Monday, December 20, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Santa Claus

Here It Is. The almost annual Philco Brothers Low-Budget Christmas Video.
This year it is a cover of The Sonics 1966 Garage Christmas classic 
Santa Claus
Happy Holidays. Enjoy.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Wednesday, December 01, 2010


Hark! The Herald Angels Sing by The Fab Four
Traditional Christmas Songs in Beatles arrangements
Best Beatles tribute/parody since The Rutles
All the songs from their two out-of-print CD's are HERE

Philco Brothers Christmas Blog

Welcome to the Philco Brothers Christmas Blog
Holiday Hits for the month of December

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Torture Never Stops

Frank Zappa's The Torture Never Stops DVD is now available in general release. Previously it could only be ordered at the Zappa website. I went for it a couple years ago but it was sold out at the time. The film is made from a couple of NYC Halloween concerts that were originally shown on MTV. I remember seeing this at a friends house and being insanely jealous because I DIDN'T HAVE CABLE YET. This is a treat for fans of late 70's /early 80's Zappa, so if you think You Are What You Is is the GREAT CONCEPT ALBUM THAT I DO then this DVD is for you. Not a lot of oldies here (a nice version of Montana) but mostly IT'S THE NEWER STUFF! Zappa plays the perfect singer/emcee/conducter here with a few extended guitar breaks. The band is an equal mixture of humour and chops, especially notable is Steve Vai on guitar and "vocals." MY ONLY COMPLAINT here is that it's HALLOWEEN NIGHT and GOBLIN GIRL didn't make the cut. I know they played it, it can readily be found on YouTube. My advice is: BUY THIS DISC! and for EXTRA BONUS TRACKS search the web.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Yesterday's News TODAY - Bush & West

George Bush does not hate "Conway" West

I don't usually follow this sort of thing but why should Kanye West apologize to George Bush? If Bush thinks the Kanye incident was the worst moment in his presidency he better take another look. As for the Today show, they were trying to force Kanye's answers. I don't understand why they are still talking about this.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Five Star Union?

In it's never-ending quest to overrate everything, Rolling Stone gives Elton John and Leon Russell new album five stars.
Have a listen.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sue and Lou

Much has been made of Susan Boyle's attempt to sing Lou Reed's Perfect Day on America's Got Talent.
She's from Scotland.
The song, however, will be appearing on her upcoming album Christmas Album
The Gift.
No, she will not be covering the Velvets song of the same name.
Perfect Day is the single and is now available for download at iTunes.

Friday, September 24, 2010

You Better Pawn It, Babe

The same week that Justin Bieber made his acting debut on CSI,
Bob Dylan made a surprise appearance on The History Channel's Pawn Stars.
An advanced move for sure.
Was this setup? Is Bob a big Pawn Stars fan or did the genius Chumlee really track him down? Spontaneous or staged, it made for some entertaining television.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lunch With Tito Gone Wild

I won the caption contest. I have no idea what I won or how to get it.
Now my question is:

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Michelangelo Joe

Joe Perry performing with Sanjaya Malakar on American Idol

Joe Perry commenting on Steven Tyler's next gig
"It's one step above (Teenage Mutant) Ninja Turtles.”

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Love Hope Sex Dreams

At The Aurora Gallery
660 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Love Hope Sex Dreams

works by
Don Hartmann

August 27 - September 24, 2010
Opening Reception on August 27
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Doors Of Perception Are Closed

This film was supposed to be the antithesis of Oliver Stone's The Doors but every time I catch a glimpse of Morrison smiling or laughing and see a different side of his personality along comes Johnny Depp's narration to tell me what to think. The new footage is enough of a reason to watch this documentary but they still didn't get it right. Next time, if there is one, the filmmakers should take a cue from The Kids Are Alright and let the music (along with original interviews) do the talking. A full song performance would speak volumes over a Mr Mojo Risin segment (unfortunately, already told on Storytellers). The Doors songs are great. The spoken word, not so much.

Miracle Of Modern Science

Remastering Of Chris Bell's I Am The Cosmos

Monday, April 05, 2010

Sunday, March 07, 2010


For those wondering where Jack Logan went after leaving MySpace (where he posted upwards of 100 songs) you can find his latest here:

Saturday, February 06, 2010

"Doritos Guy" To Replace Conan

Doritos pitchman Jay Leno is scheduled to replace long time Tonight Show host Conan O' Brien following his "sudden" retirement. Can you say CHEESE!