Who needs Mariah Carey when you can have Bessie Smith? Who never lip-synched anything, by the way— the technology didn't exist in her time. But I have a feeling that she wouldn't have done it even if it had been possible.
Anyway, as 2016 is flushed deservedly down the old commode, here's the New Year Edition of Pilsner's Picks.…
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Okay, so I'm not an elf, I'm usually not jolly, and as for that other part— never mind! Ho ho ho.
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This is of course the famous Leap Day; and as everyone knows, people born on February 29th have only one birthday every four years, which is why they live four times longer than the rest of us (?!). In any case, I've stopped leaping just long enough to post the March edition of Pilsner's Picks:
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As usual, and I don't know how— someone has been downloading my stuff before I even make the announcement that the new program is up. Being suitably flattered by this, I give you (drum roll, please), the link:
If none of this music is romantic and sentimental enough, I'll have to try again next year.
Okay, Christmas is over, and now comes the rest of the winter that isn't any fun at all... You freeze your tuchis, and for WHAT? With that in mind, here's some hot music to keep your house (or hovel) warm.
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The more I watch them, the more I realize it:
Not that I'd want to be personally "scooped" into a theater or shot to somewhere in Asia with a giant six-shooter! The cool and elegant soundtrack music by Vincent Lopez and his band is just great... it swings, but in a kind of subdued manner.
Vincent Lopez was a veteran bandleader by…Continue
Just check out all these beautifully designed early 20th century machines in action, especially the Moviola. As a bonus, we also get to see the Sound Effects Department and the soundtrack music composer at work.
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Since the Holiday Season now apparently starts sometime in August and I'm late, I might as well get this over with:
At least I can guarantee that the November Picks won't rot your teeth... but the first one might make you want to boogie, man!
I haven't added anything to the old Musical Morgue in over a year, since it's already just about my whole inventory of spooky and spooky/silly music, so there's nothing more to add. However, for those of you innocent souls who've never descended into this stygian, eldritch crypt of unspeakable horror (and similar Lovecraft-type locutions), here you go:…Continue
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For those of you who missed the perpetually and predictably punctual Picks on the first of the month, I'm back from my extended vacation, so here we go. You won't have to guess where I went when you see the playlist... http://pilsnerspicks.blogspot.com/
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Even the 30's tunes are in a 20's style this month. Don't ask me why, I've just been in a 20's mood lately and I can't explain it. Maybe it's the screwy 1929-type behavior of the stock market! So put on your raccoon coats, crank up the Stutz or the Duesenberg or the Pierce-Arrow, and when you get to the "jernt," the password is "swordfish." Tell 'em Pils sent yez.
For that matter, without any ado at all... I ran out of ado a long time ago, but I've still got the jive!
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...But you only have to stand up and salute for the last number.
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I'd like to make all my Dieselpunk and Steampunk friends aware of some major additions to Pilsner's Picks. I don't add anything to the "permanent wing" folders of my virtual sound museum very often, so it's time to get it going again. There are 20 new (?!) tracks, which can be kind of confusing, but this is a good place to start on your steam railroad journey with side trips to Harlem and Memphis and New Orleans. Enjoy, and don't forget to change the steel needle after playing both sides of…Continue
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"What is so rare as a day in June?" Well, if you want to get picky about it, a day in February is rarer because there aren't as many of them. In any case, here's the June edition of Pilsner's Picks.
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"You can't quit! You'll give the Easter Rabbit a bad name."
"I already have a bad name for the Easter Rabbit!"
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I stopped fooling around just long enough to put a new song list together:
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The one and only, definitive screen John Dillinger:
Accept no substitutes.