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.
I'm inspired by the Independence Day posts from Juliette & Christopher of DTG's Magnificent crew. Each celebrated a beauty not to be found in the political world I often choose to inhabit. In the same vein, I offer an unapologetic plug for a friend's project, inviting all New Hampshire-area DTG readers to attend something special. … Continue reading Take Time for Something Beautiful
During the 2nd day of Fr Stephen Imbarrato's visit to Massachusetts after celebrating a mass and attending a breakfast in Medford he traveled to Fitchburg. We covered his Eucharistic Procession here but there were several other items of interest both before and after that event. He said Saturday morning mass at St Camillus church at … Continue reading Musicians for Life Plus Fr Stephen Imbarrato and Linda Santo in Fitchburg
By John Ruberry This week marks the centennial of the United States' entry into World War I, then known as the Great War. Much of Europe had been engaged in widespread slaughter since 1914 when Congress, at the request of President Woodrow Wilson, voted to declare war on Germany on April 6, 1917. After the … Continue reading World War I: Nineteen months that dramatically changed America
Following up on last week's kvetch regarding conservative new media talking a great game when it comes to impacting culture, yet near-unanimously failing to do so, an introduction to someone who walks the talk. And has been doing so for quite some time. Ritchie Furay pastors a church in Broomfield, Colorado, some thirteen miles southeast … Continue reading Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing (But Richie Furay Sure Can)
By John Ruberry The leftist group MoveOn got its start as Bill Clinton was being impeached. Their initial message was along the lines of, Bubba has done a great job running the country, his affair with Monica Lewinsky was inappropriate, and now it's time for Americans to, well, move on. Now if only the cheerleaders … Continue reading Media insanity over Trump win continues
A couple of weeks ago I got out of work early so I headed to Denny's to get a bite to eat. It was dead empty but I met a young man named Adam who waited on my table. We talked a bit about his life and his attempt to do his best to support … Continue reading Let me introduce you to Skidbone
By John Ruberry Two months after I returned from my urban exploration trip to Detroit David Maraniss' Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story was published. For me the timing couldn't have been better, As I drove west to my home in the Chicago area I mused, "What in the hell went wrong with Detroit?" … Continue reading Review: Once in a Great City–A Detroit Story
I speak to Brother Seamus Byrne at the Catholic Marketing Trade Show. His web site is here. Amazon.com Widgets
I speak to Singer Shana Mahoney (who sings under the name Shalyma) At the Catholic Marketing Trade Show Her web site is here Her twitter is here and her facebook page is here You can buy her music here. You can hear a sample here.