40 Forever: It Is All About Wally

Friday, November 27, 2009

Wally Lamb’s latest masterpiece

It’s 1964 and ten-year-old Felix is sure of a few things: the birds and the
bees are puzzling, television is magical, and this is one Christmas
he’ll never forget.
Lamb, Wally. Wishin’ and Hopin’: A Christmas Story. New York: Harper, 2009.

I just finished reading Wally Lamb’s latest book, Wishin’ and Hopin’: A [...]

DRIVE BYES: Why The Rolling Stones Once Mattered: GK Nomeland

Wait, wait, wait a minute. I know what the globules of thought gathering in your frontal lobe are saying, but stop a second. Put aside all of the last 20 years of mega-tours that seemingly printed their own money with The Tongue on it, tours that featured songs mostly thirty and forty years old. Put [...]

SongBook Highway Welcomes YOU!

Because we dig it here is the newest Hoppers song, MOCKINGBIRD. It has garnered some great feedback so let’s hear it once more shall we?

Also check out our Categories for a road map to MORST’s MUSIC PICK OF THE WEEK, 40 Forever’s next book review, bigDAVES’ VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK, and Paul Adams Music [...]


Mother Hips and Backyard Tire Fire just played a pair of “Co-Headliner” shows in Chicago last weekend. Friday, BTF opened for the Hip,Saturday, the Hips returned the favor and opened for Tire Fire. Jason “Picklemic” Loomis and I went to both shows, and teamed up to make the recordings for this week’s pick. Mother Hips [...]

40 Forever on Thanksgiving Books

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thanksgiving books

Here are three great children’s books about Thanksgiving:

Pilkey, Dav. ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving. New York: Orchard Books, 1990.

While on a field trip to Farmer Mack Nugget’s farm, students decide to save the lives of 8 gobblers cleverly named Ollie, Stanley, Larry, Moe, Wally, Beaver, Shemp, and Groucho. This funny [...]

bigDAVE Video of The Week: London Girl X2

This week the songbook brings you London Girl by the DANGERS!! This is a video teaser to promoter their record “dedication” available on itunes. Then we have as a bonus video, the London girl herself, Chrissie Hynde and the pretenders doing “Night in my veins” check them both out, tell me Chrissie is not one [...]


Hi. Morst here. Archive King. I just wanted to let you all in my head a little today. Just so you know, I’m picking from my own perspective. This is how I see the archive for myself, and I let you in on it each week. There’s a lot more out there than what I [...]

SongBook Highway Welcome!!!

This week make sure you check out the newest Hoppers song, MOCKINGBIRD.

Also check out our Categories for a road map to MORST’s MUSIC PICK OF THE WEEK, 40 Forever’s next book review, bigDAVES’ VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK, and Paul Adams Music Theme: Live Albums. Getting the new music player up and going and might [...]


MORST thinks out loud…

I think I’m gonna pick Alligator Swamp from Sound of Urchin 2009-10-25 but it’s over 10 minutes. Wanna check and see if you can use it before
I pick it? http://www.archive.org/details/SoundOfUrchin2009-10-25

Internet Archive: Free Download: The Sound of Urchin Live at Frequency on 2009-10-25
Source: www.archive.org

CHRIS:  Ok Morst…Say Hi to Steely Dan…..

40 Forever: Still Reading

LOOK!!! Our weekly book review section exclusive to The Songbook from Rebecca Hickman at 40 Forever…

I’m not done reading yet.

“This is my twelfth novel. Only once before in The World According to Garp which was my fourth novel have I been able to insert the title of the novel into the last sentence. I don’t [...]