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John Boehner's At-Gavel Song: "Behind Blue Eyes"

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Pete Townsend wasn't thinking about Speaker of the House John Boehner when he wrote the song "Behind Blue Eyes," but Townsend has said that the song i...

One More Once: A Listen Back at the Records That Made 2010 More Bearable

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

As a cranky, sleep-deprived new parent in the throes of box sets by hipsters, I declared (on Twitter, no less) that there was absolutely no need for me to hear Kanye's latest magnum opus. Until I heard a track on YouTube.

My Greatest Christmas Present, Manny's Music Store 1935 - 2009

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

So, how/why is this story about a store closing Christmas-y? Well, the greatest Christmas present of my childhood came from Manny's Music Store. Dur...

Music Unites Expands Efforts in 2011 With Nationwide Instrument Drive

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michelle Edgar

In less than two years, Music Unites has grown exponentially and expanded a number of its programs. The New York-based non-profit has grown from an id...

'When the Deal Goes Down': A Taxing Playlist for a Tax Deal

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

It's always been hard to make a fun, catchy argument for higher taxes in America. Here, then, is my taxing playlist for background music as America plays "Let's Make A Tax Deal."

"Touch Me": A Pardoning Playlist For Jim Morrison & Charlie Crist

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

People are strange. That's the best explanation I can come up with for why it's suddenly so important for outgoing Florida Governor Charlie Crist to see Jim Morrison receive a posthumous pardon for indecent exposure and open profanity.

December 8, 1980 in New York City: The Day Lennon Died

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Within minutes of Cosell's announcement you could already feel everyone on the street was in a daze. It seemed like the news had traveled by osmosis.

Thirty Hidden Songs

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nigel Sheinwald

Blogs are a great way of relating how a day in the life can illustrate a broader point. Take yesterday, when I had the pleasure to drive my car down...

Memories of a Great Friend

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events. --Albert Einstein Barry S. Sapolsky, 61, passed away on November 28, 2010 after a long a...

When The Who Came to Town

Robert Loerzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Loerzel

Once upon a time, a brash young rock band from England descended on Chicago's northwest suburbs, smashing guitars and making a loud and rebellious racket. Forty years later, fans vividly remember when the Who came to town.

Rock Radio in New York City in the 1960s

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I grew up with parents who absolutely forbade TV, any TV, Monday through Thursday. My Dad was a newspaper editor, my Mom was/is an artist. They dec...

Pete Townshend Meets My Mom and Dad at the Fillmore East

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

As The Who show progressed, with no security staff whatsoever, the wings of the stage started getting jammed. But, I was still the only one onstage.

No, New Music Doesn't Suck

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

We talk about Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd still today because they were Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, not because they existed in the past.

'Season of the Witch': A Crafty Playlist for Christine O'Donnell

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a playlist for a Jersey girl with big dreams, at least some of them not involving "Witchcraft" or "That Old Black Magic."

The Alpha and the Omega of the Aquarian Age

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Kirkpatrick

Although the cliché is that it's hard to imagine Woodstock happened that long ago, I find it hard to imagine that those three days of peace and music happened so recently.

Gearheads Unite: Conversations with Bachman & Turner, Plus Life is Good Concerts, and Freetime with Stars' Torquil Campbell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Let's talk about your new album Bachman & Turner. First of all, the music is classic, and please don't be offended by this, but much of it sounds it like classic BTO.

Capturing an Era In The Age of Music Photography

Ethan Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ethan Russell

Above: 1. The Beatles by Ethan Russell © Apple Records 2. The Who © Ethan Russell. Jerry Lee Lewis © Ethan Russell. "Please allow me to intro...

Mods & Rockers Film Festival XI: Murray Lerner Love Fest

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gregory Weinkauf

The grand finale of L.A.'s eleventh annual Mods & Rockers Film Festival on Sunday night featured a triple-feature treasure trove of concert films.

FarmVille Wizard

Robert Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

MRS. WALKER: I'm worried about Tommy. FRANK: What's wrong with him? MRS. WALKER: He's been so withdrawn lately. He just sits in his room playing with his computer all day.

Mods and Rockers Film Fest in Hollywood

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brad Schreiber

My summer ritual includes the Mods and Rockers Film Festival every August at Grauman's Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. This year's Mods and Rockers is packed with historic concert films.

I Buy Eric Clapton's CREAM Guitar Case

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

On July 8, 1967, I saw The Who at the Village Theater, their first full concert in New York, and Pete Townshend was using a Fender Stratocaster guitar. That's when I knew I had to have one.

Smells Like Teen Spirit: A Playlist To Show The Teen Choice From Beatles To Bieber Can Be The Best Choice

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I like teens. If memory serves, I was a teenager myself once upon a slightly more innocent time. So here are some of the greatest tunes of all time that were created by, for or about teengers.

"A Little Less Conversation": A Playlist to Encourage a New Generation to "Do Something"

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Today, I have a semi-modest proposal for those same young Americans who will likely inherit this big mess: do something, and do it with "A Little Less Conversation" and little more action.

"Money Talks": A Playlist For The Financial Reform Debate

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Right now is the time for real financial reform. Come to think of it, right now is actually way too late for real financial reform. Still, better now than not now, right?

Fornatale Spreads Gospel of Woodstock-Era Music

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

These days, progressive radio isn't easy to find. It's been marginalized by the corporatization of commercial radio -- Clear Channel owns over 1200 cookie-cutter stations -- and the commodification of rock rebellion.