leon Payne, I discovered it through Elvis C.