Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Tower of Love

Great news today! If you are a fan of This American Life and who isn't?), Sherman hears it is coming to Showtime! All the great stories we hear on NPR adapted for the small screen! I have often wished for a face with a name and now those wishes have been granted! Showtime has given the greenlight for six episodes to be hosted by the one and only Ira Glass! Can't wait! Check out TAL poscast on Audible or iTunes.

Now onto some music. Have you heard of Jim Noir? If not, you will! Sherman heard about him through a dear friend who has a penchant for all things British (thanks dc). Noir is from Manchester and has been making music since the age of 9. Now, 14 years later he is releasing his first full length album, Tower Of Love. If Sherman did a list of favorites, this would be on it. It is outstanding. Pure Brit-pop bliss circa 1962! It is whimsical, loopy, breezy and full of life. How can you go wrong with tracks entitled "Turn Your Frown Into a Smile", "Eanie Meany" and "I Me You I'm Your"? He already has a deout following across the ocean and will, undoubtedly, have the same fame here in the US. Fans of the Beta Band, the Beach Boys and 60's Brit-Pop will fall in love. Pure magic! You will love this record!

This week saw the release of the new Jenny Lewis album (you bought it yesterday, right?) and along with that comes a North American Tour announcement! Not to be missed!

02 - Los Angeles, CA - Vista Theater
03 - San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall
05 - New York, NY - Angel Orensanz Foundation

04 - San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
06 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
07 - Vancouver, BC (CA) - Richard's on Richards
08 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's
10 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
11 - Omaha, NE - Scottish Rites Hall
12 - Minneapolis, MN - Woman's Club
13 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
14 - Chicago, IL - Park West
15 - Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College
16 - Toronto, ON (CA) Opera House
17 - Cambridge, MA - Somerville Theatre
18 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
20 - Philadelphia, PA - Sanctuary @ First Unitarian Church
23 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
24 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
25 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
26 - Nashville, TN - Belcourt Theatre
28 - Austin, TX - The Parish
29 - Dallas, TX Dallas Museum of Art - Horchow Auditorium

01 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre

Hey Seattle, the Podcast Hotel is coming to town! Check out the site for more details. The Triple Door will be hosting the event from Feb. 22-25. Go Seattle! Seems like things are picking up around town!

Sherman is having too much fun with this site! Enjoy! I can see you smiling!

Guilty Pleasure time everyone! Today we take yet another voyage back to the 70's. This time for a top 10 hit from the duo Brewer & Shipley. Sherman can see that look of "huh?" on your face. This is one of those instances where you probably know the song, not the artist. The song..."One Toke Over The Line" was written as a joke, but became a hit. Despite the fact that many radio stations refused to play the song, for obvious reasons, it became a hit. The pair broke up in 1979 after a successful run opening for many major artists of their time. Long live folk rock! How terrifying is this photo??

One more thing for Sesame Street fans and everyone who enjoys counting. And yes, that is the Pointer Sisters!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love today's guilty pleasure! Sweet choice, Sherm!

10:35 PM  

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