The Rainmakers, Walkenhorst is the second from the right. By John Ruberry What is the greatest band that you've never heard of? The odds are, unless of course you have heard of them, that act is the Rainmakers. I first encountered them in 1986, when "Downstream" from their self-titled debut album burst into my life … Continue reading The Rainmakers, a career review
By John Ruberry One pleasant advantage of music in the streaming era is that with little expense I can tap into my favorite artists from my youth. If you are a recording artist, unfortunately, the big money isn't there for you. For $9.99 a month I enjoy unlimited downloads from Apple Music. However, if I … Continue reading In appreciation of the Fabulous Poodles band
I took a peek at Twitter yesterday and saw this from Baldilocks If you think I'm POd about the Fake News Brigade's denigration of active-duty GIs, you are correct. I went to bed angry and woke up furious.— baldilocks (@JulietteAkinyi) December 28, 2018 There was a time when I might have been outraged as well. … Continue reading Fifth Day of Christmas Under the Fedora: US Troops, Polish Troops, IDF Troops, College Free Speech Troops and Slade Trooping on
Our Penultimate entry in our Mannheim Steamroller Octave for Christmas is one of my favorite Carols God Rest You Merry Gentlemen. I'm not a big concert guy as a rule but when I attend as I've said before I like to watch the individual performances, which can be difficult while filming with a hand-held camera … Continue reading 8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 7 God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
Day five of my Christmas Octave of Mannheim Steamroller in Boston features We Three Kings Ironically this recording that I ended early was the only one I intended to record. All the others were at the request of DaWife for herself. When she saw me recording this one she said she was already doing so … Continue reading 8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 5 We Three Kings (incomplete)
Day four of my Christmas Octave of Mannheim Steamroller in Boston continues today with Oh Holy Night My wife was checking Stubhub etc for tickets as they came in just to see what was still there and how much they dropped at showtime. It must be really cool for Emerson college students next door. They … Continue reading 8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 4 Oh Holy Night
My 14 straight days of work since black Friday finally ended on Thursday of last week and on Saturday my wife and I went to the colonial theater in Boston with my oldest to see Mannheim Steamroller, the original Christmas touring band. It was a very nice time. Given the attempts to turn this year's … Continue reading 8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 1 Carol of the Bells
One of the most interesting things about this vacation has been the fact that it's been an ACTUAL vacation. Other than an interview at EWTN yesterday and a radio show I recorded with Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Priests for Life (who I ran into accidentally) I've not been obliged to cover anything and I've only … Continue reading While Divisive Political Stunts Rock DC in Real World America Asha Nicole & Rebecca Akins Roll On
By John Ruberry Next week the fiftieth anniversary arrives of the release of the groundbreaking Sweetheart of the Rodeo album by the Byrds.. At the time, however, the collection was a commercial flop and it received mixed reviews. Byrds leader and lead guitarist Roger McGuinn envisioned the band's sixth album as an overview of the … Continue reading A look back the Byrds’ legendary Sweetheart of the Rodeo 50 years later
I talk to David Tittle of Musicians for Life about their New CD of Prolife songs called "It's a Life" 2018 Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show in Lancaster PA. To my knowledge this is the first produced Album/CD of origional pro-life songs by a band ever released but if you know of a different one … Continue reading Voices of CMN 2018 David Tittle Musicians for Life new CD “It’s a Life”
By John Ruberry Synesthesia: "A sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color," so says Dictionary.com. If there is a void in your musical life and you are a fan of the Kinks and the … Continue reading (Review) XTC: This Is Pop
I speak to Singer Anna Nuzzo at the 2017 Catholic Marketing Network You can get her music here The Rest of my Catholic Marketing Network posts are here.
I speak to Singer Mary Zitnik of Pondtiz Productions at 2017 Catholic Marketing Network Here's a sample of her music The Rest of my Catholic Marketing Network posts are here.
I spoke to Monica Fitzgibbons of DeMoffat Music at the Catholic Marketing Network event Their website is here The Rest of my Catholic Marketing Network posts are here.
I speak to singer Marie Bellet at the Catholic Marketing Network Event in Chicago Her latest album is here Her web site is here The Rest of my Catholic Marketing Network posts are here.