Archive for December 17th, 2012

One Track Mind: Lydia Salnikova, “As Christmas Rolls Around Again” (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N04YRh9ZRk0&w=420&h=315] The Russian-born, Grammy-nominated, Knoxville-based singer-songwriter Lydia Salnikova has a little holiday treat for us all. We’re at a time when we’re hearing a lot of Christmas songs we’ve heard a million times before.

New Music Monday: Rush, Tom Tom Club, Motorhead, Eric Clapton, Rainbow, Bill Evans

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQEgZNqa8jE&w=500&h=305] A pair of lavish reissues arrive just in time for the Christmas buying season, one a classic Eric Clapton release — maybe his very best — and the other a signature effort from Rush, only days after their induction into a certain hall of fame.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Dancing In The Dark” (1984)

This might have been a huge hit for Bruce, but I could have done without it. At least … that’s how I felt back in the day.

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2012

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKcdvg6Ay_w&w=500&h=305] 2012 marked a number of musical events, including the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ debut single “Love Me Do.” The limited-edition anniversary “Love Me Do” single represents just one of many Fab Four-related products released this past year.