Tags - music
Corey Bearak
Apr04
Two Lane and more "highways"
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Driving last night, Safe At Home played on my A Good Feeling To Know Radio station on Apple Music. Interestingly, that Souther Hillman Furay tune that opened side two of the original vinyl served as the title of the blog a year ago today.   Right after, came Pure Prairie League’s Two Lane Highway. It made me wonder if my Songs of the Road playlist

Corey Bearak
Feb14
Heartbeat of Love
Posted By : Corey Bearak

On or after or sometimes before this day – always a Saturday eve, my (fraternal) lodge would hold a “sweethearts dance” and for the last couple of years it did not happen and a several couple got together on our own; this year the pandemic offered an easy excuse. Hopefully, next year will see its return. In the meantime on the first time Valentine’

Corey Bearak
Dec27
A Musical Welcome to a New Decade
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Annually, I offer a rather short blog with a concerted purpose: a musical start to welcome the new year.  We reached that moment with the most popular of the playlists I post on YouTube and Apple Music: Song To Ring in the New Year.  Please do enjoy and share it.   As I explained in prior years, this curated list reflects more my musical taste in c

Corey Bearak
Aug23
Keeping things in play
Posted By : Corey Bearak

President Obama, during the DNC, tweeted his “summer” playlist see pic at left). Since this blog falls on the weekend between the DNC and the RNC, it seems a good time to re-share my “State of Our Union playlist; I created it before the 2019 annual presidential speech. Some people create playlists all the time. It predates streaming. People would m

Corey Bearak
Apr26
FWIW
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Looking back several weeks I wrote of concert plans. Earlier this week I emailed with my friend Jason about the postponement of an amazing show scheduled for last Thursday at the Kings Theatre; we had plans to see John Fogerty; from Fogerty’s site we knew for a few weeks of the show’s postponement but LiveNation only emailed something formal this w

Corey Bearak
Jan05
My Ten
Posted By : Corey Bearak

At the end of every year, I compose a review of the top ten shows that I attended. This year. I posted my commentary to my website on New Year’s Day. While I prefer to post on the eve, this year and last I posted on the first day of the year. As with 2018, many of the shows received coverage in this Gotham space (View the links to review those past

Corey Bearak
Dec29
Let’s Herald the New Year with Some Musical Cheer
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Let’s Welcome the New Year with Some Musical Cheer   In a comment on a blog my friend Paul suggested making today’s blog short.   Traditionally, the blog runs long because it includes a list; it did last year.   This commentary, in a nod to Paul's comment on my comment to last Tuesday's blog and Friday’s blogger who also encourages me to offer shor

Corey Bearak
Jun02
Summer Nights In The Park
Posted By : Corey Bearak

As Summer approaches I traditionally look forward to posting a list of free concerts by originals artists. I viewed the Long Island listings and found a bevy of cover bands, many in rock genres I enjoy. At this time, I remain unready to lock in dates the way I might if I bought tickets for a show. I see no reason to list shows and possibly lock in

Corey Bearak
Mar31
She’s Alright
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Last weekend we celebrated 34. The actual anniversary fell one week ago today; I noted it in last week’s blog (‘Cause it matters). We chose to officially celebrate on the eve before. Interestingly, we chose the “events” based on an unplanned interruption several weeks earlier.   I scored “twofer” tickets for Jersey Boys on February 16 at the New Wo

Corey Bearak
Mar11
Listening?
Posted By : Corey Bearak

My enjoyment of good music remains steadfast. Those who know me best know my preferences (tastes?). Indeed leaving a lunch last month at my alma mater (same place for poli. sci. and law school) the question, what is Poco?, got posed by the distinguished ethics professor and the speaker my friend Sean and I delivered to the Mineola LIRR on our way b

Cayce Crown
Oct25
Blame James Corden?
Posted By : Cayce Crown

File this under "Canadian Cops have too much free time." From the HuffPost: Talk about a bum note: A Montreal man says he’s facing a $117 traffic ticket just for singing in his car. In September, Taofik Moalla was driving home and singing along to “Gonna Make You Sweat,” a 1990 dance music smash by C+C Music Factory. Y’know, the one that goes, “

Corey Bearak
Apr23
Music Brings Us Together so join us at Gotham's Battle of the Bands®
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Next Sunday, one day following the First 100 days of the current administration, Gotham hosts its annual Battle of the Bands. Discussions about politics tend towards controversy and division. Music tends to bring people of different persuasions together.   Friday I posted the text of my presentation last Wednesday eve hosted by the Gotham Exec

Corey Bearak
Mar19
Don't Miss the 5th Annual Gotham Battle of the Bands®, April 30 at the Legendary Cafe' Wha? Still some time to get your band in!
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Don't Miss the 5th Annual Gotham Battle of the Bands® April 30 at the Legendary Cafe' Wha? Still some time to get your band in!   As Gotham welcomes Spring, we certainly look forward to a number of cool events. Next week we hold a Gala to celebrate 20 years of Gotham history and select a Networker of the Decade; pretty cool. As I blogged last we

Corey Bearak
Jul17
Stories We Could Tell
Posted By : Corey Bearak

John Sebastian wrote this catchy tune, “Stories We Could Tell,” found on his Tarzana Kid LP that not enough people own; more recently Tom Petty covered it.   The core chorus goes,   Yes, I wish that we could sit back on a bed in some hotel And listen to the stories we could tell   Most who know me know my love of music and fondness for a certa