No, don't worry, fans— the Man with the Jive is still alive! But thanks to the "sterling" customer service of AT&T's internet division, Pilsner's Picks is nearly a week late, and late for the very first time in its nearly fourteen-year history.
Since the playlist is only going to be up for three weeks rather than the usual four, I've only posted eight tunes rather than the regular twelve; there's no point in doing noise reduction and volume equalization on a full list, which…
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