The Songbook Highway is a community site for music, and ideas. Started by music collaborators Chris LeRoy and Johnny Hickman as a myspace page in 2006, the site and community has expanded from fans of Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven, and The Dangers to an eclectic group of listeners and thinkers, and bands like The Hoppers, [...]
This week’s pick takes us back a couple years to a Festival show in Germany at a gig that a crumb said “. . .is the German Woodstock
Since he used the winking smilie, I’m not sure how to take that, but the show featured a cover song which Cracker doesn’t play very [...]
First off, headed into Christmas, I want to thank Jessica Breckenridge for her enormous help getting this site going. What a great dinner conversation back at Fi-Stock last September that moved us into this journey. Also, friend by friend we are starting to get the SongBook Highway family going. Folks like John Mockmore, and Garod [...]
Saturday, December 19, 2009
H is for Home
I think Perry Como sang it best:
“There’s no place like
Homer Price by Robert McCloskey.
Oh! by Kevin Henkes with illustrations by Laura Droznek.
My Car by Byron Barton.
Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.
for the holidays.”
McCloskey, Robert. Homer Price. New York: Viking [...]
Going over my picks from this fall, I see that the Monks Of Doom show at Pioneertown has not yet been featured. UNACCEPTABLE!!! Hieroglyphic is the first song from the set, and is a really nice intro to what the Monks Of Doom are about. Pulsing and surging, the band weaves its weird tapestry around [...]
This week the songbook™ brings to you Soupy Sales and “the DANGERS” with “Simple Things” from the “the Dangers” blue album, available now at CD baby. If you have not heard the blue record yet, It is a must have for all music enthusiast. check it out …… as a holiday bonus for you, we [...]
BigDave has a great extended song and documentary piece from Crackers IRAQ shows… a must see!
Also as The Dangers new album (The Dangers/Blue Album) is on CD Baby, we want to show their rockinginest track, WALKING HIGHWAY 61. Chris LeRoy and Bob Vennum injected the production with that hint of what it is to see [...]
(RAY DAVIES IS) THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY
Early 1969. I’d read in Rolling Stone and Circus Magazine that a great album was soon going to be released. A yet untitled album by Crosby, Stills and Nash. Anxious to buy it, I headed to my local record shop at the mall to find it, to experience [...]
MORST PICK OFTHE WEEK
2009 Cleanup picks: This one from Nashville the day after Erinstock features a song by Johnny and Chris which I have not yet picked. You
will recall that this show was one which featured Johnny sitting in
with openers Backyard Tire Fire. It was also radio broadcast on FM in
Nashville. As David’s voice was [...]
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Friday, December 11, 2009
8 books for Hanukkah
Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah! To celebrate, here are eight great children’s books about the Jewish holiday:
Melmed, Laura Krauss, and David Slonim. Moishe’s Miracle: A Hanukkah Story. [New York]: HarperCollins, 2000. [...]