Blackmail, Bring It All Back, Bring Me Your Cup (Music Videos)

The Bring It All Back Session

This was basically a practice session. Three songs I’m working on: Robert Palmer’s “Blackmail,” from Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley (debut, 1974), S Club’sBring it All Back (Debut, 1999) and UB40’s “Bring Me Your Cup” from 1993’s standout “Promises and Lies.

I was twelve when the Robert Palmer album came out! I was always an early adopter of cool stuff! The song “Blackmail” was written by Palmer and Lowell George; George would become one of my musical heroes! It was down and dirty disco rock, unabashed, surrounded by girls in short dresses – Continue reading “Blackmail, Bring It All Back, Bring Me Your Cup (Music Videos)”

Idiot Wind, Mark Urso

There’s mean, then there’s mean. I mean professional mean. The kind of mean that can win you a Nobel Prize.

Bob Dylan knows how to do it. This bit of sharply venomous prose is from his professional pen. It was an oddball on his 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks,” because the rest of the album was just plain old fun. On this tune, Bob got a little out of hand. I toned it down Continue reading “Idiot Wind, Mark Urso”

In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, The Troublemakers

In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
The Troublemakers
Mystic, CT, July 5, 2020

This band proves trouble can be a lot of fun! The biggest trouble is caused near the end, when a hell of a slick red, white and blue double-drummer double-solo pops up out of nowhere! This song has its own soul, I think, living in so many of us from our younger years. It was always my favorite from the ABB. This music video should be all the trouble you need today!

Canon XA-30 video camera

Rode on-camera Videomic X microphone

Ronnie Lewis – “Red White” Drums, Vocal
Don “DC” Culp – “And Blue” Drums
Bill Light – Guitar
Mike Palazzolo – Bass
Paul Sauvageau – Keys

Have a wonderful day!


Mark Urso