Song of the Day – “(No Such Thing as) Girls Like That” – Christine Kane

This song from 2002’s Rain and Mud and Wild and Green tries to let guys down easy. Guys who think women in commercials and music videos represent real women. Well, they’re not like that.

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iPhoneography Apps – Snapseed 2.0 in Depth: Part 2 (Filters)

Even with the controversial elimination of the Grunge filter, Snapseed 2.0 contains many filter options to take your image beyond a naturalistic representation of what was captured. There are 11 of them, in fact, so we’ve got a lot to cover. Let’s go!

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Song of the Day – “New Music” Wednesday – “Last Tango on 16th Street” – Boz Scaggs

It’s no surprise that Scaggs’ new album, A Fool to Care, is a covers album. His last album of mostly original work was 2001’s Dig. But that voice is suited to so many different styles of music, and he hits a lot of them here with producer/drummer Steve Jordan, bassist Willie Weeks and guitarist Ray Parker, Jr.

Song of the Day – “Name’s the same” Tuesday – “You’re the One”

Julian Lennon – Tracy Chapman

About two years ago I posted songs called “You’re the One” with Petula Clark and Kate Bush. Here are two more.

The first is a single from Julian Lennon’s third album, Mr. Jordan. The All music Guide points out that he is using a deeper vocal timbre that is reminiscent of David Bowie – I have to agree, particularly on this song.

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A couple of weeks ago, I said of Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman”, “What if you are struck blind by an unreasoning love?” Chapman speaks of such an unreasoning love here.

Some say you’re crazy
Say that you’re no good
Say your family’s cursed with bad blood
But I think you’re cute and misunderstood
And I wouldn’t change you if I could

Song of the Day – “Second Choice” – Any Trouble

An unsung group from the Stiff Records stable of the early eighties. Don’t let leader Clive Gregson’s look in this video fool you – he may be lacking sartorially, but he knew how to write a catchy song

Song of the Day – “Us and Them” – Pink Floyd

You can never go wrong by visiting The Dark Side of the Moon.

Song of the Day – “Teacher” – Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson and the boys from a 1970 TV appearance. Ian didn’t even bring along his flute!

Music has changed a lot less in the last 45 years than in the 45 years prior.