Thursday, December 28, 2006

How much would you pay to "Meet the Beatles?"

An album cover signed by all four Beatles as a gift for George Harrison's sister has sold at auction for more than $115,000.


Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Long Live James Brown

James Brown died on Christmas morning, and the world is a poorer place for it. This blogger has posted a few iconic mp3s of his music. They may not stay up long, so download them quickly if you'd like.

Instrumental Analysis blog.

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas from the MEB

In the midst of this crazy holiday season, we want to send our best wishes to all of you. You have been so great this whole year and given us so much joy, and we most definitely appreciate all your support.

We've had a great 2006 and look forward to spending even more exciting times with all of you in '07. We kick off the year with shows at the Dinosaur and Coleman's Jan 5 and 6. And look for a post in the next week on the MEBlog on the "MEB's Best of 2006." That should be a lot of fun.

Can't wait to see you all out and about.

As our Christmas gift, download our special recording of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town."

Happy Holidays and have a Funky New Year!

Mike, Jeff, Steve and Paul


Friday, December 22, 2006

The story of David, Bing, and a drummer boy

One of my favorite Christmas songs is the David Bowie/Bing Crosby duet on "Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth." This article tells the story behind the song and how it almost didn't happen.


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Gluten-free beer from A-B

Anheuser-Busch is coming out with a new beer called "Redbridge" that will be made from sorghum instead of wheat, so those with gluten allergies can have a beer again.

Article @
Redbridge Beer website


Dead, Doors, Baez & more get honorary Grammys

Influential rock bands The Doors and the Grateful Dead will receive lifetime achievement Grammy Awards next year, along with jazz saxophone player Ornette Coleman and the late opera singer Maria Callas.

Other honorees include folk singer Joan Baez, soul musicians Booker T. & the MG's, and late country music icon Bob Wills. The statuettes will be handed out during a ceremony leading up to the main Grammy Awards, which take place in Los Angeles on February 11.


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Great new U2 video - Window In The Skies

Any real fan of rock'n'roll history will love this video. From Zappa to Zeppelin to Patti Smith to Sinatra to The Clash to Jay-Z: tons of music icons are featured in this incredibly original and stunningly cool video. You gotta check it out.

Window In The Skies


Monday, December 18, 2006

Have an Emo Christmas

This is a cool collection of Christmas songs from some emo bands, and there are links to tons of other holiday music. I love this blog.

I especially like the version of "Do You Hear What I Hear" from Copeland.

Eggnog Makes Me Emo


Friday, December 15, 2006

Did Ali invent rap?

Discussing the recent "Ali Rap" show on ESPN, pop-culture author Chuck Klosterman talks about Muhammad Ali and the origins of rap. Interesting view on the whole deal.



Thursday, December 14, 2006

Twisted Christmas

Just to get you in the Christmas mood today.


Monday, December 11, 2006

Time to start the "Best of 06" lists

NPR listeners weigh in with their Top 10 CDs of 2006, putting Regina Spektor (above) at #10, and Bob Dylan (below) at #3.


Muscle Shoals is now a cool museum

Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers
And they’ve been known to pick a song or two
Lord they get me off so much
They pick me up when I’m feeling blue
Now how about you?

Article @


Friday, December 08, 2006

How many calories in my piña colada?

I think I'll just have a Glenlivet on the rocks and those pounds will melt away, right?

10 fattening cocktails to avoid - -


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Good to Go at the Dino

In case you hadn't heard, the Syracuse Dinosaur Bar-B-Que reopened Monday. That's great news for you and the MEB, as our show Wednesday Dec 6 will go on as scheduled. The Dinosaur is "back and better than ever." We'd love to see lots of you out to help welcome back this Central New York food and music icon.

We'll get started around 9 or 10 as the dinner crowd thins out, and play till they make us stop. We can't wait to spread the MEB gospel to even more folks in Syracuse, and we hope you're part of the congregation.

See ya out and about!
Mike, Jeff, Steve, and Paul


Monday, December 04, 2006

7 Love Songs That Aren't

You think it's a love song, but if you listen closely, it's not. Kinda funny. I think half of Mike's songs are the same way, but don't tell Joanie.

New York Post: 7 Love Songs That Aren't


Sunday, December 03, 2006

10 great places to see what's brewing

Sure you can get a great beer at your local pub, but a tour of a brewery is a great experience, and often the tasting room at the end of the tour is a story all unto itself.

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