Monday, September 26, 2022

Sept 26 2022 AFFI GIVE THANKS Rendeva Devagad / The Spin Room with Greg Paquette's Absolute Crime 8:50 pm

"Absolute Crime" by @gregpaquette5 Greg Paquette on The Spin Room @lspinna @TheSpinRoom00 @jefflawrencera1 Monday #September 26 2022 8:50 pm  Listen to the Spin Room 

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Home Again Review


by Joe Viglione


Though an essential songwriter/singer behind the scenes in the music and film industry, John Batdorf deserves equal time on the radio and Home Again provides solid evidence for that argument. A reunion of sorts with '70s partner Mark Rodney, the title track is a remake of a Batdorf tune from their second release as a duo, 1972's eponymous Batdorf & Rodney. As with Ian HunterBuzzy Linhart, the group Epitaph, and a notable list of other veteran artists, the music they are generating in the new millennium is in many ways superior to their previous efforts, and better than what radio and what's left of the industry is attempting to force on the masses. Mark Rodney writes the liner notes here inside this elegant package with over a dozen photo images of the players and he mentions the sound of Crosby, Stills & Nash. Yes, the title track could fit nicely into that trio's repertoire, though Batdorf takes this disc through his own personal journey. "Me and You" is one of seven co-writes with Michael McLean and it would be a nugget on any Paul McCartney album. Vocally sounding like a cross between Jon Anderson from Yes and Seals & Crofts (both of them; and yes, Batdorf & Rodney have been compared to that duo in the past), Batdorf generates a striking album with help from his colleagues, a master craftsman delivering the goods without resting on past laurels or going through the motions. Though there is nothing groundbreaking here, that isn't the objective; it is refreshing to hear an artist do what he does best and do it without concern for Top 40 airplay or commercial success, though this album is oh-so-very radio-friendly. Drifting through folk/pop and the blues of "Solitude," Batdorf communicates his ideas superbly, backing vocals cascading in a spacious production that is minimal yet still big. "I Don't Always Win" evokes that minstrel-in-the-gallery-feel Ian Anderson spoke of, the voices matching the guitar sounds with amazing effect. The ten titles clock in at under 45 minutes but it is great playing and well-considered production that make this a very special project. The final track, "Where Are You Now?," is an old Batdorf & Rodney number which previously only showed up on their Live at McCabes release. Perhaps collaborations with Jonathan Richman and other quirky originals could take this music to an even different path and audience in the future but for right now, the sounds on Home Again are warm, eloquent and very enjoyable.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Boney Derrington: Profile Good Music Radio 9/25/22 / YFM South Africa


12:45 AM #Sunday #September 25, 2022 @BoneyDerrington #JoeViglioneMedia Thank you #GoodMusicRadio for playing "Profile." 

Saturday, September 24, 2022

The One And Only Jerry Lee Lewis who, believe it or not will, God willing, turn 87 (!!) on the 29th,



In honor of The One And Only Jerry Lee Lewis who, believe it or not will, 

God willing, turn 87 (!!) on the 29th, we take a little trip back. 

Sixty-five years back to be exact, to an unassuming little building at 

706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee where something called

 “Great Balls Of Fire” has just been brought, red hot, 

into the Sun Records Recording Studio. 

Our cast of esteemed characters:

J. M. Van Eaton  (drums)

Billy Lee Riley  (guitar)

J. W. Brown  (bass) (plus is about to become Jerry Lee’s father-in-law!)

Sam C. Phillips  (producer extraordinaire)

not to mention Jerry Lee Lewis  (pumping piano)



Jerry Lee Lewis
: H-E-L-L.


Sam C. Phillips: I don’t believe it.


J. W. Brown: Great Godamighty, great balls of fire!


Billy Lee Riley: THAT’S RIGHT!

: That’s it, that’s it. That’s it!


SCP: I don’t believe it.


JLL: It says, it says MAKE MERRY with the joy of God, only! But when it comes to worldly music, rock ‘n’ roll – 




JLL: – anything like that, you have done brought yourself into the world, and you’re in the world, and you hadn’t come from out of the world, and you’re still a sinner. You’re a sinner – and unless you be saved – and borned again – and be made as a little child and walk before God – and be holy, and brother, I mean you got to be so pure! And no sin shall enter there: No sin! For it says, no sin!It don’t say just a little bit, it says, NO SIN SHALL ENTER THERE – brother, not one little bit! You got to walk and talk with God to go to Heaven. You’ve got to be so good.

: Hallelujah!


SCP: All right. 


BLR: You’re right. 


SCP: Now look, Jerry. Religious conviction doesn’t mean anything resembling extremism. All right. You mean to tell me that you’re gonna take the Bible, that you’re gonna take God’s word, and that you’re gonna revolutionize the whole universe? Now listen! Jesus Christ was sent here by God Almighty. 


JLL: Right.


SCP: Did He convict, did He save, all of the people in the world?


JLL: No, but he tried to.


SCP: He sure did. NOW, WAIT JUST A MINUTE. Jesus Christ came into this world. He tolerated man. He didn’t preach from one pulpit. He went around, and did good.


JLL: That’s right! He preached everywhere!


SCP: Everywhere!


JLL: He preached on land!


SCP: Everywhere! That’s right! That’s right!


JLL: He preached on the water!


SCP: That’s right, that’s exactly right! Now –


JLL: And then He done everything! He healed!


SCP: Now, now – here’s – here’s the difference  


JLL: Are you followin’ those that heal? Like Jesus Christ did?


SCP: What do you mean, I, I, what –


JLL: Well, it’s happening every day! 


SCP: What do you mean?


JLL: The blind had eyes opened. 

: Jerry 


JLL: The lame are made to walk.


SCP: Jesus Christ –

: The crippled are made to walk.


SCP: Jesus Christ, in my opinion, is just as real today –


J. M. Van Eaton: Let’s cut it.


SCP: – as He was when He came into this world.


JLL: Right, right, you’re so right you don’t know what you’re sayin’.


SCP: Now, then! I will say, I will say more so 


JMV: It’s very commercial… 


BLR: Let’s cut it.


SCP: You see, you see – 

: We’ll cut it ourselves!


SCP: No, we’ll be with you in a minute. 

: It’ll sell. It’s very commercial. 


SCP: But look. Now, listen. I’m tellin’ you outta my heart. And I have studied the Bible, a little bit –


JLL: Well, I have too.


SCP: And I have studied it through and through and through and through and Jerry, Jerry, when you, listen, when you think that you can’t, can’t do good, if you’re a rock ‘n’ roll exponent –


JLL: You can do good, Mr. Phillips, don’t get me wrong –


SCP: Now wait a minute, wait a minute, now when I say do good –




SCP: I don’t mean, I don’t mean just –


JLL: You can help people!




JLL: No – NO! No, no!


SCP: Yes!


JLL: How can the, how can the Devil save souls? What are you talkin’ about?

: Listen, listen –

: Man, I got the Devil in me! If I didn’t have I’d be a Christian!


SCP: Well, you may have him –

: JESUS! Heal this man! He cast the Devil out, the Devil says, Where can
I go? He says, Can I go into this
 swine? He says, Yeah, go into him. Didn’t he go into him? 


SCP: Jerry. The point I’m tryin’ to make is – if you believe what you’re sayin’ – you got no alternative whatsoever – out of – LISTEN! – out of –


JLL: Mr. Phillips! I don’t care, it ain’t what you believe, it’s what’s written in the Bible!

: Well, wait a minute, what you believe –


JLL: It’s what’s there, Mr. Phillips.

: No, no.

: It ain’t what you believe, it’s just what I –

: No, by gosh, if it’s not what you believe, then how do you interpret the Bible!


BLR: Man alive –


SCP: Huh? How do you interpret the Bible if it’s not what you believe?!!


And THAT’S how rock ‘n’ roll records – real rock ‘n’ roll records – are made.

Happy Birthday,
Jerry Lee



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