I've got some great news for those of you who've been following Pilsner's Picks and are tired of all those old 1920's and 30's records— as of this month, I'm changing the format to a combination of rap, heavy metal rock, punk rock, and contemporary country music. It's about time that I got more modern, don't you think?
Okay, so I couldn't think of a better headline... anyway, it's March, so here are the March Pilsner's Picks. If Nat Shilkret's 1926 "Manhattan Serenade" sounds familiar to you, that's because it was later adapted as the musical score to one of the best Tom & Jerry cartoons, "Mouse In Manhattan" (1945). So if you're a classic Hollywood animation fan, you just might have heard it.
I've heard a rumor that there's some kind of big football hoo-hah going on somewhere or other today. But never mind that, I've got something better— musical hoo-hah! Yes, it's the February Pilsner's Picks!
With Valentine's Day coming up, I've of course chosen some appropriately romantic numbers for the occasion. If you're not moved to tears by the tender and poignant sentiments expressed so delicately by Bessie Smith, then you must have a heart of stone!…Continue
As we endure a nasty cold snap here in California (I feel like I'm living back in the Northeast!), here's some good old-fashioned hot jazz and vaudevillian hokum to warm everyone up a little. Yes, it's the January edition of Pilsner's Picks!
Which can also be taken as a sort of tribute to Shirley Temple, if you want (see final tune). A very Happy New Year to all my fellow Dieselpunks from Pils at "North Pole South., Ca." Brrrr!…