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09.13.2020 (13 Days Ago)

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Feelin’ Alright
Feelin’ Alright
13 days ago 22 comments Categories: Music Tags:
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Two blogs ago I shared taking in a show via the Internet. For the first time in six long months, last night I got to see a band play....LIVE. Yes we wore masks. The band played on a street corner literally. Outside a restaurant where we grabbed dinner.. I later remarked to the drummer -- Curt Arnel, a long-time friend from Hofstra law school that I never recalled a set or even a segue on the radio where Peaceful Easy Feelin’ (Eagles) got sandwiched between What’s Goin’ On (Marvin Gaye) and Aint No Sunshine (Bill Withers). And it actually worked! I also found it nice when a great song not known for a dancin’ kind of groove gets presented and played that way. It is something that helped make Off The Record a multi-winner of Gotham’s Battle of the Bands®.

 

Earlier I was streaming one of my favorite podcasts, Inside The Hive, which generally focuses on politics and current events. I had started it in the late morning but finally got to finish it in the later afternoon. It struck me when the hosts of the Vanity Fair featured show discussed what they were listening too.  Joe Hagan talked of the first album by the Pretenders which included Stop Your Sobbing and Brass in Pocket.  Emily Jane Fox talked of wearing out during her runs Wild Honey; she described it as a Carl Wilson-dominated Beach Boys album; It includes the original version of Darlin’ and Let the Wind Blow and Wild Honey; certainly his sweet voice which I prefer to Mike Love, predominated on lead vocals. Their discussion on music grew out of a chat on how they get away from the tumult of a never-ending new cycle that certainly can overwhelm one if your do not step away.

 

Sometimes in the car, rather than news or even sportstalk, I stream my self-created A Good Feelin’ to Know radio station in Apple Music. I can catch up on the news of the day via email alerts, twitter and cable news. So hearing two fave journalists share music I enjoy made a nice setup for last evening’s festivities. The OTR set included some other of my fave tunes, including Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad (Eric Clapton’s classic band, Derek and the Dominos); I find it cool when I can correctly guess a song upon hearing just a few notes. I also enjoyed hearing a moving version of Greg Allman’s Melissa found originally on The Allman Brothers Band Eat A Peach LP. They even played a rocking version of Dave Mason’s Traffic song that Joe Cocker made even more famous and give this commentary its title. Good live music leaves this commentator happy....very happy.

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  •  Fred wrote 13 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Sounds like a great night (even though Mets lost) and something to look forward to...
     
       
     
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  •  MitchTobol wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Did the band wear masks?
     
       
     
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  •  Odey_Raviv wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Sounds like a lot of musical fun.
    Off the Record certainly does great covers.
    And, the set list was a good one.
     
       
     
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  •  Steven_Lichtenstein wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Oteil played a live concert at a house party in NJ last night. My friend was there. Wish I had heard about it in advance.
     
       
     
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  •  ShelleySimpson wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    You reminded me of that TV show "Name that Tune." Loved that show! I have music on most of the day as I am working. And it's interesting how I can use the music to influence my state of mind.
     
       
     
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  •  Vincent_Russo wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Speaking of Joe Cocker -
    Let him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    (or the Hall of Shame until they let him in along with Procal Harum and Jethro Tull - and a bonus would be King Crimson)
     
       
     
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Great blog Corey thank you, really brought up lots of thoughts. One of my Attorney colleagues is in a band and they were playing out east last night I just wasn’t able to make it, after reading your blog I regret it even more, however thanks to you I’m going to listen to some good music, and look forward to seeing them next time they play.
     
       
     
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  •  Paula wrote 12 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Even though I don't know most of the music mentioned, congratulations Corey on catching some live music!
     
       
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 12 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Nothing like live music. I do miss it.
     
       
     
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  •  Rona_Gura wrote 12 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Great blog!! I miss the large concerts in large venues. I wonder when that'll happen again
     
       
     
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  •  Walcott1 wrote 12 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Attending a live event sounds like a sight for sight for sore eyes (and ears) right now!
     
       
     
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